NFL Week 6 Picks: 3 Favorites in Danger of Being Upset

Zachary ArthurCorrespondent IIOctober 9, 2012

Not so fast New England, the Seahawks will be looking to upset you this week
Not so fast New England, the Seahawks will be looking to upset you this weekJared Wickerham/Getty Images

Every week there seems to be some kind of big upset in the NFL. Week 6 is no different, as there are three favorites that need to be worried about losing to lesser teams.

It doesn't matter if the team played poorly or if there was just one play that went wrong. Sometimes the better team loses the game.

Here's a look at three potential upsets on the horizon.


New England Patriots

The Patriots should be feeling good after beating the Denver Broncos this past Sunday.

It was the classic Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning matchup that everyone seems to love, and New England came out with a 10-point win.

Their celebrations need to end there, because now they travel to play the Seattle Seahawks.

Before you start to chuckle, take a look at what Seattle has done this year.

The Seahawks are 3-2 and have lost both of their games by a total of 10 points. Knocking off the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers can't be overlooked, either.

Seattle finds a way of making teams play down to their level, which is clearly a concern for the Patriots, as they are the better team.


San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco is off to the kind of start that most people expected them to have.

Their four wins are by a combined 92 points, and most of the season has looked relatively easy for them.

That's why Sunday's matchup with the New York Giants is especially concerning.

Inconsistency is a part of the Giants' game plan, and that could certainly mess up the Niners.

San Francisco is precise and deliberate with almost everything they do, so being in a game with unpredictable characteristics could help to throw everything off.

Both teams are extremely talented, but New York has a way of messing you up and getting teams out of what they've worked on.


Houston Texans

People probably didn't predict it, but the Houston Texans are one of the NFL's two undefeated teams left.

Boasting one of the top defenses and offenses is a rare commodity and one that Houston should be proud of.

Unfortunately, they play the Green Bay Packers this week.

Green Bay is coming off of a loss to the inferior Indianapolis Colts, so expect them to play like they have something to prove.

Houston has only played one team with a good quarterback in the Broncos, and they ended up allowing 330 yards in the air.

Will playing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers be worse?

Only time will tell, but the Texans need to be at the top of their game if they want to remain undefeated.