What’s more fun: Debating when the Patriots might lose or when the Dolphins might win? Not out of the question both those results could happen in Week 9 around the NFL.
Here’s a quick look at all the Week 9 matchups with Sports Interaction NFL odds. Games Sunday unless noted. Atlanta, Cincinnati, New Orleans and the LA Rams are on the bye.
NFL Week 9 Odds
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals, Thursday
Arizona won three games in all of 2018 and two of them were against the 49ers. The Cardinals are on an unlikely eight-game winning streak in the series. Both teams are much better than they were in 2018 with San Francisco still the NFC’s lone unbeaten and Arizona on the rise under rookie quarterback Kyler Murray.
Pick ATS: Arizona
Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Listed vs. instead of at because this game is a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff from London at Wembley Stadium. It’s the final London game of the 2019 season and the Jaguars are the designated home team. They scored just 10 total points in being swept by Houston last season. The Texans lost three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt to a season-ending injury in Sunday’s win over Oakland.
Pick ATS: Houston
Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills
Washington on extra rest after a 19-9 loss at Minnesota last Thursday. When will this team finally turn the offence over to rookie QB Dwayne Haskins? He did relieve Case Keenum against the Vikings, but it doesn’t sound like interim coach Bill Callahan is ready to start Haskins. Buffalo was exposed as a little bit of a fraud in Sunday’s 31-13 home loss to the Eagles. The Bills had just 253 yards and aren’t a good offensive team.
Pick ATS: Washington
Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs
Will the Chiefs get quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes back this week from a dislocated kneecap? He was supposed to miss around three games yet returned to practice last week and nearly played in a loss to Green Bay. Minnesota, meanwhile, is on a four-game winning streak and has the NFL rushing leader in Dalvin Cook.
Point spread: TBA (on Mahomes)
Pick ATS: TBA
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins
Miami on a short week after visiting Pittsburgh on Monday and it’s probably the last realistic chance the Dolphins have a chance to get their first win – we are assuming a loss to the Steelers – until they play the Jets again in Week 14. New York lost in Jacksonville on Sunday as QB Sam Darnold had three more interceptions but at least didn’t see “ghosts” this time.
Point spread: Jets -4.5 (could change depending on what happens Monday)
Pick ATS: Miami
Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles
Rematch of last season’s playoff game at Soldier Field in which the term “double-doink” became a part of every Bears fan’s vocabulary with former kicker Cody Parkey clanking a potential winning field goal once off an upright and then off the crossbar and missing as Chicago was upset. His replacement, Eddy Pineiro, missed the winning 41-yard field goal Sunday in a 17-16 home defeat to the Chargers. Philly snapped a two-game losing skid with a dominant win in Buffalo.
Pick ATS: Philadelphia
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers
Short week for the Steelers as they hosted Miami on Monday; presuming a win there, a victory here would get Pittsburgh to .500. Indianapolis won its third in a row Sunday, 15-13 over Denver. Adam Vinatieri, who nearly retired earlier this season because he was struggling so badly, made a 51-yard field goal with 22 seconds left.
Point spread: Pick’em (may change depending on what happens Monday)
Pick ATS: Pittsburgh
Tennessee Titans at Carolina Panthers
The Titans improved to 2-0 since benching starting quarterback Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill as they beat Tampa Bay 27-23 on Sunday. Tannehill threw the winning 8-yard TD pass to A.J. Brown with 6:55 remaining. Panthers backup QB Kyle Allen had been 5-0 in his young career, but his team was destroyed in San Francisco on Sunday. Not yet clear if former starter Cam Newton will be healthy enough to return this week.
Pick ATS: Carolina
Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders
No team in the league this year got a bigger raw deal from the schedule-makers than the Raiders as this is their first game in Oakland since way back on Sept. 15. The Raiders have played four on the road and one as the “home” team in London since then. Detroit snapped a three-game skid with Sunday’s 31-26 win over the Giants. Matthew Stafford continued arguably his best season in throwing for 342 yards and three touchdowns.
Pick ATS: Detroit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks
Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston continues to struggle for Tampa as he turned it over four more times in Sunday’s loss at Tennessee. Coach Bruce Arians hasn’t indicated he plans to bench Winston … yet. Seattle was a 27-20 winner in Atlanta on Sunday behind two TD passes from MVP candidate Russell Wilson.
Pick ATS: Seattle
Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos
Cleveland came out of its bye week and didn’t look very prepared in a 27-13 loss in New England, turning the ball over on three consecutive plays in the first quarter. Cleveland running back Nick Chubb became the first NFL player to fumble on consecutive plays from scrimmage since former Browns QB DeShone Kizer did it two years ago. The Broncos were 15-13 losers at the Colts, the third time this year Denver has lost on a last-second field goal.
Pick ATS: Cleveland
Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Chargers
Green Bay goes for the four-game sweep of AFC West teams as it was a 31-24 winner at Kansas City on Sunday night as MVP favourite Aaron Rodgers threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Aaron Jones caught two of them. The Chargers were largely dominated in Chicago but won 17-16 thanks to a missed field goal on the final play by the Bears.
Pick ATS: Los Angeles
New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens
The Sunday night game and clearly the marquee matchup of Week 9. For once, the Patriots aren’t playing some patsy as the Ravens are only the second team New England has faced that currently has a winning record. Baltimore has a bit of an advantage in coming off a bye week.
Pick ATS: Baltimore
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, Monday
Dallas comes off its bye week and looks for another season sweep of the Giants after a 35-17 home win in Week 1 behind 405 yards passing and four scores from Dak Prescott. Eli Manning was the Giants’ starting quarterback then but it’s now rookie Daniel Jones. New York enters on a four-game losing streak.
Pick ATS: Dallas