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NFL Picks: Week 9

The guys pick Sunday’s NFL games.

NFL: Houston Texans at Seattle Seahawks
The man of the hour has added protection in the form of Duane Brown and a Washington team bereft of healthy skill players and offensive lineman.
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First off, major shouts to newcomer Paddi for going a perfect 13-0 last week. Where did you find this guy, editor Pete?

Anyway, the Thursday night game is excluded because Thursday already happened. And because we all picked wrong, anyway. How about those Jets?

This week’s possible head-scratcher may come in New York, since we all feel compelled to roll with the Rams in a cross-country affair. This SHOULD be the Todd Gurley show and the Rams should roll, but stranger things have happened. Especially in Stranger Things. How about that seventh episode? How weird was that? I felt like I was watching a bank heist movie.

The Eagles look like a popular play this week, and we picked them unanimously. Brock Osweiler’s ability to turn the ball over probably has something to do with that. Zach Ertz has an epic matchup against the Broncos...let’s all hope his hamstring doesn’t doom us all today.

The Saints are yet another unanimous pick by our staff. I look for opportunities to be different, but I am darn sure not doing it by leaning on Jameis Winston. Brent Grimes is out for the Buccaneers, which further enhances the matchup for Drew Brees...I do like running back my Saints shares with DeSean Jackson today, but ultimately I expect the Saints to keep marching on.

We all like “Sacksonville” over the Bengals and the Seahawks to prevail over Washington, making this week hopefully “doable” in your NFL Survivor pools. The Redskins look particularly hopeless without the services of Jordan Reed, Jamison Crowder, and at least three offensive lineman. The Seahawks just added Duane Brown, which should give Russell Wilson even more time to throw...yikes!

Shouts to editor Pete for going down on the Dak ship with me—I am a bit surprised at the amount of Chiefs love being shown by the rest of our group. Finally, Mr. 13-0 Paddi is all by his lonesome in picking the Dolphins over the Raiders at home...what does he know that the rest of us do not?

NFL Picks: Week 9

Games Pete Heath Ghoji Matias Mark Paddi
Games Pete Heath Ghoji Matias Mark Paddi
BAL @ TEN BAL TEN TEN TEN BAL TEN
LAR @ NYG LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR
DEN @ PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI
ATL @ CAR ATL CAR CAR ATL ATL ATL
TB @ NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
CIN @ JAC JAC JAC JAC JAC JAC JAC
IND @ HOU IND IND HOU HOU IND HOU
WAS @ SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA
ARI @ SF ARI ARI ARI SF SF SF
KC @ DAL DAL DAL KC KC KC KC
OAK @ MIA OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK MIA
DET @ GB GB DET DET GB GB DET