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Week 6 NFL picks & predictions

Posted on: October 14, 2009 4:01 pm
Edited on: October 14, 2009 4:48 pm
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Here are my picks & predictions for week 6. Coming off my only poor week of the season; going 7-7.  Let's see if I can do better this week.  Enjoy the read, gang.

 

Texans @ Bengals-- The Bengals have a solid running game, and efficient passing game, and are playing great defense. The Texans are putting up solid fantasy numbers with Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson but still can't play defense, run the ball, nor win consistently. Winning is what counts in the NFL; not stats. The Bengals seem to get it, while the Texans surge toward another under-acheiving, disappointing season. PREDICTION: BENGALS

 

Lions @ Packers-- Hopefully, the Packers fixed their O-line issues during the bye-week. Fresh and rested, I expect the defense to come out and play well at home against a competitive Lions team. Matthew Stafford may be back in this one. The Lions keep it close, but in the end, that secondary won't be able to keep up with Aaron Rodgers & company. PREDICTION: PACKERS

 

Rams @ Jaguars-- The Rams actually moved the ball well last week against the Vikings, but still haven't proved that they're able to score points. Until they prove they can, I will pick against them every week. Look for the Jags to bounce back at home. PREDICTION: JAGUARS

 

Ravens @ Vikings-- The Vikings, ironcally, have been winning with their passing game. But, this is the week the winning streak and fluke passes down the field for TD's to win the game will end. The Ravens are coming off two tough losses and a sub-par performance by Joe Flacco. I look for that to get turned around against a Vikings defense that is vulnerable to the pass. The Ravens offensive line will hold up in this one, and the defense will get after Brett Favre to try to force him into mistakes. My thought is the game plan works and they bounce back. I don't see this Ravens team dropping a 3rd game in a row. PREDICTION: RAVENS

 

Giants @ Saints-- The match-up of the week, and most likely, the last battle of undefeated teams we will see for the rest of the season. Both teams are very similar. Both have great passing games. Both teams can run the ball. Both play solid defense. So, what gives? Well, the Giants have done a great job so far of playing through all of their injuries. I think this is the week it finally catches up to them. They play a Saints team at New Orleans; coming off a bye-week well-rested and healthy. For that reason, I have to give the edge to the Saints. Hope I get this pick wrong. PREDICTION: SAINTS

 

Browns @ Steelers-- Eric Mangini is hell-bent on sticking by a QB who only managed to complete TWO passes last week, and now there's ridiculous rumors floating around about Brady Quinn possibly being traded. Is he REALLY THAT much worse than a QB who can manage only 23 yards against the Buffalo Bills? This Browns team is a joke, and so is their head coach. What else is there to say?   PREDICTION: STEELERS

 

Panthers @ Buccaneers-- The Panthers still have a huge problem with turnovers. The Buccaneers have a problem with dropping passes. So, what gives? Well, lost in the Bucs game last week is the fact that they DID manage to shut down the Eagles running game. My gut tells me they'll be a few less dropped passes by the Bucs, and a few more turnovers by Delhomme and the Panthers. Bucs pull off the upset at home for their first win of '09. PREDICTION: BUCCANEERS

 

Chiefs @ Redskins-- The Chiefs offense seemed to come to life last week against the Cowboys. The Redskins defense came alive last week, but failed them late in the game when it mattered most. The Redskins STILL can get anything going on offense, and I don't see that changing this Sunday. Hiring an offensive consultant does not demonstrate a lot of confidence in your coaches. It is hurting the team more than helping. Look for the Chiefs to get into the win column for the first time this season. PREDICTION: CHIEFS

 

Eagles @ Raiders-- JaMarcus Russell is pushing 300 lbs., is out of shape, and doesn't seem to care. Neither does the rest of the team. Tom Cable might be going to prison for manslaughter. Not much else to analyze here. PREDICTION: EAGLES

 

Cardinals @ Seahawks-- I don't like how the Cardinals let the Texans back in the game last week and almost let them win it. They can't run the ball and can't play defense. That will get you beat on most Sundays. How long can 38 year-old Kurt Warner keep bailing them out and winning shoot-out contests? Hassebeck is back for the Hawks, and so is the Hawks' defense. I'll take the team with the better defense. PREDICTION: SEAHAWKS

 

