Week 5 of the NFL season was rather interesting because most of the games had some amazing drama along with the off-the-field stuff being revealed after the games with Jon Gruden resigning as Las Vegas Raiders head coach.
I need to do better on my picks because I went 11-5 to bring my overall record this season to 52-28. However, there are plenty of games this week can go either way. Nevertheless, here are my picks for Week 6 of the NFL regular season.
Thursday, October 14th
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-3). Buccaneers QB Tom Brady only loses to NFC East Division teams in Super Bowls. Pick: Buccaneers.
Sunday, October 17th
Miami Dolphins (1-4) vs Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) in London. After the Jets loss last week in London to the Falcons, no rookie still has won an NFL game in the UK. I wish that I would have known that stat last week. Pick: Dolphins.
Kansas City Chiefs (2-3) at Washington Football Team (2-3). Defenses on both of these teams have been AWOL all season. The problem is that we actually expected for WFT's defense to be good just like last season, but opposing teams watched tape during the offseason. Pick: Chiefs.
Los Angeles Rams (4-1) at New York Giants (1-4). Almost every offensive skill player on the Giants was injured in their loss on Sunday. Now, the Rams are coming into town. Pick: Rams.
Houston Texans (1-4) at Indianapolis Colts (1-4). Both teams experienced gut-wrenching losses on Sunday and Monday respectively. That Colts loss is one that takes more than one week to overcome. Pick: Texans.
Cincinnati Bengals (3-2) at Detroit Lions (0-5). Both teams lost on Sunday, but the Lions have not won on any Sunday for this entire season. Pick: Bengals.
Green Bay Packers (4-1) at Chicago Bears (3-2). The NFL's longest rivalry will be on display Sunday afternoon between the Packers and the Bears. However, this contest has been lopsided for the past few years. The last time the Bears defeated the Packers was in 2018. Pick: Packers.
Los Angeles Chargers (4-1) at Baltimore Ravens (4-1). Both teams won on wild finishes last week. However, the Ravens won due to the ineptitude of the Colts. Pick: Chargers.
Minnesota Vikings (2-3) at Carolina Panthers (3-2). Carolina is in free fall after losing two in a row. Pick: Vikings.
Arizona Cardinals (5-0) at Cleveland Browns (3-2). The Cardinals are the only undefeated team left in the NFL. I do not want to see the 1972-73 Dolphins celebrate again. Pick: Cardinals.
Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) at Denver Broncos (3-2). Both teams are on two-game losing streaks. However, the Raiders eliminated their problem when head coach Jon Gruden resigned earlier in the week. Pick: Raiders.
Dallas Cowboys (4-1) at New England Patriots (2-3). The Cowboys offense has been unstoppable this season. Pick: Cowboys.
Seattle Seahawks (2-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3). The Steelers are back on track. The Seahawks will not be back on track until Russell Wilson is back on the field. Pick: Steelers.
Buffalo Bills (4-1) at Tennessee Titans (3-2). This game will be a problem for the Titans defense that has been virtually non-existent this season. Pick: Bills.
The Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Saints, the New York Jets, and the San Francisco 49ers all have the bye for this week. Rest up and we will see you back on Week 7. I hope that you will have fun watching the games this week because there are so many crossroads games this week. Another loss could already put a team out of playoff contention even though we are only done with a third of the season.