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PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 26:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on October 26, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Leach’s NFL Locks: Week ‘9 Times’ Edition

Dan Leach looks at five games each week with the best value and rate them on a sliding scale. He has been on fire for you all season long and does not expect to slow down anytime soon!

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 26: Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints against the Green Bay Packers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 26, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: New Orleans Saints At Carolina Panthers

The Saints and Panthers are both 3-4 and yet tied atop the NFC South. New Orleans has an extremely quick turnaround after playing on Sunday night.

10/29/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions ( L)celebrates scoring a touchdown in the third quarter with  Jeremy Ross #12 of the Detroit Lions during the NFL match between Detroit Lions and  Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Lions In First Place After Another Improbable Win

Detroit’s star-crossed NFL franchise is now alone in first place in the NFC North thanks to a pair of improbable victories the last two weekends.

97.1 The Ticket–10/27/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  University of Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke watches the action from the sidelines during the second quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Stake & Stakes: Michigan Tries To Hold It Together

Michigan (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) enters the stretch on Saturday with a homecoming game against Indiana and needing to win three of four to become bowl-eligible.

97.1 The Ticket–10/27/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: Mike Sadler #3 and Lawrence Thomas #8 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a win over the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 35-11. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan State Not Easing Up On Michigan

The Wolverines did score a touchdown this time — the first time they’d managed that against the Spartans since 2011 — but it came late in the fourth quarter.

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantinio and Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke shake hands after the game at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverine 35-11. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoke Apologizes For Stake Planted In Spartan Field During Pre-Game [VIDEO]

It didn’t take long for Michigan coach Brady Hoke to issue an apology, taking full responsibility for the action because the stake was used during practice as a motivational tool.

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions kicks a 48 yard field to win the game during the NFL match between Detroit Lions and  Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Lions Stun Falcons With Game-Winning Field Goal In 22-21 Comeback Victory

Matt Prater knocked down a 48-yard game-winning field goal as time expired to give the Lions a come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium in London.

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22:  Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions watches the action from the sidelines during the first quarter of the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Jaguars 13-12.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions DT Nick Fairley Leaves Falcons Game With Knee Injury

Fairley was injured as he hit Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on a 3rd-down pass play that was incomplete. Lions teammate Ndamukong Suh, rushing Ryan from the other side, crashed into Fairley.

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts after turning the ball over in the third quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 35-11. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan Mess: Wolverines Mauled Again By Spartans

It used to be news when Michigan State beat Michigan, when little brother rose up and knocked the mighty Wolverines down a peg. Now it’s routine and the Paul Bunyan Trophy has taken up almost permanent residence in East Lansing.

97.1 The Ticket–10/25/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: RJ Williamson #26 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates after intercepting a pass from Devin Gardner (not in photo) of the Michigan Wolverines  and running 29 yards for the touchdown during the third quarter of the game at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Spartans Handle Michigan Again, 35-11

The Spartans have won six of their past seven games against the Wolverines, only the second time Michigan State has accomplished that in a series that dates to 1898.

97.1 The Ticket–10/25/2014

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