NFL Week 9 Picks 2017 NFL Predictions Week 9: Buffalo Bills 5-2-0 (-3) VS New York Jets 3-5-0, Indianapolis Colts 2-6-0 VS Houston Texans 3-4-0 (-12.5), Cincinnati Bengals 3-4-0 VS Jacksonville Jaguars 4-3-0 (-5), Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-5-0 VS New Orleans Saints 5-2-0 (-7), Los Angeles Rams 5-2-0 (-3.5) VS New York Giants 1-6-0, Atlanta Falcons 4-3-0 VS Carolina Panthers 5-3-0 (-2), Denver Broncos 3-4-0 VS Philadelphia Eagles 7-1-0 (-7), Baltimore Ravens 4-4-0 VS Tennessee Titans 4-3-0 (-5.5), Arizona Cardinals 3-4-0 (-2.5) VS San Francisco 49ers 0-8-0, Washington Redskins 3-4-0 VS Seattle Seahawks 5-2-0 (-7), Kansas City Chiefs 6-2-0 VS Dallas Cowboys 4-3-0 (-1.5), Oakland Raiders 3-5-0 (-3) VS Miami Dolphins 4-3-0, Detroit Lions 3-4-0 (-2) VS Green Bay Packers 4-3-0

2017 NFL Week 9 Predictions



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Chris Ransom Last Updated: November 1, 2017.



Buffalo Bills 5-2-0
Versus
New York Jets 3-5-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Buffalo Bills Will Win: LeSean McCoy had 0 rushing touchdowns heading into Buffalo's bye week. McCoy has been red hot since the bye week with back-to-back games of 100 rushing yards versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders. This is largely due to Cordy Glenn returning for Buffalo at left tackle. There are lots of Cordy Glenn rumors with the 2017 NFL Trade Deadline approaching, but I think it's all smoke and mirrors. Buffalo has a ton of momentum right now, but I think the Jets are the one team that has historically shown they can kill the Jets momentum.


Why the New York Jets Will Win: Josh McCown has been playing incredible football this season. You also have a lethal safety tandem led by rookies Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. These guys can limit how good Tyrod Taylor is with the deep passing game. The front 7 has to contain LeSean McCoy, but if they do, New York may end up doing just enough to win this game.


Prediction: Buffalo enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $150 dollars, the maximum bet is $170 dollars with the average gambler betting around $160 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43 points. I am taking New York to win and cover with the under.


Final Score Jets 21 Bills 16





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Indianapolis Colts 2-6-0
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Houston Texans 3-4-0


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Why the Indianapolis Colts Will Win: Indianapolis does not have Andrew Luck or Malik Hooker. Jack Mewhort is also injured at left guard. The Colts may move some players at the trade deadline too.


Why the Houston Texans Will Win: Julie'n Davenport played well at left tackle for Houston. The Bucknell rookie gave Deshaun Watson the blindside he needed. Houston's offense can click if Watson and Davenport continue to play like blue chip pieces in Houston.


Prediction: Houston enters as a 12.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $575 dollars, the maximum bet is $875 dollars with the average gambler betting around $725 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 48.5 points. I am taking Houston to win and cover with the under.


Final Score Texans 28 Colts 10





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Cincinnati Bengals 3-4-0
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Jacksonville Jaguars 4-3-0


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Why the Cincinnati Bengals Will Win: Cincinnati probably won't win this game. Jacksonville's phenomenal defense is coming off a bye week.


Why the Jacksonville Jaguars Will Win: Blake Bortles should continue to play at a high level. Leonard Fournette is playing like a rookie of the year candidate.


Prediction: Jacksonville enters as a 5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $200 dollars, the maximum bet is $240 dollars with the average gambler betting around $220 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 39.5 points. I like Jacksonville to win and Cincinnati cover with the over.


Final Score Jaguars 27 Bengals 23





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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-5-0
Versus
New Orleans Saints 5-2-0


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Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Win: Jameis Winston is facing a Saints team that relies heavily on Marshon Lattimore. I feel like the other playmakers on Tampa Bay will step up. This team knows their season is done if they don't win this week to get out of the funk they are in.


