NFL Picks Week 6: Five Bold Predictions

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IOctober 13, 2010

NFL Picks Week 6: Five Bold Predictions

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    DETROIT - AUGUST 28: Colt McCoy #12 of the Cleveland Browns throws a fourth quarter pass while playing the Detroit Lions in a preseason game on August 28, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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    Week 6 is quickly approaching and its time for some predictions. There are several appetizing divisional games this week, some potential playoff match ups, and a pair of 1-3 contenders mixing it up in Minnesota.

    It should be a fun week of NFL action and why not kick it off a little early with five picks you won't see coming.

    Find out who falls and who prevails right here.

Washington Redskins Over The Indianapolis Colts

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    PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 03:  Donovan McNabb #5 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after throwing a first quater touchdown pass against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 3, 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim Mc
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    So the Colts can't start off 3-3, right? Wrong. The Washington Redskins will deliver Indianapolis their third road loss of the year Sunday night in the nation's capital.

    Peyton Manning will likely put up ridiculous numbers, but the Colt's run defense or lack there of will ultimately cost them against Washington.

    Plus the Redskins are 3-2, and no one is quite sure how.

    Prediction: Redskins 27-24

Oakland Raiders Over The San Francisco 49ers

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    OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Jason Campbell #8 of the Oakland Raiders passes the ball against the San Diego Chargers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    Look out 49ers fans, the Oakland Raiders aren't totally inept this season. They enter Sunday's game at 2-3, while San Francisco comes in win-less in five tries.

    The game is in San Francisco, but that won't matter as the Raiders, riding the high of beating San Diego for the first time in seven years last week, will beat their crosstown rival and send them to 0-6.

    Prediction: Raiders 31-24

Kansas City Chiefs Over The Houston Texans

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 26: Dexter McCluster #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Chris Chambers #84 after a 31-yard touchdown reception against the San Francisco 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri. The
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    Even though they suffered their first loss of the season last week at Indianapolis, the Chiefs will take their cinderella effort on the road this week and beat the Houston Texans.

    The Texans looked pitiful last week in a blowout loss to the New York Giants, and Kansas City's stout defense will take advantage of a confused Houston offense.

    Prediction: Chiefs 17-13

Denver Broncos Over The New York Jets

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    BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10:  Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos passes against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Players wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ravens defeated the
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    The New York Jets, winners of four straight games, head out on the road to take on the Denver Broncos Sunday afternoon. The Broncos look to straighten themselves out after a loss at Baltimore last week.

    Kyle Orton has been phenomenal so far this season, throwing for over 1700 yards. What does that mean for the Jets? Their first road loss of the season.

    Prediction: Broncos 28-17

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Over The New Orleans Saints

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    CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10:  Earnest Graham #34 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers leaps over a pile of players on his way to a one-yard touchdown run against the Cincinnati Bengals in the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Cincinnati, O
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    The one loss Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the defending champions' worst nightmare on Sunday when they send the Saints to 3-3 on the season.

    The Buccaneers, a lot like the Redskins, have achieved a winning record in a number of ways. Sunday they find another way to win and keep the pressure on Atlanta for the division lead.

    Prediction: Buccaneers 35-31

    Patrick Clarke is a student at Towson University and a writing intern for Bleacher Report.