NFL Week 9: Top Match-Ups Along with Analysis, Spreads and Predictions

Brandon RibakSenior Writer INovember 4, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 03:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass against the Washington Redskins on October 3, 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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We enter the 9th week of the NFL betting season, and WR Randy Moss has already moved onto his third team this year.

Week 9 has a few exciting match-ups and Brandon Ribak will break down which team will come out victorious.

Indianapolis Colts (5-2) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (4-3)

Analysis—Philadelphia is coming off of a bye week and Michael Vick will be back on the field in action. The Eagles WR DeSean Jackson could be back as well along with T Jason Peters.

Vick kicked off the season in outstanding fashion and that could be a reason why the Colts are the underdog in this matchup.

Philly has a 1-2 record at home while Indianapolis has a 1-3 record on the road.

Spread—The Eagles are giving the Colts three points in this battle.

Prediction—With Vick back I am leaning towards the Eagles. Indianapolis has plenty of questionable players for the game. 


San Diego Chargers (3-5) vs. Houston Texans (4-3)

Analysis—This battle is another must win for the San Diego Chargers. The team is coming off of a much needed victory against the Tennessee Titans.

San Diego has a few of the most prolific offensive players in the NFL on their squad lead by QB Phillip Rivers, who leads the league in passing yards (2,649) and TE Antonio Gates, who leads the league in TD with nine.

The Texans have now won three consecutive home games against AFC opponents, while the Chargers have won five straight games in the month of November.

This game should be a high scoring one.

Spread—San Diego are the favorites in the match-up, giving the Texans three points at SBG Global Sportsbook.

Prediction—It's hard not to go with the Chargers on this one. Phillip Rivers has played stellar football thus far and should post another impressive game on Sunday.


Miami Dolphins (4-3) vs. Baltimore Ravens (5-2)

Analysis—The Baltimore Ravens enter Week 9 off of a bye week. They have been one of the most powerful teams both offensively and defensively this season.

The Dolphins are currently the best road football betting team in the league, entering this match-up with an undefeated record of 4-0.

Both teams are virtually even in total yards per game, passing yards per game, and rush yards per game on offense. 

Spread—The Ravens are giving Miami 5.5 points in this great battle.

Prediction—Baltimore will come on top of this one, winning by a touchdown or more.