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NFL Picks Week 9, as the Browns wait on the bye week

The DBN staff predicts the Week 9 games, plus we quickly look at what games matter most to the Browns.

Las Vegas Raiders v New Orleans Saints Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns are on the bye this week, but we will still take a quick peek at the AFC North action and who the Browns should be rooting for and against.

  • The Carolina Panthers play at the Cincinnati Bengals. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Bengals are 7 point favorites against the Panthers. P.J. Walker is Carolina’s new starting quarterback, and he’s helped inject a little bit of life into that offense. The Bengals should be favored, but will they have a hangover?
  • The Baltimore Ravens play at the New Orleans Saints. Per DraftKings Sportsbook, the Ravens are 2.5 point favorites on the road. The Saints have had an up-and-down season, but are coming off of a 24-0 shutout victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. Can they build on their momentum and draw Cleveland closer to the division lead on their off week?
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are also on the bye.

Below are our Week 9 NFL staff picks: