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NFL picks: Week 9

The staff makes their predictions for the upcoming slate of games.

Green Bay Packers v Los Angeles Rams Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images

2018 standings

Name Wins Losses Win Pct Total Gms
Name Wins Losses Win Pct Total Gms
Matias 79 41 65.83% 120
Nic 78 42 65.00% 120
Clark 76 44 63.33% 120
Pete 76 44 63.33% 120
Ghoji 67 39 63.21% 106
Matt 58 34 63.04% 92
Paddi 75 45 62.50% 120
Mark 71 49 59.17% 120
Heath 69 51 57.50% 120

BIG shoutout to Matias last week who went 13-1 with his picks, his only miss being the Vikings over the Saints. Still, that is by far the best record any of us have had calling picks and it boosted him into the lead. Nic is still chopping at his heels but if Matias puts together another week like last week, oh weeeee watch out people!

Clark and Heath have a right to be mad about missing their Packers upset call over the Rams. DAMN YOU TY MONTGOMERY!

Onto Week 9!

Unanimous picks: Raiders over 49ers, Bears over Bills, Chiefs over Browns (even I’m not in love with the Browns enough to pick this), Patriots over Packers

Ledge picks: Lions over Vikings (Mark)

This week is either going to go really well or really poorly for picks. We are all over the place for most of these games, meaning we could see a lot of good games this weekend. I’m surprised no one is taking the Packers over the Patriots Sunday night but as a Patriots fan, I understand. You never go against Tom Brady. That being said, I am so excited for this game. The Patriots will get their shit together while the Packers are starting to look back to full force on both sides of the football. This is going to be a battle and America will enjoy every second of it.

Another surprising unanimous choice: the Raiders over the 49ers. I kinda wanna go back on my pick and make this a ledge pick. I mean, I trust Kyle Shanahan more than I trust Jon Gurden. That being said, the 49ers did just lose to the Cardinals in heartbreaking fashion. Yea, I’m sticking with our Raiders pick. Moral of the story: this will not be a good Thursday night game.

Also that Saints vs Rams game is going to be LIT! Instead of stupid Titans vs Cowboys Monday night, let’s flex Saints vs Rams to that time. You can do that Goodell right?

Here are the rest of our picks:

Week 9 picks

Week 9 games Pete Mark Nic Paddi Matias Clark Heath
Week 9 games Pete Mark Nic Paddi Matias Clark Heath
OAK @ SF OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK
PIT @ BAL BAL BAL PIT PIT PIT PIT BAL
CHI @ BUF CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI
TB @ CAR CAR TB TB TB CAR CAR CAR
KC @ CLE KC KC KC KC KC KC KC
NYJ @ MIA NYJ MIA NYJ MIA MIA MIA NYJ
DET @ MIN MIN DET MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN
ATL @ WAS WAS WAS ATL WAS ATL WAS ATL
HOU @ DEN HOU DEN HOU HOU DEN HOU HOU
LAC @ SEA SEA LAC LAC SEA LAC SEA SEA
LAR @ NO LAR LAR LAR LAR NO NO NO
GB @ NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
TEN @ DAL DAL TEN DAL DAL TEN DAL DAL