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NN prediction contest and game picks for Week 8: The 49ers face a rookie QB

Is it on the defense, again, to keep the Niners in the game?

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Javier Vega had a fantastic stat about the 49ers: They are 0-12 since the start of 2020 when they’ve trailed at halftime. If the 49ers are trailing the Bears at halftime this week then there will be no more talk about the playoffs in these parts.

The Week 8 odds over at DraftKings Sportsbook has the Niners up to 4-point favorites with the total at 39.5.

All times listed below are Pacific:

49ers @ Bears - Sunday, October, 31, 10:00 a.m.

Titans @ Colts - Sunday, October, 31, 10:00 a.m.

Eagles @ Lions - Sunday, October, 31, 10:00 a.m.

Steelers @ Browns - Sunday, October, 31, 10:00 a.m.

Panthers @ Falcons - Sunday, October, 31, 10:00 a.m.

Washington @ Denver - Sunday, October, 31, 1:25 p.m.

Visiting Team @ Home Team: Visiting Team score - Home Team score

Using the 49ers @ Bears Week 8 game as an example, if you think San Francisco will win 24-20, the required format is:

San Francisco @ Chicago: 24 - 20

If you think Chicago will win 24-20, the required format is:

San Francisco @ Chicago: 20-24

If provided, a bold highlight of the winning team will override a conflicting score format. A bold highlight of the intended winning team is not necessary but helps clarify the winning team in case of an error in the scoring format, for example:

San Francisco @ Chicago: 20-24 would be scored as San Francisco winning 24 - 20 based on the bold highlight of San Francisco as the intended winning team. Likewise, San Francisco @ Chicago: 24-20 would be scored as the Bears winning 24 - 20 based on the bold highlight of Chicago as the intended winning team.

A bold highlight of the team’s individual score is unnecessary (and could complicate things anyway) and won’t be considered in the scoring, such as San Francisco @ Chicago 24-20(no need to bold the score).

You can post scoring predictions at any time up until the start of the official game time. You can even change your scoring predictions multiple times if needed. If you make a mistake in the formatting, we’ll try to reply to your score, reminding you to correct it or clarify. Changes must be made as a reply to your original post. Scores must post by the start of the official game time or will be considered late and not counted in the scoring totals.

In case Scores are posted past the scheduled game start time, we will resolve any disputes using ESPN’s game summary. The box score summary will have the actual and official game start times.

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Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.