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

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIOctober 14, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 09:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants reacts against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium on October 9, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.Seahawks defeated the Giants 36-25.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Mike Stobe/Getty Images

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:

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 09:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants reacts against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium on October 9, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.Seahawks defeated the Giants 36-25.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Mike Stobe/Getty Images

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:

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 09:  Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons kneels on the ground during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Georgia Dome on October 9, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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:

DETROIT - OCTOBER 10: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears watches the action on the side lines during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Bears 24-13.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty
Leon Halip/Getty Images

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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