Here's our recap of everything that happened in Week 9 of the NFL.
Packers, 34 – 49ers, 17
Aaron Rodgers bounced back against a decimated 49ers team who just lost their QB and superstar tight end George Kittle. It also didn't help that the 49ers had a short week and their facility got shut down on Wednesday due to COVID protocol.
Texans, 27 – Jaguars, 25
This was the Battle for the Bottom of the AFC South. It seems the Jaguars had a lot of bright spots out of their rookie quarterback Jake Luton. They sat Gardner Minshew due to underperformance, and it seems they might win more than one game. Texans lost their running back David Johnson (you know, the guy they traded the best receiver in the league for) due to a concussion. Bill O'Brien ruined the morale of this team.
Giants, 23 – Washington, 20
This was Giants' quarterback Daniel Jones' second career game without a turnover. We saw Washington's quarterback Kyle Allen suffer what looked to be a gruesome leg injury like Dak Prescott's, and the irony is that his backup, Alex Smith, just recovered from a broken leg.
Ravens, 24 – Colts, 10
This was the first game Ravens' quarterback Lamar Jackson won after trailing at halftime ... ever. And the Colts' QB Phillip Rivers clearly has zero arm strength.
Lions, 20 – Vikings, 34
Dalvin Cook is in the kitchen whipping up the most delectable recipe for a win. Man is unstoppable. In his first two games back from injury: 478 total yards and 6 touchdowns. Madden cheat code.
Bears, 17 – Titans, 24
Nick Foles almost proved it to us again that he is clutch after scoring all the Bears' points in the 4th quarter. After losing running back David Montgomery to injury, the Bears will have to reinvent the wheel yet again in the rushing game. The Titans break their two-game skid in this battle of the defenses.
Panthers, 31 – Chiefs, 33
The headline of this game was the triumphant return of Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey. Although the Panthers put up a close fight, Mahomes prevails. With him adding 4 touchdowns this game, I have Mahomes as my new MVP with his 25 touchdowns and one interception.
Seahawks, 34 – Bills, 44
Like we've seen all season, Seattle has a defensive problem, but if Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson is playing badly too, this team is not ready for the playoffs. This is the second game this season that correlates losses to Wilson's performance.
Broncos, 27 – Falcons, 34
The Falcons are starting to find a rhythm, but I won't let them slide. They almost blew another lead with the Broncos scoring 21 in the 4th quarter. The Falcons need to understand how to win games.
Raiders, 31 – Chargers, 26
The Chargers had more yards AND longer time of possession and still managed to lose. They must have some kind of curse because they've lost more close games than anyone dating back to the 2019 opener.
Dolphins, 34 – Cardinals, 31
TUA IS HERE! Tagovailoa posted 248 yards and 2 touchdowns against an electrifying Cardinals team. The Cards got outscored 10-0 in the 4th quarter, so I think they need to team up with the Falcons and learn how to close out games. The Miami defense has shown they are a force to be reckoned with these past couple of games.
Steelers, 24 – Cowboys, 19
What. A. Scare. Dallas is on their 4th-string quarterback and still managed to almost beat the only undefeated team in the league. Garrett Gilbert (yes, that's his name) looked calm and collected, and I feel that the Boys need to move him up in front of Andy Dalton. As my prediction showed, when the Steelers' defense collapses, this team collapses; Big Ben is not what he used to be.
Saints, 38 – Buccaneers, 3
Patriots, 30 — Jets, 27
Cam Newton's career was on the line, and they barely beat the only winless team in the league ... with their backup quarterback.
Questions going into Week 10: Will Russ bounce back? Are the Steelers the real deal? Is Tom Brady finally showing age? Let me know in the comments what you're excited for in Week 10!