NFL 2020: Week 9 picks, TV listings

Derik Hamilton/The Associated PressPhiladelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz passes during the second half of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field. 

Derik Hamilton/The Associated Press

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz passes during the second half of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field. 

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Thank goodness that my Philadelphia Eagles are on their bye week. I need a bye week just to calm my nerves after watching the Eagles barely escape in beating a Dallas Cowboys team that was using a third-string quarterback.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz looked more like the third-string quarterback, throwing two needless interceptions and fumbling twice (although one fumble I won’t blame him for because coach Doug Peterson inexplicably went for it on 4th-and-3 at midfield. PUNT THE BALL, DOUG!)

Anyway, this Sunday I can relax and have the games on in the background while I’m at work producing the Daily Gazette and Recorder sports sections. My stress level will be up again the following Sunday when the Eagles face the New York Giants.

Much like my Eagles, I had a mediocre Week 8 with my picks. I was 8-6 to go to 78-40-1. Gazette news columnist Sara Foss was 10-4 to go to 80-38-1.

You can play The Daily Gazette U Pick ‘Em Football Contest by going to https://dailygazetteprofootball.upickem.net/.

Here are my Week 9 picks.

Thursday

Green Bay 29, San Francisco 19

Sunday

Atlanta 24, Denver 21

Seattle 30, Buffalo 23

Tennessee 26, Chicago 20

Baltimore 28, Indianapolis 27

Kansas City 40, Carolina 10

Minnesota 28, Detroit 17

Washington 20, N.Y. Giants 14

Houston 30, Jacksonville 7

Las Vegas 31, L.A. Chargers 28

Pittsburgh 41, Dallas 9

Arizona 28, Miami 20

Tampa Bay 41, New Orleans 38

Monday

New England 14, N.Y. Jets 10

WEEK 9 TV SCHEDULE

(Announcers, games subject to change)

Thursday

FOX23 (WXXA), NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video — Green Bay at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFL Network: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink; Amazon: Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer).

Sunday

FOX23 — N.Y. Giants at Washington, 1 p.m. (Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake).

CBS6 (WRGB) — Baltimore at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn); Pittsburgh at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson).

NBC13 (WNYT) — New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 8:20 p.m. (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya).

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket — Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (Spero Dedes, Adam Archuletta); Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins); Denver at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely); Chicago at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (Dick Stockton, Greg Jennings, Laura Okmin); Carolina at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver); Seattle at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (Chris Myers, Brock Huard, Jennifer Hale); Las Vegas at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (Joe Davis, Mark Schlereth); Miami at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Michael Grady).

Monday

ESPN — New England at N.Y. Jets, 8:15 p.m. (Steve Levy, Brain Griese and Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters).

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