Some of the better games on the Week 9 NFL schedule will be seen in the afternoon matchups that include the Minnesota Vikings who head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys at 1pm ET. These two clubs have playoff caliber rosters and every win will count as the end of NFL season approaches.
In the late games the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the New England Patriots. This matchup will show us if the Steelers' defense is going to be able to stand up through the rest of the season or if is time to start rebuilding. One thing is known though... both Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger have the abilities to lead their team to a win in week 9 but the question marks surrounding their supporting cast will determine which team leaves the stadium with a W.
Other Week 9 NFL Games
|Thursday, October 31st, 2013|
|Time||Away||Home||Spread + Odds||Cable|
|8:25p ET||Cincinnati Bengals @ Miami Dolphins||CIN (-2.5)||More Lines|
|Sunday, November 3rd, 2013|
|1:00p ET||Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills||KC (-3)||More Lines|
|1:00p ET||San Diego Chargers @ Washington Redskins||Pick'Em||More Lines|
|1:00p ET||Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers||CAR (-7)||More Lines|
|1:00p ET||Minnesota Vikings @ Dallas Cowboys||DAL (-10)||More Lines|
|1:00p ET||Tennessee Titans @ St. Louis Rams||TEN (-2)||More Lines|
|1:00p ET||New Orleans Saints @ New York Jets||NO (-6)||More Lines|
|4:05p ET||Tampa Bay Bucs @ Seattle Seahawks||SEA (-16)||More Lines|
|4:05p ET||Philadelphia Eagles @ Oakland Raiders||N/A - OTB||More Lines|
|4:25p ET||Pittsburgh Steelers @ New England Patriots||NE (-6.5)||More Lines|
|4:25p ET||Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns||BAL (-2.5)||More Lines|
|8:30p ET||Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans||IND (-2.5)||More Lines|
|Monday, November 4th, 2013|
|8:30p ET||Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers||GB (-10.5)||More Lines|
Week 9 Byes: Giants, 49ers, Jaguars, Lions, Cardinals, Broncos
Thursday Night Football rolls into Miami for a matchup of the Dolphins verse the Cincinnati Bengals. Kickoff is set for 8:25pm ET on the NFL Network.
The Dolphins revamped their roster this off-season with visions of making the playoffs in 2013. The team signed veteran receiver Mike Wallace to bolster the offense and made multiple additions to the defense. The Bengals who made the playoffs last season used the draft to fill in the various needs and have the nucleus that could win the AFC North. All and all this matchup should be a good one to get week 9 started.
Sunday Night Football features the second year quarterback Andrew Luck is facing off against a Houston defense that ranks as one of the best in the NFL.
Last season the Colts finished second in the AFC South and took home one of the wild card spots in the AFC. The one team that stood in their way last year season was the Texans, who won the AFC South. Both of these clubs have good defenses, but it may come down to the quarterback battle between Luck and Matt Schaub.
This divisional matchup kicks off at 8:30pm ET on NBC.
Week 9 of the 2013 wraps up with an NFC North battle in Green Bay. And while winter weather may not yet play a factor in the 2013 National Football League schedule, the Chicago Bears will be in town for a matchup that beckons memories of past matchups played in some of the worst conditions imagineable. The oldest rivalry in professional football will signify the end of the first half of the regular season.
Aaron Rodgers will be relying on protection from the offense line in this matchup. Last season Rodgers got hit more than almost every quarterback in the league. The Packers used a pair of draft picks to draft Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin to provide the team a running game.
The Bears need their secondary with Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman to try and limit Rodgers big play capabilities.