NFL Week 9 Review

05 November 2019

Last updated: 03 February 2020 at 9:39 am

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The Good

The Bills had an easy cover against the Redskins pathetic version of an offense against with Haskins under center. The Panthers rolled on Tennessee behind another monster game from league MVP Christian McCaffrey. The Dolphins got into the win column against the Jets, who were inexplicably favored on the road. The Bucs covered the early week line and were not at risk against that line in overtime. If you were late to get to it, you got the most sickening beat of the week. After the underdog Bucs blew a 21-7 lead, the final play of regulation saw the Seahawks miss a short field goal that would have saw a Bucs cover no matter what the line was. Then finally once it got to overtime, the only negative outcome would be a Seahawks touchdown, which of course came to fruition. Here’s to hoping you got the early week line there.

The Bad

The Browns could not recover from early game defensive hiccups and lost to the Broncos and our play of the week failed. In amazing fashion, Browns safety Jermaine Whitehead was worse off the field than on the field on Sunday. After perhaps the worst missed tackle in the NFL all season allowing a long Noah Fant touchdown, he turned to social media to threaten fans and media in a racist and disgusting tirade. He was rightfully cut by the Browns on Monday. The Lions lost at Oakland despite a shining performance by the passing offense. The game came down to the final possession but the staff opted for a zero wide receiver set on the last play in a goal to go scenario and the play failed as the players who brought the offensive success watched from the sidelines. The Patriots came out flat in Baltimore on Sunday night and were unable to recover from the first quarter hole that was dug and lost outright.

The Unfortunate

The only qualifier for this section would be if you got a bad line on the Bucs this week.

4-3 on the Week 9 NFL picks in a worst case scenario outcome.


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