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My Week 9 NFL Picks

Browns 21, Buccaneers 10.  The only thing I need to know for this one is that the Bucs are 1-6 and Cleveland is scrapping for a wild card spot.  If Cleveland can't win this one at home, then they don't deserve to be in the AFC playoff conversation.

Cowboys 24, Cardinals 17.  Whenever people are picking against the Cowboys, that is when you pick them.  Whether Tony Romo goes or not, I think the combination of the Cowboys dominating running game and the lack of a potent passing threat from Arizona will be the key factor in Dallas today.

Eagles 28, Texans 17.  I think Houston will put up a fight, but when they get down in this one, Ryan Fitzpatrick will not be able to bring them back.  Although J.J. Watt will notch two sacks, it will not be enough.  Look for Arian Foster and LeSean McCoy to both rush for over 100 yards on the day, pleasing many fantasy owners.

Chiefs 41, Jets 0.  Why are there no Jets in the picture above?  Because they won't show up today.  The Jets newest debacle today may have Rex Ryan ousted before 5 p.m. ET this afternoon.  If the Jets put up any points, it will be because the Chiefs felt bad and let them.  

Bengals 31, Jaguars 10.  Even with the absence of star running back Giovanni Bernard, it is hard to see how the Bengals can lose at home to the 1-7 Jags.

Dolphins 23, Chargers 17.  I'm all in on Miami this week.  Ryan Tannehill is playing his best football since he came to South Florida, and Lamar Miller in the backfield has been solid for the fish.  The Dolphins proved they can compete with the best of them in Aaron Rodgers, so why can't they contain Philip Rivers.  The Dolphins are improving to 5-3.

Vikings 23, Redskins 10.  Robert Griffin III is back today, and that is why the Redskins will lose.  I am not a believer in RG3 for whatever reason, and on the road coming off of an injury, it does not seem promising for the Skins.  If Colt Mccoy was starting for Washington, it would be a different story.  But RG3's first game back on the road with a lot to prove is not a recipe for success this week.

49ers 35, Rams 24.  This game will be closer than people think, mostly because these are two division rivals.  But in the end, St Louis does not have the firepower to compete with the niners and there explosive offensive weapons.  Especially coming off of a bye, the 49ers should be fresh and ready to go.

Patriots 38, Broncos 24.  Tom Brady is going to show why he is the best quarterback in the NFL, and even though Peyton is great, Brady is that much more great.  As a rule, never pick against Brady and Belichick in New England, never.

UPSET OF THE WEEK.  Raiders 17, Seahawks 14.  Just win baby will get its first win today, where?  Seattle!  Call me crazy, but I think Derek Carr is finally going to have a break out performance against the defending Super Bowl Champs.  Seattle may be looking past this game, and Oakland is a desperate team.  That combination could bold well for the black and silver.

Steelers 23, Ravens 20.  This one is a toss up.  These Ravens Steelers games can go either way, but since Pittsburgh is at home, I give them the edge.  Also, coming off a record breaking performance last week, Big Ben seems to be rejuvenated.  The Ravens may be catching the Steelers at the wrong time.

Colts 35, Giants 28.  The Giants will be able to score on the Colts, but will not be able to stop them.  Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton are quickly becoming the most dangerous QB-WR duo in the league, and the Giants have no answer for it.  It will be close, but Andrew Luck will not be denied, especially coming off a tough loss last week in the Steel City.


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