Forget about unbeaten teams. Once again, the 1972 Miami Dolphins can watch the rest of the season without any concern. Thanks to the Green Bay Packers, they’ll remain the only team to win the Super Bowl with a perfect season.
That means, among many other things, that both Conferences are wide open. We hit the midseason mark and we already have the Week 9 odds fully loaded. Be sure to check ‘em and pick your favorites!
NFL Week 9 Preview
Mike White and the New York Jets will be colliding with Carson Wentz and the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night. That’s a phrase I never thought I was going to write.
Sunday’s action includes Aaron Rodgers vs Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert vs Jalen Hurts, and Kyler Murray vs Nick Bosa. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to watch Derrick Henry vs Aaron Donald. Henry suffered an ankle injury and will be out several weeks.
Last but not least, a couple of historic franchises will meet on Sunday Night. The Chicago Bears’ defense will try to send Ben Roethlisberger to a retirement home once and for all.
The NFL Week 9 odds are ready and waiting as we look through each game. Keep in mind that the Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Washington Football Team will be on bye.
NFL Games of the Week
New York Jets
Indianapolis Colts (-10½)November 4, 8:20 pm ET
Forget about Zach Wilson and Joe Flacco, Mike White is in da house! Last week, he led the New York Jets (2-5) to a 34-31 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. More good news for Jets’ fans as running back Michael Carter finally had a monster game. He finished with 172 total yards and one touchdown.
They regained some confidence right on time, because facing the Indianapolis Colts (3-5) at Lucas Oil Stadium isn’t easy. The betting market also regained some confidence in them because 46 percent believes they’ll cover. Wide receiver Corey Davis is questionable, but he’s expected to play.
Indianapolis comes from a heartbreaking loss to the Tennessee Titans. Nevertheless, they scored 30+ points for the third straight week. They did it, once again, without veteran WR T.Y. Hilton, who keeps battling with the injury bug.
The Colts have found their franchise players for the next decade. I’m telling you, RB Jonathan Taylor is something special.
Expect fireworks. The total has gone over in seven of their last 10 meetings.
New Orleans Saints (-6)November 7, 1:00 pm ET
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons (3-4) can start thinking about next season. They’re at the bottom of the NFC South, WR Calvin Ridley will be out indefinitely, and their running game sucks.
The best news for Atlanta is that Cordarrelle Patterson is finally exploding all his potential. He’s the main reason for them to have a chance against Trevor Siemian and the New Orleans Saints (5-2). I’m not exaggerating — he has 601 total yards and seven touchdowns.
Jameis Winston suffered a knee injury in Week 8 and could miss the rest of the season. Siemian stepped in and pulled off an upset against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’ll be starting but expect the Saints to heavily rely on RB’s Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram.
New Orleans’ keep winning based on team effort. Last week, 10 different players had a reception — none had more than three.
The Falcons are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games against the Saints.
Dallas Cowboys (-9)November 7, 1:00 pm ET
Last week, the Denver Broncos (4-4) returned to the winning column. However, they suffered a lot against the Washington Football Team. Teddy Bridgewater keeps generating doubts, but at least he has Jerry Jeudy back.
The Broncos put an end to an era by trading LB Von Miller to the Los Angeles Rams. In exchange they received two picks (second and third round) in the 20222 NFL Draft. It’s clear the Broncs are in a rebuilding process, but they need to start making better decisions, especially on offense.
In Week 9, they’ll face the Dallas Cowboys, who beat the Minnesota Vikings despite not having Dak Prescott. The dual-threat QB is expected to be back on Sunday, but if not, Cooper Rush will be ready.
The Cowboys lead the NFC East with a 6-1 record. They own one of the most explosive offenses in the league, averaging 32.1 points per game. Offensively, Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, and CeeDee Lamb have been sensational. Defensively, Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs (seven interceptions) have been leading the way.
Dallas is 7-0 ATS in their last seven games, while the total went over in four of their last five.
New England Patriots (-3½)
Carolina PanthersNovember 7, 1:00 pm ET
Mac Jones and the New England Patriots (4-4) are starting to become a real threat. They just beat the Los Angeles Chargers 27-24. Jones didn’t throw a touchdown pass, but he didn’t throw an interception either. Also, Damian Harris has become a reliable RB (80 yards and one touchdown in Week 8).
Defensively, they recently traded Stephon Gilmore, but Bill Belichick still makes it work. Matt Judon, Dont’a Hightower, Adrian Phillips and Lawrence Guy have had a great first half of the season.
The Carolina Panthers (4-4) returned to the winning column, but Sam Darnold still generates some doubts. Last week, he faced a very vulnerable defense (Atlanta Falcons) but couldn’t throw a touchdown pass. Hey, at least he didn’t throw an interception.
Fortunately for them, RB Chubba Hubbard finally had a decent game (91 total yards, one touchdown). He needs to take advantage of Christian McCaffrey’s absence. HC Matt Rhule said the starting RB could be back for Week 9 or Week 10.
Expect Patriots vs Panthers to be a close one. The total has gone under in five of New England’s last seven games on the road.
