NFL predictions: Week 9


Quentin Groves and his team, the Oakland Raiders, have a tough road ahead of them this week.

By Jeremy Weiner, Alex Teal and Kendell Sweeney-Thomas

We return again after another bye week. There are a lot of good games on tap for this weekend, so we’ll tell you who we feel will come out on top. Whether you agree or disagree, we want to hear what you think.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons

Jeremy: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kendell: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Alex: Atlanta Falcons

Kendell:  LeGarrette Blount turned a lot of heads after last week’s powerful running performance in that win against the Cardinals, and I see him gaining some more success against a Falcons’ run defense that’s nothing special.

Miami Dolphins @ Baltimore Ravens

Jeremy: Miami Dolphins

Kendell: Baltimore Ravens

Alex: Baltimore Ravens

Jeremy: Miami is undefeated on the road. They can’t win games at home. Shutting down Flacco and  Rice won’t be a problem.

Chicago Bears @ Buffalo Bills

Jeremy: Buffalo Bills

Kendell: Chicago Bears

Alex: Chicago Bears

Kendell: The Bears can easily win this game if they can score often and early, crushing the spirit of the Bills from the start. Chicago could end up with a tough game on their hands if they can’t make it to the end zone in the first half.

New Orleans Saints @Carolina Panthers

Jeremy: New Orleans Saints

Kendell: New Orleans Saints

Alex: New Orleans Saints

Jeremy: Sit back and watch. The New Orleans Saints are going to get back to Super Bowl form. Reggie Bush should return soon. Easy win for the “WHO DAT” nation.

New England Patriots @ Cleveland Browns

Jeremy: New England Patriots

Kendell: Cleveland Browns

Alex: New England Patriots

Kendell: I’m going out on a limb and looking for the upset kings (the Browns) to surprise New England and win this game at home. If they can cause trouble for the Saints they can disrupt anybody.

 New York Jets @ Detroit Lions

Jeremy: Detroit Lions

Kendell: Detroit Lions

Alex: New York Jets

Jeremy: The Detroit Lions are fierce. They have an explosive offense. Mark Sanchez will continue to struggle, as Detroit overcomes New York with a BIG win.

San Diego Chargers @ Houston Texans

Jeremy: Houston Texans

Kendell: Houston Texans

Alex: Houston Texans

Kendell: With Antonio Gates possibly out for Sunday, Philip Rivers will have no one to throw to.

Arizona Cardinals @ Minnesota Vikings

Jeremy: Minnesota Vikings

Kendell: Minnesota Vikings

Alex: Minnesota Vikings

Jeremy: Minnesota is out for blood. They got rid of their cancer, Randy Moss, and now look to focus on winning.

New York Giants @ Seattle Seahawks

Jeremy: New York Giants

Kendell: New York Giants

Alex: Seattle Seahawks

Kendell: The Giants advance to 6-2 on the season after a thorough victory in Seattle. They beat the Seahawks on offense, defense, and special teams in Week 9.

Kansas City @ Oakland Raiders

Jeremy: Kansas City Chiefs

Kendell: Kansas City Chiefs

Alex: Kansas City Chiefs

Alex: The Chiefs prove they are going to be division champs in picking up a big AFC West win.

Indianapolis Colts @ Philadelphia Eagles

Jeremy: Indianapolis Colts

Kendell:  Indianapolis Colts

Alex: Indianapolis Colts

Alex: Peyton Manning is once again too much for to handle for an opposing defense.

Dallas Cowboys @ Green Bay Packers

Jeremy: Green Bay Packers

Kendell: Green Bay Packers

Alex: Green Bay Packers

Kendell: Lambeau Field is going to be a tough place for the Cowboys to just stroll in and swipe a victory from the Packers, who are pretty much a better version of Dallas. Clay Matthews terrorizes the Cowboys offense relentlessly all game.

 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals

Jeremy: Pittsburgh Steelers

Kendell: Cincinnati Bengals

Alex: Pittsburgh Steelers

Alex: The Steelers bounce back after a tough loss to the defending Super Bowl Champs.

 So there are your Week 9 NFL picks. It’ll be exciting to see how each game pans out. We had some gutsy picks – like Cleveland over New England – but who knows, anything can happen this year.

Don’t forget to tune into DJ’s Overtime Sports Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 am. on 91.3 FM, Fitchburg State University Radio.


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