NFL Week 6 picks: Jake 'The Snake' Roberts picks Jaguars, Packers

Jake The Snake Roberts tied Dave Richard in Week 5, maintaining his season lead.
Jake "The Snake" Roberts tied Dave Richard in Week 6, maintaining his season lead. (Photo provided)

Going into last week's NFL games, Jake "The Snake" Roberts had opened up a five-game lead over Dave Richard in their NFL picks contest -- a season-long friendly wager with something at stake for both men.

Week 5 saw the wrestling icon tie with our senior fantasy analyst for the week, with both going 7-7 against the spread. That tie means that Jake maintains his healthy lead entering Week 6.

More than a quarter of the way through the season, Jake Roberts is not only holding his own on Dave's turf, but he's got Dave playing from behind. And unless Dave redeems himself, he'll be forced to visit Diamond Dallas Page's Accountability Crib and get his DDP Yoga initiation.

The smack talk will only get more intense if Dave can't muster a comeback by Week 17.

This week features a particularly crazy spread, with the undefeated, high-powered Broncos favored by more than two dozen points over the lowly Jaguars.

Jake vs. Dave: Tale of the Tape


Stone Mountain, Ga. Hometown Chicago, Ill.
"The Snake" Nickname "Downtown Dave"
def. Andre the Giant, WrestleMania V Biggest Win One-time Wheel of Fortune winner
Randy "Macho Man" Savage Biggest Rival Weight loss professionals
"Trust me." Catch Phrase "Yeahhhhh!"


What's a prediction contest without a little something on the line? Here is what Jake and Dave risk if they lose the contest.

IF JAKE WINS: Dave travels to Atlanta and visits Diamond Dallas Page's Accountability Crib for an intense DDP YOGA workout and gets a lesson in gluten- and dairy-free living.

IF DAVE WINS: Jake visits the office and must work with Dave for a day.

We'll find out who prevails after Week 17. In the meantime, here are Jake's Week 6 picks against the spread (the same spreads used in our NFL expert picks):

NFL Week 5 Picks: Jake the Snake vs. Downtown Dave
Game and Spread Jake's Pick Dave's Pick
Giants at Bears (-7.5)
Steelers at Jets (-2.5)
Lions (-2.5) at Browns
Panthers at Vikings (-2.5)
Bengals (-7.5) at Bills
Eagles (-1.5) at Buccaneers
Raiders at Chiefs (-9.5)
Packers (-3.5) at Ravens
Rams at Texans (-7.5)
Jaguars at Broncos (-26.5)
Titans at Seahawks (-13.5)
Saints at Patriots (-2.5)
Cardinals at 49ers (-10.5)
Redskins at Cowboys (-5.5)
Colts (-1.5) at Chargers

If you want to talk smack about these picks or simply cheer Jake Roberts on, you can follow him on Twitter at JakeSnakeDDT.

We'll leave you with the following quote from the man himself: "If you plant grass, you grow grass. If you plant rice, you grow rice. I plant fear."

Denny Burkholder is the producer/editor of's NFL content. Follow him on Twitter: @DennyBurkholder

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