Let’s take a look at how all the defenses stack up for Week 9:
- San Francisco 49ers – at Washington
- Dallas Cowboys – vs. Seattle
- Green Bay Packers – at San Diego
- Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Miami
- Baltimore Ravens – at Pittsburgh
- New York Jets – at Buffalo
- Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Baltimore
- Cincinnati Bengals – at Tennessee
- Oakland Raiders – vs. Denver
- Houston Texans – vs. Cleveland
- New Orleans Saints – vs. Tampa Bay
- Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Chicago
- Atlanta Falcons – at Indianapolis
- Arizona Cardinals – vs. St. Louis
- Buffalo Bills – vs. New York Jets
- The 49ers have been an elite rushing defense this season and the Redskins’ passing attack is not all that impressive. What exactly is there not to like this week? Washington has thrown the most interceptions in the league thus far with 12 and are scoring just 16.6 points per game. It’s a perfect matchup for owners.
- If the Chiefs were able to get a few more sacks (just 9 on the season) I would probably rank them even higher for this week. That said, they are more than usable considering they are taking on the Miami Dolphins (15.3 points per game).
- Cincinnati’s defense has gotten a big boost from having 8 fumble recoveries (second in the league) and 3 TD (behind only Baltimore & Detroit, who have 4 apiece). However, can we really anticipate those things continuing? Of course, it’s not like the Tennessee Titans (19.9 points per game) are this big threat at this point, but they have lost just 2 fumbles all year. You have to consider the Bengals a good play once again, but not a top option.
- Normally taking on Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers would lead to a decline in value of the Green Bay Packers defense. Then again, we all know Rivers has been struggling in 2011 and that the Chargers’ rushing attack is severely banged up. As of right now Green Bay looks like a solid play.
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