Ron Glover’s NFL Predictions: Week 6 (10/16/11 – 10/17/11)

There are plenty of games of note on the NFL schedule for Week 6. For starters the Bills head town I-95 to take on the Giants, the Eagles try to keep their season alive when they take the same route to Washington to take on the Redskins. The Lions and 49’ers do battle in a matchup of improbables, the Texans will be tested when the meet they Ravens in Baltimore. The Bucs try to get back on track against the Saints at home. Finally, the Cowboys travel to Foxboro in a rare meeting with the Patriots.

Byes this week include: Broncos, Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Seahawks and Titans

Sunday October 16, 2011

Games beginning at 1pm:

Buffalo Bills (4-1) at NY Giants (3-2) – Both teams are looking to run the ball since there are injuries on both sides. This will come down to turnovers, the Bills are the NFL’s best at creating them, while Eli Manning over the past three seasons has been one of the most generous.

Bills 24 – Giants 16

Indianapolis  Colts (0-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-2) – The Bengals are holding their own and could be in sole possession in the AFC North by the end of today.

Bengals 28 – Colts 10

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2) – The Steelers are starting to get it together after a scary start.

Steelers 27 – Jaguars 17

Philadelphia Eagles (1-4) at Washington Redskins (3-1) – The Redskins have revenge on their minds against an Eagles team that’s just looking to get a win to keep the dogs off of them this week. A loss today could make for a tense bye week.

Redskins 31 – Eagles 28 (ot)

San Francisco 49’ers (4-1) at Detroit Lions (5-0) – Alex Smith is playing as confident as ever, his numbers aren’t staggering but he’s efficient. Frank Gore continues to perform despite the nicks and bruises.

Niners 27 – Lions 26 

St. Louis Rams (0-4) at Green Bay Packers (5-0) – The Packers tend to show out when struggling teams come to Lambeau Field.

Packers 38 – 12

Carolina Panthers (1-4) at Atlanta Falcons (2-3) – Cam Newton may be one of the three most difficult players to gameplan for. The Falcons get to see it closeup today.

Panthers 30 – Falcons 21

Games Beginning at 4:05 pm or later:

Cleveland Browns (2-2) at Oakland Raiders (3-2) – The Raiders are making moves to win now. Hue Jackson deemed Aaron Curry the starting WIL in this week’s presser. Jackson coaches like a man who could be fired tomorrow – I find that admirable.

Raiders 27 – Browns 10

Houston Texans (3-2) at Baltimore Ravens (3-1) – Andre Johnson is banged up and Mario Williams is out for the season. Coming out of this hell hole with a win would be huge for the Texans.

Ravens 20 – Texans 18

New Orleans Saints (4-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2) –  With Josh Freeman struggling someone on the Bucs has to make a play or two today. Legarrette Blount and Gerald McCoy are not guaranteed to play today.

Saints 33 – Bucs 23

Dallas Cowboys (2-2) at New England Patriots (4-1) – Troy Aikman and Joe Buck will be in full mancrush mode today. I may test out my SAP option on this one.

Patriots 34 – Cowboys 31 

Minnesota Vikings (1-4) at Chicago Bears (2-3) – Donovan McNabb used to dominate the Bears in Soldier Field – those days are gone. But he can still make a difference.

Bears 19 – Vikings 14

Monday October 17, 2011 8:20 pm:

Miami Dolphins (1-4) at NY Jets (2-3) – There’s plenty of sniping going on in the Jets locker room, not good when a winless division foe is coming to town.

Jets 24 – Dolphins 23

Last Week: 8-5

2011 Season 37-29


14 Responses to “Ron Glover’s NFL Predictions: Week 6 (10/16/11 – 10/17/11)”

  1. Origin says:

    Like I said before once the media calls out Reid for his play calling and it looks like he may get fired. He suddenly begins to call a balanced offense and the Eagles win. No surprise there just like clockwork.

    So let me get this straight the Eagles win after McCoy gets 28 carries. Amazing, I never thought you could win a game running the football. Not only that, but the Eagles use the run and a power formation to close out the game. Proving once again that Eagles can run the ball its just that Reid refuses to do it (until his star QB goes down).

    I see that Rex most certainly was an improvement over that overrated QB who only won and had great stats because of dumpoffs to Westbrook and Reid’s coaching. If Mcnabb (last year ) would have thrown that many ints in 3 qtrs of play they would have cut him after the game. Matter a fact they would have told him to take off his jersey and pads at midfield and had security escort his ass out the stadium.
    Fans on Washington’s site actually thought Rex was some savior. The only reason Rex is a starter is because he and Kyle are BFF. I called it last week I trust no team with Grossman on it that’s why I liked the Eagles to beat Washington.

    So let me see, basically Campbell and Mcnabb were traded for Rex / Beck and now Washington has no QB.

  2. Miranda says:

    I hope the Lions are angry and beat the crap outta the Falcons next week.

  3. Patrick says:

    Detroit will definitely be in a bad mood against the Falcons. I wonder how many sacks Mr. Suh will have?

    Cam Newton and the Panthers had a 17-14 lead heading into the fourth quarter against the Falcons. More and more media are questioning Matt Ryan’s ability to throw the ball downfield. If Carolina had a better run defense, the Panthers would have upset the Falcons.

    There is a SIGH OF RELIEF in Atlanta…for now. If the Falcons would have lost that home game to Cam Newton, this team would have not recovered. However, they still have a pulse, but Tampa Bay picked up a big win over New Orleans.

    Newton should run a little more and get those positive yards instead of throwing passes off-balance into coverage.

