NFL Picks Week 6: Giants, Falcons and Other Home Field Losses

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIIOctober 14, 2011

There is nothing more discouraging than losing a home game in the NFL, so by that statement there are going to be quite a few teams leaving Week 6 very disappointed.

Home field advantage is supposed to be a sacred thing in sports. Nobody should ever be able to come into your house and beat you.

That being said, we see it happen all the time.

When you can go on the road and steal a game, especially as the underdog, you know you have reached a competitive level as an NFL team, so credit should go where it is due.

It's the home team and fans that will be leaving disappointed though.

Is your team in danger of being upset at home?

New York Giants:

The Giants are a very inconsistent team led by a very inconsistent quarterback in Eli Manning. That doesn't bode well for the home fans, especially considering the fact that the Buffalo Bills defense is extremely good at causing turnovers. The Bills running game and Fred Jackson is the best in the league right now, and I don't see the Giants being able to stop them.

Atlanta Falcons:

The Falcons Week 6 matchup against the Carolina Panthers comes down to one thing: Momentum. Both teams are coming off losses, but it's the Panthers that have the momentum coming into this game. Cam Newton has Carolina's offense red hot, and he's going to light the Falcons weak secondary on fire.

Chicago Bears:

The Bears are absolutely reeling right now, and even a matchup against a very weak Minnesota Vikings team won't be able to help them. Chicago's biggest weakness is the offensive line and protecting quarterback Jay Cutler. The Vikings will be able to get after him on defense, and offensively the Bears won't be able to stop Adrian Peterson.

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