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