Week 6 Results (8-5) – Overall (54-31)
Got out to a nice start with the early games (6-1) but went 2-4 the rest of the way. My Top Performers were duds. Matt Ryan three 3 INTs, Ray Rice scored twice but tallied only 63 rushing yards, and Demaryius Thomas scored but caught only 2 passes. Mario Williams was the only bright spot with 2 sacks. On to the next one…
My favorite matchups of the week –
Redskins @ Giants –
win puts the Skins in first place
Ravens @ Texans – the only two AFC teams over .500 hook up
Jets @ Patriots – pissed off Patriots against nothing to lose Jets
Steelers @ Bengals – to stay in shouting distance of the Ravens
Lions @ Bears –
and Johnson against the tough Bears defense
Titans @ Bills
I’m going with the better run game in this one. Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller push the Bills back over .500.
Browns at Colts
Can Andrew Luck do enough damage against this defense to mitigate what Trent Richardson does against Indy’s weak run defense? Reggie Wayne v. Joe Haden will be the key matchup in this one. The Colts win by 1.
Packers @ Rams
This game would be my sneaky upset pick of the week if I didn’t think the Packers figured it out a bit last week. I see no letdown here. It’s close, but
Green Bay wins.
Cardinals @ Vikings
The key to this one will be how often the Vikings pass rush gets to John Skelton. I think they’ll limit the big plays and lean on Adrian Peterson against a subpar rush defense.
Redskins @ Giants
The Giants play when they want to, and they better want to this Sunday. This smells of a letdown after that huge win in
but I think the Giants will pull this one out late after trailing at the
Saints @ Buccaneers
Cowboys @ Panthers
If I’m Jerry Jones I make Jason Garrett wear a Flavor Flav clock in this one. They snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, but I think the Cowboys are better than the Panthers on both sides of the ball.
Ravens @ Texans
Jaguars @ Raiders
I’m going with a hunch and predicting a big road win for the Jaguars. That’s hard to do with an inept QB, but I expect MJD to take care of business against the Raiders.
Jets @ Patriots
Don’t hit the panic button just yet. Yes, the Patriots are 3-3, but their total margin of loss in those game is 4 points. Look for them to get the lead early in this one putting a zero dimensional offense in an inescapable hole.
Steelers @ Bengals
Lions @ Bears
Biggest winners (highest margin to lowest) –
Closest calls (lowest margin to highest) –
Top Performers –
QB – Robert Griffin III @ Giants
RB – Maurice Jones Drew @ Raiders
WR – Reggie Wayne v. Browns
Defense – Jared Allen v. Cardinals