NFL Season 2014: Week Six Picks
Week five: 13-2
Season total: 49-27
Week five: 12-3
Season total: 52-24
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Week five 0/15
Exact score (game):
Week Five 0/15
Week Five 0/15
Exact score (team):
Week Five: 3/30
Week Five: 0/30
Correct upset specials:
I had a great week picking straight up last week, only choosing two games incorrectly. I did not have as much luck with the spreads.
For the second week in a row, I was one point away from choosing the exact score (I chose Carolina to win 30-24, they won 31-24).
I was correct on the scores for three teams, matching my total from last week, and tripling my lead over Prisco, whom I also beat with my straight up picks this week.
I'm taking some risks with my picks this week, but that's not to say that i am not confident. Will I be able to match my success from last week?
Bye weeks: Chiefs, Saints
Song of the Week
Who will win?
- 86% Colts
- 14% Texans
This poll is now closed to voting.
Indianapolis (3-2) at Houston (3-2)
Andrew Luck has been torching secondaries all season and now faces the 22nd ranked pass defense in the Texans. Still, the Texans are home and JJ Watt will reak havoc against a poor offensive line. Texans defense will keep it close, but the Colts will be able to move the football enough to eke out the victory.
Colts 23 Texans 20
Colts 33 Texans 28
Carolina (3-2) at Cincinnati (3-1)
The Bengals are back home, where they are pretty much unstoppable. Licking the wounds after a blow out on the road, the Bengals should be able to stop the Panthers enough to pull out a comfortable victory at home.
Panthers 20 Bengals 28
Panthers 37 Bengals 37
New England (3-2) at Buffalo (3-2)
I don't trust either of these teams. The Pats have been dominant at home but have two bad losses on the road. The Bills are riding high following a road win against a good Lions team. I think they ride that momentum to a victory over the middling Patriots.
Patriots 21 Bills 26
Patriots 37 Bills 22
Pittsburgh (3-2) at Cleveland (2-2)
The Steelers are a bad 3-2., struggling mightily against a horrific Jaguars team. They haven't looked good in really any game this season and now they're facing a browns team coming off the largest road comeback in NFL history. I don't think either defense will do much. I lke the Browns to ride the momentum to victory behind a Pro bowl candidate (!) in Bryan Hoyer.
Steelers 23 Browns 30
Steelers 10 Browns 31
Baltimore (3-2) at Tampa Bay (1-4)
The Buccaneers have looked better with Mike Glennon at the helm, but this is still not a great football team. The Ravens have been able to move the football this season, but the defense... especially up front, hasn't been stellar. Ravens win, but the Bucs keep it interesting.
Ravens 24 Buccaneers 17
Ravens 48 Buccaneers 17
Green Bay (3-2) at Miami (2-2)
The Packers have two impressive wins in a row, but I don't buy them. Eddie Lacy's re-emergence is nice, but something seems off with Aaron Rodgers. The Dolphins are back home after a week in London and a bye. The probable return of Moreno against a soft run defense spells an upset here.
Packers 24 Dolphins 27
Packers 27 Dolphins 24
Denver (3-1) at New York Jets (1-4)
The Broncos of 2014 finally looked like the Broncos of 2013 last week against a good Cardinals team. Now, they go on the road against arguably the worst team in football. The only question here is whether the Jets will score or be shut out for a second straight week.
Broncos 34 Jets 7
Broncos 30 Jets 17
Jacksonville (0-5) at Tennessee (1-4)
The Titans allowed the biggest comeback at home in NFL history last week. That's hard to recover from, especially against a Jaguars team that's been playing better of late. Blake Bortles and the Jags get their first victory here.
Jaguars 21 Titans 20
Jaguars 14 Titans 16
Detroit (3-2) at Minnesota (2-3)
This is a tough one. The Lions are coming off a tough loss and now are going to play without Mega Tron. The Vikings will have Bridgewater back and that should help them offensively. But, the Lions have the better defense, and that makes the difference here.
Lions 29 Vikings 24
Lions 17 Vikings 3
Dallas (4-1) at Seattle (3-1)
Century Link is a house of horrors for Tony Romo and, because the Seahawks have the top rushing defense in the league, he could be throwing the ball a lot. Seattle hasn't looked dominant but they continue to win. I think they win here, too, but closer than many might think.
Cowboys 16 Seahawks 24
Cowboys 30 Seahawks 23
San Diego (4-1) at Oakland (0-4)
The Chargers are the hottest team in football right now and the Raiders are a doormat. New coach or not, they just don't have the horses to compete in this one.
Chargers 30 Raiders 10
Chargers 31 Raiders 28
Washington (1-4) at Arizona (3-1)
The Redskins competed at home against the world champs and Kirk Cousins rebounded nicely. But, now they must go across the country to face a good Cardinals team. I think they keep up, but ultimately, fall short.
Redskins 20 Cardinals 27
Redskins 20 Cardinals 30
Chicago (2-3) at Atlanta (2-3)
The Bears have been wildly inconsistent this season and it's been to even guess what they're going to do. The Falcons have been atrocious on the road but unstoppable at home. This game should feature a lot of points and a ton of broken tackles.
Bears 34 Falcons 38
Bears 27 Falcons 13
New York Giants (3-2) Philadelphia (4-1)
The Eagles have looked out of sync on offense the last couple of weeks and the defense has been bad from the get go. The Giants have been explosive since the first two weeks of the season. I think they outscore the Eagles here.
Giants 31 Eagles 26
Giants 0 Eagles 27
San Francisco (3-2) at St. Louis (1-3)
The 49ers just haven't looked right all season and Colin Kaepernick has regressed. Plus, they have 9 field goals in the last two games, meaning that they aren't finishing drives. That will cost them on the road against a divisional opponent and the rams squeak by in my upset pick of the week.
49ers 19 Rams 20
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