Week 8 NFL picks straight up: Chargers stun Patriots; 49ers, Browns stay winless

It’s one of “those” weeks on the NFL schedule … already. It’s honestly more worrisome when it happens later in the season than at the midway point, but whenever there‚Äôs a slate of games in which none pits teams with winning records against each other, it’s disheartening. If parity really is the goal, this schedule is proof it has been achieved.

That shows up on his pro tape also. Garoppolo is very good with his eyes. He understands how to manipulate the defense. Whether that is moving a linebacker to create a window underneath or freezing the safety in the deep middle to generate a lane to hit the seam, Garoppolo’s vision creates opportunities to expose coverages.

Here’s an example on Garoppolo’s touchdown pass to tight end Martellus Bennett versus the Dolphins.

The loss snapped a 10-game winning streak for the Cavs over the Knicks. Cleveland’s dry spell also saw the Cavs’ 17-game winning streak over the Magic snapped.

The Cavs are allowing 109.8 points per 100 possessions this season, making them the second-worst team in defensive efficiency in the Eastern Conference, ahead of only the Nets.

The Seahawks have been seeking upgrades to an offensive line that has lost two starters to injury. The trade for Brown marks another bold move by Seattle general manager John Schneider, who previously made deals for Marshawn Lynch in 2010, Percy Harvin in 2013 and Jimmy Graham in 2015.

The Jaguars have one of the worst run defenses in the NFL and are hoping the addition of Dareus will be enough to help them win the AFC South. Meanwhile, the Bills clear the salary of their highest-paid player off their books. The trade also reunites Dareus with Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone, who coached the Bills from 2013 to 2014.ducks-095