Jay’s Plays 2015 NFL Picks: Week 9 betting primer and picks
Jay's Plays

Jay’s Plays 2015 NFL Picks: Week 9 betting primer and picks


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See that picture below? That’s what the Buccaneers and the Raiders did to Ernesto’s house this weekend. When’s the last time those two sad sacks beat playoff-caliber teams in the same week?

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At a paltry 3-3, that’s Ernesto’s worst week in four years! It drops the season totals to a mezza-mezza 22-9. He’s benched for the next three weeks in favor of the cats! Let’s see how they do instead.



BARSTOW THE CAT FILLS IN FOR THE IGUANA THIS WEEK
BARSTOW THE CAT FILLS IN FOR THE IGUANA THIS WEEK

This is Barstow. He’s owned by Ian Clarke, the famous computer scientist, and he’s just as smart as his owner. He can break cages and tell time...by reading the clock. That’s him at 2:58…waiting for the last feed of the day at 3 p.m. sharp. The other cats are a lot smaller than him...and thinner.

UNDER ARMOUR!

CHARGERS-Bears UNDER 59

These teams have offenses? San Diego might if a receiver could hold on to the ball...

PATRIOTS-Washington UNDER 59

Of all the teams to beat the unstoppable-looking Patriots -- in Foxboro no less -- it can’t be Kirk Cousins and Washington, could it? Not after the Pats put on a clinic in exposing what was supposed to be an improved Dolphins team?

AMBER ALERT!

Eagles (+6) at COWBOYS

The Eagles may not be the high-flying act everyone thought they’d be, but they are solidifying on both sides of the ball. Dallas still stumbles along without Tony Romo. Look for the Eagles to win the turnover battle.

PATRIOTS (-7) vs. Washington

(See above.)

RED WARNING!

49ERS-Falcons UNDER 50.5

The 49ers collapse is positively shocking. To paraphrase Bull Durham, “2-6? How’d they ever win 2?” Meanwhile the Falcons have been weak recently, needing a later rally to defeat the pitiful Titans, then they got body-slammed by the lowly Bucs, both at home.

STEELERS (Pick 'em) vs. Raiders

The Steelers have trouble with Oakland, they always have. It goes back to the Immaculate Reception. Do you know what they call the Immaculate Reception in Oakland? The “Piece of $–! Reception.” And the players back then used to call John Madden "Pinky" because he'd get all red in the face when he got mad.

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Jay Flemma

Jay Flemma

Starting with a blog and a dream, Jay Flemma launched his first sports-writing website in 2004. Some 13 years and 25 major golf championships later, Jay has won multiple national sports writing awards. Besides GNN, his work has appeared in numerous books as well as on-line at Cybergolf, PGA.com, GolfObserver, GolfChannel.com and many other sites and print magazines. When not trying to find a lost golf ball, Jay is an entertainment, copyright, Internet, sports and trademark lawyer in Manhattan. His clients have been nominated for Grammy and Emmy awards, won a Sundance Film Festival Best Director award, performed on stage and screen, and designed pop art for museums and collectors. Jay lives in Forest Hills, N.Y., and is fiercely loyal to his alma maters, Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Trinity College in Connecticut.

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