Scout.com Week 9 NFL Picks

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Former pro scout Tom Marino takes a look at the lineup of NFL games for Week 9 and makes his picks. Check out his predictions and then talk about them on your favorite team's fan forum!

NFL Week 9 Picks
Last Week: 8-5   Season: 73-43
If the Falcons are going to win another contest, they may not get a better chance than this week versus the offensively challenged 49ers.
Pick:  Falcons
Carson Palmer is capable of taking over a football game, but I look for the Bills to be sky-high for this one.
Pick: Bills
I don't think the Broncos on the road can match up against the high-flying Lions. Kitna, who was ridiculed for his preseason prediction of 10 wins, is halfway there.
Pick: Lions
Today's upset special.  The Packers and Bret Favre have never fared well versus the Chiefs, particularly in Arrowhead Stadium.
Pick: Chiefs
The Vikings' lack of offensive balance is no match for a Chargers teams that has just started to hit its stride.
Pick: Chargers
Both teams are hot, but look for the Jaguars apply too much defensive pressure and essentially shut down the Saints on the road.
Pick: Jaguars
Unless the Redskins are shell-shocked from last week's butt-kicking, look for them to rebound this week against a hapless Jets squad.
Pick: Redskins
In a game that features two solid defensive units, the gang from Nashville has a decided edge on the offensive side of the ball.
Pick: Titans
Look for the Bucs to rebound versus a Cardinals team that has struggled to win on the road. One has to admire the veteran Warner's courage, but the offense has struggled.
Pick: Buccaneers
Although the Seahawks have not run the ball effectively in 2007, look for Alexander to get on track against a very ordinary Browns defense.
Pick: Seahawks
Betting against Manning and the defending Super Bowl Champions at home -- I must be crazy. Patriots need to score quickly and take the Colts out of their game plan.
Pick: Patriots
Texans are fading fast and will be without starting QB Matt Schaub. Running game or lack of it really allows defenses to tee off on their QB.
Pick: Raiders
My heart goes out to Andy Reid and his family. I'm sure the Cowboys organization feels the same way, but don't look for any mercy when the whistle goes off.
Pick: Cowboys
Don't see a lot of scoring in this battle of defensive giants. I just feel that the Steelers have too much firepower on offense.
Pick: Steelers

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