Saturday, November 7, 2009

Week 9 Game Predictions

Just like last week, I did extremely well in the early games, but bombed in the later games. Hopefully I can put together an all-around good weekend this time.

Last week's record: 8-5
Season record: 79-37 (68.1%)

Falcons over Redskins — Atlanta really got Michael Turner and the ground game going despite shooting themselves in the foot against New Orleans, but they should have no problems with the lowly Redskins.

Bears over Cardinals — Chicago hasn't been too impressive lately, but Kurt Warner has really begun to show his age this season and I like the Bears at home in this one.

Ravens over Bengals — This is a great divisional matchup again now that Cincinnati is back to normal, but I still like a very strong all-around Ravens team.

Colts over Texans — How can you pick against Peyton Manning? The Texans have the firepower to stay with the Indianapolis offense even without Owen Daniels, but I can't pick them here.

Patriots over Dolphins — As much as I'd like a Miami win here (especially with game against Tampa Bay, Carolina and Buffalo coming up), the Patriots are easily the best team in the division right now and have to be the pick at home.

Packers over Buccaneers — The Packers should win the Battle of the Bays now that they aren't playing the Vikings anymore, especially against a rookie quarterback in Josh Freeman.

Jaguars over Chiefs — I expect a big game for new Kansas City starting running back Jamaal Charles, but Jacksonville has the better team and should put out a win.

Saints over Panthers — Carolina got things going in a bit of an upset over Arizona last week, but it's hard to imagine them topping a New Orleans team that's simply on fire right now.

Seahawks over Lions — Seattle is hardly an impressive team, but I still like Matt Hasselbeck and the Seahawks' talent over anything Detroit has.

Giants over Chargers —New York has had some tough games lately, but I still like the club's talent and they should get back on track eventually. I think that turnaround begins here.

49ers over Titans — Tennessee came out of nowhere last week with a big division win over the Jaguars, but I'm inclined to think it was an aberration. I like the Niners.

Eagles over Cowboys — In what should be a fantastic game, I like the Eagles' dynamic offense at home over the Cowboys.

Steelers over Broncos — The Broncos suffered their first loss last week at the hands of a tough AFC North team, and I think that trend continues this week against Pittsburgh.