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NFL Week 9: What to watch


NFL Week 9: What to watch

CREATED Nov 6, 2011


Green Bay at San Diego - This game may have had a little more sizzle at the beginning of the season, but as long as the Packers are undefeated, they will remain must see TV. This will be the Chargers first home game in over a month, and they are looking to avenge back to back heartbreaking losses. The Packers, meanwhile, are coming off a bye.

Baltimore at Pittsburgh - This has become perhaps the fiercest rivalry in all of football. The Ravens torched the Steelers in week one, but since then, the Steelers have been on a roll. If it weren't for Aaron Rodgers incredible run, Ben Roethlisberger would be receiving MVP attention.

Chicago at Philadelphia - I have a feeling that one of these teams will reach the playoffs, but I don't think both will. The Eagles are playing better after a rough start, while the Bears are trying to catch the Lions and Packers in the NFC North.

New York Giants at New England - A pair of 5-2 teams will matchup at Gillette Stadium. Patriots fans will never forget what the Giants did to them in the Super Bowl. If Eli Manning is an elite a quarterback as he thinks he is, it's time to show it.

Tampa Bay at New Orleans - Both teams have suffered confusing losses this season, but this is still a crucial NFC South matchup between two teams fighting for division supremacy.

New York Jets at Buffalo - The Jets won a pair of games before their bye week, and now they face a road test against the AFC East leading Bills. A win for the Jets would jam up the division and make for an interesting second half of the season.



Cincinnati at Tennessee - Cam Newton has been electrifying for Carolina, but Bengals rookie QB Andy Dalton has engineered five wins for the surprising Bengals. If the Titans are serious about being a playoff team, Chris Johnson will need to wake from his season long slumber. Through seven games, Johnson has just 302 yards rushing.

San Francisco at Washington - What gives with the 49ers? They trail the Packers by just one game for the best record in football through seven games. They run the ball well, and play excellent defense - two outstanding qualities of successful playoff teams. The Redskins, meanwhile, are suffering from an identity crisis after a nice start.

Cleveland at Houston - The Browns are a boring team to watch, and the Texans are highly entertaining. Therefore, this game receives a neutral grade.



St. Louis at Arizona - Why a game between a pair of 1-6 teams would interest anyone is beyond me.

Denver at Oakland - No need to watch this game - you'll end up seeing more highlights of Tim Tebow and Carson Palmer to last a lifetime.

Seattle at Dallas - Two teams I absolutely do not believe in. I see that Tarvaris Jackson will start at QB for the Seahawks. Awesome.

Atlanta at Indianapolis - Historically, the Colts have had the Falcons number. I would imagine the misery ends today.