NFL Picks Week 6: 5 Safest Bets on the Schedule

Chris SiddellCorrespondent IIIOctober 12, 2011

NFL Picks Week 6: 5 Safest Bets on the Schedule

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    Here are the five the safest bets on the NFL schedule in week six.

    Five weeks into the NFL season, it is starting to become clear who are the strongest and weakest in the NFL, and the path to the postseason is already starting to get a lot steeper for many teams.

    Which NFL fans can expect an easy win in week six, and who should brace themselves for a beating?

5. Jets Will Sink the Dolphins

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    The New York Jets go into this game as favourites despite losing their last three games.

    The reason? Miami have lost their last seven.

    As if things weren't bad enough for the Dolphins, they have also lost starting quarterback Chad Henne for the rest of the season.

    Matt Moore will now be their starter, which will give the Jets even more confidence. It will be New Yorkers celebrating the end of a losing streak on Monday night.

    Jets to cruise in by 12 points.

4. Steelers Will Put Jaguars to the Sword

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    Pittsburgh Steelers will come out as heavy winners from this match-up with Jacksonville Jaguars at Heinz Field.  

    With Ben Roethlisberger in great form, throwing five touchdown passes in week five, fans will not be too worried about the injury to Rashard Mendenhall, especially as the Jaguars are not particularly strong when it comes to pass defence.

    The Jaguars rely incredibly on Maurice Jones-Drew and his running game, and that just won't be enough against a Steelers team looking to further improve their record after a shaky start.

    Steelers to win by 10+ 

3. Consistency Will Show

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    When the Green Bay Packers meet St Louis Rams in week six, it will see two of the league's most consistent teams face off against each other.

    Thing is the Packers are a winning side with a 5-0 record.

    The Rams are a losing side with a 0-4 record.

    Whilst it could be suggested the Packers have been slacking when it comes to pass defence this year, Sam Bradford has not been setting the league alight as a quarterback.

    And the way the Packers offense has been playing, it wouldn't matter how well Bradford plays; the Packers will score more.

    Packers will take this one by more than 15.

2. The Browns Will Get Raided

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    Cleveland go into this game with a 2-2 record and will be eager to get above .500 with a win in Oakland.

    That isn't happening.

    Whilst neither team impress with their passing game and both lack a real number one receiver, it is Oakland who have the strongest rushing game.

    Darren McFadden will see a lot of the ball and his impressive start to the season will continue, whilst Peyton Hills will struggle to make any real impact on the game.

    Oakland will come out of this with a six point win.

1. Drew Brees Will Throw a Touchdown Pass

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    Drew Brees has now thrown a touchdown pass in 32 consecutive games, a feat only bettered twice in history.

    This week will be no different.  

    Brees' opponents this week are the Buccaneers, who go into the game still hurting from a huge 48-3 defeat at the hands of San Fransisco.

    Despite having three wins under their belts, suffering such a huge defeat last week only highlights how comfortable this game will be for New Orleans. 

    New Orleans have the ability to take advantage of some pretty tight defensive teams, and they will run riot on a leaky Tampa Bay line.

    Brees will not find a single touchdown pass, he will find multiple as the Saints win by 20.