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APC NFL Picks, Week 9: Split decision on Packers-Patriots

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Both the writers and readers of APC are right down the middle on whether the Packers can pull off a win.

New England Patriots v Green Bay Packers Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

It appears that last week’s two-point loss to the Los Angeles Rams has fans of the Green Bay Packers and our writers thinking that an upset of the New England Patriots is possible on Sunday night. In our readers’ FanPulse poll, we find a nearly-even point spread, while the writers picked Green Bay by the narrowest of margins at seven to six.

Are you feeling an upset brewing? Let us know in the comments.

APC Week 9 Picks

Game Tex Jason Peter Kris Bob Jon M Jordan Matub Mike Paul Shawn Wendi Zach APC Pick
Game Tex Jason Peter Kris Bob Jon M Jordan Matub Mike Paul Shawn Wendi Zach APC Pick
OAK @ SF OAK SF OAK SF OAK OAK SF SF SF SF OAK SF SF SF
PIT @ BAL BAL PIT BAL PIT BAL PIT PIT BAL PIT BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL
CHI @ BUF CHI CHI CHI CHI BUF CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI
TB @ CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR*
KC @ CLE KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC*
NYJ @ MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA
DET @ MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN DET MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN
ATL @ WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS ATL ATL WAS ATL ATL WAS WAS WAS WAS
HOU @ DEN HOU HOU DEN HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU
LAC @ SEA SEA LAC SEA SEA LAC LAC LAC LAC SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA
LAR @ NO LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR NO NO LAR NO LAR NO NO NO LAR
GB @ NE GB NE NE GB GB GB GB GB NE NE NE NE GB GB
TEN @ DAL TEN DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL

FanPulse Results

Packers fans and Pats fans are a little less than a touchdown apart in terms of their assessment of this game in FanPulse results. The average margin of victory according to the APC readers was a one-point Patriots win, while Pats Pulpit readers are predicting their team to win by six points instead.

The Vegas point spread currently sits at 5.5 points in favor of New England, so on the one hand, Packers fans are confident in Rodgers and company covering.

This week we have an interesting item from the surveys, tracking how the APC predictions have compared to the Packers’ actual results. In short...it’s not great. Of course, the biggest outliers were Green Bay’s losses to Washington and Detroit, which were both predicted as wins by a touchdown.

Finally, the APC confidence index stayed pretty much steady this week after the loss in Los Angeles, dropping just a few points from 32% to 29%.