Steelers struggles at home continue in NFL Week 9 Picks and Predictions

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Chicago Bears (2-6) vs New Orleans Saints (4-4), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

Prediction: Saints 28, Bears 17

New Orleans is coming off a big win last week and they were able to add significant points on the board in that game. Derek Carr has not been unblemished in his recent couple of weeks, but he has been able to get the ball down field. He should be able to continue that trend this week as he goes up against one of the weaker pass defenses in the NFL. Chicago does not have much hope, but they will be able to stay in this game until the second half.

Indianapolis Colts (3-5) vs Carolina Panthers (1-6), Sunday at 4:05 P.M. EST

Prediction: Colts 26, Panthers 21

Carolina was able to escape with a win last week, but that trend will come to a halt this week. They have one of the worst run defenses in the NFL and the Colts would love for Jonathan Taylor to have a huge week after his big payday earlier this year. It might be closer than what many expect, but Indianapolis should be able to take care of this one. Expect a tight game with the Colts taking the lead in the third quarter and never letting go.

New York Giants (2-6) vs Las Vegas Raiders (3-5), Sunday at 4:25 P.M. EST

Prediction: Giants 20, Raiders 17

Las Vegas cleaned house by firing both their Head coach and General manager earlier this week. That does a lot of hurt to a team but expect the Raiders to not roll over and give up on the year. They will stay competitive, and this move should give the club a chance to win a couple of games along the way. With that said, the Giants are getting Daniel Jones back, and they should be able to find enough steam to get another win here.