Welcome back fans! As per request of a few fans I have posted the standings of each division (Division leaders are bold faced). This way fans can keep up with their favorite team(s) and where they stand against the division leader!
New England Patriots – (4-1)
Buffalo Bills – (2-3)
Miami Dolphins – (2-3)
New York Jets – (1-4)
San Diego Chargers – (3-2)
Kansas City Chiefs – (2-3)
Denver Broncos – (2-3)
Oakland Raiders – (1-3)
Cincinnati Bengals – (4-1)
Baltimore Ravens – (3-2)
Pittsburgh Steelers – (2-2)
Cleveland Browns – (0-5)
Houston Texans – (5-0)
Indianapolis Colts – (1-3)
Jacksonville Jaguars – (1-4)
Tennessee Titans – (1-4)
Philadelphia Eagles – (5-0)
Dallas Cowboys – (2-2)
New York Giants – (2-3)
Washington Redskins – (1-4)
San Francisco 49er’s – (4-1)
St. Louis Rams – (2-3)
Seattle Seahawks – (2-3)
Arizona Cardinals – (1-4)
Green Bay Packers – (4-1)
Detroit Lions – (3-1)
Chicago Bears – (3-2)
Minnesota Vikings – (1-4)
Atlanta Falcons – (4-1)
Carolina Panthers – (4-1)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – (3-1)
New Orleans Saints – (2-3)
Now let’s get down to business with Week 6’s NFL Game Predictions!!!
Tennessee (1-4) @ Pittsburgh (2-2)
Match up to watch: Michael Roos v.s. Lamarr Woodley
Although I can see Tennessee putting up a fight against an aging Pittsburgh team, there’s little hope of the team leaving with a victory. Tennessee is built to run the ball. ISSUE: Pittsburgh is built to stuff the run. Tennessee should stick with it for the first three quarters, but Pittsburgh should pull away in the fourth.
Tennessee – 19 Pittsburgh – 27
Oakland (1-3) @ Atlanta (4-1)
Match up to watch: DeMarcus Van Dyke v.s. Harry Douglas
DVD should earn the nickle job for the Oakland defense this season. Possessing the best speed on the Oakland defense, he should be able to stick with every team’s fastest slot receiver. That’s Harry Douglas for the Atlanta Falcons, in case you did not know. Douglas has been nagged by injuries the past few seasons. BUT, Atlanta has a talented offense that has the potential to be reminiscent of the greatest show on turf. Do you see where this one is going yet?
Oakland – 21 Atlanta – 26
Cincinnati (4-1) @ Cleveland (0-5)
Match up to watch: Andy Dalton v.s. Brandon Weeden
Why these two as the pinnacle match up? Simple. Weeden was compared by many draft analysts to Dalton. Both possess strong arms and above average accuracy. Weeden’s knock was his age and Dalton’s was his hair – Just kidding, he came from little contested Texas Christian University. The ‘Nati should be able to pull this off on the road, only if they can keep Trent Richardson contained. They will.
Cincinnati – 23 Cleveland – 17
St. Louis (2-3) @ Miami (2-3)
Match up to watch: Steven Jackson v.s. Karlos Dansby
A strong running back facing a strong linebacker is something I look forward to every week of the NFL Season. This contest will not disappoint. Although some disagreed last week with my prediction of St. Louis over Arizona, I’m taking Miami. Miami’s defense will force St. Louis to pass, which they are not built for. (Unlike Arizona where they could run all over that defense.)
St. Louis – 20 Miami – 23
Indianapolis (1-3) @ New York Jets (1-4)
Match up to watch: Andrew Luck v.s. Darrelle Revis
Welcome to Revis Island, Mr. Luck. You won’t be winning this one and you won’t be leaving happy. Although Andrew Luck and co. can be successful this season, the simply cannot do it against a talented defense such as the Jets’. This one could be ugly.
Indianapolis – 7 New York Jets – 29
Detroit (3-1) @ Philadelphia (5-0)
Match up to watch: Calvin Johnson v.s. Nnamdi Asomugha
Did you really think there would be a different pinnacle match up? Honestly. One of the games best at corner and wide receiver facing off against each other. Nnamdi should be back to form this season (2nd season in this defensive scheme). Although Detroit is an offensive power-house, their defense is suspect. And against Philly, that is NOT a good thing.
