2014 NFL Predictions: Week 9

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A look at my NFL weekly predictions for Week 9 of the 2014 season.

Early games of the week will be released on those days. Full predictions come out on Saturdays. Point spreads come from bovada.lv. Confidence points are for the straight-up predictions ONLY, not the picks against the spread. What are confidence points?

Last Week: 10-5
Last Week against the spread: 8-7
Last Week confidence points: 76 of 120

This Week: 10-3
This Week against the spread: 8-5
This Week confidence points: 71 of 91

Overall: 86-47-1
Overall against the spread: 62-71-1
Overall confidence points: 705 of 1070

New Orleans Saints (3-4) at Carolina Panthers (3-4-1)
Prediction: New Orleans 20, Carolina 17
Actual Score: New Orleans 28, Carolina 10
Spread Pick: New Orleans -3
Actual Score: New Orleans 28, Carolina 10
Confidence Points: 7

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-6) at Cleveland Browns (4-3)
Prediction: Cleveland 20, Tampa Bay 17
Actual Score: Cleveland 22, Tampa Bay 17
Spread Pick: Tampa Bay +7
Actual Score: Cleveland 22, Tampa Bay 17
Confidence Points: 8

Arizona Cardinals (6-1) at Dallas Cowboys (6-2)
Prediction: Arizona 24, Dallas 20
Actual Score: Arizona 28, Dallas 17
Spread Pick: Arizona -1.5
Actual Score: Arizona 28, Dallas 17
Confidence Points: 6

Philadelphia Eagles (5-2) at Houston Texans (4-4)
Prediction: Philadelphia 27, Houston 23
Actual Score: Philadelphia 31, Houston 21
Spread Pick: Philadelphia -2
Actual Score: Philadelphia 31, Houston 21
Confidence Points: 4

New York Jets (1-7) at Kansas City Chiefs (4-3)
Prediction: Kansas City 24, NY Jets 17
Actual Score: Kansas City 24, NY Jets 10
Spread Pick: NY Jets +10
Actual Score: Kansas City 24, NY Jets 10
Confidence Points: 10

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (4-2-1)
Prediction: Cincinnati 27, Jacksonville 16
Actual Score: Cincinnati 33, Jacksonville 23
Spread Pick: Cincinnati -11
Actual Score: Cincinnati 33, Jacksonville 23
Confidence Points: 11

San Diego Chargers (5-3) at Miami Dolphins (4-3)
Prediction: San Diego 20, Miami 17
Actual Score: Miami 37, San Diego 0
Spread Pick: San Diego +1
Actual Score: Miami 37, San Diego 0
Confidence Points: 3

Washington Redskins (3-5) at Minnesota Vikings (3-5)
Prediction: Washington 21, Minnesota 20
Actual Score: Minnesota 29, Washington 26
Spread Pick: Washington pick ’em
Actual Score: Minnesota 29, Washington 26
Confidence Points: 5

St. Louis Rams (2-5) at San Francisco 49ers (4-3)
Prediction: San Francisco 27, St. Louis 20
Actual Score: St. Louis 13, San Francisco 10
Spread Pick: St. Louis +11
Actual Score: St. Louis 13, San Francisco 10
Confidence Points: 12

Denver Broncos (6-1) at New England Patriots (6-2)
Prediction: New England 30, Denver 27
Actual Score: New England 43, Denver 21
Spread Pick: New England +3.5
Actual Score: New England 43, Denver 21
Confidence Points: 2

Oakland Raiders (0-7) at Seattle Seahawks (4-3)
Prediction: Seattle 28, Oakland 13
Actual Score: Seattle 30, Oakland 24
Spread Pick: Seattle -14.5
Actual Score: Seattle 30, Oakland 24
Confidence Points: 13

Baltimore Ravens (5-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3)
Prediction: Pittsburgh 20, Baltimore 17
Actual Score: Pittsburgh 43, Baltimore 23
Spread Pick: Pittsburgh pick ’em
Actual Score: Pittsburgh 43, Baltimore 23
Confidence Points: 1

Indianapolis Colts (5-3) at New York Giants (3-4)
Prediction: Indianapolis 24, NY Giants 17
Actual Score: Indianapolis 40, NY Giants 24
Spread Pick: Indianapolis -3.5
Actual Score: Indianapolis 40, NY Giants 24
Confidence Points: 9

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