Front 4: NFL Week 6

Week 5 is in the books so let’s see how things played out:

Ryan: 4 points

Carlos: 4 points

Kyle: 2 points

Daisy: 2 points

Seeing as though Carlos was able to clinch a tie for first place after Ryan incorrectly predicted the Panthers would win on Monday Night Football, we decided to invite Carlos back to see if he could win all by himself during Week 6.

Week 6 has some great match-ups such as the Cowboys returning to Green Bay where the infamous catch that wasn’t a catch took place. Tom Brady will be playing in Foxboro for the first time this season and Colin Kaepernick will be playing for the first time in general this year. Here are the NFL Week 6 predictions from the Front 4 team.

Bengals(8.5) @ Patriots

Ryan: Patriots

Tom Brady will do Tom Brady things, but I also expect the Patriots to pressure Andy Dalton enough to comfortably beat the Bengals by double digits.

Carlos: Patriots

The Patriots will win and will win big by 17 points. The reason for this win is of course Tom Brady. He had a huge game in his comeback with 406 yards and 3 touchdowns. Look for more of the same from Brady against the Bengals. Also, the Patriots’ defense continues to be great, holding opposing teams to about 15 points per game. 

Kyle: Bengals

The Bengals are coming off a tough loss to the Cowboys in a game everyone expected them to win. The Patriots did what everyone expected and looked flawless against the Browns. Now, they return home with Tom Brady for the first time this season. The Bengals are treading water in the AFC which, I believe, will cause them to come out firing, but it won’t be enough to overcome the Patriots. The Bengals will cover, though. 

Daisy: Patriots

After losing a tough game against the Cowboys last week, I think the Bengals will fall short again against the Pats in week 6. All the boys are back together in New England and it will be tough for the Bengals to overcome them. 

Ravens(+2.5) @ Giants

Ryan: Ravens

The Ravens and Giants are a combined 1-5 these past three weeks and with both offenses struggling, I’ll take the points and hope for the best in this one.

Carlos: Ravens

The Giants will lose this game. The Giants started off the season on a good foot, but are now 2-3, coming off three straight losses. Losing can become a habit in sports and the Giants will lose their fourth straight. The Ravens have a top 10 defense holding teams to about 267 yards per game and 18 points per game. The Giants offense has not been great, only scoring about 18 points per game, good enough for 27th in the NFL. 

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Kyle: Giants

This game features two of the most non-elite, elite quarterbacks of all time. When at their best, Flacco and Eli are unstoppable, but when they’re bad, boy are they bad. I think more pressure is on Eli right now with Giants fans growing restless with every poorly thrown ball and with every awkward facial reaction from the two-time Super Bowl champion. I think the Giants win an ugly one, 24-21.

Daisy: Giants

I think the Giants will walk away with a victory in this game and give the Ravens a wake up call. However, I only see this happening if Odell leads the way and has a strong performance.

Colts(+2.5) @ Texans

Ryan: Texans

The Texans have too much talent on offense to be the second lowest scoring team in the league. Their new running back Lamar Miller has to find the endzone eventually, right? RIGHT? I can also see the Texans’ D-line putting Luck on his back all game so I’ll go Texans.

Carlos: Colts

The Colts will get it done this week and beat the Texans(Daisy, the Colts are still a bad team.) This will not be a flashy game. The Colts defense has been one of the worst in the league, but the Texans offense has not been great either scoring around 17 points per game. The Texans may be in first in the AFC South but with a point differential of -22 it will come back to bite them. The Colts are looking to take over 1st place in the division and this can be a start for them. 

Kyle: Texans

These AFC South match-ups could go either way most of the time. None of the four teams have really stood out yet and this division will probably be fought for until the very last week. I think this time around the Texans are able to steal a late victory over Luck and the Colts.

Daisy: Colts

If i lose this week, this will be why. I still have faith in the Colts and they need a win. Texans, overall, are the better team but they will make a mistake that Andrew Luck and the Colts will take advantage of. 

