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Sam Farmer's NFL Week 8 picks
Sam Farmer's NFL Week 8 picks

The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 11-4 (.733); season 70-35-1 (.667). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 8-7 (.533); season 62-44 (.585). :: Detroit (5-2) vs. Atlanta (2-5) in London Sunday, 6:30 a.m. Lions 21, Falcons 13 TV: Channel 11. Line: Lions by 3 1/2. O/U: 46 1/2. Atlanta's offensive line is ravaged and the Falcons just can't put points on the board. That shouldn't be a problem for the Lions, with or without Calvin Johnson in London. :: Houston (3-4) at...

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