If you are still alive in a 2021 NFL survivor pool, you’ve probably already used the most obvious pick for Week 9. Injuries at quarterback for some of the NFC’s best teams make for fewer attractive survivor options. The Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans, the NFL’s No. 1 seeds after Week 8, are both underdogs Sunday.

Here’s a ranking of the top-10 survivor pool picks for Week 9:

1) Buffalo Bills (at Jacksonville Jaguars)

In a matchup between the Super Bowl favorite and one of the league’s worst teams, this should be another easy win for the Bills. Buffalo has beaten every sub-.500 opponent on its schedule by at least two touchdowns. Jacksonville has only beaten the one-win Dolphins.

2) Indianapolis Colts (vs. New York Jets)

As impressive as Mike White was in his first start, the Jets’ quarterback still threw two interceptions and was limited to mostly short throws. New York is one of the league’s worst teams with no road wins this season. The Colts haven’t been upset by a bad team yet.

3) Baltimore Ravens (vs. Minnesota Vikings)

The Vikings don’t seem capable of beating a legitimate contender, while Lamar Jackson and the Ravens almost always take care of business in games against lesser opponents. Minnesota has come up just short in all of its most difficult matchups, including against Dallas’ backup quarterback. The Ravens are coming off a bye and haven’t lost at home. 

4) Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. Chicago Bears)

It could be a long night for Justin Fields against this Pittsburgh defense. Chicago’s quarterback is coming off his best game in the NFL, but he still hasn’t thrown for 210 yards or multiple touchdowns in any contest. The Steelers have only lost to teams that have at least five wins.

5) Dallas Cowboys (vs. Denver Broncos)

If Dak Prescott plays, Dallas might be the second-best option of the week. The quarterback’s uncertain status makes it more difficult to take the Cowboys, though Cooper Rush proved he can win with this Super Bowl-caliber roster. The Broncos haven’t beaten a team that has more than two wins.

6) Las Vegas Raiders (at New York Giants)

The Raiders have two weeks to prepare for the Giants, while New York has a short week because of their Monday night matchup in Kansas City. Derek Carr is leading one of the NFL’s best offenses. Las Vegas probably has too much firepower for the Giants, whom the Raiders should beat if they are going to make the playoffs.

7) Los Angeles Chargers (at Philadelphia Eagles)

The Eagles have looked great against bad teams, beating the Falcons, Panthers and Lions by a combined 67 points. Philadelphia has been outscored by 55 points in its other five games. Justin Herbert should bounce back after struggling with the Ravens and Patriots. 

8) New Orleans Saints (vs. Atlanta Falcons)

Relying on Trevor Siemian or Taysom Hill to win is not an ideal scenario, but the Saints are a pretty safe bet against a bad team, no matter who is under center. Siemian was good enough to beat Tom Brady in Week 8. New Orleans’ defense is easily the best unit in this game. The Falcons have yet to beat a good team.

9) Los Angeles Rams (vs. Tennessee Titans)

Taking the Rams at home against any team is not a bad option. Los Angeles continues to play like a top Super Bowl contender with a 7-1 record. The Titans can pull off another upset after impressive wins over the Bills and Chiefs, though those victories came in Tennessee. Derrick Henry is out with a foot injury.

10) New England Patriots (at Carolina Panthers)

The Patriots are an overtime loss against the Cowboys away from being on a four-game winning streak. The Panthers snapped a four-game losing streak because they played a poor Falcons team. Whether Sam Darnold or P.J. Walker gets the start, Carolina’s quarterback will struggle against Bill Belichick’s defense.

Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen waves to fans after the Bills' 38-20 NFL victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen waves to fans after the Bills' 38-20 NFL victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / JAMIE SQUIRE