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Week 6 Pro Football Predictions

Posted on: October 12th, 2017 by Rob Popeleski No Comments

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Philadelphia @ Carolina 

 This is a really good matchup between two of the hottest teams in the league. Both teams are 4-1 and both quarterbacks are at the top of their game. Cam Newton has thrown 6 touchdowns and just 1 interception in the last two games. He’s also thrown for back to back 300-yard games. Carson Wentz threw 4 touchdowns last week. The Carolina defense is allowing just 79 yards a game on the ground. In their only loss of the season, they allowed 149 to New Orleans. Taking the better defense at home to slow down Wentz and an explosive Philadelphia offense. Carolina 24-20

Miami @ Atlanta

Miami has scored a league-low 41 points, are ranked last in passing and 31st in rushing. On defense, they have struggled against the pass which is bad news when facing Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. Atlanta is well rested and at home. Atlanta 31-17

Cleveland @ Houston

Deshaun Watson has thrown for 11 touchdowns and 3 interceptions in his last three games. Houston is ranked 4th in scoring. Cleveland has benched rookie Deshone Kizer in favor of Kevin Hogan. Hue Jackson is just 1-20 in two seasons as Cleveland head coach. Houston 28-13

LAR @ Jacksonville

Both teams come in at a surprising 3-2, and both teams are ranked in the top five in offensive scoring. Jacksonville is the top rushing team in the league led by Leonard Fournette, who had a career game with 181 yards on the ground last week in Pittsburgh. Jacksonville is ranked 1st in takeaway differential and are playing excellent defense. Los Angeles committed 5 turnovers last week. Jacksonville 27-17

Detroit @ New Orleans

Detroit has beaten New Orleans in their last three meetings. Matthew Stafford had 341 yards passing last year in their matchup. New Orleans has won two in a row with impressive wins over Carolina and Miami. New Orleans hasn’t turned the ball over yet this season. Brees is playing well and New Orleans is rested after coming off a bye. New Orleans 27-24

Green Bay @ Minnesota

These teams split the season series last year with each winning at home. Green Bay may have finally found a running game in Aaron Jones. He had 125 against Dallas last week. With Sam Bradford struggling to stay healthy, Case Keenum has played good in his absence. These teams have played close games the last couple of seasons. Should be close again. Minnesota is coming off a short week after playing Monday night. Their biggest weakness on defense has been their pass defense which isn’t good news with Aaron Rodgers in for a visit. Green Bay 24-17

New England @ NYJ

New England has won 10 out of the last 12 meetings with New York. Not sure if New England figured out their defensive issues with the win over Tampa Bay but they did allow just 14 points which were a season-low so far. Despite the 3-2 start, I don’t see the New York offense and Josh McCown matching points with New England and Tom Brady. New York may be without Bilal Powell and Matt Forte this week. New England 31-20

Chicago @ Baltimore

Mitch Trubisky made his career debut last week against Minnesota and now he’ll face another difficult matchup against the Baltimore defense. Chicago’s best chance will be to run the ball with Jordan Howard. A tough spot on the road for Trubisky with limited offensive weapons. Chicago has scored 20 points or more just one time this season. Baltimore 23-14

San Francisco @ Washington

San Francisco hasn’t won a game and now they have a possible running back controversy after Carlos Hyde was benched last week. Josh Norman is out with an injury but Washington is at home and rested after their bye last week. San Francisco is in the midst of a three-game road trip. Washington 30-17

Tampa Bay @ Arizona

Arizona beat Tampa Bay 40-7 in their meeting last year. Jameis Winston threw 4 interceptions and Carson Palmer threw for 3 touchdowns in that game. Arizona is last in rushing and they traded for Adrian Peterson this week. Tampa Bay may have their two top linebackers back this week. Carson Palmer has been sacked a league-high 19 times. Arizona’s only wins came against bad teams this year. Tampa Bay 30-27

LAC @ Oakland

Oakland has won four straight against Los Angeles. Derek Carr is probable to play which is great news. They really need him back this week. They’re on a three-game losing streak, have scored a total of 37 points in their last three games and haven’t gained more than 255 yards in any of those games. This is a good week for the Oakland rushing attack to get going. San Diego is ranked last against the run. Oakland 24-21

NYG @ Denver

Opposing teams have a hard time scoring against the Denver defense when healthy, and now New York will have to do it without their top two receivers. Denver is rested and coming off a bye while New York has injuries on both sides of the ball. Hard not to like Denver this week. Denver 28-10

Indianapolis @ Tennessee

Tennessee has lost 11 straight to Indianapolis but there’s no Andrew Luck this time. Tennessee may be without Marcus Mariota. Both defenses are at the bottom of the league in points allowed. Going with the team that can run the ball better at home. That streak is due to end. Tennessee 20-16

Record: Last week 8-6, Season 45-31

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