Detroit – 24 Philadelphia – 30
Kansas City (2-3) @ Tampa Bay (3-1)
Match up to watch: Jamaal Charles v.s. Mason Foster
Again, what is better than a linebacker-running back match up!? Mason Foster has all of the ability in the world. And in this Tampa 2 scheme, I think he will make the jump to elite status in his second season both in the league and in this scheme. Tampa is at home against a Kansas City offense that is spotty – sometimes they show up to play but other times it seems like they don’t even know the plays. Tampa should have their way in this one.
Kansas City – 17 Tampa Bay – 26
Dallas (2-2) @ Baltimore (3-2)
Match up to watch: Miles Austin v.s. Cary Williams
Not quite sure if Dez Bryant is going to play in this game (Breaking news that the talented Dallas WR has been arrested – could lead to a possible suspension?), if he does not, the offense will go through Miles Austin. Murray should find little to no success against Baltimore’s run defense, forcing Romo and co. to pass the ball. Cary Williams has the talent to start opposite Webb (Putting Smith in the Nickle OR Baltimore SHOULD have Williams and Smith starting with WEBB as the nickle – that’s just me though..) and should be able to lock down Austin. I like Baltimore in this one, folks.
Dallas – 20 Baltimore – 27
New England (4-1) @ Seattle (2-3)
Match up to watch: Chandler Jones v.s. Russell Okung
New England is atop the AFC East, surprise! I really like what Hoodie and co. did this offseason in the draft. Hightower and Jones should help solidify that defense ten fold. Although Seattle has talent all across the board, the team is shaky at the Quarterback position. Unfortunately, that will lead to a loss here against a talented and experienced New England team.
New England – 27 Seattle – 18
Buffalo (2-3) @ Arizona (1-4)
Match up to watch: Stevie Johnson v.s. Patrick Peterson
I know fans, I know, this one is going to sting to type. Buffalo should win this one. With an overwhelming amount of talent on the defensive line and future talent at corner, Buffalo should shut down Arizona’s passing attack. I don’t see Buffalo “running away” with this one, but they should be able to pull it off.
Buffalo – 20 Arizona – 14
New York Giants (2-3) @ San Francisco (4-1)
Match up to watch: Kenny Phillips v.s. Frank Gore
Yeah, I’m a U man! So no doubt here that I would pick two former Hurricane stars! Although New York put up a fight last season (And ultimately beat San Fran in the playoffs last season) I don’t see a repeat performance here. Yes, the G-men gained some talent, they aren’t better than this revamped San Francisco team. Giants fans, let’s hear you call me out!
New York Giants – 17 San Francisco – 29
Minnesota (1-4) @ Washington (1-4)
Match up to watch: Jared Allen v.s. RG3
First off, I’ll take Washington in this one. Minnesota has a horrible pass defense and a declining run defense. Losing EJ Henderson hurts, a lot. Kevin Williams is losing a step or two. Washington has a young and talented team. But, they’re young! It won’t happen this season Skins fans. Give them a year or two!
Minnesota – 17 Washington – 28
Green Bay (4-1) @ Houston (5-0)
Match up to watch: Aaron Rodgers v.s. Brian Cushing
Green Bay v.s. Houston, sounds like a possible super bowl match up, huh? This one should not disappoint. Barring injuries, both teams should finish the season atop their corresponding conferences. Is Green Bay’s defense better than last years? Only time will really tell. Will the losses the Texans suffered through free agency destroy their super bowl dreams? Again, time will only tell. One thing is for certain, Houston should be tough to beat this season.
Green Bay – 32 Houston – 35
Denver (2-3) @ San Diego (3-2)
Match up to watch: Von Miller v.s. Ryan Matthews
A Manning led Denver squad should wreck havoc on every team they play, correct? Wrong. Sorry, I’m not buying into the whole Manning bandwagon. Also, San Diego is picking up steam and should be very very tough to beat at home. I’ll take the powder-blue super-chargers over the Broncos on the road.
Denver – 23 San Diego – 24
BYE: Chicago (3-2), New Orleans (2-3), Carolina (4-1), Jacksonville (1-4)
Well fans, another week in the books. We’re starting to pick up steam as the bye weeks pass by! Let’s keep this train rollin’ straight into the post season! Check back again soon for Week 7’s predictions! Remember, keep your fins up!!!
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