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NFL Week 9 Game-by-Game Picks

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Oct 29, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) takes the field before the start of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins (3-4) at New England Patriots (7-0)

Sunday 11/8 at 1:00PM EST

Is there even a question about who will win this game? Even if the Redskins play one of the best games of their 2015 season, the New England Patriots will still easily have the upper hand. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are playing like the greatest players of all time at their respective positions, and nothing seems to be able to stop this Patriots team. New England is on a rampage that could end in a second straight Super Bowl ring.

St. Louis Rams (3-4) at Minnesota Vikings (3-4)

Sunday 11/8 at 1:00PM EST

This is easily one of the hardest games of the week to pick, but I’m going to go ahead and take the St. Louis Rams over the Minnesota Vikings. Todd Gurley is running like a man possessed and the Rams’ defense is playing well enough to take care of any team in the NFL. St. Louis is on a nice two-game winning streak, but I could see it extending to as many as five straight games if the Rams can continue their hot streak.

Final. 14. 60. 24. 51

Green Bay Packers (6-1) at Carolina Panthers (7-0)

Sunday 11/8 at 1:00PM EST

I’m on upset alert this week. I already picked St. Louis to beat the Vikings in Minnesota, and I continue my upset picking rampage in Carolina. If the Packers could lose to a Broncos team with a weaker running game and an inferior quarterback than the Panthers, I believe they could lose to the Panthers as well. Aaron Rodgers has been fantastic this season, but don’t sleep on Cam Newton. He runs an offense completely devoid of weapons as if he’s throwing to Pro Bowl receivers out wide. And Carolina’s defense is nasty. I could be wrong, but I feel like I should take a few chances this week.

14. 49. 17. 87. Final

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