Why the New Orleans Saints Will Win: Drew Brees has the tools to carve this defense if he gets enough time in the pocket. Marshon Lattimore has the talent and skill set to blanket Mike Evans. Grimes is inactive again so Michael Thomas will go off in fantasy.


Prediction: New Orleans enters as a 7 point favorite. The minimum bet is $260 dollars, the maximum bet is $320 dollars with the average gambler betting around $290 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 50 points. I like New Orleans to win and Tampa Bay cover the spread with the under.


Final Score Saints 27 Buccaneers 24





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Los Angeles Rams 5-2-0
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New York Giants 1-6-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Los Angeles Rams Will Win: The Rams have the number two scoring offense in the NFL. I'm not sure anybody can stop the combination of Jared Goff and Todd Gurley at quarterback and running back. Multiple players on the Giants including Sterling Shepard, Justin Pugh, Weston Richburg, and Olivier Vernon are dealing with injuries. With Janoris Jenkins being suspended, that should put the Rams over the top this week.


Why the New York Giants Will Win: New York has Eli Manning. The offensive line has some issues and New York doesn't have Odell Beckham Jr. or Brandon Marshall so there may be some issues at wide receiver.


Prediction: Los Angeles enters as a 3.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $165 dollars, the maximum bet is $185 dollars with the average gambler betting around $175 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 42 points. I like Los Angeles to win and cover with the under.


Final Score Rams 21 Giants 13





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Atlanta Falcons 4-3-0
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Carolina Panthers 5-3-0


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Why the Atlanta Falcons Will Win: Matt Ryan has his weapons back. Without Ryan Kalil at center Dontari Poe and Grady Jarrett will do a better job getting pressure on Cam Newton.


Why the Carolina Panthers Will Win: Takkarist McKinley left the game injured last week. Cam Newton may have more time in the pocket now with Matt Kalil at left tackle. Both of these teams have formidable defenses, but for some reason I expect a shootout.


Prediction: Carolina enters as a 2 point favorite. The minimum bet is $110 dollars, the maximum bet is $130 dollars with the average gambler betting around $120 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43.5 points. I like Atlanta to win and cover with the over.


Final Score Falcons 27 Panthers 21





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Denver Broncos 3-4-0
Versus
Philadelphia Eagles 7-1-0


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Why the Denver Broncos Will Win: Denver will not have Emmanuel Sanders for the Eagles game. I love Philadelphia in this contest even without Jason Peters at left tackle. Denver can win if Von Miller and Shane Ray get pressure on Carson Wentz.


Why the Philadelphia Eagles Will Win: Philadelphia just got Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins. Philadelphia will get to test out Ajayi versus Miami.


Prediction: Philadelphia enters as a 7 point favorite. The minimum bet is $270 dollars, the maximum bet is $330 dollars with the average gambler betting around $300 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43 points. I like Philadelphia to win and cover with the under.


Final Score Eagles 21 Broncos 13





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Baltimore Ravens 4-4-0
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Tennessee Titans 4-3-0


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Why the Baltimore Ravens Will Win: Joe Flacco is questionable for this game. Baltimore has a stingy defense and is in the thick of the wild card hunt.


Why the Tennessee Titans Will Win: Tennessee was on a bye week in week 8. The Titans have had two weeks to prepare for a home game versus Baltimore. Their defense is much better than the Miami defense that Baltimore faced in week 8. Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan should get pressure on Flacco this weekend.


Prediction: Tennessee enters as a 5.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $210 dollars, the maximum bet is $250 dollars with the average gambler betting around $230 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43 points. I am taking Tennessee to win and cover with the over.


Final Score Titans 28 Ravens 17





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Arizona Cardinals 3-4-0
Versus
San Francisco 49ers 0-8-0


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Why the Arizona Cardinals Will Win: Arizona does not have Carson Palmer or David Johnson. I'm torn on this game to be honest since Arizona has a ton of injuries, but may have enough defensive talent to defeat the San Francisco 49ers.


