Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NFL Week 9 Pick Results

A quick scheduling note: I'm going to be away from my computer most of the day today, so APR vs. ESPN will not go up until sometime this evening.

Winning team in bold.

Unanimous Picks (9-3)


Bears @ Titans
Broncos @ Bengals
Lions @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Browns
Chiefs @ Chargers
Bills @ Texans
Cardinals @ Packers
Vikings @ Seahawks
Cowboys @ Falcons


Dolphins @ Colts
The Dolphins' defense gave up an astonishing 516 yards from scrimmage, the most this year. You just can't let Andrew Luck pass for 400 yards and a couple touchdowns, and expect to win.
Panthers @ Redskins
As I mentioned last week, the Panthers have been in virtually all their games this season. Two key differences for this one: the offense didn't have any turnovers (they've had at least one in every other game) and the defense held the Redskins to just 13 points.
Steelers @ Giants
The problems with the Giants' passing game is getting the lion's share of attention this week, but It continues to be about the running game for the Giants. They are 1-3 when the defense allows 143+ yards rushing, and 5-0 when they allow 84 yards or less.

Split Picks: (APR: 1-1, SRS: 1-1, Line: 1-1)

Buccaneers (APR, SRS) @ Raiders (Line)
Rookie running back Doug Martin is proving to be a massive spark to the Bucs' offense (251 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns). Their defense didn't have the best day, but did come up with a couple critical late interception to end the Raiders' come-back attempt.
Eagles (APR, SRS) @ Saints (Line)
About like I expected—the Saints scored a lot of points, and the Eagles couldn't keep up. Perhaps the only real surprise of the game is the Saints managed their first defensive score of the season.


APR 10-4 67-4957.8%
SRS 10-4 67-4957.8%
Line 10-4 74-4263.8%