NFL Week 6 Preview



It's been somewhat unpredictable this season so far (excuses in early!). The Vikings are 5-0, the Panthers 1-4. Matt Ryan is a king among QBs. Chuck Pagano still has a job. What does week 6 have in store? Let's find out. Last Week: 9-5 Overall: 47-30

Thursday night: Denver (4-1) @ San Diego (1-4) The Broncos suffered defeat last time out as the Falcons gave them fits. Good news as they look to bounce back is that Trevor Siemian should be back. The Chargers are fast turning into the Browns, continually finding ever more bizarre methods to lose matches. The latest a botched hold on a game winning field goal try. They're due Pick: San Diego

Sunday early: San Francisco (1-4) @ Buffalo (3-2) Return of the Kaep. Yep, serial anthem protestor and owner of possibly the world's greatest fro, Colin Kaepernick will line up at QB for the losers-of-4-straight 9ers. But, when Jeremy Kerley is your top receiver and he's possibly missing, you better be Superman. Bills have won 3 in a row but this is the sort of game Rex loses. Pick: Buffalo

Jacksonville (1-3) @ Chicago (1-4) The Jags couldn't build on their win over the Colts having taken their bye last week, but if they're going to get in the AFC South mix, they need to string some wins together. The Bears have improved after losing Jay Cutler to injury, he's close to returning. Jimmy Howard has been a find at RB for them too, but if the Jags want it enough.... Pick: Jacksonville

Los Angeles (3-2) @ Detroit (2-3) Test time for the Rams. A defeat at home to the Bills last week leaves them in danger of sliding back into the Jeff Fisher .500 Zone. Todd Gurley isn't carrting the load and Case Keenum has shown his limitations so far. The Lions are hanging on, but it's already a case of Wild Card or nothing for them. They should have enough here. Pick: Detroit

Cleveland (0-5) @ Tennessee (2-3) The Browns QB carousel continues to spin as Charlie "Clipboard Jesus" Whitehurst gets released, and Josh McCown returns to practice. Their battle for a win moves to Tennessee this week, where it looks likely to remain futile. The Titans are getting better by the week, which in a wide open division is perfect for them. Pick: Tennessee

Pittsburgh (4-1) @ Miami (1-4) As a Jets fan, I thank the lords everyday for the Miami Dolphins. Less dysfunctional than the Jets, yet equally non-functional too. They've spent the week cutting people no one, not even their families, knew were on the team. Big Ben et al roll in to "Hard Rock Stadium" and will walk out with all the best memorobilia. Pick: Pittsburgh

Cincinnati (2-3) @ New England (4-1) What has happened to the Bengals? They are having their annual playoff meltdown in the regular season. AJ Green has been anonymous, Andy Dalton ordinary. It's shit or bust time. Just one problem. They go to Foxboro. The Patsies rolled over Cleveland, taking mercy on them after getting to 30pnts. They won't here. Pick: New England

Carolina (1-4) @ New Orleans (1-3) Woe Carolina, as Shaggy might have "sang". A D that has yet to turn up and SuperCam remaining questionable due to his concussion, heads to New Orleans where at least they should be able to feast another "D-in-name-only". On the other hand, Drew Brees loves shredding the opposition in the Dome. He'll likely enjoy this one. Pick: New Orleans

Baltimore (3-2) @ NY GIants (2-3) The Ravens have somewhat fallen to earth in recent weeks, even managing to lose to Washington. Eli and the Giants need to find a way to get OBJ involved lest his love affair with the kicker's net blossom too far. The Ravens, banged up at WR, in no position to take advantage of the Giants (banged up at DB). Flacco is not elite. No elite without Eli Pick: Giants