2022 Week 9 NFL Picks
It’s quite possibly the best weather for a weekend I’ve ever experienced in November. Unfortunately, I work in a giant petri dish known as an elementary school. I can almost feel the germs that caused my disease crawling on me after that Kindergartener sneezed literally right on me. It’s grotesque to think about. Anyway, I’m not going to be as jovial as I usually am for these picks. I actually feel worse now than I did with Covid in August, but that’s a story for another day. Let’s see how the boys and I did in Week 8 before we take a look at Week 9.
Week 8 Records:
Blind Owl: 10-5
We did well last week. Of course the week I did great the Cowboy keeps pace. Let’s have a look at the totals
Blind Owl: 55-64-3
Whoa. One not so good week sent Brendawn from tied for first to third place. But it’s not like the Cowboy last year, he’s only 2 games back. We’re still really close. Obviously. But that’s as witty as I get today. Take a look at our picks for Week 9 while I go bathe in DayQuil and hopefully catch a nap.
PHI @ HOU: PHI -13.5
Blind Owl: I still like Davis Mills. The best thing going for him this week is he gets a long weekend. Philly wins by a lot.
Concret3Cowboy: Eagles I suppose? Don’t like big spreads but one team is at the top of the NFL and the other is at the bottom…
BrendawnoftheDead: Is it possible for a team to plead no contest? No? Ok, Eagles by a zillion then. One team is trying to win and is succeeding 100% of the time. The other… not so much.
IND @ NE: NE -5.5
Blind Owl: No Jonathan Taylor in this one. I honestly don’t think the Colts stand a chance here. The Patriots aren’t world beaters by any stretch, but Belichick will put together a good gameplan. New England will win by 10.
Concret3Cowboy: No JT and now Hines is in Buffalo. So who’s actually a part of this Colts offense? This has to be Frank Reich’s last season. They blamed it all on Wentz last season and now Ryan this season. The coach was a rebound after Josh McDaniels turned his plane around and stayed with New England a couple of seasons ago. Now the Raiders don’t look too good with him, so who’s to say the Colts lost there. I’ve been saying it all season, the Frank Reich experience has to be over if Irsay wants this team to do anything. I don’t know how I feel about New England's offense to cover here. They’ve been super hot or cold this season but I’ll take them here.
BrendawnoftheDead: I think the Patriots will win but I don't like the spread. The colts ran all over them a year ago, they can do it again if they commit to it. I don't know much about whoever is quarterbacking that team, maybe he will be better than Zach Wilson? Pats win but colts cover.
LAC @ ATL: LAC -3
Blind Owl: Other than my Broncos, the Chargers have been the worst good team in the league. That being said, they’re still a good team. The Falcons are not. I’m going with Herbert to light up the Dirty Birds.
Concret3Cowboy: Atlanta is coming off a tough divisional overtime win last week and the Chargers are coming off their bye. Expect a bit of an emotional let down from Atlanta here. The Chargers are about hype and no showing, it’s been that way for so long, but it's not like they have fans that they’ve let down. The Atlanta pass defense is the worst in the league, so the Chargers here.
BrendawnoftheDead: Atlanta has been surprisingly not awful this year. The Chargers are technically a good team but somehow feel underwhelming. Maybe it's the coach? Herbert should have a good day and that will be enough to win and cover.
MIA @ CHI: MIA -5
Blind Owl: Why did the Patriots have to make Justin Fields look good? He isn't’t good. He just runs around and eventually someone will be open. That’ll be proven in this one. Tua is in so I’ll take the Dolphins to go off offensively.
Concret3Cowboy: The Bears stink, they traded away their two best defensive players and got Fields a receiver. I don’t believe in the Dolphins being a true contender but they’ll dog walk the Bears here.
BrendawnoftheDead: Too many weapons for the fins, not enough help for Fields. Tough combo for da Bears… Dolphins by a TD.
CAR @ CIN: CIN -7
Blind Owl: The Cowboy I’m sure is on cloud nine right now. LSU beat Bama which explains why he may be a tad hungover this morning. That means he will undoubtedly be picking the Bengals in this one. So to keep pace with him, I’ll take them too. But I’m hesitant.
Concret3Cowboy: That LSU game was crazy last night, but I like Carolina to cover this game. They can run the ball well and they have a very stout defense. Cincy is weird this year and I no longer trust them.
BrendawnoftheDead: we're on to Cincinnati… in reverse because it is Cincinnati who needs to move on from last week's debatable. They will do just that and lay the smack down on Carolina.
