NFL Picks Week 6: New England Patriots and 4 Teams Who Will Stomp Opposition

Jon BanksContributor IIOctober 16, 2011

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 9:    Stephen Gostkowski #3 of the New England Patriots celebrates a field goal with holder Zoltan Mesko #14 of the New England Patriots in the second half against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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The New England Patriots, the Green Bay Packers, the New Orleans Saints and the Pittsburgh Steelers. What do all of those teams have in common?

Besides being recent Super Bowl winners, these four teams are likely to win today—by a lot. Of course, it's not guaranteed, and it isn't a sure thing. However, their matchups are very favorable to their respective team.


New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have been rolling over every team not named the Buffalo Bills, and even then, only lost because of Tom Brady's four interceptions on the day. So long as Tom Brady doesn't throw four interceptions (part of that not guaranteed part), the Patriots are likely to continue winning and continue their march to the AFC Championship game.

If the Patriots can get that running game going again, then there's no way in hell that the Cowboys can stop them.


Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have only really rolled over the Denver Broncos. They won close ones against the Saints, Panthers and somewhat against the Bears. They did struggle against the Falcons early, but managed to come back later and put the Falcons down for the night.

As they face the Rams, they face a beat up, and demoralized team. The Rams could get a miracle or two, and Bradford may take a few steps forward as well, but the Rams just don't have the talent to go toe-to-toe with the champs.


New Orleans Saints

If you're starting to notice a theme with the teams, you should. All of these teams have the best quarterbacks in the league. That continues with the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees. Now, the Saints do face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which is a divisional game.

However, this same team just lost to the 49ers last week by 45 points. Now the Bucs will face off against the Saints without Blount and McCoy.

The Saints have dominated the Bucs at Tampa for two years in a row. That's highly likely to continue.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Finally, the Steelers. They are facing the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are not exactly a good team. After last week's crushing of the Titans, look for the Steelers to come back the following week with another beat down of an AFC South team.

The Steelers may not play like a contender against other contenders, but they can still beat down on weak teams, especially if Big Ben throws another five touchdowns.