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PSF NFL Weekly Pick’em: Week 9 Preview, Predictions, and Analysis

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates after throwing his 500th career touchdown pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Welcome back to the ninth edition of the extravagant PSF NFL Weekly Pick’em. Week 8 was an absolute slugfest for most of our writers, and they’ll look to continue their hot streaks on the stretch run as we head into Week 9 and beyond. We learned a lot in Week 8, including how good the Texans might really be, the Redskins are a sure fire contender, and the Saints-Rams game has a potential to be the game of the year. Hue Jackson and Todd Haley were fired as the Browns have been skidding down the AFC North standings as of late. The trade deadline was pretty fun as well, with Golden Tate being shipped to the Eagles, Demaryius Thomas headed to Houston, as well as many more trades. But as we head into the second half of the season and beyond, the theme of high-powered offense is starting to become the norm of this 2018 NFL season.

The PSF NFL pick’em crew is in its second season, with a few new faces, a new indefinite leader, and some of your favorite pickers. Without further ado, let’s meet everyone on the crew. Be sure to check them out on twitter and give everybody a follow. They’re genuinely great people and are worth a follow.

  • Tristan Beckmann (@TBeckmann24)
  • Chris Chastain (@ChrisC_01)
  • Ian Cusick (@IanMCusick)
  • Eric Jensen (@eric18utah)
  • Alex Levin (@TubaDeus)
  • Alex (@ProSportsFandom)
  • Brian Willis (@RealBrianWillis)
  • Tim (@ObstructedView2)

And before we start, I’m going to remind you of the format used in the pick’em. Each week of the season, the crew will pick every NFL games and we will publish our picks on Pro Sports Fandom. At the conclusion of the week, we will calculate the results and update our standings. At the end of the season, the picker with the best overall record will be crowned as the PSF NFL Pick’em Champion. Here’s the updated standings through six weeks of action!

STANDINGS:

1. Tristan Beckmann (76-44)

2. Brian Willis (75-45)

3. Ian Cusick (73-47)

T4. Obstructed Viewer (72-48)

T4. Alex Levin (72-48)

6. Chris Chastain (71-49)

7. Pro Sports Fandom (65-45)

8. Eric Jensen (62-58)

Let’s start off with the game picks that everyone agreed on for the week 9 games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Chicago Bears over Buffalo Bills.

Carolina Panthers over Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Minnesota Vikings over Detroit Lions.

Dallas Cowboys over Tennessee Titans.

Now let’s see the game picks that mostly everyone agreed on for the ninth week of games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Oakland Raiders over San Francisco 49ers. Brian Willis and Obstructed Viewer were the only writers who picked the 49ers to win.

Kansas City Chiefs over Cleveland Browns. Chris Chastain was the only writer who picked the Browns to win.

Miami Dolphins over New York Jets. Eric Jensen and Chris Chastain were the only writers who picked the Jets to win.

Los Angeles Chargers over Seattle Seahawks. Tristan Beckmann was the only writer who picked the Seahawks to win.

Houston Texans over Denver Broncos. Tristan Beckmann was the only writer who picked the Broncos to win.

New England Patriots over Green Bay Packers. Eric Jensen was the only writer who picked the Packers to win.

Now let’s see the game picks that the group had mixed opinions on for week 9’s games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Pittsburgh Steelers over Baltimore Ravens. Alex Levin, Ian Cusick, and Chris Chastain all picked the Ravens to win.

Atlanta Falcons over Washington Redskins. Ian Cusick, Eric Jensen, and Brian Willis all picked the Redskins to win.

The writers split on the Los Angeles Rams @ New Orleans Saints. Tristan Beckmann, Alex Levin, Brian Willis, and Obstructed Viewer all picked the Saints to win.

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