Saturday, October 11, 2014

NFL - Week Six Preview

The Sunday Night Football "prime time" game appears to be the match up to watch this weekend when the Philadelphia Eagles will host the suddenly surging New York Giants.
New York and quarterback Eli Manning looked downright awful in the team's first two games this season before winning the next three in convincing fashion. Meanwhile, the Eagles are 4-1 and can boast of a road win against AFC power Indianapolis so far this season.
While these two teams will be battling it out for what could very well be a first place tie with Dallas in the NFC East, those Cowboys will have already played their game. The Seattle Seahawks will host the 'Pokes in the Great Northwest as Tony Romo and company will try and prove they are for real going against the defending Super Bowl champions.
The New England Patriots, who got up off the mat last Sunday night, will travel to Buffalo to face the Bills in a game that will see the winner alone in first place in the AFC East. Tom Brady looked like the quarterback we all remember last week when the Pats destroyed the previously unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals. The Bills gave the starting QB spot to Kyle Orton and the Bills won on the road against the toothless Lions, who lost offensive spark plugs Reggie Bush and Calvin Johnson to injury in the game.
One other game that could provide many offensive fireworks features the Chicago Bears playing on the road against the Atlanta Falcons. Both teams are 2-3 so far in the 2014 season, but they both can put points on the board with high powered offense and defenses that struggle to stop their opponents.
For a brief look at the week's action, the following previews provided in capsule style give some perspective to the games and are followed by the Heftyinfo predictions, which had a good week by going 13-2 in the Week Five forecasts.

Chicago (2-3) at Atlanta (2-3) - This game could see both teams put up 35 or more points ... buckle up!

Jacksonville (0-5) at Tennessee (1-4)  - How did the Titans let that game get away last week? Jags played better last week, but still lost.

Baltimore (3-2) at Tampa Bay (1-4) - The Ravens should roll in this one, but the Bucs did top the Steelers two weeks ago.

Denver (3-1) at New York Jets (1-4) - Peyton Manning and company should have another big day in this game.

Detroit (3-2) at Minnesota (2-3) - The Vikings just might spring a surprise on the Lions, who might not have Calvin Johnson again this week.

New England (3-2) at Buffalo (3-2) - The QB battle between Brady and Orton ... take the Patriots.

Carolina (3-2) at Cincinnati (3-1) - The Bengals are licking their wounds after being blown out in New England last week. This game should be close.

Pittsburgh (3-2) at Cleveland (2-2) - Can the Browns win this one against their hated AFC North rival? Maybe so after that huge comeback win at Tennessee last week.

Green Bay (3-2) at Miami (2-2) - Aaron Rodgers and the Packers seem to have things going in the right direction after their slow start.

San Diego (4-1) at Oakland (0-4) - The perfect storm brewing for an upset as Chargers have been rolling while winless Raiders have a new Head Coach coming into this game. Beware!

Dallas (4-1) at Seattle (3-1) - The Seahawks want to show the Cowboys what life at the top of the NFL is like ...  Seahawks roll!

Washington (1-4) at Arizona (3-1) - The Cardinals lost their first game of the season last week while the Redskins have lost three in a row.

New York Giants (3-2) at Philadelphia (4-1) - This should be the game of the week ... Eagles in a squeaker.

San Francisco (3-2) at St. Louis (1-3) - The Rams seem to play the 49ers tough on their home field and it is Monday Night Football.

The Heftyinfo picks for Week Six  . . .     (Home teams are listed in BOLD type and Lock of the Week is listed in BOLD CAPS)

Indianapolis over Houston
Atlanta over Chicago
Tennessee over Jacksonville
Baltimore over Tampa Bay
Denver over NY Jets
Minnesota over Detroit
New England over Buffalo
Cincinnati over Carolina
Pittsburgh over Cleveland
GREEN BAY over Miami
San Diego over Oakland
Seattle over Dallas
Arizona over Washington
Philadelphia over NY Giants
San Francisco over St. Louis

Last Week's Record:  13-2


Lock of the Week Record:  4-1


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