Last week, the Falcons made some stupid mistakes on offense and defense; as a result, they lost to Green Bay. Their run game looked anemic and Matty Ice couldn’t get it going through the air either. Albeit the Panthers are 1-4, they’ve been close in every game so far. I think this week the Panthers will finally get over the hump and beat the Falcons to improve to 2-4.
Prediction: Panthers over Falcons by 10
Newton will look to beat the Falcons this week on the road. Photo cred thecovertwo.com
We all thought the Colts would be different without Manning, but 0-5? That’s the exact opposite of the Lions’ record! I’ve predicted them to win the last two weeks, and both weeks they disappointed me. This week, I’m goin with the 3-2 Cincinnati Bengals at home.
Prediction: Bengals over Colts by 14
Dalton will look to receivers A.J Green and Jerome Simpson in Atlanta this week. Photo cred blogs.denverpost.com
Considering the Steelers are playing at home in this one, I don’t think the Jags will win. Sure, they may come close, but Big Ben knows how to close out games, especially if he’s behind late in the 4th. The only way I see Jacksonville winning is if they can create turnovers and get through that Steel Curtain.
Prediction: Steelers over Jags by 17
Big Ben can definitely change a game with his feelt AND with his arm. Photo cred pictures.gi.zimbio.com
Buffalo Bills @ New York Giants
In this one, we’ve got an inter-state matchup between the G-Men and the surging Bills. I’d like to think the Giants can pull this one out, but considering how great the Bills are playing now and how sporadic the Giants offense is, it’s a tough call. Ultimately, I say the Bills win on the road to put themselves at 5-1.
Prediction: Bills over Giants by 7
Fitz is looking like a real quarterback out there. (boston.com/sports) Photo cred
The Lions are 5-0 coming into this game, and have won their last 9 games dating back to last season. Will they be able to keep it alive for one more week? If Stafford can get the ball to Megatron, they will beat the 49ers; I have no doubt about that. I think Detroit will get on the board early and force the 49ers to take some shots deep, which will leave Alex Smith vulnerable.
Prediction: Lions over 49ers by 17
Megatron has 9 TD's in the first 5 games this season. (1rebel.files.wordpress.com)
Sam Bradford is definitely in a sophomore slump this season; he can’t stay on the field! When he does get the chance to play, he under-performs. He has no real receiving threats (unless you count MSW). On the other hand, the Packers have too many offensive and defensive playmakers to count; maybe they should lend the Rams some just for this game?
Prediction: Packers over Rams by 21
Rodgers has a ton of offensive weapons to throw to. Photo cred nflpassers.com
Oh, what a great NFC-East battle this is. These two teams always play great games, and this one should be no exception. The ‘Dream Team’ is 1-4 right now and I don’t think they will fix their problems anytime soon. The Redskins will pound them in this game using Tim Hightower to take advantage of that sub-par linebacking core.
Prediction: Redskins over Eagles by 10
Hightower will be given the ball a lot this game (pictures.zimbio.com) Photo cred
Remember, the 2nd half of my Week 6 picks are coming tomorrow early in the mornin, so stay tuned!