It’s Week 9 and that means it’s time to start looking ahead to the playoffs. Who is going to take control of a jumbled NFC East and a down AFC South? Can the Bengals, Broncos, Panthers, and Patriots remain perfect? Are the Raiders actually a playoff team? And who is going to seize control of the second wild card spot in the NFC? The Saints and Falcons are battling for it at the moment, but don’t count out Seattle just yet. Yep, Week 9 is upon us and we are going to see some good contests. I will offer my game picks (my apologies for the lack of an explanation due to a time crunch). Let’s get to it!
Last Week: 10-4
Thursday, November 5th, 8:30 e.t.
Cleveland Browns (2-6) @ Cincinnati Bengals (7-0)
Cincinnati 34, Cleveland 21
Sunday, November 8th,1:00
Tennessee Titans (1-6) vs. New Orleans Saints (4-4)
New Orleans 44, Tennessee 17
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-5) @ New York Jets (4-3)
New York 23, Jacksonville 16
Oakland Raiders (4-3) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4)
Pittsburgh 25, Oakland 21
St. Louis Rams (4-3) @ Minnesota Vikings (5-2)
Minnesota 23, St. Louis 17
Miami Dolphins (3-4) @ Buffalo Bills (3-4)
Buffalo 35, Miami 25
Washington Redskins (3-4) @ New England Patriots (7-0)
New England 45, Washington 10
Green Bay Packers (6-1) @ Carolina Panthers (7-0)
Green Bay 23, Carolina 22
Sunday, November 8th, 4:05 e.t.
Atlanta Falcons (6-2) @ San Francisco 49ers (2-6)
Atlanta 27, San Francisco 11
New York Giants (4-4) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4)
Tampa Bay 27, New York 24
Sunday, November 8th, 4:25 e.t.
Denver Broncos (7-0) @ Indianapolis Colts (3-5)
Denver 18, Indianapolis 14
Sunday, November 8th, 8:30 e.t.
Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) @ Dallas Cowboys (2-5)
Philadelphia 35, Dallas 14
Monday, October 12th, 8:30 e.t.
Chicago Bears (2-5) @ San Diego Chargers (2-5)
Chicago 24, San Diego 21
Week 9 Bonus Predictions
Upset of the Week: Tampa Bay over New York Giants
Sure Bet of the Week (7-1): New England over Washington
Rookie of the Week: Amari Cooper, WR, Raiders
Offensive Player of the Week: Drew Brees, QB, Saints
Defensive Player of the Week: Darrelle Revis, CB, Jets
Best Overall Offense: New Orleans Saints
Best Overall Defense: Philadelphia Eagles
Feel free to leave a comment stating what you think will happen in this weekend’s games!