NFL Game Previews: Breaking Down Week 9
NFL Game Previews: Breaking Down Week 9

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Kansas City (+9) @ San Diego, Thursday 8:20 p.m.

Comments: The quarterback carousel in Kansas City turned again on a concussion. This time it was newly anointed starting QB Brady Quinn going down and losing the job for at least a week. In relief Matt Cassel was his usually ineffective self versus a ho-hum Raiders defense as the Chiefs became the first team since 1940 to go seven games without getting a single lead during regulation. Cassel threw a pick and lost a fumble to give himself at least two turnovers in all six of the games he's played in and 16 total for the year. The Chargers snagged three picks off him when the teams met in a Week 4 blowout in Arrowhead, and their defense registered six takeaways off KC. Jamaal Charles turned in a strong effort that week with 111 total yards and two scores, but even he gave the ball away twice on fumbles. And now Peyton Hillis is back to steal carries from the speedster. Last week neither had more than five, however,

Denver (-3.5) @ Cincinnati, Sunday 1:00 p.m.

Comments:Peyton Manning is well on his way to a fifth MVP even if he can maintain his recent string of four consecutive games with at least 300 yards passing and three touchdowns. Manning has made Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker must-starts in the process, as Thomas is third in the league in receiving yards and Decker has amassed five scores in the last four

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Luke Hoover
Luke Hoover has covered fantasy football for Rotowire.com since 2011 and is most proud of recommending Victor Cruz as a starter in his breakout game against the Eagles. He's a lifelong fan of Notre Dame, the Packers and, unfortunately, the Knicks.
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