Playbook picks: A rude homecoming for Favre

Brett Favre returns to Lambeau Field this week for the first time since the 2007 NFC Championship Game, where his final pass as a Packer landed in the hands of cornerback Corey Webster, leading to an improbable Giants victory.

Maybe it’s that memory that has all three of our Playbook prognosticators picking the Packers to beat the Vikings on Sunday. Or maybe is was Minnesota’s loss to Pittsburgh that has the trio tripping over each other to jump off the Vikings’ bandwagon. Or maybe Green Bay’s dominating performances in back-to-back weeks has them suddenly jumping on the Packers.

Whatever the reason, it’s one of eight matchups in Week 8 that Sterling Sharpe, Brian Baldinger and Joe Theismann all agree on. Here are their picks:

AFC Playbook: Thursday 6 p.m. ET

Texans at Bills
Baldinger: Bills
Sharpe: Texans
Theismann: Texans

Jaguars at Titans
Baldinger: Titans
Sharpe: Jaguars
Theismann: Jaguars

Raiders at Chargers
Baldinger: Chargers
Sharpe: Chargers
Theismann: Chargers

49ers at Colts
Baldinger: Colts
Sharpe: Colts
Theismann: Colts

Dolphins at Jets
Baldinger: Jets
Sharpe: Jets
Theismann: Dolphins

Broncos at Ravens
Baldinger: Broncos
Sharpe: Broncos
Theismann: Ravens

NFC Playbook: Friday 6 p.m. ET

Rams at Lions
Baldinger: Rams
Sharpe: Rams
Theismann: Rams

Browns at Bears
Baldinger: Bears
Sharpe: Bears
Theismann: Bears

Seahawks at Cowboys
Baldinger: Cowboys
Sharpe: Cowboys
Theismann: Cowboys

Panthers at Cardinals
Baldinger: Cardinals
Sharpe: Cardinals
Theismann: Cardinals

Giants at Eagles
Baldinger: Giants
Sharpe: Eagles
Theismann: Giants

Vikings at Packers
Baldinger: Packers
Sharpe: Packers
Theismann: Packers

Falcons at Saints
Baldinger: Saints
Sharpe: Saints
Theismann: Saints

Playbook airs Tuesday through Friday at 6 p.m. ET. It combines Xs-and-Os analysis of each NFL game with roundtable debates on the NFL’s hottest topics. For more information, check out NFL Network’s broadcast schedule.

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