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NFL Picks: Week Nine

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The Cincy Jungle staff is picking games against the spread and we're slowly filtering out the really bad guessers for the guessers that guess really good. There's no second place.

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Big point spreads scare me; especially with teams not playing particularly well. For example, the Seattle Seahawks have a 16.5 point advantage over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Granted, Tampa Bay hasn't won a game this year, but they're lost only three games by more than one possession. Obviously if the points spread weren't a factor, you pick the Seattle Seahawks; but now we have massive points spread to deal with.

The Carolina Panthers have destroyed the competition in their wins, beating the Giants, Vikings, Rams, and Buccaneers by an average score of 34-10. Then again, the Panthers have destroyed the Giants, Vikings, Rams and Buccaneers. Atlanta isn't very good either, going 2-5. Have to go with the Panthers, who are playing good football right now, surpassing the 7.5 points that they're giving up. The rest of the crew picked the Falcons, which makes me think that I'm overthinking it.

THE STANDINGS

PLAYA RECORD PCT. GB
Josh 63-55 .576 --
Andrew 59-59 .500 4
Nick 58-60 .492 5
Mickey 50-68 .424 13
Anthony 47-71 .398 16

WEEK 9 PICKS

JOSH
MICKEY
NICK
ANDREW
ANTHONY
2013 Record (not including pushes) 63-55 50-68 58-60 59-59 47-71
2013 Winning Pct. .576 .424 .492 .500 .398
CIN (-2.5) @ MIA CIN CIN CIN CIN MIA
KC (-3.0) @ BUF KC KC KC KC KC
MIN @ DAL (-10.5) DAL DAL DAL MIN DAL
TEN (-3.0) @ STL TEN STL STL TEN TEN
NO (-5.5) @ NYJ NO NO NO NO NO
SD (-1.0) @ WAS SD SD SD SD SD
ATL @ CAR (-7.5) CAR ATL ATL ATL ATL
PHI @ OAK (-2.5) OAK OAK OAK OAK PHI
TB @ SEA (-16.5) TB TB SEA TB SEA
BAL (-2.5) @ CLE BAL CLE BAL BAL BAL
PIT @ NE (-7.0) PIT NE PIT NE NE
IND (-2.5) @ HOU IND IND IND IND IND
CHI @ GB (-11.0) GB CHI GB GB GB