- October 13, 2019
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NFL Picks for Week 6
Hard to believe the NFL has reached Week 6 and we are a third of the way through the regular season. Here are my picks for Week 6 including the “Lock of the Week.”
Houston (+4) at Kansas City
The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off a home loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The high powered Chiefs scored 13 points last week. Injuries played a big part as the team is still without their top wideouts coming into this game. However, the Texans secondary should not show as formidable as the Colts secondary. I expect Mahomes to bounce back in a big way and the Chiefs to not drop two straight at home.
The pick: Kansas City 38, Houston 27
Washington (-3.5) at Miami
Washington should be able to settle into their current fate, a team that is going to struggle to reach five wins and will likely finish last in the NFC East. Now that they know how the season is going to go, they can now focus just on playing football under interim head coach Bill Callahan. The Dolphins are still 0-4, and a week off did not change this. The Redskins find their first win in South Florida.
The pick: Washington 24, Miami 20
Cincinnati (+11) at Baltimore
The Bengals have hung around in games this year against Seattle and Buffalo. The team also was blown out by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens are another divisional opponent like the Steelers who have more familiarity with the Bengals. The Cardinals had their best offensive performance of the season last week. I expect the dynamic Lamar Jackson to have similar success and the Ravens to win this one with ease.
The pick: Baltimore 45, Cincinnati 24
Dallas (-7) at N.Y. Jets
Look for the Cowboys to avoid their third straight loss in New York. The Jets struggle stopping the run and will be without middle linebacker C.J. Mosley. The Cowboys should be able to get Ezekiel Elliot going setting up Dak Prescott and the Cowboys placation attack. The Jets will improve in the second half of the season with a more manageable schedule, and once they become more healthy. However, even with the return of Sam Darnold this will be a rough one.
The pick: Dallas 35, N.Y. Jets 6
Pittsburgh (+6.5) at L.A. Chargers
A problematic spot for Pittsburgh, the injuries have piled up on both sides of the ball. They come into this game starting their third-string quarterback rookie Devlin Hodges. The Chargers are in a desperate situation needing this game to position themselves into playoff contention and back to .500. A perfect storm for a massive performance at home for a team that put up 18 points in the fourth quarter the last year facing this Steelers defense.
The pick: L.A. Chargers 38, Pittsburgh 10
Detroit (+4) at Green Bay
The game will be a good one on Monday Night, and the Detroit Lions will challenge the Green Bay Packers. I believe Aaron Rodgers will have enough late tin the fourth quarterback to pull this one out at home.
The pick: Green Bay 28, Detroit 21
Lock of the Week: San Francisco (+3) at L.A. Rams
The San Francisco 49ers have beaten up on the AFC North, The record of their combined opponents is 5-15. The 49ers may be undefeated, but you do have to question whether this team is as good as advertised. I think this is a steep step up in competition. The 49ers will avoid a blowout at the hands of the Rams, but we will never get the feeling they have a chance of winning this game.
The pick: L.A. Rams 27, San Francisco 19.
Lock of the Week record this season is 5-0.
Chargers Challenge Steep
The Los Angeles Chargers come into the 2019 season after finishing last season with a 12-4 record. The team defeated the Baltimore Ravens before the New England Patriots dominated them in the divisional playoffs.
Colts Chances Depend on Luck
Andrew Luck has the potential to lead the Colts to Miami in February. The key is the quarterback’s health, but the Colts have built a young nucleus around the former number one pick.
Giants Transition Year
This preseason in three preseason games New York Giants first-round pick Daniel Jones has a 140.1 quarterback rating.