It’s Sunday. It’s week 9 of the National Football League. It’s time for some NFL predictions.
Let’s just say I don’t see a lot of upsets happening. I don’t think I’ve ever picked so many favourites to cover the spread before. After the picks, I’ll give some of the reasons why I think certain teams will win.
|NFL Week 9: tommco’s Picks|
|New York at Buffalo||Line: Bills by 5 1/2||Bills|
|Detroit at Chicago||Line: Bears by 12 1/2||Bears|
|Jacksonville at Cincinnati||Line: Jaguars by 7 1/2||Jaguars|
|Baltimore at Cleveland||Line: Browns by 1 1/2||Ravens|
|Tampa Bay at Kansas City||Line: Buccaneers by 7 1/2||Buccaneers|
|Houston at Minnesota||Line: Vikings by 4 1/2||Vikings|
|Arizona at St.Louis||Line: Cardinals by 2 1/2||Cardinals|
|Green Bay at Tennessee||Line: Titans by 5 1/2||Titans|
|Miami at Denver||Line: Broncos by 3 1/2||Broncos|
|Dallas at New York||Line: Giants by 7 1/2||Giants|
|Atlanta at Oakland||Line: Falcons by 2 1/2||Falcons|
|Philadelphia at Seattle||Line: Eagles by 6 1/2||Eagles|
|New England at Indianapolis||Line: Colts by 5 1/2||Colts|
|Pittsburgh at Washington||Line: Redskins by 2 1/2||Steelers|
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns: I know it’s at Cleveland, and that they’re playing better, but I really can’t see Baltimore losing this. Their defence is just too good for the Browns to handle.
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears: The last time these two teams met, in Detroit, the Bears won 34-7. Expect the Lions to get behind early (probably at least 21-0), and then the Bears defensive team to start getting takeaways as they can take more chances).
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams: This game is almost a coin flip. Each team has shown its good and ugly sides this year. If both teams play good, this should be one of the more entertaining games of the day.
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants: Dallas is still playing Brad Johnson at quarterback, who has been sacked six times in the last two games. The Giants are still leading the league in sacks. You do the math.
New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts: Remember when this seemed like a marquee matchup? Now Tom Brady is injured, Peyton Manning doesn’t look good most weeks, and neither team looks impressive at all.