Predictions, predictions and tips for all Week 9 games

The Bills get the next chance against a top team – can Buffalo beat Seattle? Also: The Ravens want to get back on track in Baltimore, the Bucs urgently need a win against New Orleans and – and will the Jets get their first win against the Patriots of all people? This year, too, the SPOX editor taps Adrian Franke every week all games – the complete game day is in the RedZone conference on DAZN to be seen live every Sunday evening from 7 p.m.

NFL Predictions Week 9 2020

Bye-Weeks: Bengals, Browns, Rams, Eagles

San Francisco 49ers (4-4) – Green Bay Packers (5-2) (Fr., 2.20 p.m. LIVE on DAZN)

After the positive corona test by Niners receiver Kendrick Bourne on Wednesday, the game was seriously in danger. There were no further positive tests, but the close contact regulations weaken the already plucked Niners: Left tackle Trent Williams and wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel are missing as contact risk candidates – in addition to Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, Jeffery Wilson, and Raheem Mostert, among others. In short: The Niners are extremely weak in this game, the only chance should be to completely dominate the game in the run game. And it wouldn’t be the first time that San Francisco has managed that against the Packers. Green Bay, on the other hand, is particularly weak in the backfield, with AJ Dillon and Jamaal Williams missing, while the game for Aaron Jones will probably come too early. The Packers should – with the run-game rub against Minnesota in the back of their minds – fully focus defensively on the running game and be able to score enough offensively with Rodgers and Adams.

Tipp: 49ers vs. Packers 17:24.

Atlanta Falcons (2-6) – Denver Broncos (3-4) (Sun., 7 p.m.)

The fact that the Falcons offense is still good enough to win games was impressive against Carolina. Julio Jones took over the game and if Calvin Ridley can play again this week, Denver’s good defense should also run into problems here. Especially since the pass rush meets a solid Falcons-O-Line and cornerback AJ Bouye is still in the Concussion Protocol. Slot corner Bryce Callahan (ankle) is also hit. So the question is: could Denver keep up in a possible shootout, should it come to that? The fourth quarter of Drew Lock against the Chargers was impressive, but his performances are still more of the roller coaster ride category. This Falcons secondary is absolutely beatable, but does Lock make it countable over an entire game?

Tipp: Falcons vs. Broncos 24:20.

Buffalo Bills (6-2) – Seattle Seahawks (6-1) (So., 19 Uhr)

Looking at the respective Seahawks offense matchup, a simple point emerges: A defense needs several good cornerbacks in order to eliminate Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf – otherwise one of the two puts on a monster game. It was Lockett against Arizona, last week against the 49ers Metcalf. And the Bills are in exactly this dilemma, because with Tre’Davious White they have a top corner – but behind it a clear dropoff. The slot is also problematic, so Seattle should find enough approaches to score here. All the more so since the Bills cannot assume that they will come to Russell Wilson without Blitzing. On the other side of the ball, the Seahawks defense approach becomes interesting: Seattle was extremely strong against the 49ers, but against Josh Allen that’s not necessarily the ideal remedy. With the return of Jamal Adams, the Seahawks get completely new opportunities in the pass rush, but at the same time Seattle does not have the cover quality to switch off the three Bills receivers.

Tipp: Bills vs. Seahawks 30:34

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