GB @ DET: GB -3.5
Blind Owl: I said I’d never pick the Packers again this year, but it’s the Lions. Green Bay will win with a late TD.
Concret3Cowboy: Detroit is the underdog… you know the rules.
BrendawnoftheDead: I really want Detroit to do well but let's face it, there's no reason to believe that they will. GB is among the most mediocre NFL teams and got toyed with last week. Like seriously, Buffalo and Josh Allen were messing around for half the game. Mediocre beats bad though, so they win and cover.
BUF @ NYJ: BUF -12.5
Blind Owl: These big spreads haven’t been good to me this year. But, I’m sick and don’t want to talk myself into picking the Jets. So Bills.
Concret3Cowboy: Wilson just isn’t there yet, nor do I think he ever will be but that’s me. Hate big spreads but how can you pick against the Bills?
BrendawnoftheDead: JOSH ALLEN vs Zach motherf***ing Wilson… Josh Allen unless they are trying to pick up desperate housewives. Bills by 900
MIN @ WAS: MIN -3.5
Blind Owl: If only Heinicke was on a good team. Minnesota easily.
Concret3Cowboy: Vikings are a real contender, they’re getting better as the season goes which is expected with a new head coach. Kirk is a baller, and no you can see how much Zimmer was holding this offense back.
BrendawnoftheDead: I'm not comfortable picking Minnesota under any circumstance but I'm even less comfortable taking a team owned by Dan Snyder… Vikings win and cover.
LV @ JAX: LV -1.5
Blind Owl: I had to check this spread twice when I was putting the Google Doc together. I figured the Jags would be favored. That being said, I might’ve picked Jacksonville if they were favored, so I’ll obviously take the point and a half.
Concret3Cowboy: Jags cuz fuck the Raiders.
BrendawnoftheDead: I left this one up to the Gods and flipped a coin. Vegas because fate?
SEA @ ARI: ARI -2
Blind Owl: I hate Seattle and everything that city stands for. So I’m picking the Cardinals. Even though I don’t really trust them. Hatred is one of the best motivators.
Concret3Cowboy: Seattle because the rain is better than the desert.
BrendawnoftheDead: Seattle because their QB is less distracted by Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2…2? You know, the second one but it has the same name as the first one? I wonder if the model 1887's will make a comeback.
LAR @ TB: TB -3
Blind Owl: Never thought I’d say this but, ewww. Two mediocre teams squaring off in a lackluster battle. I’m wondering if Giselle got Brady’s talent in the divorce settlement? I’ll pick the Rams I guess. Hopefully this game puts me to sleep.
Concret3Cowboy: Rams because Brady only came back to have a lower divorce settlement if he’s under contract than if he was under that giant contract with NBC or whoever it was. Don’t say “Brady doesn’t need money,” bruh, the guy took the PPA loan from Covid for his TB12 garbage… People with money care about money.
BrendawnoftheDead: Both teams stink. I guess I'll pick the Rams because they seem to have a little more life in them.
TEN @ KC: KC -12.5
Blind Owl: NyQuil will have me unconscious (hopefully) long before this game kicks off. I won’t watch a second of it. Why would anyone want to watch Mahomes tear up the Titans defense anyways. King Henry will have a big game, only because the Chiefs will be playing prevent defense in the 4th quarter up by 28.
Concret3Cowboy: I’m going to reach a bit here and go with the Titans, why? Well, this game is either going to be a blowout or a close game that the Chiefs win. And it's boring if we all pick the same.
BrendawnoftheDead: That is a big boy spread. I'm going with it though. The Titans are absolutely not built to win a shootout. King Henry is a one man team, the Chiefs are not. KC is going to cover this one.
BAL @ NO: BAL -2.5
Blind Owl: Oh shit. I just realized it’s Brendawn’s birthday. As my gift to him I’ll fill out the chart for his picks, even though I’m diseased. That’s a good gift when he realizes how much effort I had to put in to just get these stupid picks done. Oh and the Ravens will win by 12.
Concret3Cowboy: Ravens because all of Who Dat nation is going to be hungover from that LSU win.
BrendawnoftheDead: 2.5!? Am I reading this right?? BAL by a ton. NO has no identity. On a side note, Michael Thomas's contract is a disaster. He doesn't want to play, just looking for excuses to sit out. Genius business move, but I don't know how any of his peers will ever be able to respect him as a football player ever again. Washington's RB got shot and only missed 4 games. This guy hurts his toe and is done for the year …wuss.