Week 9 of the 2013 NFL season opens up with Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints traveling to Carolina to clash with Cam Newton and the Panthers on “Thursday Night Football.” It’s past the halfway point in the season and office pools are now in high gear. Get a printable NFL Pick Em Week 9 sheet for free right here.

NFL Pick Em Week 9: Featured Games

Two teams at the top of last year’s NFC South standings kick off Week 9 of the season. The Saints picked up a 31-13 win over the Panthers in Week 14, but suffered a 17-13 loss in Carolina in the de facto division championship game in Week 16. The 12-4 Panthers earned a first-round bye, but suffered a loss to the 49ers in the divisional round of last year’s NFC playoffs.

There are seven early Sunday games on the NFL pick em Week 9 sheet. In Dallas, Tony Romo and the Cowboys will host the Arizona Cardinals. The Philadelphia Eagles will be on the road to take on the Houston Texans, while the Kansas City Chiefs will host the New York Jets.

In late action on the NFL pick em Week 9 sheet, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will renew their rivalry as the Patriots host the Broncos in Foxboro. Sunday’s action concludes with the Pittsburgh Steelers entertaining the rival Baltimore Ravens on “Sunday Night Football”.

Week 9 wraps up with Eli Manning and the New York Giants hosting Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts on “Monday Night Football”. The game marks the return of Colts wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who left the Giants as a free agent during the offseason.

Several teams will get to enjoy their bye week in Week 9. The Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans all have the week off.

Download: NFL Pick Em Week 9