NFL Week 6 Picks: Baltimore Ravens Will Buzz New England Patriots and More
The 2010 NFL season continues this weekend with more than a handful of marquee matchups, including a Monday night showcase featuring the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.
Keep in mind that the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals have bye weeks on Sunday.
So, with Week 6 of the NFL season less than 24 hours away, what teams will be walking away winners on Sunday? Let’s begin.
Philadelphia Eagles Vs. Atlanta Falcons
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The Atlanta Falcons hit the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field with kickoff slated for 1:00 p.m. EST on FOX.
Call me crazy, but I truly believe the Falcons (4-1) will come out as winners in Sunday’s matchup against the Eagles (3-2).
Look for Atlanta, winners of four straight contests, to improve that streak to five with a big road win over Philadelphia.
Although the line favors the Eagles by 2.5 points, I’d expect the Falcons to squeak out a three-point victory tomorrow afternoon.
Final Score: Atlanta 20, Philadelphia 17
Houston Texans Vs. Kansas City Chiefs
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The Texans aim to bounce back after a pitiful Week 5 performance when Houston hosts the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Reliant Stadium.
Kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m. EST on CBS. NFL lines for this weekend’s game favor Houston by 4.5 points, but with how the Texans have been playing lately I wouldn’t be surprised if the game is much closer than that.
Granted, I truly do hope and believe the Texans will pick up a win on Sunday, but look for it to be by three points or less.
Final Score: Houston 28, Kansas City 26
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. New Orleans Saints
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The New Orleans Saints head to Tampa Bay on Sunday to face the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium, as kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m. EST on FOX.
After a week to forget for New Orleans, look for Drew Brees and the Saints (3-2) to bounce back with a big road win over the Buccaneers (3-1).
New Orleans, a four-point favorite heading into this weekend’s showdown, should be able to cover that spread, although I think the Saints will win by seven or more.
Final Score: New Orleans 31, Tampa Bay 20
Green Bay Packers Vs. Miami Dolphins
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The Miami Dolphins will be hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
Kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m. EST and the game will be televised on CBS. Green Bay (3-2) lost in Week 5 and will be facing a Miami (2-2) team that has lost two straight contests.
NFL lines favor the Packers by 3.5 points over the Dolphins, and I think that spread should come pretty close to reality.
Final Score: Green Bay 28, Miami 24
St. Louis Rams Vs. San Diego Chargers
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The San Diego Chargers head to St. Louis to face the Rams on Sunday at Edward Jones Dome, with kickoff slated for 1:00 p.m. EST on CBS.
Both the Rams (2-3) and the Chargers (2-3) enter tomorrow’s contest as losers of two straight games, with both teams aiming to bounce out of their slumps.
With the NFL lines favoring San Diego to cover an eight-point spread, the experts may be pretty close to perfect on this weekend’s Chargers call.
Final Score: San Diego 38, St. Louis 26
New England Patriots Vs. Baltimore Ravens
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The New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
Kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m. EST and the game will be televised on CBS.
The Patriots (3-1), winners of two straight contests, will be facing a Ravens (4-1) team that has won three consecutive games.
And although NFL lines favor New England with a 2.5-point spread, my prediction is going to the Ravens this weekend in a game that will come down to the wire.
Final Score: Baltimore 26, New England 24
New York Giants Vs. Detroit Lions
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The Detroit Lions hit the road to face the New York Giants on Sunday at New Meadowlands Stadium, with kickoff slated for 1:00 p.m. EST on FOX.
The Lions (1-4) finally picked up win No. 1 of the season in Week 5, and will be facing a Giants (3-2) team that has won two straight contests.
NFL lines favor the New York Giants by 10 points, although I highly expect Eli Manning and company to cruise to a blowout victory over the reeling Lions this weekend.
Final Score: New York Giants 38, Detroit 13
Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Cleveland Browns
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The Pittsburgh Steelers will be hosting the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST at Heinz Field, with the game scheduled to be televised on CBS.
Pittsburgh (3-1) enters tomorrow’s contest on a one-game skid against a Cleveland (1-4) team with just one win under it’s belt.
With NFL lines favoring Pittsburgh with a 13.5-point spread, look for the Steelers to romp the Browns on Sunday afternoon.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 31, Cleveland 16
Chicago Bears Vs. Seattle Seahawks
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The Seattle Seahawks hit the road to face the Chicago Bears on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST at Soldier Field on FOX.
The Bears (4-1) are on a one-game win streak and will be facing a Seahawks (2-2) team that is on a one-game skid.
NFL lines favor the Bears to cover a 6.5-point spread on Sunday when Chicago hosts Seattle, although the spread may be closer to 10 points once all is said and done.
Final Score: Chicago 28, Seattle 17
Denver Broncos Vs. New York Jets
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The Denver Broncos will be hosting the New York Jets on Sunday Invesco Field at Mile High beginning at 4:05 p.m. EST on CBS.
Denver (2-3) enters this weekend’s contest on a one-game skid while facing a New York Jets (4-1) team that has won four straight games.
NFL lines favor the Jets with a three-point spread, although New York will likely end up defeating Denver by closer to seven or more points.
Final Score: New York Jets 24, Denver 17
San Francisco 49ers Vs. Oakland Raiders
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The Oakland Raiders hit the road to face the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. EST at Candlestick Park on CBS.
The Raiders (2-3) are riding a one-game winning streak while battling a beat-up 49ers (0-5) team that has yet to pick up a win this season.
Although NFL lines San Francisco with a 6.5-point spread, don’t be surprised if this game comes down to a field goal or less.
Final Score: San Francisco 20, Oakland 16
Minnesota Vikings Vs. Dallas Cowboys
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Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings will be hosting Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at 4:15 p.m. EST at Mall of America Field on FOX.
Minnesota (1-3) is coming off a heart-breaking Monday night loss and will be facing a reeling Dallas (1-3) team in dire need of turning things around.
NFL lines favor Minnesota with a mere 1.5-point spread, and I really do believe this game will come down to the final buzzer.
Final Score: Minnesota 31, Dallas 30
Washington Redskins Vs. Indianapolis Colts
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The Indianapolis Colts hit the road to face the Washington Redskins on Sunday evening at 8:20 p.m. EST on NBC.
The Colts (3-2) aim to improve on the team’s latest win while battling a Redskins (3-2) team that has won two straight contests.
Lines for tomorrow night’s NFL matchup favor the Colts with a three-point spread, although I believe Peyton Manning and Indianapolis will likely win by a touchdown or more.
Final Score: Indianapolis 28, Washington 20
Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. Tennessee Titans (Monday)
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This week’s Monday Night Football matchup pits the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field.
Kickoff is slated for 8:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.
Jacksonville (3-2) is riding a two-game winning streak entering Monday’s contest, while Tennessee (3-2) comes in with an identical record after picking up a big win in Week 5.
NFL lines favor the Titans with a three-point spread, and the game will most likely come down to a field goal.
Final Score: Tennessee 27, Jacksonville 24
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