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NFL Week 9 bye week open thread

No Lions. No stress.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

No Detroit Lions this week, which either means you’re going to spend your Sunday watching stress-free football, or you’re going to do something outside of football, perhaps enjoying one of the last few days of good weather here in Michigan.

If you’ve chose the path of football, then this is a good place to be, because we’re all broken and enslaved by this game. That much is obvious from following this team that has only brought us pain over and over again.

Anyway, we’re not talking about that today. We’re talking about a full slate of games that should provide entertainment for all football fans, whether you’ve got money on the game, have fantasy football teams on the mind, or are just fans of watching the sport.

Here’s a look at this week’s slate of games for Sunday:

Browns at Bengals — 1 p.m. ET — CBS
Broncos at Cowboys — 1 p.m. ET — FOX
Texans at Dolphins — 1 p.m. ET — FOX
Falcons at Saints — 1 p.m. ET — FOX
Raiders at Giants — 1 p.m. ET — CBS
Patriots at Panthers — 1 p.m. ET — CBS
Bills at Jaguars — 1 p.m. ET — CBS
Vikings at Ravens — 1 p.m. ET — FOX
Chargers at Eagles — 4:05 p.m. ET — CBS
Packers at Chiefs — 4:25 p.m. ET — FOX
Cardinals at 49ers — 4:25 p.m. ET — FOX
Titans at Rams — 8:20 p.m. ET — NBC

And here’s a look at our picks for this week

And here’s the teams you should be rooting for in terms of draft position for the Lions.

In the comment section below, feel free to chat about this week’s set of games both in the early and late afternoon spots.