MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – What a week to be a sports fan! The Braves defeated the Houston Cheaters and won the World Series, hockey is in full swing and the NFL races are shaping up. Let’s get going with FREE NFL Picks, Notes, Key Week 9 Match-Ups.
The Vegas Raiders roll into the Steel Structure in the Meadowlands to take on the flailing New York Giants. While the Raiders are battling for the opportunity to pull away from the pack in the AFC West, Big Blew longs for a lead when the clock expires. Danny Dimes Jones will continue to be throwing to a collection of fill in receivers. Kadarius Toney and Darius Slayton are his primary targets . Kenny Golladay is listed as questionable. Jones is unfortunately the leading rusher to take the field against a beatable Raiders defense. Derek Carr has Josh Jacobs to hand off to along with Darren Waller to throw to. This is a winnable game for the Giants Defense if they put pressure on Carr. Turnovers will be the difference in this one. Raiders 20 Giants 17
Can the Cleveland Browns bounce back from the Odell Beckham Experience? Will Joe Burrow recover from losing to the Jets? Baker Mayfield has zero excuses left now that Beckham is out of the mix . The Browns opportunity here is dependent on the run. Nick Chubb and D’Ernest Johnson must dominate running the ball to keep Joe Burrow off the field. Burrow to Chase is a very dangerous combination. The Battle of Ohio will rest on the quarterbacks arm. I’m going with Joey Burrow. Bengals 28 Browns 21
Aaron Rodgers is an inoculated conscientious objector this week as the Packers take on the deflated Chiefs. One would think that this is the break that Patrick “ Kermit the Frog” Mahomes needs to get back into the win column. Jordan Love has the opportunity to show all the pundits that he can lead the Packers . Tough one to pick bit I’m going with Green Bay to add to the Chiefs misery. Green Bay 24 Kansas City 21
Life without King Henry changes the Titans complete game plan. Playing the Rams without Derrick Henry creates real challenges for Ryan Tannehill and his weak offensive line. Aaron Donald may have multiple sacks. Matt Stafford is living a dream this season surrounded by talent at every position. Rams 35 Titans 17
The Eagles host The Chargers in Killadelphia. Every reasonable mind would tell you to bet the Chargers . Justin Herbert is one of the best young arms in the league. Keenan Allen is as good as any wide out and is almost impossible to shut down. Austin Ekeler will have to put up solid numbers against the Iggles. Jalen Hurts ( and he does) will get eaten up by a strong Chargers front. Look for Bosa to go hunting in a very tight contest. Chargers 31 Eagles 24
Chime in all of you prognosticators and come back tomorrow for the MTM Rain Man, Junoir Blaber.