2021 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 9

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NFL Picks, Week 9 – Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images
NFL Picks, Week 9 – Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images /

Tennessee Titans (6-2) at Los Angeles Rams (7-1)

Sunday, November 7, 8:20PM ET

Heading into Week 9, the Los Angeles Rams have really hit their stride. The defense is playing well, the offense is rolling and it’s looking like the Rams will be one of the true contenders to emerge from the NFC.

That is unless the Tennessee Titans have something to say about it. Which they very well may. The Titans have been outstanding for much of the year, although they have a tendency to bury themselves in holes that are tough to dig themselves out of. Doing that won’t work against the Rams and their well-balanced attack.

As the two teams’ records would suggest, this should be a great game with a nice amount of offense. The Rams passing game gets going early, as Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods make the Tennessee secondary look silly. With Derrick Henry sidelined, the Rams focus on slowing the pass, keeping Tannehill from having too big of a day through the air.

Ultimately, the Rams prove to be too much for the Titans. Between their outstanding offense and hard-nosed defense led by Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles has enough firepower to send the Titans home with their third loss of the season.

Prediction: Rams win 34-24 | Spread: Rams (-7.5)