2013 Week 9 5* NFL Pick: Saints -5.5 Chiefs -5 4* Seahawks -15.5

[Saints/JETS] Brees, 109.2 rating, and the Saints are a stellar 10-3 ATS in November. Having lost by 40 last week, the Jets, 1-5 ATS in November, 4-0 ATS in their last four games after scoring fewer than 15 points, will hope Geno Smith, 71.6 rating, can bounce back. Sacked 28 times, and having thrown one TD and nine interceptions in their losses, Smith, will struggle to keep up with the Saints, who averaged over 32 points per game in their last five games.

[Chiefs/BILLS] Given the Chiefs 0-9 run ATS versus the AFC East, everyone is calling for an upset today. Experts believe that the Bills, 6-0 ATS in their last six games following a SU loss, will take down the tenacious Chiefs defense that is holding opposing offenses to a league-low 12.3 points per game. While the Chiefs are 4-11 ATS against teams with losing records, they are on fire on the Road this year.

[Buccaneers/SEAHAWKS] Having struggled badly on offense in a 14-9 win over the St. Louis Rams on Monday night, totaling just 135 yards, the Home crowd will be happy to bounce back against the winless Bucs, who will be commanded by Glennon, 78 rating. Averaging less than 300 yards per game, and less than 20 points per game, the Bucs will continue their recent 0-4 run ATS versus the NFC against the Seahawks, who are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games on turf with a defense allowing just 189 yards per game.


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  1. LOSER – Saints 20, JETS 26 – East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Ivory gashed his old team for 139 rushing yards with a touchdown and Nick Folk continued his perfect season with four field goals, as the New York Jets earned a 26-20 win over New Orleans to hand the Saints just their second loss of the season. Ivory spent his first three NFL seasons with the Saints and joined the Jets in an April trade. He broke off runs of 52, 30 and 27 yards, and led a Jets rushing attack that compiled 198 yards. Geno Smith also ran for a score and threw for 115 yards on 8-of-19 passing for New York (5-4), which will head into its bye week with a winning record. The Jets were coming off an ugly 49-9 loss at Cincinnati last week and have not lost two in a row this season. Drew Brees threw for 382 yards with a pair of touchdowns, but was also picked off twice in defeat. He was without the inactive wide receiver Marques Colston because of a knee injury and lost electric running back Darren Sproles to a concussion early in the first quarter.

  2. WINNER – Chiefs 23, BILLS 13 – Orchard Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Chiefs’ quest for a perfect season has remained intact. And once again, the team has its defense to thank for it. Sean Smith came up with a tide-turning 100-yard interception return touchdown of Jeff Tuel in the third quarter, and Tamba Hali took a fumble back 11 yards for a go-ahead score in the fourth as the Chiefs rallied past the banged-up Buffalo Bills, 23-13, at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Ryan Succop kicked three critical field goals to help Kansas City (9-0) remain unbeaten despite being outgained by a 470-210 margin in total yards. Jamaal Charles added 90 yards on 17 carries in the victory. Tuel, making his first NFL start with quarterbacks E.J. Manuel and Thad Lewis both out with injuries, hit fellow rookie Marquis Goodwin for a 59-yard touchdown in the opening quarter but struggled thereafter against the fierce Kansas City defense. The undrafted free agent finished with 229 yards on 18- of-39 passing and threw a pair of costly interceptions, none bigger than Smith’s pick that tied the game at 10-10 after the Bills were on the verge of building a two-score lead. C.J. Spiller returned from a sprained ankle to rack up 116 yards on 12 attempts for Buffalo (3-6), with Fred Jackson totaling 77 yards on 16 rushes in the loss.

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