NFL Picks Week 9

After a bye week for ourselves, we get back to it in week 9 of the NFL season.  Due to time constraints I’ll keep this short and sweet.

New York Jets @ Buffalo

No ground and pound here as the Jets have shown that the running game is not their strength.  The Jets D will hang tough, but Fred Jackson and the rest of the Bills will prevail at home as this marks the first time the Bills will wear white at home in about 25 years.  A white out is in effect, and Karma is on Buffalo’s side.

Bills 23 – Jets 16

Seattle @ Dallas

The Cowboys were God awful last week against the Eagles.  America’s team will get a chance at redemption vs. the lowly Seahawks in Big D.

Cowboys 26 – Seahawks 13

Cleveland @ Houston

Even without Andre Johnson, the Texans will roll.  Cleveland hasn’t been able to stop the run 2011 ranking 26th in the league giving up over 127 yards rushing per contest.  Look for Arian Foster and Ben Tate to have a big combined day.

Texans 31 – Browns 12

Atlanta @ Indianapolis

The Colts have dropped to 0-8 without Peyton Manning, and the Andrew Luck watch is on.  They also are ranked second to last in total yards allowed.  0-9 is ugly, and so is Curtis Painter.

Falcons 44 – Colts 17

Miami @ Kansas City

The Andrew Luck watch is on here as well.  KC played well against division rival San Diego and look like they might be getting things together.  They now have the lead in the AFC West, and are hungry for more from the Arrowhead faithful.

Chiefs 19 – Dolphins 9

Tampa Bay @ New Orleans

Josh Freeman has been inconsistent, Drew Brees has not.  Brees leads the NFL in passing once again and the Saints will be ready to shake off an embarrassment at the hands of the Rams.  New Orleans can pull a little further away in the NFC with a win at home.

Saints 24 – Buccaneers 16

San Francisco @ Washington

The 49ers have trumped the thought of west coast teams losing when they travel east this year.  Rookie head coach Jim Harbaugh has them playing well and in the driver’s seat in the crappy NFC West.  The Redskins are bipolar when it comes to the quarterback position, but still have a decent defense thanks to names like Brian Orakpo, LaRon Landry, and Ryan Kerrigan.  This game will be closer than most think.

Redskins 13 – 49ers 10

Denver @ Oakland

The only way the Broncos have a chance to win in Oakland is if Tim Tebow gets the ball out of his hands instead of running with it.  Carson Palmer gets the start today for the Raiders and will try to look better than his debut with the silver and black.

Raiders 17 – Broncos 7

Cincinnati @ Tennessee

The Bengals are a nice upstart story this season, but lets face it, they’re the Bengals.  Even with Chris Johnson playing something like a tortoise instead of the hare and no Kenny Britt, the Titans still can put up numbers.  In a close match-up:

Titans 14 – Bengals 13

St. Louis @ Arizona


Rams 23 – Cardinals 10

New York Giants @ New England

Now, of course Tommy loves those funnel cakes, and he’s looked like an ass before against the Giants (Super Bowl 42?), but the Giants are too banged up on offense with no Ahmad Bradshaw or Hakeem Nix.  The Patriots defense is not that good, the offense is however.

Patriots 22 – Giants 14

Green Bay @ San Diego

Most are looking for an upset here with the Chargers being charged up.  I don’t see it.  Philip Rivers is having a dogshit season and there is no reason to think he’ll reshape his jughead vs. the Packers.  Yes, the Packers passing D is ranked low, but Charles Woodson is still on the field.  The Packers are also rested coming off a bye.

Packers 32 – Chargers 24

Baltimore @ Pittsburgh (Sunday Night Football)

In a rematch of Week 1 that saw the Ravens clown stomp the Steelers 35-7, the Ravens have been up and down ever since.  The Steelers have too much pride to drop both games in 2011 to their arch-rival, especially at Heinz Field.

Steelers 20 – Ravens 17

Look for the Monday Night game of Chicago @ Philadelphia analysis and pick tomorrow!

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