NFL Week 6 Picks

Saturday October 16, 2010

Welcome to Week 6 of the NFL season. The season gets tougher as we head closer to the postseason, but first let’s review week 5. I got seven wrong bringing my total to 43-33. Here’s what I got wrong:

SUN, OCT 10 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
Kansas City at Indianapolis 1:00 PM

CBS

Lucas Oil Stadium
Jacksonville at Buffalo 1:00 PM

CBS

Ralph Wilson Stadium
Tampa Bay at Cincinnati X 1:00 PM

FOX

Paul Brown Stadium
Atlanta at Cleveland 1:00 PM

FOX

Cleveland Browns Stadium
St. Louis at Detroit 1:00 PM

FOX

Ford Field
Denver at Baltimore 1:00 PM

CBS

M&T Bank Stadium
Chicago
at Carolina
X
1:00 PM

FOX

Bank of America Stadium
Green Bay at Washington
(s.o.) X
1:00 PM

FOX

FedEx Field
NY Giants at Houston X 1:00 PM

FOX

Reliant Stadium
New Orleans at Arizona X 4:05 PM

FOX

U of Phoenix Stadium
Tennessee at Dallas 4:15 PM

CBS

Cowboys Stadium
San Diego at Oakland X 4:15 PM

CBS

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Philadelphia
at San Francisco
X
8:20 PM

NBC

Candlestick Park
MON, OCT 11 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
Minnesota at NY Jets 8:30 PM

ESPN

New Meadowlands Stadium

I saw four games last week. Time for some impressions:

Chiefs at Colts: the Colts and Chiefs played a sloppy game with missed opportunities. Yet the Colts prevailed, giving the Chiefs their first loss of the season. The Colts won without a touchdown from Peyton Manning. That’s impressive. The Chiefs travel to Houston to take on the Texans. The Colts enter Sunday night against the Washington Redskins.

Saints at Cardinals: what happened to New Orleans? The defending Super Bowl Champs played on Arizona’s level and lost badly. QB Max Hall got his first win as the Cardinals starter and was decent. It was Drew Brees that threw the game away. Here’s hoping they rebound tomorrow at Tampa Bay. The Cardinals will enjoy their bye week with this victory.

Eagles at 49ers: disappointed is the word to describe this game. The 49ers made Kevin Kolb look impressive. They made the Eagles not miss Michael Vick while Alex Smith made 49ers fans miss Steve Young. The 49ers need a win against an improved Oakland team. Meanwhile, the Eagles will host the Falcons in a battle of the birds.

Vikings at Jets: it was a tale of two games in two completely different halves. The first half was all defense, then the second half arrived. All eyes were on Moss when Favre ended up throwing a pick-6 to seal the Jet victory. The Vikings will take on the Cowboys while the Jets travel to Denver and try to tame the Broncos.

Now it’s time to reveal my picks for this week. Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati and Arizona get their bye week tomorrow. Remember the s.o. stands for the shutout game:

SUN, OCT 17 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
Detroit at NY Giants 1:00 PM

FOX

New Meadowlands Stadium
Atlanta at Philadelphia 1:00 PM

FOX

Lincoln Financial Field
Cleveland at Pittsburgh (s.o.) 1:00 PM

CBS

Heinz Field
Kansas City at Houston 1:00 PM

CBS

Reliant Stadium
New Orleans at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM

FOX

Raymond James Stadium
Miami at Green Bay 1:00 PM

CBS

Lambeau Field
San Diego at St. Louis 1:00 PM

CBS

Edward Jones Dome
Baltimore at New England 1:00 PM

CBS

Gillette Stadium
Seattle at Chicago 1:00 PM

FOX

Soldier Field
NY Jets at Denver 4:05 PM

CBS

Invesco Field at Mile High
Oakland at San Francisco 4:05 PM

CBS

Candlestick Park
Dallas at Minnesota 4:15 PM

FOX

Metrodome
Indianapolis at Washington 8:20 PM

NBC

FedEx Field
MON, OCT 18 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
Tennessee at Jacksonville 8:30 PM

ESPN

EverBank Field

Now it’s time for the game of the week.

Game of the Week:

They say a season can end before it begins. This also proves true for the NFL, despite only having 16 games in a season. Two teams can decide their fate tomorrow if they are still relevant or just looking forward to tomorrow.

The Vikings host the Cowboys, as both teams are 1-3. These teams are desperate for a win, and both of their divisions are so tough they could be buried with a loss right now. The season might not be over, but a loss would cripple either team’s hopes of making the playoffs. This should be a high-scoring game, on one team’s side. The other will struggle and will have to regroup for next year starting tomorrow. Despite Favre’s elbow problems, the Vikings should finally get their second win.

Prediction: Vikings 34-17

Good luck with your picks and teams, and see you next week.

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

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