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Week 8 NFL afternoon games open discussion and Patriots rooting guide

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Here’s the afternoon schedule of NFL games and the list of which teams the New England Patriots will be rooting for.

Use this as the open thread for discussion.

4:05 PM ET

Texans at Seahawks (-5.5): The Patriots are rooting for the Seahawks to win and push the Texans further down in the AFC playoff race.

4:25 PM ET

Cowboys (-2) at Washington: This game doesn’t matter to the Patriots.

8:30 PM ET

Steelers (-3) at Lions: This is a super easy one. Go Detroit!