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USFL Predictions: Week 9 Picks for Every Game

USFL Predictions: Week 9 Picks for Every Game

Athlon's experts pick every winner for every game on the Week 9 slate

With just two weeks left in the USFL regular season, there's only one playoff spot still up for grabs. Undefeated Birmingham has already clinched the North Division title with New Jersey and Philadelphia claiming the postseason berths out of the South. That leaves New Orleans and Tampa Bay battling it out for the final one and it just so happens the teams are set to play each other this weekend.

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The Week 9 action kicks off on Saturday with a pair of sizeable mismatches, at least on paper. New Jersey, which has won seven in a row, needs a victory over Michigan, losers of five straight, to sew up the South Division. That night, Birmingham will put its spotless record (8-0) up against a Houston team that hasn't won since Week 1.

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The game of the week takes place on Sunday afternoon when New Orleans and Tampa Bay meet for the second time this season. The Breakers are a game up on the Bandits, so Tampa needs a win or else the entire playoff field will be settled. The final matchup has Philadephia and Pittsburgh going head-to-head. The Stars need the Generals to lose on Saturday to have any hope of snatching the North Division title away while the Maulers would love to put an end to their three-game losing streak with an upset.

So which teams will come out on top in Week 9 of the USFL season? Athlon's own Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven), Mark Ross (@AthlonMarkR), and Ben Weinrib (@benweinrib) predict the winners for every game each week:

USFL Week 9 Predictions

Steven LassanMark RossBen Weinrib

New Jersey Generals at Michigan Panthers (Sat.)

Generals

Generals

Generals

 Houston Gamblers at Birmingham Stallions (Sat.)

Stallions

Stallions

Stallions

Tampa Bay Bandits at New Orleans Breakers (Sun.)

Breakers

Breakers

Breakers

Philadelphia Stars at Pittsburgh Panthers (Sun.)

Stars

Stars

Stars

Week 8

4-0

4-0

4-0

Season

22-10

23-9

20-12