2016 Week 9 NFL Picks
By the Football Garbage Time StaffIf you followed last year, you won over 60% of your picks, and we aim to do even better this year. We’re off to a decent start, so without further to do, here we go:
Week 9 Games
Ha Kung Wong’s Picks
Ha Kung’s Thoughts:
As I mention every week, copy my picks and you can thank me later. If you like winning, I think I can help.
Also, just because we love competition here at Football Garbage Time, we’re once again going heads up against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks. In Week 8, we beat the Urban Sports Scene team, leaving us at 4-1-3:
— Wally aka Waleo USS (@UrbanSportScene) November 2, 2016
They’re awesome competitors, and they KNOW their sports, so keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because we’ll be picking all season all long!
Scott King’s Picks
Joanne Kong’s Picks
Joanne Kong’s Comments:
Philadelphia Eagles (4-3) @ New York Giants (4-3)
With the Dallas Cowboys in first place in the NFC East by two games and the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins all tied 4-3, the post-season is still up for grabs, making the second half of the season significant for this division.
The Giants are coming off a bye-week after back-to-back wins, while the Eagles are coming off a hard loss to the Cowboys.
The Eagles have won the past four match-ups with the Giants. Of course, this is a new system and somewhat of a new team under new head coach Ben McAdoo. And, rookie quarterback, Carson Wentz, will be facing the Giants for the first time this season. Luckily for the Philadelphia defense, the Giants offense have been, how should I put it, terrible. The Giants are last in the league in time of ball possession, making the Giants defense overworked and inefficient.
What the Giants need to do to win. It’s the same story every week. The problem lies with the Giants offense. Quarterback, Eli Manning has thrown for 1984 passing yards, 8 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. His front line has allowed 10 sacks. He’s had difficulties connecting with his receivers. The offense has had difficulty with the ground game. They seem to be allergic to converting first downs. Unfortunately, these problems can’t be fixed over a bye-week. The pressure will be on facing this Eagles defense. The Eagles have totaled 22 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 which was returned for a touchdown, and 10 forced fumbles.
Wentz has only been intercepted 3 times this season. The Giants will need to keep the pressure on Wentz. It’s easier said than done. The Giants have only 9 sacks this season, 6 interceptions and 6 forced fumbled.
I’m going to give this win to the New York Giants. The Giants have had 2 weeks to prepare to prevent another loss to the Eagles. And, five losses in a row to a divisional team will sting like lemon juice on a paper cut.
Jason Johnson’s Picks
Ryan Whitfield’s Picks
Ha Kung will continue to tell you to listen to him for your weekly picks. Unfortunately he’s only a tick above .500. Just one game out of first, this is the week I take back my first place crown, so listen up.
Dallas and the growing of legend of Prescott add another W this week as Cleveland suffers another loss this week.
Kansas City will put the final nail in the coffin for those of us who were dumb enough to buy in on the Jaguars this year… don’t worry my hand is raised high.
New Orleans will continue to improve and try and keep pace with the Falcons, I swear Matt Ryan’s second half collapse is coming any day now.
And Big Ben will return in time to beat division rival Baltimore and save the Steelers’ season.
Joey Alibro’s Picks
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