NFL Week 9 Headliners
Sean MacCourtney | Sports writer | @seanmaccourtney
Green Bay is coming off of their first loss of the season while Carolina will be looking to stay undefeated. Both teams are trying to prove that they are the best in the NFC. Aaron Rodgers played one of the worst games of his career against Denver while Cam Newton is getting consideration for MVP. Even with the game being played in Carolina, the Packers are expected to win this one.
Miami and Buffalo each had playoff aspirations at the start of the season and are looking to overcome slow starts and injuries. With this game being played in Buffalo, the Bills should have the upper hand but due to injuries, the Dolphins are a safe bet to win this one.
The Vikings are looking like a playoff team and Adrian Peterson looks as good as ever. The Rams have proven that they can win big games and are hoping to win their division. This game is being played in Minnesota but the Rams have the better defense and are a strong pick win this one.
The Raiders are one of the surprise teams of the season and Derek Carr is looking like a pro-bowl caliber player. The Steelers have struggled with injuries and just lost Le’Veon Bell for the season. Expect Ben Roethlisberger to play one of his better games and lead the Steelers to victory.
Peyton Manning returns to Indianapolis for what will most likely be the last time in his career. It will be an emotional return for the five-time MVP. The Colts are trying to find themselves and Andrew Luck seems to have some underlying injuries that are not being taken care of. The Broncos defense has been dominant and they should pick up another win on the road.
The NFC East is up for grabs. The Cowboys are currently in last place and the Eagles are trying to find their identity. Matt Cassel does not look like the answer for Dallas and DeMarco Murray has played a lot better for the Eagles over the last two games. Look for the Eagles to win this one.
Sean is a Sophomore at UVU, studying communications. He is originally from Cherokee, N.C. Follow him on twitter @seanmaccourtney