  4. Corin Brown says:

    Joe Buck’s man crushes are now reserved for Josh Hamilton and Tony La Russa. He’s doing baseball not NFL. As for Brady and Romo: How many 6th rounders in the league have 3 rings? I think Brady has done OK as a player and deserves a little credit. On the other hand, Romo is and always has been just another guy. All I hear about him is how he chokes under pressure, turns the ball over in the clutch, doesn’t take his job seriously, doesn’t spend enough time on his game, golfs too much. Who crushes Romo? Idiots who don’t know squat about football, that’s who.

    Grossman sucks and always has. I don’t know anybody with any credibility who has ever thought otherwise, including my friends who are Redskins fans.

    As long as the head coach and the OC are related, like Shanahan and his son, that team will never win. Teams with similar examples of nepotism rarely, if ever, win. F’s up locker room chemistry.

    Today Jim Schwartz reminded me of a whiney middle school nerd. Yes, Harbaugh punked him just a little bit. But Schwartz was more punked by himself when he started whining and talking. Harbaugh is a man. Men act, they don’t talk. With the one-sided Schwartz/Harbaugh “confrontation” after the DET/SF game we saw a stark example of the difference between a coach who is a man who played 14 years in the NFL and a coach who is a sensitive sissy who last played football for Georgetown. I didn’t even know the Hoyas had a football team. Harbaugh’s got SF going good. Best story in NFL so far this year.

  5. Patrick says:

    The Eagles still have a chance at 2 and 4 to make the playoffs and capture the NFC East. I am happy to see LeSean McCoy get more carries. However, I would like to see Ronnie Brown get more touches either running or receiving the ball….especially in the RED ZONE..

    Philadelphia got three BIG upcoming home games, and this will tell us if they can get to the playoffs.

  6. Origin says:

    Hows it going Patrick?

    Yeah ATL got lucky today that Panthers defense stinks!!!

    Oh and you are right about Cam…those are rookie mistakes he is making with the gunslinging. But they are asking too much from him too soon.

  7. Julius says:

    Let’s see…last week it was Cam Newton is the real deal. This week it’s “them’s just rookie mistakes.” Whereas Matt Ryan just got lucky today. Prejudiced much at TSF?

  8. Patrick says:

    What’s up Origin ?

    Cam Newton is on a similar path of Tampa’s Josh Freeman… Tampa struggled in 2009, got better in 2010 and won 10 games and now is tied with New Orleans at 4 and 2. Overall, Tampa has a better defense and that has helped Freeman. Newton has to stay positive and know that things will turn around for the Panthers sooner rather than later…

    Matt Ryan is a little bit over-rated, and had his best chance to win a championship LAST YEAR, but came up short in the playoffs again when Green Bay blew them out of the Georgia Dome… Matt Ryan needs Michael Turner to rush for over 100 yards in EVERY GAME in order to have the best chance to win… If Turner can’t get over 100 against the Lions, Matt Ryan is more likely to fold up like a cheap chair under the pressure of Suh and Detroit’s front four…

  9. Ron Glover says:

    I’m judging from past experiences that Andy Reid will balance the offensive attack and even lean towards the run for the next month or until things gets better, then its back to the same ol’ same ol’.

  10. Temple3 says:

    The Panthers defense is like any defense that is operating without its best players. Jon Beason and Thomas Davis are done for the year. It’s not the guys the sending out there simply “suck.” Those are second string guys who are trying to make up for perennial Pro Bowlers. How good is the MLB in Baltimore behind Ray Lewis? Urlacher’s backup? The Panthers defense is trying to adjust. They’re having some growing pains but it’s not time to throw out the baby with the bath water.

  11. Temple3 says:

    Julius —

    Are you really that much of an idiot or what?

    It should be obvious that there are several reasons, none of which pertain to race, that Ryan isn’t a favorite at TSF.

    Speaking for myself, it has everything to do with his style of play. He has yet to prove that he can play top notch ball on the road; he has yet to prove that he can win consistently by carrying the team with his arm; he tends to dink and dunk; he’s at best a 2nd tier QB in the NFC…he may even be a 3rd tier QB, but he plays with Gonzalez, White and Turner.

    As for Newton, his numbers speak for themselves…even his 3 picks.

    For me, a critical analysis of Matt Ryan has zero to do with race. Maybe you should focus on what’s in your heart and refrain from guessing what drives other folks. Ryan is a decent player, but he’s overrated…and Black folk on TSF aren’t the only ones who think so.

  12. Origin says:

    Great points temple on the Panthers Defense and Ryan.

  13. Temple3 says:

    Thanks O.

    I feel bad for the Panthers defensive unit. Those guys have a lot of pride. They used to be very good under Fox. Ron Rivera is used to coaching an elite defensive unit as well. 2009 — Carolina was top 10 on D. Take Peppers, Beason and Davis off of any team and they’re going to have trouble closing the deal.

  14. Corin Brown says:

    Lewis’ backup? Urlacher’s backup? What about Jerod Mayo’s backup? Mayo’s a Pro Bowler; he is a #10 pick; he lead NFL in tackles in 2010; he was 14-2 last year; he’s 100% anonymous to the talking heads and people who follow the league; he doesn’t talk, he plays. So who’s his backup? I’m not sure but the Pats held the ‘Boys to 77 yards running and 13 points yesterday. Of course the conventional wisdom is that it was all Romo’s and Garrett’s fault. The conventional wisdom is also that the NE D is a joke. The stats bear this out except for one stat – wins. But the talking heads don’t talk about that. I didn’t hear Aikman or Thhhhoommmmm Brennerennenemnneneen mention Mayo once. It’s the same for when he actually plays so I shouldn’t be surprised.

    Cam Newton is a nice player. After 6 games.

    Matt Ryan is just another guy. Who thinks this guy is any good besides TV guys trying to whip up enthusiasm for another random Atlanta reg season game? Falcons are also not very good.