N.F.L. Schedule: Who We Think Will Win in Week 9

But even Carr seems to know how difficult it will be to achieve similar success against the Broncos and their cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib.

“To have them on the same team, it’s ridiculous,” Carr told reporters. “I think the world of them.”

The Broncos should be expected to win this division matchup, but if Carr somehow prevails, it will be time to remove qualifiers like “young” and “promising” from his description and just call him a great quarterback.

Pick: Broncos

Lions (4-4) at Vikings (5-2)

1 p.m. Line: Vikings by 6

What a difference two weeks make. The Vikings came out of their bye week with a 5-0 record and a great deal of optimism. Minnesota’s secondary was dominant, and Sam Bradford seemed to have found an offensive system he could thrive in.

Now the Vikings are 5-2, and Norv Turner, the team’s offensive coordinator, resigned midweek without a real explanation. He said, “It just wasn’t working.”

The Vikings are still in first place in the N.F.C. North, one game ahead of Green Bay and two games ahead of Detroit, but the Lions could put a dent in that by taking advantage of Minnesota’s…

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