2013 Week 9 NFL Picks November 2, 2013  |  Neil Parker


Our 2013 Week 9 NFL Picks are all set after our bye last week.

Again, as always Jon Collins is back with his weekly contributions and Jason Willan has his Survivor Picks too.

Time to roll out the 2013 Week 9 NFL Picks folks.

 

2013 Week 9 NFL Picks

 

2013 Week 9 NFL Picks: Neil’s Three and Out

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Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys can score points, play defense, win most games and are a strong team when playing at  AT&T Stadium. Their shortcomings have been on display enough already this season, but they’re still better than the Vikings. A lot better.

The Vikings were able to play some teams close to begin the season, but they’ve been bad, beating only the lowly Steelers thus far. Defensively, they’re horrible, offensively, they can’t keep up and their best weapon isn’t 100% healthy.

The spread is 10.5 as it stands, which is large. However, the Cowboys haven’t lost to teams they should beat, so expect them to move to 5-4 this week.

Hope Dallas isn’t looking ahead to the Saints and you can get the spread in at 10.

 

New Orleans Saints at New York Jets 

The Jets have put together a solid run through 8 games and enter this one .500 on the season. Their recent blowout loss to the Bengals, came after an upset over the Patriots. They’re a tough team to gage at this point.

Their opponents aren’t. The Saints only loss came on a last second play and they’ve put at least 30 on the scoreboard in 4 of their last 5. They can air it out with the best of them and should be able to cover any spread under a touchdown.

As long as the Saints don’t beat themselves they’ll be fine. The Jets got torched through the air last week and Mr. Drew Brees and company bring a nearly unstoppable offense. Expect another 30 point outing from their offense and another solid effort from their defense.

Get your action in on the Saints before the spread gets over a touchdown.

 

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns

The Ravens dropped two straight heading into their bye last week, so their break couldn’t have come soon enough. The Browns have hung around games and hold a respectable 3-5 record, all things considered, especially pushing the undefeated Chiefs to the brink last week.

The Browns have only posted 20 points twice all season and have relied on their strong defense. Now on their third Quarterback the trend should continue. One of their scores last week was a gimmick play and they stumbled when the game was on the line.

The Ravens will be rested and prepared for this one. They have beat the Browns in 10 straight and have only given up 4 passing touchdowns in their past 6 games. Look for the champs to get things turned in the right direction Sunday.

Ravens by at least a Field Goal.

 

 

2013 Week 9 NFL Picks: Jon’s Set the Spread

 

We all overbet the Chiefs together, last week, which hurts big in a self-set-spread pool but we’re looking to move on with a similarly ambitious bet in Week 9. This week, I’m on the Packers by a healthy nine points against the Bears.

I know that Josh McCown and co. fought valiantly against Washington two weeks ago, and that the Bears have had an extra week to prepare for an in-division game, but, I also know they aren’t prepared to stop Green Bay’s impressive offense with a defensive corps that has been struggling in recent weeks.
Last week, facing a division rival in prime time the Packers scored on every possession (save kneel downs and the like). This week, while Chicago may be able to muster a stop or two, Rodgers and his receivers will again have their way with the opposition. More than that, though, Eddie Lacy is the deciding factor in this contest. With 108 touches over the past month Lacy has been both workhorse and wrecking ball for the Pack. With Lacy operating against a Bears defense that is giving up four yards a pop on the ground and 117 yards per game, expect the Packers to see a lot of ‘third and manageable’ situations. They’re converting more than 50% of their third downs over the last three games and 46% on the season – good for third best in the league – and are facing a defense that gives up a new set of downs at the 5th highest rate in the league.
Fun fact: Running Backs have scored more than one touhdown (rushing or receiving) in each of Chicago’s last three games. Lacy is in for a big one as the Packers roll over a struggling Bears D that won’t be able to keep up on offense without Jay Cutler.
The Packers are 8-2 in their last 10 against the Bears, including wins in six straight and with three of the last four games being won by more than this number… the other game was an eight point Packer victory.

 

Remember to get me your picks for next week, good luck and thanks for checking out our 2013 Week 9 NFL Picks.

 

“Real” “Fake” Football Predictions- LTU Style

 

Lock of the Week

Carolina Panthers over the Atlanta Falcons

The Seahawks beating the Bucs is the obvious pick here, but I don’t want to make it too easy on myself. The Panthers are hot right now and Cam Newton is playing with a lot of confidence. The Falcons are an absolute mess right now and got demolished by the lowly Cardinals last week. The game is in Carolina as well. Lock this one up men! Panthers 31, Falcons 17.

 

Toss Up of the Week

Tennessee Titans vs. the St. Louis Rams

This game is being treated like a rivalry game as longtime Titans coach Jeff Fisher is now manning the Rams sideline. Oh, and Cortland Finnegan followed his coach as well. This game should feature a lot of runs and some heavy hitting. I really like the Titans this week and that is mainly because of Kellen Clemens. The Rams played spirited last week at home against the Seahawks and they could potentially do the same thing this Sunday. The difference in this game will come down to the quarterbacks. I’ll take Jake Locker in the 4th over Kellen Clemens. Titans 24, Rams 20.

 

Upset of the Week

Washington Redskins over the San Diego Chargers

The Redskins were making a believer out of me when they went up 21 to 7 on Denver last week, but then the 35 unanswered points came. The Redskins looked very good in a win over Chicago game two weeks ago and almost pulled off a major upset last week. Robert Griffin is running more and that has helped open up the run game for Alfred Morris. The Redskins defense isn’t very good, but they seem to be very opportunistic with 5 defensive scores already this year. I don’t like west coast teams traveling east and vice versa. Well San Diego is making that long road trip this Sunday and I am not expecting them to have a fun flight home. Redskins 31, Chargers 28

Have beef with my picks? Let me know on Twitter @fantasy_schnerd.

 

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