The halfway point of the 2016 NFL regular season has six teams on bye, including New England. The Patriots (7-1) have the best record in the league right now with Dallas (6-1) just a game back in the win column because the Cowboys have already had their bye.
With the Patriots taking a break in Week 9, Dallas can match New England if it can get by Cleveland on the road. Even if Ben Roethlisberger misses another game, the Pittsburgh-Baltimore rivalry has grown into one of the league’s best. The Ravens can draw even with the Steelers in the AFC North with a win at home on Sunday.
Both Philadelphia and the New York Giants will try and stay close to Dallas as the two will face off at MetLife Stadium. First place in the AFC West will be on the line when Derek Carr and upstart Oakland hosts Denver for “Sunday Night Football.” Other entertaining Week 9 matchups have Carolina in Los Angeles looking to build off of Sunday’s win over Arizona. Andrew Luck and Indianapolis come to Lambeau Field to play Green Bay and the Monday night pairing has Buffalo making the rare trip to the Pacific Northwest to face a Seattle team that hasn’t won a game in three weeks.
So which teams will come out on top in every NFL game in Week 9? Athlon's own Rob Doster (AthlonDoster), John Gworek (JohnGworek), Steven Lassan (AthlonSteven), and Mark Ross (AthlonMarkR), along with AthlonSports.com contributor Bryan Fischer (BryanDFischer), predict the winners for every game this week:
NFL Week 9 Predictions
Byes: Arizona, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, New England, Washington
NY Jets at
Philadelphia at NY Giants
Detroit at Minnesota
Carolina at Los Angeles
New Orleans at San Francisco
Tennessee at San Diego
Indianapolis at Green Bay
Note: Week 7 tie between Seattle-Arizona and Week 8 Washington-Cincinnati tie not counted for weekly, season records.