For the first time in several weeks, there's a full slate of late afternoon games in the NFL, as teams are beginning to wrap up the bye week portions of their schedules. This can only be construed as a good thing, since fans are likely to see better action all day long on Sunday. For a preview of the early Week 9 games, click here.

Carolina Panthers at Los Angeles Rams, Sunday 4:05 ET

Maybe the bye week was all it took for Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to get going. Now that he has a win in his back pocket, he has the potential to go to Los Angeles and dominate a reeling Rams squad. He complained this week about taking too many hits without enough calls, which the stats back up -- we'll see if that proves to be the case again this week.

Panthers 30, Rams 13

New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers, Sunday 4:05 ET

Fresh off an upset over Seattle last Sunday, the Saints are feeling very positive about their team. The 49ers haven't had a chance to feel positive all season, and they passed up the chance to trade for some future prospects at this week's trade deadline.Saints 38, 49ers 11

Indianapolis Colts at Green Bay Packers, Sunday 4:25 ET

Andrew Luck remains the most hit quarterback in the NFL, which has derailed the Colts' campaign. Green Bay expects to have Clay Matthews (hamstring) back this week, so he'll continue the harassment of the Colts' star.Packers 31, Colts 16

Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers, Sunday 4:25 ET

Tennessee has quietly been one of the more surprising teams in the NFL this year, battling to a .500 record.

San Diego has been disappointing, but despite a loss last week, seem to be in a groove with Philip Rivers at the quarterback position and rookie defensive end Joey Bosa rushing the passer.Chargers 24, Titans 17

Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders, Sunday 8:30 ET

The biggest game of the week is the classic offense versus defense showdown, with Raiders quarterback Derek Carr coming off the best performance in franchise history and the Broncos regularly shutting down the opposing threats.

Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is expected to coach from the booth after taking a hit on the sideline last week.Raiders 22, Broncos 21

Buffalo Bills at Seattle Seahawks, Monday 8:30 ET

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson isn't the same this year, failing to record a touchdown pass since all the way back in Week 3.

This is still a home game in one of the most intimidating environments in Football, though, and a game the Bills will probably be ill-prepared for.Seahawks 20, Bills 10

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