NFL Week 6 is upon us, and this slate of games presents a unique opportunity to load up on a lot of favorites that I think are in great spots this week. Let’s jump into my top five favorites of Week 6.
Carolina Panthers (-2) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I believe that this is the first rematch of the season, and I expect the Panthers to come away much more satisfied with this result. While this game is technically a home game for Tampa Bay, we need to keep in mind that the teams are in London for this game.
The Panthers struggled to move the ball all night on Tampa Bay in an early-season Thursday night game, but I expect to see them have much more success with a healthy Kyle Allen in this game. In the first meeting, Curtis Samuel was putting on a clinic, burning Tampa Bay corners left and right.
The issue was that Cam Newton could not get him the ball after he got wide open. I think that Allen can do this and that Samuel’s success early will lead to more success for Christian McCaffrey late. I love the Panthers here.
Washington Redskins (-3.5) at Miami Dolphins
Both of these teams are horrible, but I think that the Dolphins are even more horrible than the Redskins. The Redskins have a lot more talent on their roster, especially in their front seven, and I think that is what wins them this game.
The Redskins’ defense has been picked apart by good receivers and QBs because they struggle in the back end. However, this week, we should see them get a lot of pressure on Josh Rosen, and I even expect to see a few turnovers from this defense this week.
The Redskins’ offense is a mess at QB and O-line, but I think that Terry McLaurin is playing like an elite receiver right now if the line could hold up for long enough to let them throw him the ball downfield. Teams are not prepping for McLaurin like they should, and I think that he gets loose in this game. I like the Redskins to win this one comfortably.
Atlanta Falcons (-3) at Arizona Cardinals
The Falcons are coming off of another bad loss, but I think that they are just WAY more talented than the team across the ball from them here. This is the point in the season where we generally lack the ability to reassess what we thought of these teams coming in, and I think this is helping Arizona’s overall perception.
The Cardinals are NOT good, and I think that their schedule has been really easy. I think that even the “good” teams on their schedule are due to hit some regression, and I am not really concerned about any aspect of this game for the Falcons. I love this team minus the field goal.
Dallas Cowboys (-7) at New York Jets
Sam Darnold is back from his battle with mono, but that does not mean that all of the other injured Jets are back. Chris Herndon was supposed to return but suffered an injury and will be sidelined for this game.
On the other side of the ball, the Jets have huge holes at linebacker, and I think that is where this game turns. Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott should both be able to abuse this weak linebacking group with runs and play-action passes that open up big plays all over the field. I like the Cowboys to turn this one into a blowout.
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (-4.5)
The Packers are just playing great football right now, and I think that the Lions are a flash in the pan compared to the Packers. The Lions have been good this year, but I think wins over an injury-riddled Chargers team and the Eagles are much less impressive than we believed them to be when the season started.
Green Bay has a long week to get a bit healthier, and I think that we could see Davante Adams on the field for a big Monday night divisional game. If that is the case, I like the Packers to roll here.