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Week 9 NFL Picks & Predictions

Posted on: November 5, 2010 1:45 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2010 2:47 pm

Good afternoon, everybody.  Happy Friday.  Everyone ready for another week of football?  Well - I went 9-4 in these last week.  Let's see if I can top that.  My picks and predictions.  Enjoy the read: 

Jets @ Lions-- The Jets always bring a strong defense to the contest. They are 2nd in scoring defense. But, their offense CAN be shut down as evidenced by what happened against the Packers. They face a Lions team that's 6th in the NFL in scoring offense, and has a rookie of the year candidate on defense in DT Ndamukong Suh. Look for the Lions to follow the same formula as the Packers did and shut down the running game; forcing Mark Sanchez to try to beat them. The Lions are long overdue for a two-game win streak. My gut tells me it happens at home for them this Sunday. Upset special: PREDICTION: LIONS

Dolphins @ Ravens-- Going by the law of averages, at some point, the Dolphins will have to win a home game, and lose a road game. The Dolphins FINALLY started making big plays last week, but struggled against a team I feel they should have beaten easily. I don't think they're ready to hang with the Ravens yet. Ronnie Brown has been horrible, and as improved as Chad Henne is, I don't think he's ready to carry the team against this Ravens defense without help from his running game. I've seen nothing from the Dolphins yet to make me believe their running game will suddenly come to life. The team that runs the ball better will win, and I believe that will be the home team. PREDICTION: RAVENS

Patriots @ Browns-- You have to admire how Eric Mangini has this Browns team fighting hard every week. They're not very talented. But, they're a scrappy bunch who have surprised a few teams; including the defending Superbowl champs. This will be competitive. But, I think MVP candidate Tom Brady & company pull away in the 4th QTR and handle their business. Bellicheat's troops continue to roll. PREDICTION: PATRIOTS

Chargers @ Texans-- The Chargers have the #1 offense in the NFL. The Texans are dead last in the NFL in defense. This is the time of year the Chargers usually get on a roll while the Texans defense starts to disappoint even more and cost them games. I don't see things shaping up any differently in this contest. Philip Rivers should have a field day with this defense. PREDICTION: CHARGERS

Bears @ Bills-- The Bears offensive line has been horrible. Their running game - practically non-existent. The Bills have been competitve in back-to-back contests and are due for their first win. I think they get it at home this Sunday. Upset special #2. PREDICTION: BILLS

Cardinals @ Vikings-- Derek Anderson is once again the starting QB for the Cardinals. Enough said. PREDICTION: VIKINGS

Buccaneers @ Falcons-- Josh Freeman is the real deal at QB for the Bucs. This young Bucs team is playing well, and the organization has done a nice job building this team through the draft. But, Matt Ryan and Roddy White are on fire and are playing at home. If the game were in Tampa, I'd pick the Bucs. I'll go with the home team in this contest. Somehow, I think Michael Turner gets it going here. PREDICTION: FALCONS

Saints @ Panthers-- It certainly looks like the Saints defense is back. They face a Panther's team that ranks dead last in total offense. I'm not convinced Matt Moore is the answer. Blowout. PREDICTION: SAINTS

Giants @ Seahawks-- The Giants come off their bye-week on a four game winning streak; leading the NFL in sacks per pass attempt; facing a QB who's never taken an NFL snap. Not a good scenario if you're a Seahawks fan. Giants will be focused in this one, and will be prepared for the crowd noise. Expect big games from Ahmad Bradshaw and Hakeem Nicks. Big win for Big Blue. PREDICTION: GIANTS

Colts @ Eagles-- I don't care that the Eagles are 11-0 after the bye week under Andy Reid. Let the "experts" favor them in this one. What will matter in this one is Peyton Manning. Despite all of the injuries, somehow the players who are forced into starting duty seem to step it up for him. Manning doesn't seem to lose a step no matter who he's throwing the ball to. Call it a hunch, but I don't think Michael Vick out performs Peyton Manning. There's only so much scrambling he'll be able to do with Dwight Freeney coming at him.  PREDICTION: COLTS

Chiefs @ Raiders-- The Raiders are coming off back-to-back dominating victories. Their running game is improved and so is the defense. But, I like the Chiefs defense and running game better. Even though the Raiders have the edge at QB, I think the Chiefs running game and defense will dictate this contest. Look for another big day for Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones. PREDICTION: CHIEFS

Cowboys @ Packers-- The Cowboys have basically given up. After that display at home last week, nothing makes me believe we'll see anything different up at Lambeau. PREDICTION: PACKERS

Steelers @ Bengals-- The Steelers will look to get back to their running game in this one to take the pressure of Ben Roethlisberger. The Bengals started off strong last week; then faded in the second half. Good teams don't do that; especially at home. Carson Palmer just doesn't look right. This defense will make the Bengals pay. Steelers BIG. PREDICTION: STEELERS

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Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: November 7, 2010 12:35 pm

Week 9 NFL Picks & Predictions

Sammy / Poncho - I can't stand the Steelers.  I hope they do lose, but I don't see how Carson Palmer beats them the way he's been playing.  Don't know if there's any money on your picks, but good luck. 

10acno1 - thanks for the comment and for reading. 

Since: Jul 7, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2010 12:27 am

Week 9 NFL Picks & Predictions

It's uncanny that you have so many of the same thoughts about the game as I do.  I'll keep reading - a fan of the Vols, Cubs and everything football. 

Since: Apr 13, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 11:02 pm

Week 9 NFL Picks & Predictions

I think your just on the steeler band wagon. Go Bengals

Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2010 9:08 pm
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