Baltimore Ravens (-5½)November 7, 1:00 pm ET
The Minnesota Vikings (3-4) always find a way to lose. Last week, they lost to Cooper Rush, the Dallas Cowboys’ backup QB. No excuses for them, RB Dalvin Cook is back and they own a very explosive receivers corp. Yes, the defense needs to improve, but the offense should produce more than 16 points.
They deserve to be the NFL betting underdogs. Kirk Cousins is a reliable QB, but he’s not a leader. The absence of one is why only 17% of the bettors think they’ll cover.
Minnesota will face a well-rested Baltimore Ravens team. The AFC North first place comes from a bye-week and are eager to return to the winning column. Their last game was embarrassing, losing 41-17 to the Cincinnati Bengals, but they’ve the necessary tools to bounce back.
Lamar Jackson has become a dual-threat QB. He has thrown for 1,943 yards and 10 touchdowns, while running for 480 yards and two touchdowns. Expect him to keep throwing dimes, TE Mark Andrews and WR Marquise Brown are having a great season. Also, rookie receiver Rashod Bateman looked good in Week 7. After one full week focusing on the playbook and developing chemistry with Jackson, he could become a real menace.
The Ravens are 4-1 SU in their last four games. However, they also are 1-4 ATS in their last five games when playing as the favorites.
Cincinnati Bengals (-3)November 7, 1:00 pm ET
Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb returned in Week 8, but the Cleveland Browns (4-4) still lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. RB D’Ernest Johnson has done a great job, but they need Kareem Hunt back as soon as possible.
Defensively, Myles Garret is having an incredible season. He leads the league with 10.5 sacks and is right on track to winning Defensive Player of the Year. They still have a shot at the AFC North, but they can’t afford to lose another divisional matchup.
They’ll face an embarrassed Cincinnati Bengals team. They just lost to the New York Jets, allowing 34 points, and fell to second place in the AFC North.
Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase have become one of the best duos in the league, but they need more help. RB Joe Mixon needs to start producing more, while the entire defense needs to be more consistent.
Cincy won eight of their last 10 meetings with Cleveland. Also, the total went over the last five times they met at Paul Brown Stadium.
Buffalo Bills (-14½)
Jacksonville JaguarsNovember 7, 1:00 pm ET
The Buffalo Bills vs Jacksonville Jaguars offers us the largest spread in Week 9. Josh Allen and the Bills (5-2) returned to the winning column in Week 8 by beating the Miami Dolphins 26-11. Cole Beasley had a great game (110 yards), but they truly missed TE Dawson Knox. He’s considered day-to- day after suffering a hand fracture.
Buffalo is a great, well-balanced team, but their running game needs a lot of improvement. Devin Singletary and Zack Moss haven’t met expectations. If they don’t improve, the postseason could be hell.
The Jaguars (1-6) could be in serious trouble. RB James Robinson could miss several weeks with an ankle injury. Veteran Carlos Hyde is ready to step in, but it won’t be the same. This is the perfect opportunity for rookie QB Trevor Lawrence to carry the load and show what he’s made of.
Buffalo is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games when playing on the road against Jacksonville. Expect them to cover once again.
Miami Dolphins (-7)November 7, 1:00 pm ET
Tyrod Taylor could be back when the Houston Texans (1-7) visit the Miami Dolphins (1-7). If not, Davis Mills will remain under center. He had a decent game against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8, but Taylor’s a dual-threat QB.
I still can’t understand why the Texans don’t run the ball more. Their roster includes Philip Lindsay and David Johnson, but veteran Rex Burkhead finished leading the team in Week 8. The crazy part is, he did it with four carries for 21 yards.
It seems like the Dolphins’ fans will have to settle for Tua Tagovailoa. A trade for DeShaun Watson now seems unlikely. Tagovailoa is running out of excuses to produce as DeVante Parker is back. Him, Mike Gesicki and Jaylen Waddle should be enough to compete.
Miami has a similar problem with the running game. Last week, Myles Gaskin led the team with 12 carries for 36 yards.
Houston is 8-1 SU in their last nine games against Miami. Also, the total went under in five of Miami’s last six games against an opponent from the AFC South.
Las Vegas Raiders (-3)
New York GiantsNovember 7, 1:00 pm ET
The Las Vegas Raiders (5-2) will be back after enjoying their bye week. They took advantage of it to forget about Jon Gruden and focus on the game. They also took advantage of it for players like Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller to fully recover.
They’re in control of the AFC West, but all teams in the division are at least .500. Individually, Derek Carr is having a great season. He’s among the league’s leaders in passing yards with 2,269. He also has thrown 12 touchdown passes.
Las Vegas will travel to New York to face the Giants (2-6). Daniel Jones & Co. almost beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 8, a field-goal made the difference. The Giants have been battling with the injury bug, but some players have done a great job stepping in. RB Devontae Booker is one of them, he finished their last game with 125 total yards.
Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay, and Sterling Shepard are questionable due to injury. Keep an eye on the injury report throughout the week.
