The NFL has now seen ties in consecutive weeks, an improbable feat. It seems unlikely we'll get another Tie this week, but if we do, expect fans to erupt against the result being a possibility altogether. Here's a preview of the Thursday night and early Sunday games for Week 9.

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday 8:25 ET

This game is expected to be a shootout, with neither team's defense living up to the horrendous standard the NFC South has set in terms of defensive Football. The Falcons are coming off a big win over the Packers, but they seem ripe for a letdown on Thursday night.

Buccaneers 30, Falcons 28

Dallas Cowboys at Cleveland Browns, Sunday 1:00 ET

Want to know what will help Dak Prescott maintain the starting job in Dallas? A game against the worst team in the NFL. Jamie Collinswill make his debut in a Cleveland Browns uniform, but he won't be impactful enough to sway this result.Cowboys 27, Browns 12

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings, Sunday 1:00 ET

The Vikings are in a bit of tumult after the midweek resignation of offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Pat Shurmur will take over and has experience with Sam Bradford, but Bradford hasn't necessarily played his best football under Shurmur. Expect this game to be a close one.

Vikings 20, Lions 17

Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday 1:00 ET

Kansas City is dealing with some problems themselves. Running back Jamaal Charles is back on injured reserve and Alex Smith is concussed, leading Nick Foles to make the start. Luckily, they're dealing with a team at home, the Jaguars, who have underwhelmed every expectation they had in the NFL this season.

Chiefs 24, Jaguars 16

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins, Sunday 1:00 ET

Prior to the Dolphins' bye week, running back Jay Ajayi was playing the best football of his life, rushing for 200 yards in consecutive games. No player has ever done it for three straight games, and the resilient Jets rush defense won't allow Ajayi to be the first.

Jets 19, Dolphins 16

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants, Sunday 1:00 ET

In one of the more evenly matched games of the week, the Eagles will try to put a tumultuous week behind them; receiver Josh Huff was arrested on gun and marijuana charges, and subsequently released. The Giants were on a bye, giving them a chance to rest up and get healthy for this home tilt.Giants 27, Eagles 17

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens, Sunday 1:00 ET

The result of this game entirely hinges upon whether or not Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger plays, which is an open question. It's quite simple, though -- if he plays this week, the Steelers win. If not, this game goes to the Ravens. Let's assume he doesn't play.

Ravens 16, Steelers 13

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