TEXAS, Sporting Alert – Week 9 games on the NFL schedule continue on Sunday with 11 more games, which is highlighted by the clash between the undefeated Panthers against the Packers.
Three of the four unbeaten sides left in the league this season will be in action, as the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots as well as Carolina, will all be hoping to remain perfect after Sunday’s fixtures.
On paper, the side with the most difficult task of keeping its 100-percent record going are the Carolina Panthers (7-0), who will take on the Green Bay Packers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
Cam Newton and today’s hosts have found ways to pick up wins this season and have won 11 straight dating back to last campaign, which is the longest active winning streak in the NFL.
However, they are yet to deliver a complete performance on the new term and may need to be at their best this weekend when Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay come to town, as the Packers are determined to bounce back from last week’s 29-10 defeat to the Broncos.
On the personal side as well, Rodgers will also be itching to get back on the field after his shocking and disappointing outing last Sunday when he was held to a career-low 77 yards passing.
The Panthers could very well be tested in Week 9, as according to ESPN Stats and Info, they have not beaten a team with a winning record entering the competition during their winning streak.
When the Packers (6-1) and Carolina met last season, they ran away with a 38-17 victory, which triggered a six-game losing streak for Newton and the Panthers.
Green Bay has won the last two games and three of the last four, but it’s the Panthers who are the 2.5 point favourites, according to Odd Shark, coming into this game.
Looking to keep their perfect record running this season as well is defending champions New England Patriots.
Tom Brady and the reigning champs go in search of their eighth successive victory when they face the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium, in Foxboro.
Brady and Patriots are 14-point favourites to beat Washington.
Elsewhere, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos take a 7-0 record into Indianapolis to battle with Andrew Luck and the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Despite their struggles this season and Luck leading the NFL for most interceptions thrown, the Colts still lead the AFC South Division.
At the same time, though, you cannot look past some interesting stats going into this game, which revealed that the Colts quarterback is on the verge of losing his sixth game, which would be the most during his first three years in the NFL.
NFL Schedule For Week 9
Sunday, November 8
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Green Bay at Carolina 1:00 PM FOX Bank of America Stadium
Washington at New England 1:00 PM FOX Gillette Stadium
Tennessee New Orleans 1:00 PM CBS Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Miami at Buffalo 1:00 PM CBS Ralph Wilson Stadium
St. Louis at Minnesota 1:00 PM FOX TCF Bank Stadium
Jacksonville at New York 1:00 PM CBS MetLife Stadium
Oakland at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM CBS Heinz Field
New York at Tampa Bay 4:05 PM FOX Raymond James Stadium
Atlanta San Francisco 4:05 PM FOX Levi’s Stadium
Denver at Indianapolis 4:25 PM CBS Lucas Oil Stadium
Philadelphia at Dallas 8:30 PM NBC AT&T Stadium