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NFL Week 9 schedule: 5 best games to watch

Looking at the NFL Week 9 schedule, we present the five games you don’t want to miss over the upcoming football weekend.

5. Minnesota Vikings (-3) at Washington Commanders

Really interesting matchup. Minnesota has the league’s second-best record at 6-1, only losing to the still-unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles back in Week 2. However, Washington is rolling after starting 1-4, winning its last three. With Taylor Heinicke under center, the Commanders have been more feisty, and suddenly find themselves on the edge of the NFC playoff picture. Can Washington keep things going against a hot Minnesota team, a winner of five straight?


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4. Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs (-12.5)

You don’t normally see a line approaching two touchdowns when you think about must-watch game, but this is the rare exception. Tennessee and Kansas City are both 5-2, and will meet in primetime on Sunday night. So why is this such a lopsided spread? Well, the Chiefs have look the part of a Super Bowl contender while Tennessee has beaten nobody worth talking about, not to mention the potential of being without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Still, a compelling affair.

3. Baltimore Ravens (-2) at New Orleans Saints

Monday night gives us two teams with designs on making the playoffs. While the Saints are 3-5, they’re only one game back of the NFC South lead in what is the league’s worst division. If New Orleans can find a way to beat the battered Ravens, they’ll be challenging for quite some time. As for Baltimore, it needs to keep winning in order to ward off the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North. Can the Ravens do it without receiver Rashod Bateman, who is out for the year with a foot injury?


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2. Los Angeles Chargers (-3) at Atlanta Falcons

The Chargers are coming out of their bye week, and are somehow more injured than they were entering it. Los Angeles will be without a litany of stars including edge rusher Joey Bosa, corner J.C. Jackson, left tackle Rashawn Slater, and receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Atlanta has shown it can hang with quality teams, hammering the San Francisco 49ers and losing in controversial fashion to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Expect fun one down south.

1. Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-2.5)

Whoever loses this game is in major, major trouble. The Buccaneers would be 3-6 while Los Angeles would be 3-5 in a much tougher division. Matthew Stafford and Tom Brady have both struggled this season, and while the winner will feel like perhaps things are turning, the loser will be burdened by another round of questions asking what has gone so wrong.

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