Going in to week 6 I am 65-25, a few upsets last week. I think week 6 has a clearer picture with the exception of the Giants @ Saints game and Broncos @ Chargers.
As usual, this is not against the spread and just for fun.
Carolina @ Tampa Bay - Let's face it, Tampa Bay has just not done very well this year. I almost like them to upset a division opponent, but in the end I think the Panthers defense and running game prevail. Panthers on the road.
Detroit @ Green Bay - Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford give this team a chance, but not when sidelined with an injury. Packers at Lambeau.
St. Louis @ Jacksonville - Jaguars have been hot and cold all year. But the Rams have just been cold. Maurice Jones-Drew should have a big game here, fantasy owners of him are probably drooling at this match up. Jaguars at home.
Baltimore @ Minnesota - This could be a potential upset but I think the home field advantage and Adrian Peterson are the edge here. Vikings at home and "AP All Day" runs for 130 + and 2 TD's.
Houston @ Cincinnati - The Bengals have proven that they can play with anyone and Houston is giving up a lot of points. I don't see how they can shut down the Bengals high powered passing game and Cedric Benson is leading the leage in rushing yards right now. Bengals at home.
Kansas City @ Washington - Again, I almost like the Chiefs in an upset here, but Clinton Portis is getting on track, seems to be healthy, and the Chiefs run defense has been atrocious. Washington at home.
NY Giants @ New Orleans - While the Giants have been decimating their opponents and are #1 in most power rankings, they have had the easiest schedule of any of the undefeated teams. Their opponents combined record so far is 6-19. I like the Saints defense, they made mincemeat of the Jets, and Pierre Thomas and Drew Brees are a deadly combo with that defense that likes to create turnovers. Saints at home.
Cleveland @ Pittsburgh - Steelers have some questions to answer after Detroit played them close last week. They need to make a statement and decimate the Browns to get some respect back in the division. Steelers at home.
Philadelphia @ Oakland - Once again this game will be blacked out locally in the Bay area and I am starting to feel sorry for Raiders fans. Their team is in turmoil and their head coach might be going to jail. Eagles will probably cover the 14 point spread.
Arizona @ Seattle - 2 weeks ago I would give this game to Arizona, but Matt Hasselbeck is leading this team like he has been there all season. The Cardinals are not consistent on both sides of the ball yet. Seattle's defense will give Kurt Warner problems. I like the Seahawks here at home.
Tennessee @ New England - The Patriots coming off a loss are looking to establish themselves as contenders in the AFC East. They are definately motivated to win and the Titans are quickly letting their season slip away. No upset here, Patriots at home.
Buffalo @ NY Jets - The Bills have bigger problems than TO's mouth. Their defense is really struggling and the offense is inconsistent. The Jets have dropped 2 in a row and Rex Ryan is not going to let that happen again. Jets at Home.
Chicago @ Atlanta - Trying to be objective here. While I want the Bears to lose so Denver gets a better draft pick next year, They are dangerous. Atlanta has too many offensive weapons and their defense can shut people down and create turnovers. Matt Ryan is going to have a big game against a weak Bears defense. Falcons at Home.
Denver @ San Diego - The Chargers are desperate for a win. But their defense is giving up a lot of points and the Broncos are outscoring opponents 59-7 in the 2nd half. The only TD they have given up in the 2nd half was to the Bengals in week 1 with :38 left in the game. Denver can control the clock and the ball by running, and Moreno will see most of the carries with Buckhalter and Jordan spelling him. I expect Knowshon to have a big . The Broncos have proved they can limit the passing opportunities over the middel and defending the screen lessesing Antonio Gates and Darren Sproles effectiveness. Denver's defense has shown they make adjustments and shut opponents down in the 2nd half. Broncos win big on the road on Monday night.