Last Updated on October 26, 2020

With one game remaining in the NFL‘s Week 7 slate of matchups — Rams vs. Bears on Monday Night Football — we’re now able to take a look at the opening lines for Week 8. And boy, is there a massive spread that catches the eye at first glance.

The 6-1 Chiefs open up as huge favorites over the winless Jets, with the line at a whopping -20.5 for Kansas City. This is understandable, considering the Jets’ lack of talent on either side of the ball in comparison to the Chiefs’ high-powered offense and productive defense that’s allowing just 20.4 points per game (ninth in the NFL). Nonetheless, taking the Jets may be the move here. Over the last 17+ seasons, underdogs of at least 20 points are 6-1 against the spread. And considering Gang Green kept the Bills in check for much of Sunday’s defeat, there’s a chance the Jets could be improving (slightly, at least).

Another game to pay attention to is the Seahawks-49ers matchup, which takes place Sunday afternoon at 4:25 p.m. ET. Seattle opens up as a 1-point favorite despite its Week 7 Sunday Night Football loss at the hands of the Cardinals. The 49ers, on the other hand, are coming off a blowout victory over New England in which they ousted the Cam Newton-led Pats 33-6.

Probably the most surprising spread of the week is for the Ravens-Steelers meeting, with Baltimore opening up as a 5.5-point favorite. The Steelers are the sole undefeated ballclub in the NFL after their 27-24 victory over the Titans moved them to 6-0. The Ravens are currently a wild card team at 5-1, but home-field advantage for Week 8 might be what’s forcing the oddsmakers to provide them with the edge.

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Ryan is an experienced sports writer and editor, who's mainly covered the New York Giants and the NFL for Elite Sports NY.He additionally has his own podcast titled "Wide Right Podcast," which is available on all major platforms.