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.
Acme Packing Company's Week 9 Picks
|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.
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