The Detroit Lions don’t play this week, so make sure you get your always-hilarious, never overdone, annual jokes about the team losing to the bye week posted in the next couple of days. Time is running out.
But the NFL rolls on without the Lions, as evidenced by this week’s eventful set of days in the league. Unfortunately, it’s mostly been bad news in the NFL this week, with Henry Ruggs’ devastating decision to drive drunk and Aaron Rodgers’ mystifying decision to essentially lie to everyone about his vaccination status, leading to the unsurprising result of him catching the virus and now missing this week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Obviously, the latter news has drastically shifted some of the Week 9 bettings odds. Per DraftKings Sportsbook, the Chiefs are suddenly 7.5-point favorites over the Green Bay Packers, despite Kansas City’s recent struggles (4-4 record) and the Packers’ dominance (7-1).
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be that many tight games expected this week. Of this week’s 14 games, only five have a Vegas line under six points. But, surprisingly, there are a handful of us expecting some upsets this week, leading to only six unanimously picked winners this week. Here they are:
- Bills over Jaguars
- Cowboys over Broncos
- Ravens over Vikings
- Chargers over Eagles
- Cardinals over 49ers
- Rams over Titans
Here’s a closer look at all of our picks. Some of us also picked against the spread and over/under totals. To see those, make sure you click on the tabs in the top right.
Who are your winners this week?
Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.