NFL Week 9 Picks: Predicting the Biggest Upsets of the Week
Last week was my bye week, and now, after a long week of preparation, I'm ready to select five games where the team you thought was going to win loses and ruins your week.
My overall record for the season is sitting at 17-13, and it's time for me to make a move.
This week I see a lot of losses from teams that have no business losing to their opponents.
The NFL season has been unpredictable, to say the least. The Cowboys and Vikings are hurting and most likely out of the playoffs.
The Rams, Raiders and Bucs are somehow in the playoff hunt despite being under the radar during the offseason.
Let's take a look at Week 9's biggest upsets.
Lions Over Jets
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The Jets are coming off a loss to the Packers and the Lions are coming off a win over the Redskins.
I like what the Lions have done with their team. They are no longer the 0-16 team that we all laughed at a couple of years ago.
Calvin Johnson had a big day last week, and I don't think Revis Island or anyone on the Jets will be able to cover Megatron.
Look for this game to be a physical game, and look out for Ndamukong Suh to have another big game.
Lions win 17-13, as Jets offense struggles once again.
Seahawks Over Giants
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The Seahawks got owned by the Raiders in Oakland last weekend, but they are a different team at home.
Seattle is one of the toughest places to play in because their fans are loud, proud and loud.
The Giants are one of the best teams in the league, but they are traveling across the country and this could be one of those games for them.
Look for the Seahawks to grab an early lead thanks to their defense, and look for their offense to get back in the groove after a poor performance in Oakland.
Seattle beats the Giants, 27-24, and holds onto a slim lead in the NFC West.
Bills Over Bears
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The Bills haven't won a game all season, but the last two weeks they have been close. This week could be the one the Bills win their first game.
The Bears are up and down, but their defense always plays tough. They still can't block anyone, and it makes it hard on Jay Cutler to be effective.
Look for the Bills offense to get in some big plays and stun the Bears in Buffalo.
The Bills will play in their third overtime game in a row, but they'll actually win this one. Bills win, 26-23.
Bengals Over Steelers
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It seems like every time I pick against the Steelers, they win, so maybe this is a good thing for Steelers fans.
The Bengals are struggling this year even though their offense is filled with many weapons. Poor play from the offensive line and quarterback, and the lack of a running game have hurt the Bengals.
The Steelers are coming off a tough loss to the Saints, but they should have no problem getting ready for this rivalry game.
Look for the Bengals passing attack to have a big game against the Steelers. The Steel curtain will have trouble with the Bengals offense in Cincy.
Bengals win, 27-26.
Chargers Over Houston
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The Chargers have struggled this season, but they always come back with a late surge.
The surge starts now for the Chargers. The Houston Texans are coming off a big loss to the Colts and need this game to rebound.
The Texans defense looked very vulnerable against the Colts but, then again, who doesn't?
Phillip Rivers has put up some amazing numbers, and Antonio Gates is doing what he always does.
Look for this to be an old-fashioned shootout, and the team with the better quarterback will win.
Chargers win, 38-34.
Make Your Picks
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Make sure you pick the five upsets you think will happen. If you think the better team will lose or the "favorite" will lose, write them down.
The person who beats my record and has the best five picks will be featured in next week's article!
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