NFL Over-Unders Week 6: High-Powered Offenses That Will Easily Hit the over

Ben Chodos@bchodosCorrespondent IIOctober 11, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 07:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 7, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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A few matchups in Week 6 of the NFL season feature offenses that will not be stopped from putting up an impressive amount of points as the easily hit the over.

This season has featured the rise of several impressive defenses, and the games that will have combined scores exceeding the over/under mark will not feature any of the teams. NFC West fans; none of the games including your teams will be discussed here.

But that still leaves a few offenses that will be flying up and down the field this weekend.

Here are the games featuring teams that will combine to easily score more than Vegas’ over/under total.

Note: all over/unders courtesy of Sports Book.


Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans, 47.5

While the Texans have played exceptional defense this season, the team has not faced an offense with the firepower comparable to Green Bay’s unit.

The only decent offense the Texans have faced is the Denver Broncos, and Peyton Manning was able to pass for 330 yards and three touchdowns. When Aaron Rodgers heads to Houston, he will have success despite his early-season struggles. 

The Packers have to prove they are still a playoff-caliber team after starting the season 2-3, and there is no greater opportunity for them than against the Texans, who many consider to be the class of the NFL through five games. 

Green Bay will be motivated, but Houston is talented and playing at home. This will make for a high-scoring affair.


Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 47.5 

Detroit is another high-powered offense that has stalled in the early part of the season. But after a bye week, Matthew Stafford will be more in tune with his receivers and the team will put up points against the Eagles. 

Calvin Johnson will not be held to just one touchdown catch on the season for very long, and Stafford will be desperately trying to get the All-Pro receiver heavily involved.

But the Eagles have no shortage of speed and skill on their offense, and the Detroit defense is full of holes.

This game will be a shootout and there will be far more that 48 points scored.


Oakland Raiders vs. Atlanta Falcons, 48.5

Admittedly, the Raiders are not a potent offense. But their defense is atrocious, and the Falcons are as dangerous offensively as any team in football.

Roddy White and Julio Jones form a scary tandem at wide receiver, and Matt Ryan is playing the best football of his career. He has 13 touchdown passes this season and will certainly add to that total against the 25th-ranked Oakland defense.

While the Raiders' offense has been ineffectual for most of the season, it will not be shut out in this game.

Given the amount that the Falcons will score in this game, even a slight contribution from Oakland will push this game past 49 points.