NFL Week 6 Picks: Baltimore Ravens Will Buzz New England Patriots and More

Denton Ramsey@DentonRamseySenior Analyst IOctober 16, 2010

NFL Week 6 Picks: Baltimore Ravens Will Buzz New England Patriots and More

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    BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens huddles the offense during the game against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Players wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Mo
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    The 2010 NFL season continues this weekend with more than a handful of marquee matchups, including a Monday night showcase featuring the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

    Keep in mind that the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals have bye weeks on Sunday.

    So, with Week 6 of the NFL season less than 24 hours away, what teams will be walking away winners on Sunday? Let’s begin.

Philadelphia Eagles Vs. Atlanta Falcons

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    CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 10:  Tight end Benjamin Watson #82 of the Cleveland Browns is tackled by defenders Brent Grimes #20 and Thomas DeCoud #28 of the Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sulliv
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    The Atlanta Falcons hit the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field with kickoff slated for 1:00 p.m. EST on FOX.

    Call me crazy, but I truly believe the Falcons (4-1) will come out as winners in Sunday’s matchup against the Eagles (3-2).

    Look for Atlanta, winners of four straight contests, to improve that streak to five with a big road win over Philadelphia.

    Although the line favors the Eagles by 2.5 points, I’d expect the Falcons to squeak out a three-point victory tomorrow afternoon.

    Final Score: Atlanta 20, Philadelphia 17

Houston Texans Vs. Kansas City Chiefs

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    HOUSTON - OCTOBER 10:  Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans in action during the game against the New York Giants at Reliant Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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    The Texans aim to bounce back after a pitiful Week 5 performance when Houston hosts the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Reliant Stadium.

    Kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m. EST on CBS. NFL lines for this weekend’s game favor Houston by 4.5 points, but with how the Texans have been playing lately I wouldn’t be surprised if the game is much closer than that.

    Granted, I truly do hope and believe the Texans will pick up a win on Sunday, but look for it to be by three points or less.

    Final Score: Houston 28, Kansas City 26

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. New Orleans Saints

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    GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 10:  Center Jonathan Goodwin #76 of the New Orleans Saints prepares to snap the football during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals
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    The New Orleans Saints head to Tampa Bay on Sunday to face the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium, as kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m. EST on FOX.

    After a week to forget for New Orleans, look for Drew Brees and the Saints (3-2) to bounce back with a big road win over the Buccaneers (3-1).

    New Orleans, a four-point favorite heading into this weekend’s showdown, should be able to cover that spread, although I think the Saints will win by seven or more.

    Final Score: New Orleans 31, Tampa Bay 20

Green Bay Packers Vs. Miami Dolphins

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    LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 10:  Defensive back Charles Woodson #21 of the Green Bay Packers is restrained by teammates Nick Collins #36 and Josh Bell #26 while arguing an official's call in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on O
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    The Miami Dolphins will be hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

    Kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m. EST and the game will be televised on CBS. Green Bay (3-2) lost in Week 5 and will be facing a Miami (2-2) team that has lost two straight contests.

    NFL lines favor the Packers by 3.5 points over the Dolphins, and I think that spread should come pretty close to reality.

    Final Score: Green Bay 28, Miami 24

St. Louis Rams Vs. San Diego Chargers

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    OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Ryan Mathews #24 of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball during their game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    The San Diego Chargers head to St. Louis to face the Rams on Sunday at Edward Jones Dome, with kickoff slated for 1:00 p.m. EST on CBS.

    Both the Rams (2-3) and the Chargers (2-3) enter tomorrow’s contest as losers of two straight games, with both teams aiming to bounce out of their slumps.

    With the NFL lines favoring San Diego to cover an eight-point spread, the experts may be pretty close to perfect on this weekend’s Chargers call.

    Final Score: San Diego 38, St. Louis 26

New England Patriots Vs. Baltimore Ravens

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    BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: The Baltimore Ravens offensive line walks up to the line of scrimmage during the game against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Players wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer
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    The New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

    Kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m. EST and the game will be televised on CBS.

    The Patriots (3-1), winners of two straight contests, will be facing a Ravens (4-1) team that has won three consecutive games.

    And although NFL lines favor New England with a 2.5-point spread, my prediction is going to the Ravens this weekend in a game that will come down to the wire.

    Final Score: Baltimore 26, New England 24

New York Giants Vs. Detroit Lions

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    HOUSTON - OCTOBER 10:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants warms up before playing the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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    The Detroit Lions hit the road to face the New York Giants on Sunday at New Meadowlands Stadium, with kickoff slated for 1:00 p.m. EST on FOX.

