Battle Red Blazin' Hot NFL Picks: Week 9 - Good Luck, Case. We're All Counting On You.

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The bye week is over and Battle Red Blog continues its weekly series of NFL picks. Catch an update on who's leading the Yahoo! Pick 'Em league and get your Survival league advice here... brought to you by Buffalo Wild Wings.

The season is shaping up pretty nicely with the contenders separating from the pretenders. Unfortunately, it looks like our beloved Houston Texans are grouping up with the latter. That doesn't mean I can't pick them to win this week after another dosage of some Case Keenum magic. Is he our Tim Tebow? Can he deliver us a playoff berth against all odds?

I don't know. Whatever happens, I'm going to enjoy the ride.

Here's this week's Top 10 on BRB's Unoffical Pick 'Em League:

Rank Pick Set Name Total Dropped W-L
1 Swikky 76 5 76-30
2 Eggshellman 75 7 75-31
3 erikhayden 74 7 74-32
4 Wade's World 74 6 74-30
5 goomba 73 7 73-31
6 XRoadie 72 5 72-32
7 Cake 72 6 72-34
8 oiler-texan diehard 72 7 72-34
9 STEELBLUE 72 7 72-32
10 mefjr 71 6 71-33
... ... ... ... ...
17 Corzo 69 7 69-36

The Picks

Cincinnati Bengals @ Miami Dolphins

Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills

Minnesota Vikings @ Dallas Cowboys

Tennessee Titans @ St. Louis Rams

New Orleans Saints @ New York Jets

San Diego Chargers @ Washington Redskins

Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers

Philadelphia Eagles @ Oakland Raiders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Seattle Seahawks

Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers @ New England Patriots

Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans

Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers

Survival League Pick: Carolina Panthers

With Jacksonville on their much-needed bye week, we're forced to look elsewhere this week for the survival league. I'm going with Carolina. I overestimated what Matt Ryan could do without his top 2 targets, and now he's up against a very powerful, very balanced Carolina squad on the road. It's dangerous to bet on divisional games, but I'm feeling confident in this one.

Leave your thoughts on the picks and make sure to make your own here and here.

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