NFL Week 6 Picks: Home Teams Guaranteed to Win

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent IOctober 8, 2013

Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass during the second half of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Losing games at home can kill an NFL season, since winning on the road is such a difficult prospect.

The teams that take care of business at home on a regular basis are usually the same ones playing in January for a chance to take home the Lombardi Trophy. 

Looking at the schedule for Week 6, there are a few home teams that shouldn't have any trouble making their fans happy. The most obvious home team that will win is the Denver Broncos, hosting the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Denver hasn't lost a game yet, and Peyton Manning has his offense playing at a higher level than any in the league. Jacksonville, on the other hand, has less talent on its roster than any other team in the league. 

Here's a look at a few other home teams that are sure to win. 


New York Giants at Chicago Bears

The Giants have yet to win a game this year, and they get off the schneid this Thursday night in Chicago.

The Bears are coming off two straight tough losses to top NFC teams. They were overrun in Detroit against the Lions and then manhandled by the New Orleans Saints at home last Sunday. 

But make no mistake about it—the Bears are a legitimate playoff contender. 

Jay Cutler has already thrown 10 touchdown passes through five games after throwing just 19 all season last year.

Combined with the running game, led by Matt Forte, Chicago's offense can move the ball on the ground and through the air, but the same can't be said for the Giants. 

New York's offensive line wishes it were made out of paper mache—that's how bad it is. 

As a result, Eli Manning is having the worst year of his career, and he's already turned the ball over 14 times in five games. Chicago's defenders are licking their chops at the chance to feast at Manning's bountiful table. 


Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks

The last time the Seahawks lost at home was in Week 16 of the 2011 season when the San Francisco 49ers won by a score of 19-17. There isn't a more intimidating home-field advantage than the one the "12th Man" provides for this team, and the Titans aren't the team to break this current streak.

Heck, the Titans couldn't knock off the visiting Kansas City Chiefs last weekend, even though Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles coughed up turnovers. 

Ryan Fitzpatrick will be constantly harassed in the pocket, and Chris Johnson—who hasn't been good this year, averaging just 3.1 yards a carry—will get shut out by the dominant front seven of the Seahawks.

A Seahawks blowout win is far more likely than a Titans shocker. 


Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs

Oakland has overachieved this season, winning two games at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Diego Chargers.

The Washington Redskins were able to beat the Raiders in Oakland, however, and this team lost both of its road contests so far.

On the other side of the equation, Kansas City brings an undefeated record back home after winning three tough road games in the first five weeks. The Giants had no chance of winning the last time the Chiefs played in front of their home crowd.

Sep 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Allen Bailey (97) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City's defense has been dominating at home, sacking Tony Romo and Eli Manning six times, forcing five turnovers and holding the Giants and Cowboys to just 23 points in those games.

Terrelle Pryor is an electric young playmaker, but he can't beat the Chiefs all by himself, and chances are he'll turn the ball over a couple of times in defeat. 


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