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Baltimore Beatdown Picks: Week 9

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Now into November, the NFL season is no longer young, and the margin for error continues to shrink with each passing week. To remain in contention for a postseason appearance, Week 9 is crucial for several teams across the league. All season, the Baltimore Beatdown staff is predicting who will emerge victorious every week. Readers can continue to vote for each matchup in the polls at the bottom of this article.

Current standings:

  1. Kyle A. (80-39)
  2. Frank (79-40)
  3. Sage (76-43)
  4. Readers (74-45)
  5. Jake and Vas (73-46)
  6. Zach (72-47)
  7. Kyle B. (71-48)
  8. Dustin (70-49)
  9. Logan (68-51)

An analysis of the Baltimore Beatdown staff picks

Consensus winners

  • The Bears will beat the Bills (CHI -10.0)
  • The Texans will defeat the Broncos at Mile High (DEN -1.0)
  • The Cowboys will get a win on Monday Night Football over the Titans (DAL -6.0)

Another week, another nightmare quarterback situation in Buffalo. The Bears are primed for an easy day, regardless of what replacement signal caller the Bills are left to depend on. Houston has won five straight and has not played since last Thursday, while Denver continues to sink to the bottom of the AFC West standings after being swept by Kansas City. Dallas is certainly not without flaws, but Tennessee has dropped their last three games, struggling behind an injured Marcus Mariota.

‘Lone wolf’ picks

  • Kyle A. is the only writer to select the Lions to defeat the Vikings (MIN -5.0)
  • Zach goes against the rest of the staff in selecting the Buccaneers to beat the Panthers (CAR -6.0)
  • Logan is alone in predicting the Browns to shock the Chiefs (KC -8.5)

The Vikings, headlined by Adam Thielen, have a top 10 offense, which should give the Lions 19th ranked defense fits. With Tampa Bay giving the keys back to Ryan Fitzpatrick, the lack of continuity should prove to hinder the team’s ability to defeat a divisional opponent on the road. The Browns fired Hue Jackson, turning the team over to Gregg Williams in the interim. While many are heralding the return of Mayfield vs. Mahomes, the Chiefs red hot offense should continue to roll.

Will the Ravens sweep Pittsburgh?

As the home team, Baltimore is slightly favored for their second game against the Steelers (BAL -3.0). However, only 22 percent of the Beatdown staff has chosen the Ravens to stop their losing streak this week. The Steelers have rebounded from a slow start to year, winning their last three contests. Pittsburgh arrives in Baltimore with the league’s fourth ranked offense, and Ben Roethlisberger and company will look to wear down a Ravens defense that gave up 36 points in Carolina last week and allowed Cam Newton to record a 116.9 passer rating, his highest mark on the year.

All writers’ picks can be found in the table below.

NFL Week 9 Picks

Games Kyle A. Frank Sage Jake Vasilis Zach Kyle B. Dustin Logan BB Readers
Games Kyle A. Frank Sage Jake Vasilis Zach Kyle B. Dustin Logan BB Readers
Raiders at 49ers Raiders Raiders 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers Raiders Raiders Raiders Vote
Steelers at Ravens Steelers Steelers Steelers Ravens Steelers Steelers Ravens Steelers Steelers Vote
Bears at Bills Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Vote
Buccaneers at Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Buccaneers Panthers Panthers Panthers Vote
Chiefs at Browns Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Browns Vote
Jets at Dolphins Dolphins Jets Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Jets Dolphins Jets Dolphins Vote
Lions at Vikings Lions Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vote
Falcons at Redskins Falcons Falcons Redskins Redskins Redskins Redskins Redskins Redskins Falcons Vote
Texans at Broncos Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Vote
Chargers at Seahawks Chargers Chargers Chargers Seahawks Seahawks Chargers Chargers Seahawks Seahawks Vote
Rams at Saints Rams Saints Rams Rams Saints Saints Rams Saints Saints Vote
Packers at Patriots Patriots Patriots Packers Patriots Patriots Packers Patriots Patriots Packers Vote
Titans at Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Vote
Week 8 Record 13-1 12-2 13-1 11-3 12-2 11-3 10-4 10-4 9-5 11-3
Season Record 80-39 79-40 76-43 73-46 73-46 72-47 71-48 70-49 68-51 74-45

Vote in the polls for all Week 9 games!

Poll

Who will win in Week 9: Raiders or 49ers?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Raiders
    (20 votes)
  • 63%
    49ers
    (35 votes)
55 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 9: Steelers or Ravens?

This poll is closed

  • 58%
    Steelers
    (134 votes)
  • 41%
    Ravens
    (96 votes)
230 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 9: Bears or Bills?

This poll is closed

  • 98%
    Bears
    (131 votes)
  • 1%
    Bills
    (2 votes)
133 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 9: Buccaneers or Panthers?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Buccaneers
    (17 votes)
  • 86%
    Panthers
    (113 votes)
130 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 9: Chiefs or Browns?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    Chiefs
    (119 votes)
  • 9%
    Browns
    (12 votes)
131 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 9: Jets or Dolphins?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Jets
    (32 votes)
  • 74%
    Dolphins
    (95 votes)
127 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 9: Lions or Vikings?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Lions
    (12 votes)
  • 90%
    Vikings
    (111 votes)
123 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 9: Falcons or Redskins?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Falcons
    (41 votes)
  • 66%
    Redskins
    (83 votes)
124 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 9: Texans or Broncos?

This poll is closed

  • 80%
    Texans
    (98 votes)
  • 19%
    Broncos
    (24 votes)
122 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 9: Chargers or Seahawks?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Chargers
    (64 votes)
  • 47%
    Seahawks
    (59 votes)
123 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 9: Rams or Saints?

This poll is closed

  • 48%
    Rams
    (60 votes)
  • 51%
    saints
    (64 votes)
124 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 9: Packers or Patriots?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Packers
    (43 votes)
  • 64%
    Patriots
    (78 votes)
121 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 9: Titans or Cowboys?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Titans
    (24 votes)
  • 79%
    Cowboys
    (93 votes)
117 votes total Vote Now