NFL Week 9 Picks

Friday November 5, 2010

Welcome to Week 9 of your NFL season. I went 8-5 last week, which brings my total season record to 70-47. Here’s what I got wrong last week.

SUN, OCT 31 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
Washington at Detroit X 1:00 PM

FOX

Ford Field
Jacksonville at Dallas 1:00 PM

CBS

Cowboys Stadium
Miami at Cincinnati 1:00 PM

CBS

Paul Brown Stadium
Buffalo at Kansas City (s.o.) 1:00 PM

CBS

Arrowhead Stadium
Carolina at St. Louis 1:00 PM

FOX

Edward Jones Dome
Denver at San Francisco X 1:00 PM

CBS

Wembley Stadium
Green Bay at NY Jets X 1:00 PM

FOX

New Meadowlands Stadium
Tennessee at San Diego X 4:05 PM

CBS

Qualcomm Stadium
Tampa Bay at Arizona 4:15 PM

FOX

U of Phoenix Stadium
Minnesota at New England 4:15 PM

FOX

Gillette Stadium
Seattle at Oakland 4:15 PM

FOX

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Pittsburgh at New Orleans X 8:20 PM

NBC

Superdome
MON, NOV 1 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
Houston at Indianapolis 8:30 PM

ESPN

Lucas Oil Stadium

I saw three games last week, so let’s take a look at them and what lies ahead for them.

Packers at Jets: I knew someone would get shutout. I don’t think anyone thought it would be the Jets. Their second loss again happened by giving up nine points. That’s how tough the Jets are to beat; it’s a speed bump for them. The Packers did make a statement on the other hand. They beat one of the top 5 AFC teams today. Green Bay hopes to keep their momentum against Dallas. The Jets hope to bounce back against the Lions in Detroit.

Buccaneers at Cardinals: what a high scoring game, and a heartbreaker. Both teams left it all on the field, but Tampa Bay capitalized on Arizona’s mistakes. A game-ending interception caught by Tampa Bay sealed another victory. The Cardinals are in trouble but can bounce back against the Vikings. The Bucs will take on their AFC South rival Falcons.

Steelers at Saints: this was an old school game, with both teams playing under primetime lights. The Saints made a statement and also got their much needed victory. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is still trying to get the kinks out but seems to be back in almost rare form. They will try to get back to their winning ways against their rival Cincinnati Bengals. The Saints will try to beat their rival Carolina Panthers.

Denver, Jacksonville, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tennessee and Washington will enjoy their week off this Sunday. Washington will have time to figure out their personal issues, while Tennessee will enjoy drawing up plans with new WR Randy Moss. Here are my picks for this week. Remember the s.o. stands for the potential shutout game.

SUN, NOV 7 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
Arizona at Minnesota 1:00 PM

FOX

Metrodome
Chicago at Buffalo 1:00 PM

FOX

Rogers Centre
Tampa Bay at Atlanta 1:00 PM

FOX

Georgia Dome
NY Jets at Detroit 1:00 PM

CBS

Ford Field
New England at Cleveland 1:00 PM

CBS

Cleveland Browns Stadium
San Diego at Houston 1:00 PM

CBS

Reliant Stadium
Miami at Baltimore 1:00 PM

CBS

M&T Bank Stadium
New Orleans at Carolina 1:00 PM

FOX

Bank of America Stadium
NY Giants at Seattle (s.o.) 4:05 PM

FOX

Qwest Field
Indianapolis at Philadelphia 4:15 PM

CBS

Lincoln Financial Field
Kansas City at Oakland 4:15 PM

CBS

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Dallas at Green Bay 8:20 PM

NBC

Lambeau Field
MON, NOV 8 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 8:30 PM

ESPN

Paul Brown Stadium

Now let’s see what our Game of the Week is.

Game of the Week:

Our Game of the Week takes place in one of the roughest sports towns ever. The Indianapolis Colts take on the Philadelphia Eagles in a matinee showdown. The Eagles have some controversy with their starting quarterbacks. Whether it’s Kevin Kolb or Michael Vick, they find ways to win. Plus, DeSean Jackson returns from his concussion. Will he show any side effects from his time off?

On Indy’s side of the ball, they’ve rebounded by beating Houston. However, their offense is depleted. Dallas Clark is out for the season. Running Back Joseph Addai could miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury. Reggie Wayne is listed as probable with a hamstring problem. Yet as long as Peyton Manning is quarterback, the Colts seem to be set.

The defense is better on Philly’s side. The Colts’ main concern could be stopping Vick. Yet, both defenses aren’t exactly the most feared to worry about. Expect this game to be a high-scorer.

Prediction: Colts 35-33

Good luck with your teams this week, and see you next week.

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

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