NFL Picks Week 6: Challenging ESPN's Take
The panel of experts at ESPN have released their picks for each of Week 6's games.
It's usually a mixed bag of choices, but this week, there is a lot of agreement on a few higher profile games.
I have some gripes with a few of their selections.
Only Mike Golic and Seth Wickersham have the 49ers beating the Lions.
I'm a firm believer in Detroit and what they're doing both offensively and defensively, and think they're legit contenders. I just thought I'd see a little more love for the 4-1 49ers.
San Francisco should be able to take away the Lions run game and have a solid secondary led by Carlos Rogers.
The 49ers offense doesn't nearly have as much explosiveness as the Lions does, but Jim Harbaugh will go into this one with a more methodical offensive approach that features a lot of Frank Gore and underneath throws to Vernon Davis.
I'm not saying the 49ers should be favored in this one; just thought I'd see a little more faith from the guys at ESPN.
Moving on, Chris Mortensen is the only expert to take the Cowboys over the Patriots.
New England will always have a little edge because of Tom Brady's outstanding history in Foxboro, but isn't this a matchup that may favor the Cowboys?
Rob Ryan utterly confused Brady last season with a far less talented Browns defense, and Dallas returns Miles Austin to face the Patriots 32nd ranked secondary.
No Jerod Mayo for New England, either.
It'll be a fun one inside Gillette Stadium, that's for sure.
I guess the experts are banking on yet another late-game gaffe by Tony Romo.
Lastly, "AccuScore" was the only member of the panel to take the Vikings over the Bears?
Yes, the Vikings are 1-4 and Donovan McNabb has been dreadful.
Have you seen Chicago's offensive line?
Ever heard of Jared Allen?
What about Adrian Peterson running the football against a defense that's allowing a league worst 5.7 yards-per-carry?
Minnesota has a good chance to win that game.
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