Blog Entry

Week 9

Posted on: November 5, 2011 1:20 pm

Atlanta (4-3) -7 44 at Indianapolis

The Colts’ offense has been putting up better numbers, and they should be playing teams closer than they have been. I think they’ve lost confidence in their ability to compete. The Falcons are running better as the season progresses. Look for that trend to continue. Falcons 28-17

Tampa Bay (4-3) +8.5 50 at New Orleans (5-3)

The Bucs could make this a three-team race in the NFC South win a win. The Saints rolled out a stinker in St. Louis last week, and don’t figure to do that twice in a row. Saints 31-17

 Cleveland (3-4) +10.5 41 at Houston (5-3)

The Browns are playing good defense, but don’t have enough on the other side of the ball to hang with Houston. Texans 21-10

 NY Jets (4-3) +2.5 44 at Buffalo (5-2)

New York has not played well on the road to date. If that trend continues, they’ll find themselves two back in the division half way through. Buffalo has been the more consistent of the two. Bills 24-20

 Miami (0-7) +4 40.5 at Kansas City (4-3)

The Dolphins have blown late leads the last two times out to preserve their winless record. The Chiefs have won four straight and are right back in their division after an 0-3 start. Not automatic, but I’ll take the home team. Chiefs 20-13

 San Francisco (6-1) -4 37.5 at Washington (3-4)

Hard to back the Redskins until the quarterback situation is resolved. They should keep it respectable, but the Niners take this one. Niners 20-13

 Seattle (2-5) +11.5 44 at Dallas (3-4)

The Cowboys played a very tough schedule to open the season. Things get a bit easier for the next month or so. Hard to lay double digits the way they’re playing on offense right now. Cowboys 24-14

 Denver (2-5) +7.5 42.5 at Oakland (4-3)

The fans wanted Tebow. Let’s see how much longer that lasts. Palmer should have been able to knock the rust off in two weeks. Raiders 27-17

 Cincinnati (5-2) +3 42 at Tennessee (4-3)

Until Chris Johnson returns to form, Tennessee will continue to struggle. The Bengals are playing good defense, and Dalton is getting more comfortable as he goes along. Good money line play. Bengals 20-16

 St. Louis (1-6) +3 41 at Arizona (1-6)

Neither team has shown much to date. Feeley has been playing well in place of Bradford, who may be back for this game. Kolb is listed as doubtful, and if he doesn’t play Skelton is a big question. I think he’ll go. Cardinals 23-16

 NY Giants (5-2) +9 51 at New England (5-2)

The Patriots are tough to beat at home, but their pass defense is getting to be a real problem. Hard to think the Giants win this one, but 9 may be a couple too many. Patriots 28-21

 Green Bay (7-0) -6 51 at San Diego (4-3)

The Chargers just aren’t playing well enough to beat the Pack right now. Packers 28-21

 Baltimore (5-2) +3.5 42 at Pittsburgh (5-2)

I think this game reverts to form – low scoring and decided by 3 or less. I’ll go with the visitors. Ravens 17-16

 Chicago (4-3) +7.5 47 at Philadelphia (3-4)

The Eagles completely out planned the Cowboys last week. They probably won’t be able to do it to the Bears. Chicago’s offense is coming around, and their defense is solid. I’ll go with the home team, but not by that many. Eagles 24-20

 Bye: Carolina, Detroit, Jacksonville, Minnesota



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