Week 9 marks the first weekend the NFL season crosses into November on the calendar. It's also the week where a number of teams across the league play their eighth game, sending them across the halfway point and further establishing the identities of teams' 2010 seasons.
There are a few important divisional games mixed in with a number of generally exciting matchups across the league.
Hard to believe that the season's already half over, but such is the nature of the NFL season. As the days keep peeling off calendars, teams' games increase in importance. A win in Week 9 could propel a team into a winning streak, or in some cases mean continuing deterioration for a season with great expectations.
Regardless of your team's standing, Week 9 offers plenty of plot lines and possibilities to discuss.
Here, we'll bring you up to speed throughout the morning, offering predictions for all of this week's games, while also making some other observations and picks on players that might break out. I'll also go over all the key injuries to keep an eye on leading up to kickoff of what should be another great week of action.