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NFL Picks, Every Game: Week 9


NFL Week 9 previews and predictions for every game on the schedule:

Chiefs (1-6) at Chargers (3-4)
These two AFC West division rivals face off for the second time in six weeks. In Week 4, the Bolts lit up the Chiefs, 37–20. Overall, San Diego signal-caller Philip Rivers has a 9–4 record in his career against Kansas City. This Thursday night fight could be win No. 10 for Rivers vs. K.C.
Chargers by 4

Cardinals (4-4) at Packers (5-3)
After a 4–0 start to the season, Arizona has gone an ice cold 0–4 since. A trip to Lambeau Field probably isn’t what the doctor ordered.
Packers by 7

Lions (3-4) at Jaguars (1-6)
If Detroit can’t win at Jacksonville in the battle of big cats, then last season was indeed a fluke.
Lions by 5

Bears (6-1) at Titans (3-5)
Jay Cutler returns to Nashville, where he played his college ball at Vanderbilt. The Windy City and Music City squads are coming off last-second decisions in Week 8, when the Bears made a late rally to beat the Panthers and the Titans stumbled down the stretch to lose to the Colts.
Bears by 6

Broncos (4-3) at Bengals (3-4)
Peyton Manning is 7–0 all-time vs. Cincinnati, with 1,827 yards, 17 TDs and three INTs.
Bengals by 1

Panthers (1-6) at Redskins (3-5)
Cam Newton could learn a thing or two from RG3 about how to handle the big league spotlight.
Redskins by 4

Ravens (5-2) at Browns (2-6)
The Jim Browns play the Courtney Browns for the second time in six weeks. In Week 4, the relocated Browns defeated the expansion Browns, 23–16, on Thursday night in Baltimore.
Ravens by 4

Dolphins (4-3) at Colts (4-3)
If Indy can win against the Fins, let the playoff talk begin and start engraving the ROY award.
Colts by 1

Bills (3-4) at Texans (6-1)
It’s a big comeback week for Mario Williams, who returns from wrist surgery on the same week he heads back to Houston, where he played for six seasons after being a controversial No. 1 overall pick in 2006.
Texans by 13

Vikings (5-3) at Seahawks (4-4)
Adrian Peterson vs. Marshawn Lynch is a RB battle that will be in “Beast Mode” “All Day.”
Seahawks by 5

Buccaneers (3-4) at Raiders (3-4)
If only Jon Gruden could make this clash of the pirates a Monday night love fest…
Raiders by 1

Steelers (4-3) at Giants (6-2)
The Super Bowl winning quarterbacks from the Class of 2004 go toe-to-toe, with champions “Big Ben” Roethlisberger (Super Bowls XL, XLIII) and Eli Manning (Super Bowls XLII, XLVI) making it rain like super storm Sandy.
Giants by 3

Cowboys (3-4) at Falcons (7-0)
Atlanta will attempt to become the 15th team to start 8–0 since the 16-game schedule in 1978.
Falcons by 7

Eagles (3-4) at Saints (2-5)
This Monday night party could be Michael Vick’s last stand as the starter in Philly. And it will be if Drew Brees has anything to say about it.
Saints by 3

Last week: 10–4 // Season: 77–41