Why the San Francisco 49ers Will Win: C.J. Beathard will start over Jimmy Garoppolo who the 49ers got in exchange for a second round pick. Left tackle Joe Staley, right tackle Trent Brown, and swing tackle Garrett Gilliam are all dealing with injuries at offensive tackle which is why Arizona should be favored heading into this game. This may be the only winnable game on the 49ers entire schedule so this feels like a toss up for that reason.


Prediction: Arizona enters as a 2.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $120 dollars, the maximum bet is $140 dollars with the average gambler betting around $130 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 39 points. I like San Francisco to win and cover the spread with the under.


Final Score 49ers 14 Cardinals 12





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Washington Redskins 3-4-0
Versus
Seattle Seahawks 5-2-0


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Bill Clinton's College Football Playoff Selection Special



  1. Alabama

    Alabama is the number one team again as Nick Saban is once again the biggest pimp in College Football.





  2. Georgia

    Three letters UGA.



  3. Previous Rank 3rd




  4. Ohio State

    Outside of Nick Saban the biggest pimp in College Football is Urban Meyer.



  5. Previous Rank Not Ranked




  6. Wisconsin

    I want to see Monica Lewinsky eat a Badgers balls like Thad Castle on Blue Mountain State.



  7. Previous Rank Not Ranked



Why the Washington Redskins Will Win: Washington won't have left tackle Trent Williams or tight end Jordan Reed. Niles Paul the backup tight end is also injured. That may limit the number of targets Kirk Cousins can throw to.


Why the Seattle Seahawks Will Win: Seattle got Duane Brown from Houston. This team now has a left tackle to protect Russell Wilson.


Prediction: Seattle enters as a 7 point favorite. The minimum bet is $270 dollars, the maximum bet is $330 dollars with the average gambler betting around $300 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 45 points. I like Seattle to win and cover with the under.


Final Score Seahawks 27 Redskins 17





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Kansas City Chiefs 6-2-0
Versus
Dallas Cowboys 4-3-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


The Dallas Cowboys are now 32-23 under Bill Lumbergh. Lumbergh enters year four as the Dallas Cowboys GM with a 1-2 record in the Playoffs after winning a playoff game in his first year as a GM.


Why the Kansas City Chiefs Will Win: Kansas City should run the ball at will. Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce should have huge games for Kansas City. Dallas will not have Ezekiel Elliott as his six game suspension begins.


Why the Dallas Cowboys Will Win: Dak Prescott has to rally Dallas to a victory. Dak will be one dimensional without Elliott.


Prediction: Dallas enters as a 1.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $105 dollars, the maximum bet is $125 dollars with the average gambler betting around $115 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 45. I like Kansas City to win and cover with the under.


Final Score Chiefs 28 Cowboys 3





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Oakland Raiders 3-5-0
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Miami Dolphins 4-3-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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  1. Brees Nutz 7-1

    Mitch Pabst owner of Brees Nutz dodged a bullet when Ezekiel Elliott avoided his suspension. It looked like Elliott's suspension would begin this week, but the judges ruled he'd be reinstated temporarily, and having Elliott could be the difference Mitch needs to defeat me. Using a first round keeper on Elliott and a tenth round keeper on Michael Thomas were brilliant decisions. Mitch was smart enough to bench Allen Robinson and drafted Drew Brees too. Mitch's favorite NFL team the New Orleans Saints is 45-2 and his 7-1 squad is probably a favorite to win this year.



  2. Previous Rank 2nd




  3. Anti Bantle 7-1

    Anti Bantle won the league three years ago. They have another 7-1 team. I'm favored to beat them and am lucky that Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and Antonio Brown are all on bye weeks.



  4. Previous Rank 3rd




  5. H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes 6-2

    H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes rebounded after losing following a 2-0 start. They knocked my team down to 1-3 and won again the following week before losing to Avengers last week. This team is 6-2 and is in great position.



