NFL

NFL Week 9 2021: Picks and predictions for each game

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

We’ve reached the midway point of the football season, and it’s time for our Week 9 NFL picks, headlined by Patrick Mahomes hosting Aaron Rodgers.

As always, the odds are from our great partners at WynnBet.

Matchup
New York Jets
2-5
Indianapolis Colts
3-5
Thursday, Nov. 4
8:20 p.m ET
NFLN
IND -10.5

Who thought we’d be excited to see Mike White in primetime? Yet, here we are. The Jets feel frisky, while the Colts desperately need to win.

Pick: Indianapolis 28, New York 20

Matchup
Atlanta Falcons
3-4
New Orleans Saints
5-2
Sunday, Nov. 7
1 p.m ET
FOX
NO -6

The Falcons can definitely win this game with Jameis Winston out, but the Saints are a much better defensive team and so well-coached.

Pick: New Orleans 22, Atlanta 17

Matchup
Buffalo Bills
5-2
Jacksonville Jaguars
1-6
Sunday, Nov. 7
1 p.m ET
CBS
BUF -14

The Jaguars couldn’t beat Geno Smith with two weeks to prepare. They’re going to handle Josh Allen and the Bills this Sunday?

Pick: Buffalo 31, Jacksonville 16

Matchup
Cleveland Browns
4-4
Cincinnati Bengals
5-3
Sunday, Nov. 7
1 p.m ET
CBS
CIN -2.5

The Browns appear to be falling apart. Meanwhile, the Bengals have to be embarrassed and irate after losing to the Jets.

Pick: Cincinnati 32, Cleveland 24

Matchup
Denver Broncos
4-4
Dallas Cowboys
6-1
Sunday, Nov. 7
1 p.m ET
CBS
DAL -9.5

This is a mismatch. The Broncos don’t have the firepower to handle the Cowboys. Dak Prescott should have a big afternoon.

Pick: Dallas 30, Denver 18

Matchup
Houston Texans
1-7
Miami Dolphins
1-7
Sunday, Nov. 7
1 p.m ET
CBS
MIA -7

Who cares, this game is offensive to the sport.

Pick: Miami 20, Houston 14

Matchup
Las Vegas Raiders
5-2
New York Giants
2-6
Sunday, Nov. 7
1 p.m ET
CBS
LV -3

This isn’t an easy spot for the Raiders. Even though they have a huge rest advantage, they are dealing with the Henry Ruggs tragedy, and go cross-country for an early game. Still, Las Vegas is the superior team.

Pick: Las Vegas 23, New York 21

Matchup
Minnesota Vikings
3-4
Baltimore Ravens
5-2
Sunday, Nov. 7
1 p.m ET
FOX
BAL -6

This could go a million different ways. That said, Baltimore is the better team, at home, off a bye. The Ravens are also much better coached.

Pick: Baltimore 34, Minnesota 31

Matchup
New England Patriots
4-4
Carolina Panthers
4-4
Sunday, Nov. 7
1 p.m ET
CBS
NE -3.5

Big game for both teams. Huge chance to get to 5-4 on each side, trying to get into the playoffs. Which quarterback plays better?

Pick: New England 19, Carolina 17

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse