November often separates the haves and have-nots in the NFL. The first November Sunday in the league features a bevy of exciting matchups including the Browns versus Bengals, the Vikings versus Ravens, the Packers versus Chiefs, the Cardinals versus 49ers and the Titans versus Rams. Here we will look at all NFL Week 9 odds and give betting perspective to key games.
Below are NFL Week 9 odds from the top US sportsbooks.
NFL Week 9 odds
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How NFL Week 9 odds are changing
Below we will look at how NFL Week 9 odds are changing in the days leading up to kickoff of each game. First, here are the lookahead lines followed by the current point spreads.
- Jets +14 at Colts -14
- Bills -11 at Jaguars +11
- Vikings +5.5 at Ravens -5.5
- Falcons +5 at Saints -5
- Patriots -1.5 at Panthers +1.5
- Raiders -2.5 at Giants +2.5
- Browns +3 at Bengals -3
- Broncos +7 at Cowboys -7
- Texans +7 at Dolphins -7
- Chargers -3.5 at Eagles +3.5
- Cardinals -3 at 49ers +3
- Packers +2.5 at Chiefs -2.5
- Titans +4.5 at Rams -4.5
- Bears +4.5 at Steelers -4.5
Below are updated NFL Week 9 spreads.
- Jets +10 at Colts -10
- Bills -14.5 at Jaguars +14.5
- Vikings +6 at Ravens -6
- Falcons +7 at Saints -7
- Patriots -3.5 at Panthers +3.5
- Raiders -3 at Giants +3
- Browns +2 at Bengals -2
- Broncos +10 at Cowboys -10
- Texans +5.5 at Dolphins -5.5
- Chargers -1 at Eagles +1
- Cardinals +2.5 at 49ers -2.5
- Packers +7 at Chiefs -7
- Titans +7 at Rams -7
- Bears +6.5 at Steelers -6.5
Thursday, Nov. 4
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts
The Jets gave the Bengals quite the Halloween nightmare in Week 8, storming back from multiple deficits to notch a 34-31 win over the Bengals behind a pair of spectacular rookie performances from Mike White and Michael Carter. The Colts were on the opposite end of the spectrum, blowing an early 14-0 lead to eventually succumb to the Titans in overtime and losing T.Y. Hilton to a concussion in the process.
White is already announced as the starter for Thursday night with Zach Wilson (knee) still on the shelf, and irrespective of the latter’s health, the unlikely Week 8 star certainly deserved another shot at running the offense after racking up 405 yards and three touchdowns. For his part, Carter generated 172 total yards and a rushing TD, and both players should play key roles again Thursday. Corey Davis, who missed Sunday’s contest, also has a shot to play Thursday night according to head coach Robert Saleh.
Indy had been making some progress prior to Sunday’s collapse, making the loss to the AFC South leaders all the more frustrating. However, even with the Jets’ heroics Sunday, they remain a highly flawed team that the Colts could well wear down at home on a short week and coming off such an emotional win. The loss of Hilton, who’s already ruled out for Thursday, naturally hurts, but Carson Wentz has gotten more used to playing without the veteran speedster than having him in the lineup thus far due to Hilton’s assortment of injuries.
The Jets gained plenty of respect with the betting public in Week 8 as even though Indy remained a hefty 10-point favorite at the start of this week, that’s down four points from the look-ahead line released late last week.
Sunday, Nov. 7
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals ()
The Browns fell to a division rival at home in narrow fashion despite getting Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb back Sunday, as the Steelers clipped them by a 15-10 score. The Bengals are reeling themselves, as they dropped a 34-31 decision to rookie quarterback Mike White and the Jets.
Mayfield threw for 225 yards and stayed away from turnovers last Sunday, but the Steelers defense harassed him all afternoon long, sacking him four times and hitting him on six occasions overall. Chubb was also stymied on the ground to the tune of 3.8 yards per carry. The Bengals are allowing 361.2 total yards per game after Sunday’s loss, and although they’ve certainly improved against the run since last season, the duo of Chubb and D’Ernest Johnson could make some inroads considering the trouble Cincy had slowing down Michael Carter in Week 8.
The Bengals offense wasn’t really the problem Sunday despite Joe Mixon getting surprisingly stymied on the ground. Joe Burrow still threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns, but the Browns do present quite the stiff challenge through both the ground and air. The Browns are giving up the third-fewest total yards per game (304.9), ranking in the top 10 against both the run (84.8 RYPG) and the pass (220.1 PYPG allowed).
With both teams suffering losses last week, the original line didn’t move much, with the Bengals’ projected advantage narrowing by just half a point.
Denver Broncos at Dallas Cowboys ()
It wasn’t pretty, but the Broncos were able to snap a four-game losing streak to top Washington in Week 8 by a 17-10 score. The Cowboys impressively remained hot despite not having Dak Prescott available due to a calf injury, upending the Vikings in primetime and on the road by a 20-16 score Sunday night.
Teddy Bridgewater got Jerry Jeudy back from his ankle injury Sunday and he ended up serving as his top receiver, albeit with just four receptions for 39 yards. Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams did a serviceable job again on the ground and Gordon notched both a rushing and receiving touchdown, but the entire Denver offense could have a tough time achieving balance in Sunday’s contest. The Cowboys are vastly improved against the run (88.3 RYPG allowed), and although their season-long figure of 278.1 passing yards per game allowed is one of the league’s highest, Dallas has given up just 228.7 over the last three games.
Cooper Rush put on a pretty convincing Prescott impression Sunday against the Vikings, throwing for 325 yards and two touchdowns. Prescott will naturally do everything possible to get back from his calf strain for this contest, and there seems to be evidence he’d have a good chance of doing so after making it all the way to pregame warmups Sunday night before being ruled out. The Broncos defense has largely been formidable this season, but Denver notably traded away Von Miller to the Rams on Monday and has been a bit more vulnerable through the air lately with 254.7 passing yards per contest allowed over the last three.
Although both teams notched Week 8 wins, bettors were taken with the Cowboys’ offense’s ability to essentially stay right in step with Rush at the controls. As a result, Dallas’ look-ahead line advantage of seven points has already grown by a good bit.
Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins ()
The Texans prettied up the final score a bit with three fourth-quarter touchdowns in Week 8, but they still fell to the Rams by a 38-22 score. The Dolphins were busy looking only slightly less inept, dropping their seventh straight game via a 26-11 loss to the Bills.
Davis Mills made yet another start in place of Tyrod Taylor (IR-hamstring) on Sunday, and his final line of 310 yards and two touchdowns was deceptively impressive. Most of Mills’ numbers were built after Los Angeles had jumped out to a 38-0 lead. Taylor will have a chance to be active for this matchup, which ironically falls a few days after a Nov. 2 trade deadline that could still see Deshaun Watson dealt to the very Dolphins squad Houston will face.
Things have gotten so bad in South Florida that Brian Flores, a rising star in the coaching ranks coming into the season, is having to answer questions about his job security. There isn’t any one component of the Dolphins that’s functioning close to properly at the moment. Naturally, a crack at the Texans defense for four quarters may offer some cosmetic relief in the form of some big numbers and a much-needed win, but the longer-term outlook for this Dolphins season remains bleak.
Given the ineptitude of both squads, the Dolphins’ initial projected touchdown advantage remains unchanged by Week 8 outcomes.
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints ()
The Falcons saw some of their recent momentum slowed Sunday against the Panthers, as they fell to Carolina by a 19-13 score. The Saints gave Tom Brady fits again in a 36-27 home win, topping off the victory with a pick-six. However, they also lost Jameis Winston for the season with multiple torn knee ligaments, which currently leaves Trevor Siemian as the only healthy quarterback on the roster until Taysom Hill clears concussion protocol.
Atlanta was missing Calvin Ridley for the second time in three games due to a personal issue, and it appears his absence is now indefinite as per the receiver’s own statement regarding the matter. That leaves the Falcons offense lacking some significant firepower, although Cordarrelle Patterson and rookie tight end Kyle Pitts still provide it with plenty of upside. However, the matchup against the Saints defense is a difficult one with a full array of weapons, let alone with key absences.
The health of Hill will certainly be one to monitor during the coming week, as it would appear he’d have a good chance of drawing the start under center if he were healthy. Siemian was serviceable in Sunday’s win but brings limited upside, although it’s also possible head coach Sean Payton gets creative and opts for a semi-rotational arrangement. Whatever the case might ultimately be, it’s worth noting the Falcons defense has rather quietly displayed some improved play of late, although their recent matchups against the Jets, Dolphins and Panthers have helped prop up some of those numbers.
Despite the uncertainty regarding New Orleans’ QB situation, the Saints’ projected advantage has grown by a point following Week 8 results.
Las Vegas Raiders () at New York Giants
The Raiders were off in Week 8 following an impressive 33-22 win over the Eagles in Week 7 that pushed their record under interim head coach Rich Bisaccia to 2-0. The Giants gave the Chiefs quite the battle on Monday night before narrowly falling short by a 20-17 score.
The Raiders have continued undeterred in the wake of their coaching shakeup earlier in the season and quarterback Derek Carr is playing some of the best football of his career. This cross-country trip would normally prove to be a significant potential challenge due to the time-zone differences, but the fact Las Vegas will be coming off a bye week and the turning back of clocks by an hour Saturday night should help largely nullify it. However, the release of Henry Ruggs on Tuesday following his involvement in a fatal car accident earlier in the day certainly shakes things up on Las Vegas’ end for the time being.
The Giants will hope to have Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Kenny Golladay (knee) back in action for this contest, as they already got Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and Kadarius Toney (ankle) for their game versus Kansas City. Such a development would finally give Daniel Jones a full cupboard on offense for the first time in several weeks against a Raiders defense that’s played well overall but can be hit for big plays on occasion.
Despite the Ruggs development and the G-Men’s impressive Monday night performance, the Giants remain home underdogs for this interconference clash.
New England Patriots () at Carolina Panthers
The Patriots impressively went across the country and upended the Chargers in Week 8, escaping L.A. with a 27-24 win. The Panthers notched an NFC South victory over the Falcons that snapped a four-game losing streak.
New England continued to make do with what is considered an average group of receivers Sunday, and with a Damien Harris-helmed ground attack that didn’t really exploit a favorable matchup against what had been a highly porous Chargers run defense. Nevertheless, Josh McDaniels’ effective play-calling is getting the job done, especially on the road, where New England boasts a 3-0 record following Sunday’s upset victory.
Mac Jones played more of a complementary role in Sunday’s win over the Bolts, as the defense picked off a struggling Justin Herbert twice and sacked him three times. That type of performance should worry Matt Rhule, who continues to stick with an ineffective Sam Darnold at quarterback. What’s more, Darnold suffered a concussion late in Sunday’s contest, so if he’s unable to suit up Sunday, P.J. Walker will draw the start in this matchup. The good news for Rhule and the Panthers irrespective of the quarterback situation is that Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) is likely to return.
With the Pats having won three of their last four and the Panthers still looking pedestrian in victory, New England remains the same 3.5-point road favorite they opened as late last week.
Buffalo Bills () at Jacksonville Jaguars
The Bills continued to take care of business Sunday at home, getting past the struggling Dolphins by a 26-11 score. The Jaguars came out of their Week 7 bye looking like they’d somehow regressed, falling by a 31-7 score to a Geno Smith-led Seahawks squad.
It wasn’t the most prolific performance for Josh Allen and his passing attack against the Dolphins, but they turned the heat up late and pulled away with 16 fourth-quarter points. Allen and his talented group of weapons could be in for a much more explosive performance against the Jags, considering Jacksonville is allowing 391 total yards per home game and has particular trouble slowing down the pass overall (278.1 PYPG allowed).
The Jaguars’ offense remains mostly stuck in neutral, and the heel injury suffered by one of its best players in James Robinson on Sunday certainly won’t help. Trevor Lawrence is essentially doing the best he can with limited resources, but when your leading receiver in any given week is tight end Dan Arnold – as was the case for Jacksonville on Sunday – it speaks to the dire strait a passing attack is in.
This game unsurprisingly carries the week’s biggest line, and it’s actually grown by three points following Sunday’s results.
Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens ()
The Vikings suffered the indignity of a nationally televised home loss to a backup quarterback Sunday night, as they fell by a 20-16 score to the Cowboys. The Ravens were off in Week 8 after suffering a 41-17 thumping at the hands of the Bengals at home in Week 7.
Kirk Cousins and his impressive collection of offensive teammates seemed completely out of sorts for most of Sunday night against the Cowboys, with the veteran quarterback taking just one sack but getting hit a whopping nine times overall and managing just 184 passing yards at 5.3 yards per attempt. The performance was essentially an outlier for a passing attack that’s mostly been able to thrive at will this season, and the Week 9 matchup against the porous Ravens secondary (NFL-high 296.1 PYPG allowed) may prove to be an excellent opportunity for redemption.
Baltimore perplexingly fell apart in the second half against Cincinnati back in Week 7, but they, too, will be looking for a big resurgence after taking some time over the bye to figure out what went wrong and rest up in general. The time off may well prove enough for both Latavius Murray and Sammy Watkins to get back from their leg injuries, which will give the Ravens a nice boost against a Minnesota defense that took a step back in Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys.
Although the Ravens will have the rest advantage and are at home, the public has been on Minnesota enough to already shrink Baltimore’s original projected 5.5-point advantage slightly as the week begins.
Los Angeles Chargers () at Philadelphia Eagles
The Chargers disappointingly emerged from their bye week with another lackluster offensive performance, leading to a 27-24 loss to the Patriots. The Eagles had no trouble with a listless Lions squad on the road, throttling Detroit by a 44-6 score.
Justin Herbert and his passing game weapons looked fairly inept for the second straight game Sunday, one in which they’d hoped to put the memory of an ugly six-point showing against the Ravens back in Week 6 behind them. Given the young quarterback’s previous body of work, it would appear likely that he’s just mired in a temporary slump, and a matchup against an Eagles secondary that is still allowing 263.7 passing yards per game over its last three contests despite having had the advantage of facing Detroit’s non-threatening air attack Sunday could be the cure for what ails him.
Jalen Hurts barely had to break a sweat Sunday in the big win over Detroit, as Philadelphia was able to get by using a ground attack consisting of Boston Scott, Jordan Howard and Kenneth Gainwell with Miles Sanders on injured reserve for the moment. The Chargers did do a reasonably good job against the Patriots ground game Sunday, but the Bolts are still allowing an NFL-high 159.4 rushing yards per game. However, their secondary is conceding a microscopic 174.7 passing yards per road contest, and given Hurts’ occasional struggles through the air this season, it could prove to be a very thorny matchup.
The public is at least a bit influenced by Los Angeles’ current two-game swoon and the Eagles’ big win Sunday, as the original Chargers -3.5 line has shrunk.
Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs (-8)
How much is Aaron Rodgers worth to a line? We found out Wednesday morning as news broke that Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play Sunday against the Chiefs. The Packers had actually been a 1-point road favorite for a brief period on Tuesday at DraftKings Sportsbook and Green Bay was just a 1-point road dog at DK Wednesday morning before the news broke. DraftKings briefly took down the line from their board and came back with Chiefs -8. The adjusted line at FanDuel was Chiefs -7.5.
Green Bay does figure its top three receivers – Davante Adams, Allen Lazard, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling – back for the Chiefs game, but it will be the unproven Jordan Love throwing them the ball. Love has only thrown seven passes (completing five for 68 yards) in his brief NFL career, all coming in garbage time during Green Bay’s Week 1 blowout loss to the Saints.
As much of an unknown as Love is, this will likely not be a cake-walk for the Chiefs. Everything is a struggle right now for Kansas City, who narrowly beat the 2-win Giants on Monday night at Arrowhead, 20-17.
Arizona Cardinals () at San Francisco 49ers
The Cardinals suffered their first defeat of the season in highly unlikely fashion in Week 8, as they were beaten by a Packers team without its top three receivers, and at home to boot. The 49ers went into Chicago and outdueled the Bears by a 33-22 score.
Arizona would have arguably prevailed over Green Bay had A.J. Green looked for the ball in the end zone late on a pass that was ultimately intercepted, but the Cardinals rightfully shouldn’t have struggled as much as they did against the short-handed Packers. Nevertheless, the game is more than likely a bump in the road for a team that looks like a legitimate Super Bowl contender. One lingering potential issue for Arizona is the health of DeAndre Hopkins, however; he was pulled from the Week 8 contest with a hamstring issue, and even though he checked himself back into the contest on a few occasions without consent from coaches, he’ll have to gain clearance ahead of this matchup.
Jimmy Garoppolo put on one of his better all-around performances against the Bears, throwing for 322 yards and recording two rushing scores. Deebo Samuel once again stood out with a 171-yard day through the air and Brandon Aiyuk finally started showing signs of life, while rookie Elijah Mitchell ripped off 137 rushing yards and a score on the ground. However, both Mitchell (rib) and Samuel (calf) came out of the game nursing injuries, and both would figure to be critical against a team that San Fran already fell to by a 17-10 score earlier in the season.
With the respective Week 8 results for these clubs now factoring in, the public has backed the Niners enough to move the original line down half a point.
Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams ()
The Titans pulled off another impressive win Sunday against the Colts, overcoming an early 14-0 deficit in the process. However, they also lost Derrick Henry to a foot injury for the next 6-to-10 weeks, an absence that naturally could be season-altering. The Rams were busy trampling their second straight inferior opponent, as they dismantled the Texans by a 38-22 score in a game that really wasn’t that close.
Tennessee’s entire offense will naturally be seismically affected by Henry’s absence, and the team signed Adrian Peterson on Monday in an attempt to mitigate the damage. The versatile Jeremy McNichols is also available to try and help hold down the fort, but this particular matchup against the Rams is one where the Titans would ideally have all hands on deck. That obviously won’t be the case due to Henry’s injury, but additionally, Julio Jones could also remain out due to his hamstring injury.
The Rams not only continue roll along offensively, but an already formidable defense just gained Von Miller via trade Monday. Los Angeles looks set to continue knifing through opponents in the second half of the season, and given how blistering hot the Matthew Stafford-Cooper Kupp connection is at the moment, an inconsistent Titans secondary could certainly be in for a long night.
The Henry news has obviously caused a sizable change in the line, with the Rams’ projected advantage already growing by a field goal from its original 4.5-point figure in the immediate aftermath.
Monday, Nov. 8
Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers ()
The Bears dropped another game in their one-step-forward-two-steps-back season, falling to the 49ers at home in Week 8 by a 33-22 score. The Steelers gutted out a tough divisional win on the road, besting the Browns by a 15-10 score.
Chicago played without head coach Matt Nagy on Sunday, as he was sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols. The Bears did see rookie Justin Fields put together a solid performance 278 total yards, including 103 rushing yards and a score on the ground. Fields’ work through the air certainly still has room for improvement, however, and he continued to hold onto the ball a bit too long at times, leading to four sacks. That could spell trouble should it repeat itself in this matchup, considering the Steelers have already racked up 19 sacks in seven games.
The Steelers offense has been no great shakes itself, with Pittsburgh still struggling to score enough touchdowns to compete with truly elite teams. The Bears don’t qualify as such, however, especially with Fields still learning the ropes at quarterback. Khalil Mack could also be sidelined again for this game after missing Week 8 with a foot injury, which would make life easier on star rookie running back Najee Harris and Pittsburgh’s inconsistent offensive line as well.
The public is firmly backing Pittsburgh for the moment, as the Steelers’ projected 4.5-point initial line has seen a nice boost following Week 8 results.
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