Here are the Week 9 NFL Picks. The Back-Up Couch Potato has hit a minor slump. In her defense it has been an unpredictable NFL season thus far. Who would have thought that the Oakland Raiders would be in the playoff hunt at this point in the season. Who would have thought that the Cowboys and Vikings would be in contention to land the first pick in next years draft. This week saw two former high profile players fall from grace and land on the NFL waiver wire. Randy Moss landed in Tennessee and Shawn Merriman is now a Buffalo Bill. It would be a safe bet to assume that after the season both players will be wearing new uniforms. Anyway here are the picks!
Tampa Bay at Atlanta 1:00 PM
Analysis: The young Bucs are developing into a well rounded young team. However they will struggle against one of the NFC’s top teams in the Atlanta Falcons. The balanced attack of Turner and Roddy White should keep the Tampa Bay defense on their toes. In the end Atlanta will hold down the fort at home and log another win on an impressive season.
Chicago at Buffalo 1:00 PM
Analysis: It’s not that we want to pull for Jay Cutler but against the Bills he has left us no choice. The Bills are still searching for a much needed win. Cutler and the Bears offense should handle the Bills easily… If Chicago can’t pull this one out then we will treat Cutler like that “Head Coach” for the Cowboys that shall remain nameless for the time being. Until he is fired at least.
New England at Cleveland 1:00 PM
Pick: New England
Analysis: The Browns surprised EVERYBODY a couple weeks ago when they stunned the Saints. Colt McCoy did not surpass 100 yards for the Browns passing game against the Saints D. We predict he will get over that hundred yards but that will be the only positive. We expect the Pats to swallow up the abysmal Browns and spit out their pride in a landslide win.
NY Jets at Detroit 1:00 PM
Pick: NY Jets
Analysis: Sanchez should rally the troops and get that Jets back into the winning spirit after suffering a loss to the Packers last week in a defensive battle. The Jets should hit their groove and put together a well executed offensive performance. Don’t expect another 4 TD performance from Matt Stafford this week by the way.
New Orleans at Carolina 1:00 PM
Pick: New Orleans
Analysis: Drew Brees showed signs of returning to his normal self after last week. The Panthers are having a season that they would like to forget. John Fox is a great coach and it isn’t his fault that the Panthers struggling mightily. Expect 2010 to be John Fox’s last in Carolina.
Miami at Baltimore 1:00 PM
Analysis: Miami is too inconsistent to pick them against the Ravens. Balitmore is far more balanced and should be able to easily defeat the Dolphins in a much needed win at home. Joe Flacco’s “guido” haricut should be the determining factor in this one.
San Diego at Houston 1:00 PM
Pick: San Diego
Analysis: The Meat Locker will not elaborate on this pick. We continue to pick the Chargers and they continue to disappoint. Don’t make us look stupid Norv Turner!
Arizona at Minnesota 1:00 PM
Analysis: A moral victory is in line for Vikings. Brett Favre is wishing he stayed in his back yard tossing the ball around with his buddies and driving his tractor around his million acres of land like the Wrangler commercials. This season is not what he signed up for. We’ll give you this one Brett.
NY Giants at Seattle 4:05 PM
Pick: NY Giants
Analysis: Charlie Whitehurst gets the start for the Seahawks and leaves with a loss in his first NFL start. Whitehurst is the highest paid back-up QB in the league. He should develop into a decent QB but the Giants will give him a taste of what the NFL is all about.
Indianapolis at Philadelphia 4:15 PM (Upset Pick)
Analysis: Bottom line… Vick comes back rusty and Manning finds a way to win. Andy Reid is going to question why Kevin Kolb is not his starter still.
Kansas City at Oakland 4:15 PM
Pick: Kansas City
Analysis: KC is the surprise team of the year with Oakland a close second. The Chiefs will stay atop the AFC West and take care of the Raiders for a nice victory on the road.
Dallas at Green Bay 8:20 PM
Pick: Green Bay
Analysis: Green Bay is proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the NFC. They have demonstrated that they are the clear favorite in the NFC at this point. They will continue to roll leave the Cowboys in their wake.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 8:30 PM
Analysis: Pittsburgh bounces back after a tough loss last week. The Bengals are desperate for a win but they won’t be able to pull it out against a talented Pitt defense. James Harrison is facing his second huge fine of the season after another rough hit on the QB. We don’t expect him to slow down at all and put Carson Palmer on his butt a few times.