NFL Picks Week 6: Steelers vs. Jaguars and Other Games Over by Halftime

Adam Spencer@AdamSpencer4Correspondent IOctober 12, 2011

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 09:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers calls out signals at the line of scrimmage against the Tennessee Titans during the game on October 9, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Every week, the NFL is sure to provide a few thrilling, down-to-the-wire matchups.

This week, the games between the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants and the Houston Texans against the Baltimore Ravens should give fans plenty of excitement.

But, the NFL is also sure to provide a few snooze fests that are over by halftime.

Let's take a look at three of those matchups for Week 6.

Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4)

The Steelers defense might be aging and slowing down a little bit, but they're still good enough to give rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert a hard time.

Meanwhile, Big Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense came alive in a big way last week against Tennessee.

Big Ben threw for five touchdowns en route to a very convincing victory over a strong Titans team.

The Jaguars are one of the worst teams in the NFL this year, so they will have no shot of being in this game at the halfway point.

Chicago Bears (2-3) vs. Minnesota Vikings (1-4)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 2:   Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers at the Soldier Field on October 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  The Bears defeated the Panthers 34 to 29.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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The Bears have all the tools needed to stop Adrian Peterson.

Strong defensive line? Check. Two Pro-Bowlers at linebacker? Check.

They won't need to stuff the box to contain AP, and that will allow them to force Donovan McNabb into mistakes.

The offense, led by Jay Cutler and Matt Forte, should put up plenty of points against a suspect Vikings defense as well.

This game will be over by halftime as long as Mike Martz doesn't get too pass-happy and sticks to the game plan he used against the Carolina Panthers.

New York Jets (2-3) vs. Miami Dolphins (0-4)

The Dolphins have been absolutely horrendous this season.

And now starting quarterback Chad Henne is injured, which will only make matters worse in South Beach.

Until they find a legitimate quarterback, the Dolphins will continue to lose, and lose ugly.

The Jets don't have the best offense, to be sure, but this game will be over by halftime.

The Jets defense will probably record their first shutout of the season on Monday Night Football.