The Raiders are 4-1 SU in their last five road games. Nevertheless, keep in mind that the Giants are 5-1 ATS in their last six games played in November.
Los Angeles Chargers (-2½)
Philadelphia EaglesNovember 7, 4:05 pm ET
Expect plenty of points in the Los Angeles Chargers (4-3) vs Philadelphia Eagles (3-5) tilt. Justin Herbert and Jalen Hurst are two very explosive QB’s and both teams are in a must win situation.
After beating the Browns in a historic game (47-42), the Chargers have lost two in a row. They allowed 27+ points in each game, while the offense scored 30 points combined. Herbert needs to reconnect with Mike Williams, the NFL leader in receiving touchdowns until Week 6.
On the other hand, the Eagles might have found a way to take some pressure off Hurts’ shoulders. Boston Scott and Jordan Howard had a great game in Week 8. Both scored twice and finished with 57+ rushing yards.
Dallas Goedert remains Hurts’ preferred target, but the coaching staff need to find a way to spread the ball more.
The Chargers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against the Eagles. Again, expect fireworks, the total has gone over in four of their last five meetings.
Green Bay Packers
Kansas City Chiefs (-2½)November 7, 4:25 pm ET
The Kansas City Chiefs (4-4) keep struggling, but Patrick Mahomes likes challenges like these. I mean facing Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (7-1), who haven’t lost since losing their opener.
Mahomes still has a cannon-arm, but defenses figured him out. He needs to stop forcing plays and rely more on the running backs. Darrell Williams and Derrick Gore did a good job in Week 8 against the Giants.
Tyreek Hill remains Mahomes’ preferred target. I don’t why they signed Josh Gordon; he barely plays.
On the other hand, we’ve the Packers, who beat the last unbeaten team. The crazy thing is that they did it without Davante Adams and Allen Lazard. Both are expected to be back to face a very vulnerable Chiefs’ secondary.
The Packers are mixing things up in the back. Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon combined for 137 rushing yards in Week 8. Jones also added 51 receiving yards.
Expect a back-and-forth battle. The total went over in four of Green Bay’s last five games when playing on the road against Kansas City.
Arizona Cardinals (-2½)
San Francisco 49ersNovember 7, 4:25 pm ET
The Arizona Cardinals (7-1) will try to bounce back against the San Francisco 49ers (3-4). This is a crucial divisional matchup because the Los Angeles Rams also are 7-1.
Kyler Murray struggled against the Packers in Week 8, finishing with 274 yards and two interceptions. DeAndre Hopkins remains his preferred target, but the WR has been dealing with some injuries.
Maybe it’s time for the Cardinals to mix things up and rely more on Chase Edmonds and James Conner.
Regarding the Niners, they’ve found a reliable RB in Eli Mitchell, but he’s dealing with a rib injury. He’s expected to play, but he’ll be limited during the week. Deebo Samuel is having an amazing season, establishing himself as an elite receiver.
George Kittle, one of the best TE’s in the league, could return. However, head coach Kyle Shanahan said it’s not guaranteed.
Arizona is 5-1 SU in their last six games against San Francisco. Also, the total went under in seven of San Francisco’s last 10 games against Arizona.
Los Angeles Rams (-7½)November 7, 8:20 pm ET
The day all football enthusiasts feared has come. Derrick Henry suffered an ankle injury in Week 8 and will be out several weeks. First, it was first reported that the rest of the season, but the Tennessee Titans (6-2) hope isn’t that serious.
With Henry out, expect Jeremy McNichols to have a bigger role. Also, they’re about to sign veteran Adrian Peterson, but that’s just to have insurance in the goal line. Ryan Tannehill and the receivers corp. should step up too.
Unfortunately, that means we won’t be able to see Henry facing Aaron Donald. Now, the Los Angeles Rams (7-1) will be welcoming the Titans as huge favorites. In addition to Donald, now they also have Von Miller.
Offensively, the Rams are a joy to watch. Matt Stafford and Cooper Kupp have developed an enviable chemistry. Kupp is on pace to break several receiving records.
The Rams are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games played in Week 9.
Chicago Bears (-6½)
Pittsburgh SteelersNovember 8, 8:15 pm ET
Justin Fields keeps showing some good signs, but he’s not ready to lead the Chicago Bears (3-5) to a new level. That doesn’t mean he’s not a real threat, because he is. Last week he finished with 278 total yards, one touchdown pass and one rushing touchdown.
Khalil Herbert has proven he’s a reliable RB, while Darnell Mooney has become their best receiver. Nevertheless, what they need to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) is a great game from the defense. Khalil Mack remains questionable, but they’ve talent to spare.
Regarding the Steelers, there’s no doubt that rookie RB Najee Harris and Diontae Johnson are the new main weapons. Harris finished their Week 8 matchup with 120 total yards and one touchdown, while Johnson finished with 98 receiving yards.
Defensively, T.J. Watt is having an amazing season, he sits second in the league with 8.5 sacks. Expect him to be all over Fields’ all night long.
The Steelers are 5-2 SU in their last seven games when playing at home against the Bears.
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NFL Week 9 Picks
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