Titans @ Patriots-- Jeff Fisher insists on sticking with 38 year-old Kerry Collins; insisting that it's not his fault they're losing. I'm not so sure about that. This offense needs a spark. Opposing teams have the Titans figured out. Fisher still hasn't figured out that this isn't 2008 anymore. Vince Young won't get anyone to a fantasy football championship, but the guy does have a winning record in the NFL. Kerry Collins is 0-5.  The Titans are not going to the playoffs.  Why not at least see if VY is your future QB?   The team and the Titans fans will continue to pay for Fisher's stubbornness. Look for the Pats to stay undefeated at home. PREDICTION: PATRIOTS

 

Bills @ Jets-- The Bills just lost to a team that completed two passes. How much worse can it get? I'm not so sure Rex Ryan bashing his defense to the media will necessarily help the team. But, I don't see the Jets having a problem with this one. Look for Dick Jaron to be out of a job sooner rather than later. PREDICTION: JETS

 

Bears @ Falcons-- Great Sunday night match-up. Both teams feature franchise QB's. But, look for the running game to be the difference in this one. Matt Forte just can't seem to get it going. Michael Turner rushed for 3 TD's last week against one of the leagues better defenses. I look for his success to continue and be the difference in the game. PREDICTION: FALCONS

 

 

Broncos @ Chargers-- The Broncos are the surprise of the NFL at 5-0. They are a better team than the Chargers right now IMO. However, I look for the Chargers to catch the Broncos by surprise. They come off a bye-week desperate for a win; knowing a loss here pretty much all-but-ends their shot at the division title. Going strictly by my gut here, I look for Philip Rivers to have a big day and for the Chargers to step it up and pull off the upset at home. PREDICTION: CHARGERS

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Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2009 1:30 pm
 

Week 6 NFL picks & predictions

Comet - what surprised me was how well the Texans defense played.  They held the Bengals scoreless in the second half.  That, to me, was most impressive.  But, they have yet to win two in a row.  Has their defense finally arrived?  Or will their inconsistency resurface against San Francisco this week? 



Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2009 7:11 pm
 

Week 6 NFL picks & predictions

Nice call on the Chiefs Charlie ! How bout them Texans ? Matt Schaub goes ballistic today an thats alll she wrote!!  Sealed



Since: Oct 16, 2009
Posted on: October 16, 2009 3:17 pm
 

Week 6 NFL picks & predictions

Yeah, right?  I still can't believe they let 40-yeard old Brett Favre perform the way he did.  Where is the stingy Dom Capers defense we saw in the preseason? 
Apparently, they left in in the preseason.  Hopefully, they worked out the kinks during bye-week.   



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: October 16, 2009 11:51 am
 

Week 6 NFL picks & predictions


Let's hope they fixed that defense too.  That was atrocius against the Vikings. 
Yeah, right?  I still can't believe they let 40-yeard old Brett Favre perform the way he did.  Where is the stingy Dom Capers defense we saw in the preseason? 



Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: October 16, 2009 10:00 am
 

Week 6 NFL picks & predictions


Let's hope they fixed that defense too.  That was atrocius against the Vikings. 



Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: October 15, 2009 5:06 pm
 

Week 6 NFL picks & predictions

We need to correct our secondary before we can hope for a victory against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.  With the trade deadline approaching, hopefully the front office will make some moves.
It would also help if we had Stafford back healthy.  With that injured knee, if Stafford plays, the Packers are going to smell blood. 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 15, 2009 4:39 pm
 

Week 6 NFL picks & predictions

I don't know.  The way Aaron Rodgers talks to the media, you'd never know there were O-line issues in Green Bay.  Denying the problem never solves it.  The Lions might exploit this weekness, and who knows..........maybe win #2 on the season comes this Sunday.  Cool
We need to correct our secondary before we can hope for a victory against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.  With the trade deadline approaching, hopefully the front office will make some moves.



Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: October 15, 2009 3:15 pm
 

Week 6 NFL picks & predictions


I don't know.  The way Aaron Rodgers talks to the media, you'd never know there were O-line issues in Green Bay.  Denying the problem never solves it.  The Lions might exploit this weekness, and who knows..........maybe win #2 on the season comes this Sunday.  Cool



Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: October 15, 2009 12:15 pm
 

Week 6 NFL picks & predictions


Solid picks.  I think many agree with this upset pick most. 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 15, 2009 10:53 am
 

Week 6 NFL picks & predictions

Good analysis, but don't forget the Bears are rested; coming off a bye week.  Maybe Monday night's the night Matt Forte gets going.  Laughing
Draft - I hope you're right.  That Falcon's offense looks awfully good right now. 


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