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Pick-6 Podcast: Previewing Week 9 in the NFL

Posted on: November 4, 2011 9:37 am
Edited on: November 4, 2011 9:38 am
Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

We've passed the halfway point of the 2011 season and unless you're the San Francisco 49ers, there's much to be decided. The biggest showdown of the week doesn't take place until Sunday night in a rematch of the Week 1 Ravens-Steelers get-together. Back in September, Baltimore took Pittsburgh behind the woodshed, beat them, then threw them through it. Now, the Ravens are struggling with their offensive identity and the Steelers have injury issues on defense. So what happens this time? We talk about it on the podcast.

Then there's the Super Bowl rematch between the Giants and Patriots. The team's haven't met since that fateful February night in Arizona back in 2008. New York somehow managed to slow down the 18-0 Patriots and New England hasn't been the same since. The Pats are coming off a loss to the Steelers last week, and the Giants squeaked by a dead-in-the-water Dolphins club that has yet to win a game. We talk about this matchup, too.

We hit a bunch of other stuff, too, including: 
  • whether the Flying Tebows have a chance of upsetting the Raiders
  • how the Chargers are underdogs at home -- by a touchdown (!), 
  • how much it would cost to trade for Andrew Luck in the draft, 
  • whether Mike Shanahan should be fired, and 
  • how the Colts should handle things if they end up getting the top pick. 
As always, Paul Bessire of joins the show to break down the best gambling and fantasy options for Week 9.

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