ESPN NFL Expert Picks: Week 8

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Oct 20, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) hands off the ball during the game against the St. Louis Rams at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina @ Tampa Bay
Carolina is 3-3 and they’ve won three of their last four games and won the last two in a row. They are definitely hot right now and they’re looking to become relevant in the NFC playoff chase. Tampa Bay is 0-6 with a struggling rookie QB and they’re starting RB Doug Martin is out with a shoulder injury. Carolina wins.