2013 Week 9 NFL Picks: Packers Beat Shorthanded Bears

Yeah, I know Clay isn't playing. This is an awesome sign anyway. - Doug Pensinger

We Packers writers are, shockingly, predicting that Green Bay will win this weekend against its biggest rival.

Welcome to another Thursday lunch hour, which of course means that we here at APC announce our picks for this weekend's games. Most of the games in week 9 have a pretty clear-cut favorite, which is reflected clearly in our picks for this week.

Tonight, the schedule kicks off with the Bengals at the Dolphins, who have been recently described as a team "in shambles". After that, there don't appear to be a number of compelling matchups, as the Watchability Index reflects; in fact, the "best" game according to that article is actually the Bears-Packers game on Monday night, despite the absence of numerous key players on both sides of the ball for both teams.

Now don't forget to get your own picks in for this week's APC Pick'em contest!

Acme Packing Company's Week 9 Picks

Game Tex Jason Josh Tony Dan Eric VCF Consensus
CIN @ MIA CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN
KC @ BUF KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC
ATL @ CAR ATL CAR CAR ATL CAR CAR CAR CAR
MIN @ DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL
NO @ NYJ NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
SD @ WAS WAS SD WAS SD WAS SD WAS WAS
TEN @ STL TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN
PHI @ OAK PHI OAK PHI OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK
TB @ SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA
BAL @ CLE BAL CLE BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL
PIT @ NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
IND @ HOU IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND
CHI @ GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB

There's no big surprise here - all seven of us Packers writers picked Green Bay to defeat Chicago. The Packers are currently favored by 11 points, the second-highest spread of the week. Only the Seahawks are favored by more, with a 17-point spread on their home game against the winless Buccaneers.

The most interesting game for our picks is the Chargers-Redskins game, which was split pretty evenly. Otherwise, nine of the 13 games on this week's schedule had winners chosen unanimously: the Bengals, Chiefs, Cowboys, Saints, Titans, Seahawks, Patriots, Colts, and Packers.

As for the overall standings, there was once again little movement. Eric and Tex led the way, going 11-2 in their picks, but everyone else went 10-3. All in all, week 8 was pretty kind to the APC crew.

Author Overall Last Week
Eric 82-38 11-2
Jason 79-41 10-3
VCF 78-42 10-3
Josh 76-44 10-3
Tony 76-44 10-3
Dan 76-44 10-3
Tex 74-46 11-2
CONSENSUS 78-42 10-3

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