Fourteen games on the docket for Week 9, but this NFL slate will have trouble matching the late heroics (and surprises) from last Sunday ...
... some of which put my Week 8 picks in flux. The Dallas Cowboys' comeback-turned-crushing-defeat, the Cleveland Browns' ability to hold on till the bitter end and Matt Stafford's late flurry equaled three L's for this prognosticator. Still carried a winning record for the week, but it was no 12-1.
What's the one game I'm certain to get wrong in Week 9 (seeing as a 14-0 showing is surely a pipe dream)? Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins. Hit that game right, and it's a pickapalooza. Otherwise ... Who knows? What you should know is that Carolina has competed in every game and isn't losing by much. Ron Rivera's team can't compensate for the big mistakes. Take a gander below to see my forecast for that game and every other one on your football plate this week.
Elliot Harrison went 8-6 on his predictions for Week 8, giving him a 48-22 record since taking over this space in Week 4. How will he fare in Week 9? His picks are below, with home teams listed second:
*Yes, this is clearly the man's favorite clause.