  6. Previous Rank 4th




  7. Avengers 6-2

    Avengers went from first to fourth in one week. They still look like a playoff team with a three game lead over the final wild card due to having more overall points then my team.



  8. Previous Rank 1st




  9. Gangster Squad 4-4

    My team won despite having a majority of starters in the league this season on bye weeks and I'm 4-4. I am two games out of a playoff spot.





  10. Team Mouserat 4-4

    I recruited Mark Sciubba to the league this year after a spot opened up. He drafted well and defeated my team in week 1 thanks to drafting both Matthew Stafford and Tyrod Taylor having big weeks at quarterback. He won in week 3 and lost three in a row putting him at 2-4. Team Mouserat is now 4-4 with a two game winning streak.





  11. The Chosen Ones 3-5

    Our league commissioner kept drafting quarterbacks that got injured like Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill. Even David Johnson got injured. They began the year 0-4 and have won three in a row to make things interesting. They lost again though to fall to 3-5.





  12. TD Sprinkles 1-7

    Its like Flow from Progressive says "Sorry Jimmy Sprinkles are for winners."



  13. Previous Rank 9th




  14. Car RamRod 1-7

    Andrew Kermish one of the co hosts from our podcast is 1-7 to begin the year. His favorite College Football team Alabama is still unbeaten.



  15. Previous Rank 8th




  16. Taco Corp 1-7

    Taco Corp won their opener. They are currently on a 6 game losing streak dropping from fourth in the league after week 1 to worst in the league. It doesn't help that Odell Beckham Jr. the player they used a keeper on is out for the year.






Why the Oakland Raiders Will Win: Oakland has Derek Carr and a ton of weapons on offense. The Raiders have enough talent to outscore a formidable defense. Marshawn Lynch is returning from his suspension.


Why the Miami Dolphins Will Win: Miami traded Jay Ajayi to Philadelphia. The Dolphins may not be as motivated as Oakland. If Miami wins it is due to Oakland having a terrible coach in Del Rio and Miami having a fantastic coach in Gase.


Prediction: Oakland enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $135 dollars, the maximum bet is $155 dollars with the average gambler betting around $145 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 44 points. I like Oakland to win and cover with the under.


Final Score Raiders 20 Dolphins 10





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Detroit Lions 3-4-0
Versus
Green Bay Packers 4-3-0


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I just cannot stand ESPN's Monday Night Football Coverage. Monday Night Football On KDKA is back with Bob Pompieni, Mark Madden, and Andrew Filiponi. Tonight the gang is in Green Bay.


Pompieni: Welcome to Monday Night Football. Bob Pompieni along with Mark Madden and Andrew Filiponi covering ESPN Monday Night Football on KDKA from Lambeau Field. Mark what are your thoughts on this game?

Madden: Matthew Stafford wins. Aaron Rodgers is injured and I'm so happy I want to play a boom box and go nananana hey hey hey goodbye. Joe Buck can kiss my ass.

Filiponi: Detroit has a losing record. Green Bay is 0-2 since Rodgers got injured. I like Detroit.

Madden: Detroit wins.

Pompieni: Tonights game is brought to you by the Wisconsin Badgers. The only unbeaten team in the Big 10.

Madden: No Bob, tonights game is sponsored by the Green Bay Gamblers. The Green Bay Gamblers the USHL franchise are the only other sports team these Green Bay fans have.

Pompieni: Alright tonights game is brought to you by University of Wisconsin and the Green Bay Gamblers. We'll be back with kickoff after these commercial messages.



Why the Detroit Lions Will Win: Matthew Stafford should do just enough to win this game. I think the Lions put both NFC North teams at 4-4.


Why the Green Bay Packers Will Win: Brett Hundley faces a huge Monday Night test versus Detroit. I'm not sure he can do enough to win this game.


Prediction: Detroit enters as a 2 point favorite. The minimum bet is $110 dollars, the maximum bet is $130 dollars with the average gambler betting around $120 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43 points. The over or under on this game is 44 points. I like Detroit to win and cover with the under.


Final Score Lions 14 Packers 13





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