Browns(+7.5) @ Titans

Ryan: Browns

This was one of the hardest games to pick. On one hand the Titans have a great matchup at home against a team that DeMarco Murray can run all over. On the other hand, the Browns might have their best shot at avoiding 0-16 this week and I highly doubt they finish the season winless. This spread is just high enough for me to take a flier on the Browns this week.

Carlos: Titans

The Titans will win by more than 8 points. This will be a boring game, to be honest. Where do I start with the Browns? The team is 0-5. Both the defense and offense hasn’t been good. The Titans aren’t great, but they have had a top 10 defense allowing only 20 points per game. Given that any defense can stop the Browns this is no-brainer pick. 

NFL: Preseason-Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans

Kyle: Titans

Marcus Mariota finally looked on top of his game last week and hopefully for the Titans that can continue again this week against the lowly Browns. If only Cleveland could borrow some of the Indians’ thunder.

Daisy: Titans

Titans will add another L to the Browns’ record this season. The Titans defense can take advantage of a questionable Browns passing game.

49ers(+7.5) @ Bills


Ryan: 
49ers

This line is too high for me to pick the Bills. I can see Kaepernick thriving under Chip Kelly’s offense, and maybe that doesn’t start this week, but I have more faith in the 49ers covering than I do with a Buffalo offense without Sammy Watkins.

Carlos: Bills

The Bills will win and should be able to cover this spread. Buffalo is getting hot as they have won three in a row. I see them winning in Colin Kaepernick’s first game back as a starter. He will struggle, even though Chip Kelly’s offense in the long run may help out Kaep, but not against the bills. This Rex Ryan defense is a great weapon that has held opponents to 17 points per game. San Francisco has had an average offense and as Rex likes to think, defense wins games. 

Kyle: Bills

The Bills are on a hot streak and if they really want to be taken serious they need to start winning these games that they’re expected to win. Besides that, what I’m most looking forward to in this game is of course Colin Kaepernick’s start.

Daisy: Bills

I’m so excited to see Kaep back on the field, however, he’s facing one of the league’s toughest defenses and it won’t be pretty. The Bills will win by a large margin, but Kaep will keep winning at life.

Eagles(-2.5) @ Redskins

Ryan: Eagles

I think I would go Redskins at home if Jordan Reed was fully healthy but as of right now he’s still questionable to return from a concussion. Carson Wentz will bounce back from last week’s loss to give the Eagles the win in this one.

Carlos: Eagles

The Eagles will win by more than 3 points. The Eagles have had a good defense and offense this season and their 3-1 record reflects that. They are coming off a loss in which Carson Wentz threw his first interception. As Doug Pederson said, this isn’t the same team as last year that let the season spiral out of control. Sometimes giving your players motivation is enough to win. Wentz also wants to prove that his season hasn’t been a fluke. Washington is coming in hot, but there luck ends this week. Both their offense and defense have been average and they do have a point differential of -7. It is interesting that they have managed a 3 and 2 record. 

Kyle: Redskins

It shows a lot that in just in his 5th professional game, Carson Wentz is favored on the road against a division rival. I’ve loved what I’ve seen from the young quarterback, but the Redskins are 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Eagles at FedEx field so I think the Redskins get it done at home.

Daisy: Eagles

I think the Eagles will win by a touchdown on Sunday. The Eagles’ defense will be the main attraction of the game. I think Kirk Cousins will be spending a lot of time getting up from being sacked so much.

Chiefs @ Raiders (Pick ’em)

Ryan: Chiefs

It’s well known that Andy Reid has his teams ready to go after the bye week; he’s 15-2 all-time. Jamal Charles will allegedly be more involved in the offense this week and despite me being on the Raiders bandwagon, I say the Chiefs get it done in Oakland.

Carlos: Raiders

The Raiders will win this game. The Raiders come into the game with a 3 game winning streak. Oakland has a good offense and with a below average Kansas City defense, look for one of my favorite quarterbacks, Derek Carr, to take advantage and improve on his 11 touchdowns on the season.

