October 8, 2014
Hello football enthusiasts! Welcome to Week 6 of the NFL season.
October’s first week brought us a taste of the old guard and an end to undefeated teams.
The New England Patriots returned as a tour de force, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night 43-17. They erased any doubts about a collapsing relationship between Tom Brady and the coaches, for now.
Earlier that day, the Arizona Cardinals ran into Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos at the wrong time. Manning joined the 500 Touchdown club, helping beat the Cardinals 41-20. No undefeated teams mean one thing: the 1972 Miami Dolphins can celebrate once again as the only team to remain unbeaten for an entire season.
In other news, the NFC East is looking very impressive. The Philadelphia Eagles trounced the St. Louis Rams, while the New York Giants mounted a successful comeback against the Atlanta Falcons. They will do battle Sunday night, which could be another Giants/Eagles classic.
The Dallas Cowboys are gaining momentum. They want to capitalize on their overtime victory over the Houston Texans. Unfortunately, they will face their toughest test yet traveling to Seattle to chase the Seahawks. Can America’s Team topple the Super Bowl Champions at Seattle? Wouldn’t that be something?
I went 12-3 for Week 5, bringing my total to 46-30. The following is what I got right and wrong for Week 5.
(BYES: MIAMI, OAKLAND)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS — 8:25 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5
CHICAGO BEARS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS — 1:00 p.m.
HOUSTON TEXANS AT DALLAS COWBOYS — 1:00 p.m.
BUFFALO BILLS AT DETROIT LIONS — 1:00 p.m. s.o. X
BALTIMORE RAVENS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — 1:00 p.m.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — 1:00 p.m.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — 1:00 p.m.
ATLANTA FALCONS AT N.Y. GIANTS — 1:00 p.m.
ST. LOUIS RAMS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — 1:00 p.m.
CLEVELAND BROWNS AT TENNESSEE TITANS — 1:00 p.m. X
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT DENVER BRONCOS — 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. JETS AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — 4:25 p.m. s.o.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — 4:25 p.m.
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS * — 8:30 p.m. X
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS — 8:30 p.m.
This week will see two more teams take their bye week. The Kansas City Chiefs and the New Orleans Saints will take their rest, and they both sorely need it. Here are my picks for this week. Remember, the s.o. initials stand for my shutout pick.
(BYES: KANSAS CITY, NEW ORLEANS)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT HOUSTON TEXANS — 8:25 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
CHICAGO BEARS AT ATLANTA FALCONS — 1:00 p.m.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT BUFFALO BILLS — 1:00 p.m.
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS — 1:00 p.m.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS — 1:00 p.m.
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS — 1:00 p.m.
DETROIT LIONS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS — 1:00 p.m.
DENVER BRONCOS AT N.Y. JETS — 1:00 p.m.
BALTIMORE RAVENS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — 1:00 p.m.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT TENNESSEE TITANS — 1:00 p.m.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS AT OAKLAND RAIDERS — 4:05 p.m.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS — 4:25 p.m. s.o.
DALLAS COWBOYS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — 4:25 p.m.
N.Y. GIANTS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES * — 8:30 p.m.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT ST. LOUIS RAMS — 8:30 p.m.
Good luck to all teams this year. If you’re making picks this year, good luck to as well.
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