Week 6 NFL Predictions
Published: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012 19:10
As the sixth week of the season is about to get underway, teams are starting to figure out what direction they are going in. Will the Giants defeat the 49ers again in an NFC championship rematch? Will Green Bay move to 2-4? And are the Viking a legit playoff contender? All questions are answered in this week’s predictions.
Oakland Raiders at Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons seem to have figured it out. They are off to the best start in franchise history (5-0) and it looks like they will continue their dominance this week against a dismal Oakland. The Raiders offense have the league’s worst third down conversion percentage. Expect Matt Ryan to score at will on Sunday and blow out the Raiders at the Georgia Dome.
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
The Bengals were shocked last week with a loss at the hands of the Miami Dolphins. Andy Dalton over threw his receivers and the Bengals running game was inexistent, so they will be ready to bounce back this week to prove that last week was a fluke. In addition, the Browns are the Browns. Bengals bounce back and win a close one at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
St. Louis Rams at Miami Dolphins
The Rams are winless on the road and essentially do not have a running game with Steven Jackson being a shell of his former self. The Dolphins are a young and talented team who will play hard at home. Dolphins win big in Sun Life Stadium.
Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets
These two teams are going in complete different directions. The Colts are a team on the rise after beating one of the NFC’s elite in the Green Bay Packers the week before. The Jets seem to be a team in the opposite direction, losing Revis for the year and not having a reliable QB. Unless Tebow raises New York from the dead, Indy wins in at MetLife Stadium.
Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles
The lack of a running game and the greatness of Megatron force the Lions to pass the ball for a majority of their offensive snaps. This system does not match up well against Nnamdi Asomugha and the Eagles defense. The Eagles will win a defensive battle in Lincoln Financial Field.
Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After the Chiefs fans booed Matt Cassel, it might be better for this team to go on the road. With Brady Quinn as KC’s new quarterback, they will rely more on the running game to ease him into the flow of the game. Bucs do not have any game changers to keep up with the stars on the other side of ball. Chiefs win one for Cassel.
Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens
The Cowboys offense is too inconsistent to rely on. Tony Romo is pressured every game because of the offensive line issues and DeMarco Murray has not lived up to his potential. The Ravens on the other hand, run the ball extremely well with Ray Rice and their defense is the class of the NFL. Ravens embarrass the Cowboys at M&T Bank Stadium
Buffalo Bills at Arizona Cardinals
This game has potential to end in a tie. You have an offense in the Cardinals that cannot score but their defense can back them up. On the other side of the field, you have the Bills who can score but play no defense. The Cardinals win a low scoring game.
New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks
A lot of New England fans are concerned with the crowd noise and how that will affect Tom Brady’s offence. To be honest, they are all worrying for nothing. The Seahawks do not have enough weapons on offense to keep up with the loaded Patriots. New England wins a close one at ‘The Clink’.
New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers
In the NFC title game, the 49ers fumbled there way to a loss and were sent home at the hands of the eventual Super Bowl Champions. In this epic rematch, the 49ers will be looking for redemption and will be shooting at all cylinders against Eli. The 49er will beat the Giants at an electric Candlestick Park
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins
It has been a topic of discussion all week; Are the Minnesota Vikings contenders or pretenders? I am buying into the hype with the team. Adrian Peterson is only going to get stronger and Percy Harvin is playing out of his mind. Not to mention RGIII is coming off a concussion but vows he will start. The Vikings grind out a win in Washington.
GAME OF THE WEEK- Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans
The reason this is my game of the week is that the Packers are playing for their playoff lives... already! This is a huge test for them against the undefeated Texans and their fantastic running game. The loss of Brian Cushing is a big blow to this Texan D but it will not destroy them in the long run, but Sunday night Aaron Rodgers finds a way to beat Houston.