Group chat: Single-ton issue voters left out in Week 9 NFL picks

Photo courtesy: Philadelphia Eagles

My colleague Justin Dunk came into last week’s picks hot and heavy, talking about coming out strong or not at all.

He followed that up with a 5-8 performance against the spread. Oof.

Group Chat: NFL picks posterization — come strong or don’t come at all

This week I’m not tolerating any lies, gimmicks or ballot-stuffing. I’ll be claiming all of Justin Dunk’s correct picks this week to prevent FRAUD against our readers. He plans on STEALING this group chat! SAD!

The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t playing this week, which means Single-ton issue voters will be disappointed (ba-dum-tss). Even so, we’ll look to provide quality entertainment and money-making opportunities with savoury selections.

Photo courtesy: Philadelphia Eagles

Dunk and I will #MakeAPlay for each game this NFL season as members of #TeamBodog. Join us for the entertainment at and see if you can beat us as we lay it on the line each week. Make-A-Play with our exclusive bonus code: use 3DownBodog to get a 100 percent bonus up to $200.

Week 9
Thursday Night Football
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers
Line: Packers -7.5 (-105)
Total: 48.5 points
Dunk’s pick: PACKERS. Aaron Rodgers get right game in prime time.
Hodge’s pick: PACKERS. No Garoppolo? No Kittle? No chance.

Sunday 1 p.m. ET
Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts
Line: Colts -1 (+100)
Total: 47 points
Dunk’s pick: RAVENS. Loaded defence against over-the-hill Philip Rivers.
Hodge’s pick: RAVENS. Baltimore can’t afford to fall any further in the race for the AFC North.

Carolina Panthers at Kansas City Chiefs
Line: Chiefs -10.5 (-110)
Total: 52.5 points
Dunk’s pick: PANTHERS. CMac is back for Carolina’s attack.
Hodge’s pick: PANTHERS. Kansas City is elite, but Carolina’s kept things close all year.

Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans
Line: Titans -6 (-115)
Total: 46.5 points
Dunk’s pick: BEARS. The Titans don’t deserve to be a large favourite.
Hodge’s pick: TITANS. Tennessee let me down last week, but I’ll take them here for a touchdown.

Denver Broncos at Atlanta Falcons
Line: Falcons -4.5 (-110)
Total: 50 points
Dunk’s pick: BRONCOS. Drew Lock has been comfortable in the saddle.
Hodge’s pick: BRONCOS. If you can’t beat the Lions at home, you can’t cover against Denver.

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Line: Vikings -3.5 (-105)
Total: 51.5 points
Dunk’s pick: LIONS. Matthew Stafford is COVID-free and ready to beat Minny.
Hodge’s pick: LIONS. Slog game. Take the points.

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Line: Texans -7 (+105)
Total: 50.5 points
Dunk’s pick: TEXANS. Deshaun Watson best player on the field in this one.
Hodge’s pick: JAGUARS. I have almost no faith in Jacksonville, but seven points here is a lot.

New York Giants at Washington Football Team
Line: Washington -3 (+105)
Total: 42 points
Dunk’s pick: WASHINGTON. Kyle Allen and Chase Young can get it done.
Hodge’s pick: GIANTS. 42 points is nothing but I still like the under here.

Seattle Seahawks at Buffalo Bills
Line: Seahawks -3 (-105)
Total: 55 points
Dunk’s pick: BILLS. Biggest worry is Buffalo’s defence, must pressure Russell Wilson.
Hodge’s pick: BILLS. Seattle’s defence is exactly what Josh Allen needs to get rolling again.

Sunday 4 p.m. ET
Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers

Line: Pick’em (-110)
Total: 52 points
Dunk’s pick: CHARGERS. Justin Herbert is a super Charger.
Hodge’s pick: RAIDERS. It’s a pick’em, which means: just win, baby.

Miami Dolphins at Arizona Cardinals
Line: Cardinals -4 (-115)
Total: 48 points
Dunk’s pick: CARDINALS. Chase Edmonds statement game.
Hodge’s pick: CARDINALS. Tua will have to do way more to repeat last week’s win over the Rams.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Dallas Cowboys
Line: Steelers -14 (-105)
Total: 41.5 points
Dunk’s pick: STEELERS. Dallas is a disaster. Pittsburgh pounds.
Hodge’s pick: STEELERS. It’s a big spread, but I’m still rolling with Chase Claypool and company.

Sunday Night Football
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Line: Bucs -4.5 (-110)
Total: 51.5 points
Dunk’s pick: BUCS. Antonio Brown covers with a late touchdown.
Hodge’s pick: SAINTS. This game feels like it’ll come down to a last-minute field goal.

Monday Night Football
New England Patriots at New York Jets
Line: Patriots -7.5 (even)
Total: 42 points
Dunk’s pick: PATS. Bill Belichick hates the Jets.
Hodge’s pick: PATS. The Jets stink with Sam Darnold. Without him? Oof.

Against the spread picks to date:

Dunk: 29-24
Hodge: 28-25

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.