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Well, Dan and I both went for the Eagles on Thursday and paid the price for it with a loss to start week nine with the Eagles winning, but not quite by enough for us to cover. That’s particularly frustrating for me as Dan has continued to reel me in as I seem to have lost my early season form, but fingers crossed I can stop the bleeding soon.

Gee:Week 8:  6 – 9Overall:  63 – 60
Dan:Week 8:  8 – 7Overall:  57 – 66

Survivor Competition

Dan was tripped up last week by going for the Jets against the Patriots, which to me was always a bit of a bold choice and I was able to then equalise with the Eagles beating the Steelers. This week Dan is understandably backing the Dolphins to beat the Bears, whilst my best option seems to be the Patriots welcoming the Colts.

Current Score

Gee: 4
Dan: 4

Week 9 Selection:

Gee:    Dolphins @ Bears
Dan:    Colts @ Patriots

Early Games:

The Bengals definitely need to turn things around this week, and the line is surprisingly high considering the injury even if the Panthers are strugglig. The Vikings visiting Washington could be surprisingly competitive whilst the game of the early slate could well be the Chargers visiting the Falcons.

Chargers @ Falcons (+2.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Falcons
Dan’s Pick:      Chargers

Dolphins @ Bears (+4.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Dolphins
Dan’s Pick:      Dolphins

Panthers @ Bengals (-8.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Panthers
Dan’s Pick:      Bengals

Packers @ Lions (+3.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Lions
Dan’s Pick:      Pakers

Colts @ Patriots (-5.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Colts
Dan’s Pick:      Colts

Bills @ Jets (+13.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Jets
Dan’s Pick:      Jets

Vikings @ Washington (+3.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Washington
Dan’s Pick:      Vikings

Late Games:

Both the Rams and the Buccaneers look so different from last season and are really struggling whilst the Seahawks visiting the Cardinals is probably the pick of these games. The promise of the first couple of weeks faded quickly for the Jaguars whilst the Raiders have really struggled all season and who knows what will happen this week.

Raiders @ Jaguars (+1.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Raiders
Dan’s Pick:      Jaguars

Seahawks @ Cardinals (-1.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Seahawks
Dan’s Pick:      Seahawks

Rams @ Buccaneers (-3.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Rams
Dan’s Pick:      Rams

Sunday Night Football:

Titans @ Chiefs (-10.5)

This line is just way too big for me. The Chiefs are good, but the Titans have he knack for winning even if it is ugly, which is down to head coach Mike Vrabel and even if the Chiefs are at home I’m not sure I see them winning by eleven.

Gee’s Pick:      Titans
Dan’s Pick:      Titans

Monday Night Football

Ravens @ Saints (+3.5

The week finishes with a Ravens team who are trying to catch up with the best in the AFC by adding Roquan Smith to their defence but who still feel a level behind the Chiefs and Bills because of their offence. The Saints are still competitive in their division but have not been convincing as much as I’m happy to see Andy Dalton playing. The numbers say Saints eve if it feels a bit bold to me.

Gee’s Pick:      Saints
Dan’s Pick:      Saints