Ron Glover’s Week 6 NFL Predictions

 

“I feel like we can continue to get better and really get this thing rolling,” the Bucs’ Josh Freeman, left, says of working with Mike Williams.

We’re six weeks into the NFL season and to be honest no one has really separated themselves from the pack, yes there are eight one-loss teams but half of them did not make the playoffs last season. Fools gold? We’ll see.

As for the matchups this week several of these games could honestly go either way: Miami travels to Green Bay to face the Packers as Aaron Rogers tries to shake off last weeks concussion. The Ravens take on the Patriots, the surprise Chiefs meets the Texans, Michael Vick will sit out this one as the Eagles take on the Falcons, the Redskins try to keep momentum going as they welcome in the Colts. The reeling Saints meet the Bucs who ended their undefeated streak last season. Who will win the battle of 1-3 teams as the Vikings and Cowboys meet in Minnesota?  The week ends with a battle for the AFC South lead as the Titans travel to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars.

Byes: Bills, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers

Sunday October 17, 2010

Miami Dolphins (2-2) at  Green Bay Packers (4-1) 1pm – The Packers are going to start quarterback Aaron Rodgers despite suffering a concussion last week in the Redskins loss. Not a good idea against a pretty Miami defense and a Packers ground game that continues to struggle.

Pick: Phins 28 – Packers 21

San Diego Chargers (2-3) at St. Louis Rams (2-3) 1pm – I don’t think any of us thought that these teams would come into this meeting with identical records. Both teams are coming off of tough losses. The Bolts should win this game but the Rams won’t make it easy.

Pick: Bolts 24 – Rams 20

Baltimore Ravens (4-1) at New England Patriots (3-1) 1pm – Bill Belichick cut of his nose to spite his face in trading Randy Moss, bringing back Deion Branch doesn’t help Tom Brady in the deep passing game. The post Moss-era begins with a kick in the teeth.

Pick: Ravens 31 – Patriots 17

Cleveland Browns (1-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1) 1pm – Ben Roethlisberger returns to the Steelers today but it will be Cleveland’s rookie quarterback Colts McCoy who gets the real welcome from the Black and Gold.

Pick: Steelers 31 – Browns 9

Kansas City Chiefs (3-1) at Houston Texans (3-2) 1pm – The Chiefs continue to win in spite of Matt Cassel’s poor play – thanks to a above average running attack and a stingy defense. Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has thrown for nearly twice as many yards as Cassel who is going to have to get it together if the Chiefs want to remain in contention. This one could go either way as the Texans are starting to reel a little.

Pick: Texans 24 – Chiefs 23

Detroit Lions (1-4) at New York Giants (3-2) 1pm – I don’t expect the Giants to suffer a letdown this week, expect Coughlin’s crew to put the pedal to the floor and turn the defensive loose on these young Lions. No team feeds off of the home crowd like the G-Men. Calvin Johnson and Brandon Pettigrew will face a stiff challenge from an improved Giants secondary.

Pick: Giants 30 – Lions 13

Atlanta Falcons (4-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-2) 1pm – The Eagles front four will be challenged by the Falcons huge backs Michael Turner and Jason Snelling. Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez give Matt Ryan downfield options against a shotty secondary. Kevin Kolb will get the start and will LeSean McCoy as a reciever as the Falcons blitz will be focused on getting to Kolb. I’m curious to see if newcomer James Harrison is used in short yardage situations.

Pick: Eagles 28 – Falcons 27

Seattle Seahawks (2-2) at Chicago Bears (4-1) 1pm – The Seahawks best chance for victory will be on the Bears bench as Todd Collins makes way for the return of Jay Cutler. Matt Forte is playing the role of Marshall Faulk in Mike Martz’s offense. The Seahawks are going to need more than stellar special teams play to challenge the Bears.

Pick: Bears 27 – Seahawks 14

New Orleans Saints (3-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1) 1pm – The Saints are in trouble, the division has caught up to them and in some cases passed them by. Josh Freeman and Mike Williams are developing a productive chemistry. This trip to Tampa will be no cakewalk as the Bucs are gaining confidence and expect to win this game - and so do I.

Pick: Bucs 24 – Saints 20

New York Jets (4-1) at Denver Broncos (2-3)  4:05pm – The Broncos haven’t been running the ball much lately, but that will change today as Knowshon Moreno returns to the lineup. Quarterback Kyle Orton will need time to get the ball downfield to Brandon Lloyd and Eddie Royal. Mark Sanchez will try to take advantage of a banged up Broncos secondary.

Pick: Jets 27 – Broncos 21

Oakland Raiders (2-3) at San Francisco 49′ers (0-5) 4:05pm - So many underlying stories to this matchup, the biggest being the Niners at 0-5 needing a win today if they’re going to make a run at the division title. For the Raiders, a win today helps them keep pace in the AFC West. Jason Campbell gets his starting job back this week as Niners QB Alex Smith hopes to keep his.

Pick: Niners 21 – Raiders 17

 

Dallas Cowboys (1-3) at Minnesota Vikings (1-3) 4:15 pm – I really don’t know what to say here, the Vikes are better with Randy Moss but Favre is banged up and one has to wonder if his off the field woes are beginning to take its toll. But when all else fails, there’s Adrian Peterson. If the Cowboys can eliminate simple mistakes they can get back into this thing in a hurry. Romo will test the Vikings secondary as Roy Williams has become the receiver they traded for.