    The Lions (1-4) finally picked up win No. 1 of the season in Week 5, and will be facing a Giants (3-2) team that has won two straight contests.

    NFL lines favor the New York Giants by 10 points, although I highly expect Eli Manning and company to cruise to a blowout victory over the reeling Lions this weekend.

    Final Score: New York Giants 38, Detroit 13

Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Cleveland Browns

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    PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 15:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 and Byron Leftwich #4 of the Pittsburgh Steelers joke around during practice at the Pittsburgh Steelers South Side training facility on October 15, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerha
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    The Pittsburgh Steelers will be hosting the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST at Heinz Field, with the game scheduled to be televised on CBS.

    Pittsburgh (3-1) enters tomorrow’s contest on a one-game skid against a Cleveland (1-4) team with just one win under it’s belt.

    With NFL lines favoring Pittsburgh with a 13.5-point spread, look for the Steelers to romp the Browns on Sunday afternoon.

    Final Score: Pittsburgh 31, Cleveland 16

Chicago Bears Vs. Seattle Seahawks

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 10: Linebacker Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears and linebacker Lance Briggs #55 of the Chicago Bears line up during warm ups prior to the Bears game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 10, 201
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    The Seattle Seahawks hit the road to face the Chicago Bears on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST at Soldier Field on FOX.

    The Bears (4-1) are on a one-game win streak and will be facing a Seahawks (2-2) team that is on a one-game skid.

    NFL lines favor the Bears to cover a 6.5-point spread on Sunday when Chicago hosts Seattle, although the spread may be closer to 10 points once all is said and done.

    Final Score: Chicago 28, Seattle 17

Denver Broncos Vs. New York Jets

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11:  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets throws a pass against the Minnesota Vikings at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 11, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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    The Denver Broncos will be hosting the New York Jets on Sunday Invesco Field at Mile High beginning at 4:05 p.m. EST on CBS.

    Denver (2-3) enters this weekend’s contest on a one-game skid while facing a New York Jets (4-1) team that has won four straight games.

    NFL lines favor the Jets with a three-point spread, although New York will likely end up defeating Denver by closer to seven or more points.

    Final Score: New York Jets 24, Denver 17

San Francisco 49ers Vs. Oakland Raiders

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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 10:  Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Juqua Parker #75 of the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on October 10, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images
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    The Oakland Raiders hit the road to face the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. EST at Candlestick Park on CBS.

    The Raiders (2-3) are riding a one-game winning streak while battling a beat-up 49ers (0-5) team that has yet to pick up a win this season.

    Although NFL lines San Francisco with a 6.5-point spread, don’t be surprised if this game comes down to a field goal or less.

    Final Score: San Francisco 20, Oakland 16

Minnesota Vikings Vs. Dallas Cowboys

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings throws a pass against the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 11, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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    Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings will be hosting Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at 4:15 p.m. EST at Mall of America Field on FOX.

    Minnesota (1-3) is coming off a heart-breaking Monday night loss and will be facing a reeling Dallas (1-3) team in dire need of turning things around.

    NFL lines favor Minnesota with a mere 1.5-point spread, and I really do believe this game will come down to the final buzzer.

    Final Score: Minnesota 31, Dallas 30

Washington Redskins Vs. Indianapolis Colts

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 10: Kenny Moore #80 of the Indianapolis Colts dives against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Chiefs 19-9. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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    The Indianapolis Colts hit the road to face the Washington Redskins on Sunday evening at 8:20 p.m. EST on NBC.

    The Colts (3-2) aim to improve on the team’s latest win while battling a Redskins (3-2) team that has won two straight contests.

    Lines for tomorrow night’s NFL matchup favor the Colts with a three-point spread, although I believe Peyton Manning and Indianapolis will likely win by a touchdown or more.

    Final Score: Indianapolis 28, Washington 20

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. Tennessee Titans (Monday)

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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 10:  Quarteback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  The Titans won 34-27.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    This week’s Monday Night Football matchup pits the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field.

    Kickoff is slated for 8:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.

    Jacksonville (3-2) is riding a two-game winning streak entering Monday’s contest, while Tennessee (3-2) comes in with an identical record after picking up a big win in Week 5.

    NFL lines favor the Titans with a three-point spread, and the game will most likely come down to a field goal.

    Final Score: Tennessee 27, Jacksonville 24


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