NFL 2021 Week 9 Picks

My pick: listed first. Home team: CAPS. Post-game comments in italics.

Cowboys -10 vs. BRONCOS ❌ — This is a terrible bet. Don’t make this bet. You should probably bet the Broncos with +10 points. But I’ve been betting Dallas all year and don’t want to jinx them.

Raiders -3 vs. GIANTS ❌ — Raiders are looking great post-Gruden and the Giants are still the Giants.

Chargers -1 vs. EAGLES ✅ — I think this line is exactly right, it’s a 50-50 bet, so I’m just betting against NFC East competitors.

CHIEFS -7 vs. Packers ❌ — I just don’t see how the Rodgers-less Packers can keep up with the Chiefs, no matter how middling the Chiefs’ offense have been so far.

Monday Night Football Bonus Pick:

STEELERS -7 vs. Bears ❌ – Not a terrible week thus far, at 1-3, but not good. That calls for a last-minute MNF bet. Point differential would suggest something like an 8-point spread on a neutral field. The game is in Pittsburgh. So -7 is looking good to me. It’s as simple as that.

Season to date (weeks 1–8): 32-26
This week: 1-4