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Full list of Week 9 straight-up picks with confidence levels

The NFL returns for Week 9 and we’ve got a look at who we think will win each game taking place this week, and at what level of confidence.

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks prepares to slide to the ground in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on November 01, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The NFL is back for Week 9, and it’s set to open on Thursday Night Football with the 49ers hosting the Packers in a rivalry matchup that lacks some of the pizzazz previously expected due to Covid-19. The week wraps on Monday Night Football with the Jets hosting the Patriots..

It’s time once again to start picking winners. Each Thursday, I put together a list of straight up picks for the weekly schedule. I’ll have picks against the spread over the weekend, but this is a chance to just pick winners and losers. This year though, I’ve changed up the approach. Instead of simply picking winners and losers, I’m also grouping the picks by confidence — high confidence, medium confidence, low confidence, no confidence.

I had a meh performance last week, going 6-8. Below I’ve posted all my picks, with my record in that confidence level in parenthesis. A game with three asterisks (***) after it indicate a game where I’m picking the betting underdog to get the win.

High confidence (28-8)

Chiefs over Panthers
Steelers over Cowboys
Patriots over Jets

Medium confidence (24-12)

Packers over 49ers
Texans over Jaguars
Ravens over Colts
Titans over Bears
Cardinals over Dolphins
Buccaneers over Saints

Low confidence (11-15)

Lions over Vikings
Seahawks over Bills
Falcons over Broncos
Raiders over Chargers

No confidence (7-8)

Washington over Giants

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