Week 9 of the NFL season is here. With a few surprises last week, many believe the season is still wide open for any team to prove they’re the top franchise. This week has a few exciting matchups that will grab fans’ attention. Here is a preview and betting odds for the Week 9 matchups.
New York Jets @ Indianapolis Colts (-10.5, 46.5)
Mike White showed out against the Bengals 😤
— ESPN (@espn) October 31, 2021
Last week’s story in the NFL was Jets backup QB Mike White coming out and destroying a good Bengals defense. White will get another shot under center on Thursday night when New York meets up with a shaku Indianapolis Colts team.
Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints (-5.5, 43.5)
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) November 2, 2021
New Orleans had the biggest win of Week 8, defeating the defending Super Bowl champions. In the process of victory, the team lost starting QB Jameis Winston to an ACL injury. The Saints will welcome another NFC South rival when the Falcons come to the Superdome on Sunday. The Saints will look to Trevor Siemian to lead the charge once more.
Denver Broncos @ Dallas Cowboys (-8)
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 3, 2021
The Dallas Cowboys have looked really good this season, while the Denver Broncos have looked really bad. The Broncos just shipped off the captain of their once Super Bowl-winning team, with Von Miller now in L.A. The Cowboys will look to roll in this one.
New England Patriots @ Carolina Panthers (+2.5, 43.5)
"This is the place we 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲."
Sights & sounds from a Sunday in LA. pic.twitter.com/WsJ3fOyemb
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 2, 2021
Don’t look now, but the New England Patriots are starting to show some fight. The Patriots sit two games back from the Buffalo Bills in the AFC East and are favored to bring home another victory on Sunday. The Panthers are continuing to struggle on offense as they are underdogs at home in this one.
Minnesota Vikings @ Baltimore Ravens (-5.5)
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 28, 2021
The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a bye week ready to take on anyone after their last outing resulted in an ugly 41-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Minnesota Vikings are still holding on to playoff hopes and looking to reach .500 once more. This clash is vital to the rest of the season for both teams.
Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5, 46)
It's Battle of Ohio Week! 😤
In 2004, Deltha O'Neal sealed a 58-48 Bengals victory in the highest-scoring game in AFC history. pic.twitter.com/b5m40zhOmw
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 3, 2021
If you asked fans about who would win The Battle of Ohio before the season, I’m sure even Bengals fans would have thought the Browns. Now the teams are opposites to what many thought how each would perform this year. Still expect this one to be exciting with the potential to be another offensive showdown.
Buffalo Bills @ Jacksonville Jaguars (+14, 49)
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) November 2, 2021
While the Detroit Lions are taking home the crown for the worst team in the NFC, the Jacksonville Jaguars are holding down the fort in the AFC. Urban Meyer and the Jaguars will welcome one of the best teams in the league to town when they face the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo being 14 point favorites is probably being too generous.
Houston Texans @ Miami Dolphins (-7, 46)
.@mikegesicki with the BIG gain!!
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) October 31, 2021
The Miami Dolphins and the Houston Texans have been married in the news cycle for most of the NFL season. The deal ultimately fell through with rumors about the Texans trying to move Deshaun Watson to Miami being heavy last week before the trade deadline. It would’ve been an interesting development if Watson was on the Miami sideline for this matchup.
Las Vegas Raiders @ New York Giants (+2.5, 47.5)
See you all next week 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Fs1ghj6T79
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) October 31, 2021
The Las Vegas Raiders once again have dominated the NFL news week and not for good reasons. The team is dealing with a heartbreaking situation that involved receiver Henry Ruggs being charged with a DUI that killed the person in the other vehicle. This team has been through so much already this season; it will be interesting to see if they are prepared for the game with the Giants.
Los Angeles Chargers @ Philadelphia Eagles (+2.5, 51.5)
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— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) November 2, 2021
The Chargers looked to be turning the corner a few weeks ago but have dropped their last two outings. The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a thrashing of the Detroit Lions in a game that the Eagles desperately needed. Two teams still in search of their identity will look to take the next step on Sunday.
Green Bay Packers @ Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5, 55.5)
How bout those Chiefs 🗣 pic.twitter.com/3xJ0sgHR3I
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 2, 2021
Fans have had this potential Super Bowl matchup circled since the schedules were released before the season. The Packers haven’t lost since Week One, while the Chiefs haven’t been the team that fans are accustomed to seeing. How this game didn’t get the Sunday night treatment is still a head-scratcher.
Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers (+2.5, 47.5)
Hit the field for Thursday Night Football in this week's episode of #CardinalsInFocus.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 31, 2021
The Arizona Cardinals are coming off their first loss of the season as they travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers. The Cardinals have looked like the team to beat for most of the season but proved last week that anyone can be beaten. The 49ers defense will have a tall task this weekend with a refocused Cardinals offense.
Tennessee Titans @ Los Angeles Rams (-6.5, 53.5)
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 2, 2021
This week, the rich got richer when the Los Angeles Rams acquired future Hall of Famer Von Miller from the Denver Broncos. Miller will join an already frightening defense alongside Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey. The Titans will have a completely different look on offense without Derrick Henry in the backfield. Ryan Tannehill could sure use your thoughts and prayers this weekend as the Rams pass rush will be on the prowl.
Chicago Bears @ Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5, 40.5)
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 3, 2021
Monday Night Football will treat fans with a matchup of two teams representing their black and blue divisions. The Bears and the Steelers are still fighting for respect and a playoff berth. Bears head coach Matt Nagy could be coaching for his job every game this season, and a win over Pittsburgh could relax the heat on his hot seat.