NFL Picks Week 9: Predicting Scores for Every Game
With Week 9 of the NFL season quickly approaching, it's time to put in my picks for this weekend's slate of games.
Read on to find out about these picks and the rest of my game picks for Week 9 in the NFL.
Jets vs. Bills
Gang Green will be heading to Buffalo this week to face the surprising Bills.
The Bills are undefeated at home, having won all four of their contests there, but this game should prove to be their toughest challenge of the season other than the Patriots in Week 3.
Prediction: Bills 24, Jets 13
Seahawks vs. Cowboys
Seattle will once again have problems on offense, as Pete Carrol's team has yet to find an identity on that side of the ball.
QB Tony Romo and rookie RB DeMarco Murray will do just enough for the Dallas offense to win this game.
Prediction: Dallas 17, Seattle 14
Falcons vs. Colts
I see Indy putting up a good fight in the first half of this one, but Matt Ryan and Co. will prevail in the second half to drop the Colts to 0-9 for the season.
The end of this season just can't come soon enough for Indianapolis.
Prediction: Falcons 31, Colts 17
Dolphins vs. Chiefs
Miami is much better than their record shows, but poor QB play will once again haunt them against KC.
I do see this game being closer than expected, but the Chiefs just have too many playmakers on offense and are playing too well to let the 0-7 Dolphins halt their recent winning streak.
Prediction: Chiefs 21, Dolphins 13
Bucs vs. Saints
The Bucs will battle the Saints this weekend with first place in the NFC South on the line in New Orleans.
Tampa Bay has been very inconsistent this season, thanks to a suspect secondary and a struggling Josh Freeman at quarterback.
The Saints are very hard to beat at home, and I see Brees having a huge game as he will light up the Bucs defense all day.
Prediction: Saints 38, Bucs 13
49ers vs. Redskins
The 49ers have been one of the biggest surprises of the '11 NFL season, evidenced by their 6-1 record out of the gate.
Running back Frank Gore has been a monster in the ground game, and the defense has stepped up as well.
I expect San Fran to continue their roll in Week 9 against a hapless Redskins squad who got shutout against the Bills last week.
Prediction: 49ers 24, Redskins 7
Browns vs. Texans
Even though the Browns come into their game against Houston this Sunday at 3-4, they have been in just about every game so far this season.
However, they have yet to face an offense like the Texans.
Expect Houston RB Arian Foster to go off against one of the league's worst run defenses in an easy win for his team in this Week 9 contest.
Prediction: Texans 31, Browns 13
Bengals vs. Titans
Going into the game, the hype will be all about Bengals' rookies Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and the new-look Cincinnati offense.
However, I see an old NFL star who plays for the Titans having a coming out party in this game, leading his team to a close victory.
Prediction: Titans 23, Bengals 21
Broncos vs. Raiders
It will Tim Tebow's third start since officially being named the Broncos' starting QB by coach John Fox earlier this season.
I do expect Darren McFadden and the Raiders defense to send Denver away with an embarrassing loss in Week 9.
Prediction: Raiders 30, Broncos 10
Giants vs. Patriots
This matchup has already been called the game of the week by some, and it's easy to see why.
I see this game going right down to the wire, but Tom Brady will end up leading his team to victory at home.
Prediction: Patriots 27, Giants 24
Rams vs. Cardinals
Both teams have had their struggles on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, but the Rams have the momentum from their recent shocker that they pulled off at home against the Saints last week.
I think that the Rams will win again and take themselves out of the NFC West cellar after this weekend.
Prediction: Rams 27, Cardinals 20
Packers vs. Chargers
The Packers will face one of the biggest road tests that they will have this season on Sunday.
They will be traveling to San Diego to take on a mad Chargers team, after they just lost in overtime to Kansas City on Monday Night Football.
Prediction: Packers 34, Chargers 28
Game of the Week: Ravens vs. Steelers
Usually when the Ravens and Steelers get together in the regular season, it's a hard fought matchup from start to finish.
However, with the Ravens recent woes and the Steelers playing well right now, I don't see this game being very close.
Prediction: Steelers 24, Ravens 9
Bears vs. Eagles
This should be a very interesting Week 9 matchup on Monday Night football.
Two of the best running backs in all of the NFL will be on display in Chicago's Matt Forte and Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy.
However, I think it will come down to who has the best defense and is playing at home, and the Eagles have the advantage in both of these areas.
Prediction: Eagles 20, Bears 14