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CSC Staff Picks, Week 9: A bad week for the NFC South

Confidence isn’t high in the CSC staff for the Saints this week.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

With the 2020 NFL season now entering Week 8, we’re continuing our new weekly bit where some of the staff here at Canal Street Chronicles tries to pick winners and losers for every NFL game each week.

In Week 8, there were plenty of upsets and surprises across the league, but at least one thing is consistent: the NFC South is not predictable. While the CSC staff was mixed in Week 7 on Atlanta’s ability to beat the Detroit Lions, only Christopher thought the Falcons could beat Teddy Bridgewater’s Carolina Panthers. This week, the staff is split yet again on the Falcons and if Matty Ice can beat Drew Lock’s Denver Broncos.

Sticking within the NFC South, the entire CSC believes the Carolina Panthers will fall to the Kansas City Chiefs, and the majority expects Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers to beat the New Orleans Saints in a battle for first place in the division.

Here are our live-updating picks:

We have another guest making picks with us this week, and this week it’s another blast from the past: former Canal Street Chronicles Managing Editor turned Sports Illustrated reporter, John Hendrix. Here are John’s picks:

Packers, Falcons, Seahawks, Titans, Vikings, Ravens, Chiefs, Washington, Texans, Rams, Steelers, Cardinals, Saints, and Patriots

At least Hendrix believes in the Saints this week.

Here’s how past guests have done:

  • Former Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux, Week 1: 12-4 (.750)
  • Former Saints General Manager Randy Mueller, Week 2: 13-3 (.813)
  • True Blood actress Kristin Bauer, Week 3: 7-8-1 (.467)
  • The Athletic’s Jeff Duncan, Week 4: 8-7-1 (.500)
  • Former WWE superstar “Kelly Kelly,” Week 5: 9-5-1 (.643)
  • SB Nation’s Jeanna Kelley, Week 6: 7-7 (.500)
  • Former CSC Managing Editor Dave Cariello, Week 7: 9-5 (.643)
  • ESPN Radio’s T-Bob Hebert, Week 8: 7-7 (.500)

Check back next week as we continue our weekly selections. Special shoutout to John Hendrix for joining us this week. Make sure you check out the work of John and his team over at Sports Illustrated, and you can follow all of their Saints coverage at SI Now.

Also, thanks to Tallysight for helping keep track with all of our picks each week and offering this super awesome graphic.

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