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Week 6 NFL Picks & Predictions

Posted on: October 14, 2010 1:15 pm
 
Good afternoon, all.  How's everyone doing?  Well, it's been a rough season for pick 'ems.  Despite correctly predicting the Cardinals upset over the Saints last week, I still only went 7-7.  An unpredictable season, to say the least.  Here's my picks and predictions for this week: 

Falcons @ Eagles-- The Falcons are the better team. Whether the Eagles go with Michael Vick or Kevin Kolb, I don't think it matters here. Look for the Falcons offense to bounce back after a rough outing at Cleveland. PREDICTION: FALCONS

Chiefs @ Texans-- The Chiefs defense is for real. They held Peyton Manning to zero TD passes in his own home stadium. But, this is their second straight road game against a Texans team that's looking to bounce back after an embarrassing loss to the Giants. I don't see the Texans losing a 2nd in a row at home. Look for the Texans offense to come alive, and for the defense to do just enough to slow down the Chiefs running game. Texans in a close one. PREDICTION: TEXANS

Browns @ Steelers-- I expect Ben Roethlisberger to be a bit rusty in his return. I also think his teammates are less than thrilled with him based on his past actions. But, I just don't see the Steelers losing at home to a rookie QB; nor do I see Peyton Hillis being able to run the ball against this defense. Steelers take it in a close, but sloppy game. PREDICTION: STEELERS

Seahawks @ Bears-- The Seahawks have a new weapon in Marshawn Lynch, and come off a bye week. The Bears are getting Jay Cutler back, and are at home. Ultimately, I don't see how Hasselbeck and Lynch outplay Cutler and Forte in Chicago. PREDICTION: BEARS

Lions @ Giants-- The Lions are NOT the same ole Lions of old. This team is for real and will be a playoff contender next season. They should have beaten Chicago, and could have beaten Green Bay. This won't be an easy one for the Giants. But, the Giants are coming off two sold performance; especially on defense, and now the passing game is coming to life. I see that continuing Sunday in front of the home crowd. This is a must win of sorts. They travel to Dallas next week. I know they'd rather face the Cowboys at 4-2; not 3-3. PREDICTION: GIANTS

Ravens @ Patriots-- The Ravens are the better team, and I'm not saying that just because Moss is gone from the Patriots. The Ravens have the better defense and the better running game. However, the game is in Foxboro. The Patriots are a much stronger team at home and somehow often over-achieve in Foxboro. I'd expect more of the same here, with some kind of circus play at some point in the game bailing them out again. PREDICTION: PATRIOTS

Chargers @ Rams-- The Chargers' so-called #1 defense gave up 35 points to the Raiders. Ouch. Philip Rivers is one of the best QB's in the game. But, he can't win games by himself. He's not getting much help from his team right now. This is their 2nd game in a row on the road. Not easy for any team, plus the Rams will be looking to bounce back. I don't think Spagnolo lets this team stink it up for a second week in a row; especially at home. I'll go with the upset pick here. PREDICTION: RAMS

Dolphins @ Packers-- After two solid wins on the road to start the season, the Dolphins lost two at home to division rivals. That is pathetic. Hopefully, they've learned something in the bye week about toughness and resolve. The good news for them is they are rested and face a Packers team that starting to look like a M*A*S*H* unit. TE Jermichael Finley is done for the season. Greg Jennings has done nothing lately, and Aaron Rodgers doesn't even know if he's playing Sunday. If he does, he'll most likely be playing at less than 100%. PREDICTION: DOLPHINS

Saints @ Buccaneers-- The Buccaneers have played well this season, for the most part. But, something tells me Drew Brees & company get it going again this Sunday against this young Bucs team. It will be another close one like their previous wins, but the Saints find a way. PREDICTION: SAINTS

Jets @ Broncos-- The Jets defense gave up a ton of points and yards last week to a Vikings team that hasn't been playing that well. Now they face a Broncos team that's leading the league in passing yards. Despite the lack of running game, my feeling is the Broncos find a way to get it done at home via Kyle Orton and playing better defense. PREDICTION: BRONCOS

Raiders @ 49ers-- I think mere pride and frustration alone get the 49ers their first win of the season. If they lose to the Raiders at home and go 0-6, you may actually see Mike Singletary get fired despite what the team has said publicly. PREDICTION: 49ERS

Cowboys @ Vikings-- A match-up of two teams that are not jelling right now. The Cowboys are giving Felix Jones more carries, which is the right decision. Randy Moss might give the Vikings some more yards and a few extra points per game. But, their O-line play has been suspect, and Adrian Peterson still does not have the impact he had in his first two seasons. Aside from that, Favre's ankle is giving him problems, which I expected since he came back to football. He's not the same Brett Favre. DeMarcus Ware & company will prove that. PREDICTION: COWBOYS

Colts @ Redskins-- I think the Redskins come-from-behind win last week was more a testament to the Packers falling apart than anything else. They're averaging less than 20 points per game on offense, and their pass defense is 30th in the NFL. Call it a hunch, but somehow, I think Peyton Manning takes advantage of that. I don't think 16 points will cut it this Sunday. PREDICTION: COLTS

Titans @ Jaguars-- Both of these teams are playing better than I expected. Both are improving in their passing games. Both have probowl running backs. Both lack a true #1 WR. And, both teams give up tons of yards and points on defense. So, who wins it? Well, the Titans defense creates more turnovers. I think that's where this game will be won. PREDICTION: TITANS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for having my back, Sammy.  Sorry for botching your name the other day.  Undecided


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Thanks, Jimmy.  Like I told him he doesn't need to be here and read my blog if he doesn't like it.  It's his time he's wasting; not mine. 


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Since: Jul 22, 2010
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We all need to remember that point spreads are for losers according to Whutda.  I personnaly have a greater respect for "organized crime" and the people who are affiliated with them. Godspeed Whutda!  You might want to think before you speak sometimes!  Have a nice day.


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