Picking Winners for Week 9 in the NFL
Philadelphia at Houston Philadelphia.
Green Bay at Detroit Green Bay. The Lions could win the game, but I think the odds are in the Packers favor, even though they have stunk it up on offense.
Los Angeles Chargers at Atlanta Los Angeles Chargers. This game is the most difficult of the week for me to pick. If the Chargers were just halfway healthy, they would likely win rather easily, but they have a lot of injuries, especially to their wide receivers with both Mike Williams and Keenan Allen having been declared out. I still want to take the better quarterback in Justin Herbert and the Chargers, but I can't. Give me the Falcons.
Minnesota at Washington Minnesota. I like the toughness that the Commanders play with when Taylor Heinicke is their starting quarterback, so they have a good chance in this one, but I can't pick against a team who has only lost one game so far.
Carolina at Cincinnati Cincinnati. Only two or three teams exist who I would pick to win in Cincinnati against the Bengals, and the Panthers aren't one of them. The Bengals will simply outscore the Panthers.
Indianapolis at New England New England. Bill Belichick should thoroughly confuse the Colts young quarterback with lots of different defensive looks.
Miami at Chicago Miami. Don't discount the Bears, but I think the Dolphins have a little too much firepower to lose.
Buffalo at New York Jets Buffalo. The Jets simply will not be able to score enough points to beat the Bills. Zach Wilson cannot have a lot of confidence with the way he has played lately.
Las Vegas at Jacksonville Las Vegas. This is a tough one, I've seen the Jaguars play plenty well enough in some games to win this one, but I think the Raiders will have a bounce back week after scoring zero points in New Orleans last week.
Seattle at Arizona Arizona. Kyler Murray has a lot more confidence with DeAndre Hopkins on the field. I expect this to be a rather low scoring game because the Seahawks defense is pretty solid.
Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Tampa Bay. My, how the mighty have fallen! At the start of the season, this game looked to be one of the very best matchups of the year. Now, it's a fight for survival. The Buccaneers remember the Rams knocking them out of the playoffs last year. I think they will get revenge in this game.
Tennessee at Kansas City Kansas City. The Titans ran all over the Chiefs in last year's battle in Nashville, but if Malik Willis starts at quarterback for them, they might be the ones getting boat raced by the Chiefs.
Baltimore at New Orleans Baltimore. The Saints shut out the Raiders last week, so their defense is rounding into form, but the Ravens just signed defensive ace, Roquan Smith, and the Saints cannot come anywhere close to shutting out Lamar Jackson.
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