Pick: Vikings 28 – Cowboys 24

Indianpolis Colts (3-2) at Washington Redskins (3-2) 8:20 pm – The Colts have not looked this vulnerable in years, Peyton Manning is getting it done despite injuries and a suspect defense. Same for the Redskins who will be without Clinton Portis for another week. This may come down to the two quarterbacks and who plays the stingiest defense.

Pick: Colts 20 – Skins 16

Monday October 18, 2010

Tennessee Titans (3-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2) 8:30pm – It’s all up for grabs in the AFC South as the Titans defensive line looks to continue to dominate the opposition. Chris Johnson is looking for a big game against a division rival.  The Jaguars are putting it together, thanks to the emergence of tight end Marcedes Lewis and quarterback David Garrard has settled in. And of course there is the always reliable Maurice Jones-Drew. 

Pick: Titans 28 – Jaguars 13

Last Week 6-8, 2010 Season 38-24

66 Responses to “Ron Glover’s Week 6 NFL Predictions”

  1. Origin says:

    GN and RG – Was he actually saying that??? My wife was watching the game with no sound on.

    Troy Aikman is a how mess………thats all I can say.

  2. Origin says:

    Hot mess I mean.

  3. Ron Glover says:

    He said that Austin was the best receiver in the game behind ONLY Andre Johnson, and as the Cowboys began their last drive he stated that more than 90% of the time Tony Romo puts the Cowboys in a position to win when he’s in situations like this.

    Almost on cue, the Cowboys went three and out!

  4. Miranda says:

    You guys read about Junior Seau? First arrested for domestic violence, then once released from jail, drives his car off a cliff. SMH

  5. Origin says:

    I hope Seau is O.K.

    Did you’ll just see Steve Young had the nerve to say that footwork is holding Garrad and VY from taking their teams deep in the playoffs.

    So its footwork not lack of weapons or poor coaching huh??

    Man ESPN has to be the dumbest station on TV.

  6. Miranda says:

    Oh…..its the footwork…….its just the footwork.

    LOL…now that’s funny.

  7. Origin says:

    Yeah Miranda now that fool Young is saying there are only 5 quality QBs in the league. That is why guys are getting concussions.

    So its not that the QB is passing 50 million times a game. Same as the OL article you posted last week. Of course these cats can’t pass block because the freaking QB is passing 67% of the time.

    If these bums want to get rid of concussions make the field as big as the CFL field. These idiots want to make it a passing leaguebut won’t open up the field to truly allow it.

    Another thing let me get this straight. The media says that Parcells is to tough on the Cowboys team and they need a softer coach. Then they said that TO was the cancer and preventing them from winning. Then the media said it was Roy Williams holding the offense back. Now its the coach is holding the team back.

    Why can’t they just say that the cowboys are overated and just not that good???

  8. Miranda says:

    “Why can’t they just say that the cowboys are overated and just not that good???”

    Because they had a really nice narrative all laid out going into the season, and no way could they be wrong!

  9. Origin says:

    Damn VY you should have fell on that…………….DAMN I hope he didn’t blow his knee out.

  10. Miranda says:

    Oh wow, that looked AWFUL…hope VY is ok.

  11. Origin says:

    VY has the worst luck vs. the Jags. I swear that dude always gets hurt against them.

  12. Miranda says:

    Maurice Jones-Drew is like a big bowling ball

  13. Miranda says:

    Dang…but starting QBs are out for this game already.

  14. HarveyDent says:

    Desean Jackson is an electrifying player but coming out of college I wasn’t too impressed with him because while the speed and talent was clearly obvious so was his lack of size. The guy’s a homerun hitter and should never be expected to go across the middle because he will get laid out each and every time but is too light in the behind to get up from it. Again, he’s an exciting player but don’t expect him to ever be considered one of the all-around WR’s in the game when it comes to his skill.

    The shots he took at McNabb on his way out of town didn’t win any points with me either.

  15. HarveyDent says:

    Tonight’s Monday night game was three hours of my life that I’ll never get back because that was the most boring blowout I ever saw and not just because both starting QB’s left the game early. Del Rio and Fisher call the most uninspired games especially Fisher despite his wins. The Titans will never win anything with Fisher at the helm because he’s too conservative for today’s NFL which does call for a more imaginative offense and a slow hook when it comes to his young QB. His lack of faith in VY is going to cost one of them his job.

  16. HarveyDent says:

    The Eagles’ QB situation is the most fascinating reality show the past three seasons running. Conventional wisdom would have us believe that Donovan McNabb was on his last legs playing out the string waiting to collect his social security, that Michael Vick was a glorified running back who occasionally threw the football and with a two year layoff would never be a viable player at his listed position again, and that Kevin Kolb was the real QB who would end Philly’s Lombardi drought. McNabb is with another team still trying to turn chicken crap into chicken salad, Vick has become the most exciting player in the game again, and Kolb while putting up gaudy numbers when he doesn’t come off the bench cold is still obviously a work in progress. All three have talent but the youngest one of the three still has to prove that he can do it when the pocket is breaking down and the pass rush is riding his back like the sea hag. The older two did that when everyone in the stadium knew they were all their teams had at the time and still managed to post wins along with playoff victories. I want to see what Kolb is going to do when he doesn’t have all his weapons on the outside and the newly discovered running game is stopped. Will he have that fortitude to win it all or is he just a stat-stuffer? Time will tell and I’ll be an interested observer paying special attention to all three careers.

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