NFL Football Week 6: Picks and Previews

weatherguyal By weatherguyal, 14th Oct 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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After five weeks, only two teams remain undefeated. Find out what's in store this week.


Last Week: 8-5
Year: 37-37-1
Byes: Chicago, New Orleans, Carolina, Jacksonville

Thursday, October 11
Tennessee 23 Pittsburgh 20

Sunday, October 14
Dallas at Baltimore (-3)
St Louis at Miami (-4 1/2)
Detroit at Philadelphia (-3 1/2)
Cincinnati (- 2 1/2) at Cleveland
Indianapolis at NY Jets (- 3 1/2)
Kansas City at Tampa Bay (-4)
Oakland at Atlanta (- 9 1/2)
New England (- 3 1/2) at Seattle
Buffalo at Arizona (-4 1/2)
Minnesota at Washington (- 1 1/2)
NY Giants at San Francisco (- 6 1/2)
Green Bay at Houston (- 3 1/2)

Monday, October 15
Denver at San Diego (even)

Three favorites

NY GIANTS (+6 1/2) at San Francisco
A rematch of last years champoinship game, and you can expect the same outcome. Look for Giants QB Eli Manning to outplay 49er QB Alex Smith. Both teams have good defense. Both teams can run the ball effectively. The Giants simply have more and better receivers than San Francisco.

ST LOUIS (+4 1/2) at Miami
Once again, this is not the same Rams team that has been kicked around the past few years. Keeping RB Reggie Bush in check is the key to beating Miami, and the St Louis defense will be up for the challenge. Look for the Rams to put alot of pressure on rookie QB Ryan Tannehill, especially if the Dolphins fall behind. Look for a big game from Rams WR Brandon Gibson.

NEW ENGLAND (-3 1/2) at Seattle
The Patriots biggest enemy here is the travel across the country. Expect the New England offense to quiet the crowd with quick strikes as QB Tom Brady picks apart the Seattle defense with the no huddle offense. The Seahawks lack of depth at WR will be hard to hide in this one.

In the middle

Dallas at BALTIMORE (-3)
The Raven defense may be having trouble stopping the run, but they are still strong when it comes to defending the pass. A weak offensive line will result in alot of pressure on Cowboys QB Tony Romo. Expect more out of a Baltimore offense that only put up 9 points last week. The Ravens have too much talent on offense to be held without a touchdown two weeks in a row. The defense may score one.

Detroit at PHILADELPHIA (- 3 1/2)
The Lions are a mess on special teams, and it has cost them three touchdowns in the last two games. The defense has been giving up many big plays, and the Eagles should be able to take advantage of this. Expect Philadelphia special teams to set up the offense with good field position. Not as much ice for QB Micheal Vick after the game for one week, anyway.

CINCINNATI (-2 1/2) at Cleveland
The Bengals should bounce back after a loss last week. The Browns have played better this year, but are lacking consistency throughout the game. Cleveland should keep this one close until the Bengals QB Andy Dalton can find his stride.

INDIANAPOLIS (+ 3 1/2) at NY Jets
The J-E-T-S are a M-E-S-S. Their troubles are much deeper than who will play QB. The whole team seems to have a lack of leadership, and a clear game plan has been lacking. A play here and a play there with Tim Tebow is not getting the job done. Either play him for a whole series, or don;t play him at all. The Colts do have a QB that can handle the ball in Andrew Luck. Without pressure from the Jets defense, Luck and WR Reggie Wayne will have another day for the highlight flims.

KANSAS CITY (+4) at Tampa Bay
A battle of two one-win teams could be the start of a new season for one, and the start of the end for the other. After a tough beginning, the Chiefs have gotten better on defense and at running the ball. The passing game is another story. The Buccaneers have played decent defense, but have had trouble scoring points. Expect Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles to be the difference in the fourth quarter.

Buffalo at ARIZONA (-4 1/2)
There are three ways for Arizona to dominate the Bills - defense, defense, and more defense. The Cardinals lost their first game of the season last week, and are too good defensively to lose this one at home. Don't expect alot of points to be scored in the desert.

MINNESOTA (+1 1/2) at Washington
The Vikings are one of the more surprising teams this year, and their winning ways should continue against Washington. The Minnesota defense will put alot of pressure on rookie QB Robert Griffin III. A healthy dose of RB Adrian Peterson will keep the Redskin secondary up near the line of scrimage, opening up the passing game for QB Christian Ponder.

Three that scare me

Oakland at ATLANTA (-9 1/2)
This one scares me only because the Falcons are undefeated. Oakland has been terrible on the road, and there is no reason to believe this game will be any different. The Atlanta offense should put up more points than anybody in Week 6 as long as they don't take their bye one week early.

Green Bay at HOUSTON (-3 1/2)
The Green Bay defense has struggled, especially on the road, and will have a tough time stopping the Houston offense. RB Arian Foster will force the Packers to respect the run, opening up the passing attack for QB Matt Schaub. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will not have much time to throw the ball, and will have to rely on quick throws to offset the Texan pass rush.

Denver at SAN DIEGO (even)
A matchup of two teams that have been very inconsistent from week to week. Fans from both sides have to wonder which team will show up. Expect a high scoring, entertaining game. When all else fails, take the home team.

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author avatar Denise O
14th Oct 2012 (#)

Well since my hubby stopped watching Atlanta play, they have been winning, so to his dismay, he has not watched a full game yet.LOL
Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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