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The Falcoholic staff’s picks and predictions for Falcons vs. Washington and other Week 9 games

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Check out our staff’s picks for this week’s games.

NFL: New York Giants at Atlanta Falcons Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The bye week is over, and the Falcons are back at it this week with a matchup against Washington. Our staff is also back with our picks for this week’s slate of games.

Coming off of the bye after an actual win in a must-win contest against the Giants in Week 6, our staff overwhelmingly believes that the Falcons will pull this one off against Washington. Everyone but Kevin Knight and Cory Woodroof, who didn’t get his picks to me, thus was punished by having DW make his picks for him, is rolling with Atlanta this week.

Our writers had three choices for Thursday Night Football featuring the 49ers and Raiders. They could pick either team, or they could choose the “Oh no my eyes are bleeding this is just going to be horrible football” option. Not surprisingly, Kyle McClendon, Kendall Jackson, and Cory went with that last option, and they weren’t wrong. Nick Mullens was actually good, and the Niners rolled the Raiders. That’s bad news for Dave Choate, Matt Chambers, and Eric Robinson, all of whom foolishly thought Jon Gruden wasn’t tanking this season.

The Buccaneers play the Panthers this week, and the good news is that one of these teams has to lose. The bad news is that one also has to win, and most of our writers believe it will be the Panthers. James Rael, Adnan Ikic, Dave, Kenny, and Cory (via DW) all believe in Fitzmagic this weekend. Maybe we’ll all be wrong and they’ll tie.

We’ve got very few believers in the Packers over the Patriots this weekend. Matt, Kenny, Kyle, Kevin, and Cory all think Green Bay can pull it off against the Patriots this week.

Only Kyle and Cory are picking the Saints over the Rams, and let’s hope Kyle and Cory are wrong. We’re pretty evenly split on Titans vs. Cowboys, a game that truly could go either way.

All of our picks for this week are below, and be sure to leave your selections in the comments for a chance to be next week’s guest picker.

NFL Picks, Week 9

Name ATL vs. WAS OAK vs. SF TB vs. CAR GB vs. NE LAR vs. NO TEN vs. DAL
Name ATL vs. WAS OAK vs. SF TB vs. CAR GB vs. NE LAR vs. NO TEN vs. DAL
Carter Breazeale Falcons 49ers Panthers Patriots Rams Titans
Jeanna Falcons 49ers Panthers Patriots Rams Titans
Daev Chot Falcons Raiders Buccaneers Patriots Rams Titans
Matt Falcons Raiders Panthers Packers Rams Cowboys
Adnan Falcons 49ers Buccaneers Patriots Rams Cowboys
DW Falcons 49ers Panthers Patriots Rams Cowboys
James Falcons 49ers Panthers Patriots Rams Cowboys
Kevin Knight Washington 49ers Panthers Packers Rams Cowboys
James Falcons 49ers Buccaneers Patriots Rams Titans
Kyle McClendon Falcons Oh no my eyes are bleeding this is just going to be horrible football Panthers Packers Saints Titans
Kenny Falcons Oh no my eyes are bleeding this is just going to be horrible football Buccaneers Packers Rams Cowboys
Eric Falcons Raiders Panthers Patriots Rams Titans
Cory (by DW) Washington Oh no my eyes are bleeding this is just going to be horrible football Buccaneers Packers Saints Titans