NFL Week 9 Predictions: Best Picks Against the Spread

As we head to Week 9, the NFL landscape is becoming clear: It's everyone chasing the New England Patriots. As Tom Brady continued his assault on the league's secondaries with another 315 yards and four scores in a big win over the Buffalo Bills last week, the next tier of teams--Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos--each won but struggled a bit against division opponents at home, while other top contenders--Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings--suffered ugly losses to sub-.500 teams. Things can change quickly in this league, but there is little debate about the top of the NFL hierarchy at this point. Of course, that doesn't make things any less interesting heading into Week 9, which features a number of important division matchups, headlined by the Broncos vs. Raiders on Sunday night. You can click here for the full list of odds and lines for the week, or you can click through the gallery for my favorite picks against the spread. (Getty)

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