Kyle: Chiefs

It really is amazing that the Raiders are 4-1 seeing as though they’ve allowed 452 yards on defense this year which is the most in the league. Combine that with the fact that Andy Reid is 15-2 after a bye week and I think the Raiders take a step back this week as their defensive mishaps finally catch up with them.

Daisy: Raiders

Maybe I just have a little too much faith in the Raiders this season, but I am really hoping this is their week once again. I think Derek Carr leads a very good offense, and despite the Chiefs getting back Jamaal Charles, the Raiders will win a close one.

Falcons(+6.5) @ Seahawks

Ryan: Falcons

Julio Jones + a free 6.5 points = Ryan taking Atlanta.

Carlos: Falcons

The Falcons will win in a close game by 1 point. You heard it here first. This game has the looks of being the game of the week. The Falcons offense has been on fire, putting up 35 points per game, but not so fast, the Seahawks are known for their defense and have held teams to 13 points per game. The Seahawks will have to try and slow down Matt Ryan who is leading the league with 1700 passing yards. Look for another big game by Matty Ice.

russell_wilson_vs_vikings_november_4_2012Kyle: Seahawks

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks had two weeks to prepare for a home game against Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ high powered offense. I think they come out with a great game plan and slow down the Falcons just enough to take home a 7 point win.

Daisy: Seahawks

In a battle between a great offense and a great defense, I will always pick the defense. The Seahawks will beat the Falcons, but both Ryan and Wilson will have great games.

Cowboys(+3.5) @ Packers

Ryan: Packers

The Cowboys have been relying on their running game to allow Prescott to ease into the position, but the Packers are too good against the run and will make them throw. I’ll take Rodgers’ arm over almost anyone else’s but especially over a rookie in week 6.

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Carlos: Cowboys

The Packers will win, but I think the Cowboys will cover the spread. I see the Packers winning by a field goal(sorry Kyle.) The Cowboys are coming into this with 4 straight wins, but their luck has to stop somewhere and the Packers come in with a 3-1 record and two straight wins themselves. You can never count the Packers out and even though Aaron Rodgers hasn’t had a lights out season, he is still Aaron Rodgers. He has 9 touchdowns and look for him to have a big game that leads Green Bay to the win. 

Kyle: Cowboys

I honestly don’t care what happens in this game as long as there’s no important disputed catches. Cowboys cover.

Daisy: Packers

This matchup seems pretty obvious and I will will go with the obvious choice. The Packers will win, but Prescott will do his best to keep up with the Packers.

Jets(+7.5) @ Cardinals

Ryan: Cardinals

*Gruden voice*: “My word John Brown with his fourth touchdown! What can Brown do for you? What CAN’T he do man! Haha oh boy is he fun to watch!”

I have moved past the crying stage into the acceptance stage and will be watching Monday night’s game with a thousand-yard stare

Carlos: Jets

The Jets will bounce back and win a close game by 3 points. I will stick to the Jets all year no matter their record. Fitz will get us this win. He will throw 3 touchdowns and no picks. (If I get that right I should get 10 points and be back for the rest of the season.) 

Kyle: Jets

Crazy stuff always seems to happen on Monday Night Football. I expect more crazy this week as the Jets travel to Arizona. I think the Cardinals will dominate most of the game, but if the Jets can win the Special Teams battle, I see them having a fighting chance. As the great James Ellsworth once said, “Any man with two hands, has a fighting chance. ” Jets cover.

Daisy: Cardinals

Carson Palmer returns this week! I think he will be a huge reason why they beat up the Jets on Monday Night Football. Sorry Ryan and Carlos, but those L’s are going to keep on coming. 

 

Which Team Will Score the Most Points in Week 6?

Tiebreaker

Ryan: Steelers

Carlos: Steelers

Kyle: Patriots

Daisy: Panthers

Do you agree with the panel’s predictions? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check out our YouTube channel for some video content related to this article.

Author: Kyle Boris

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