PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- Paul Bessire, known better by the the nickname of his program, “The Prediction Machine,” checked in with The Fan Morning Show today to share his NFL picks, as he does every Thursday at 9:20 a.m.

The Machine runs each game over 50,000 times to find the most likely official outcome and prediction.

Paul makes his selections for Week 9 in both the NFL and NCAA. Paul says the Steelers’ chances of making the playoffs have fallen to 2 percent, but he thinks they can still hold their own with the Patriots this Sunday thanks to the defense keeping them in it. He is picking the Pats to win 24-17.

He likes the Bengals to win tonight’s Thursday night game over the Dolphins 23-19 and in fact, the machine really likes the Bengals as he has them a 90 percent favorite to win the AFC North.

Hear the full interview and all of his predictions here:

The Prediction Machine: Paul Bessire joins The Fan Morning Show every Thursday morning at 9:20 a.m. on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.

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