Peter King Picks Week 6
The meek shall inherit Week 6
Bucs, Lions have good chance to earn first victories
Peter King - SI.com
Cincinnati (3-1) at Tampa Bay (0-4)
Only in America! Bruce Gradkowski, who was playing in Mount Pleasant and Ypsilanti and Athens a year ago, outduels Carson Palmer. Gradkowski's got some mettle.
Tampa Bay 20, Cincinnati 17
Buffalo (2-3) at Detroit (0-5)
Rod Marinelli deserves better than 0-5. This is the week he gets off the schneid. It's about time the running game (59.6 yards a game, which is what most teams average in a half) starts taking some pressure off quarterback Jon Kitna.
Detroit 24, Buffalo 20
New York (2-2) at Atlanta (3-1)
Best use of a bye week this year: The Falcons should get John Abraham (groin) back at nearly full speed. In the first game of the year, Atlanta's manhandling of Carolina, the Abraham/Patrick Kerney bookend pass-rush crushed Jake Delhomme.
Atlanta 23, New York Giants 17
Philadelphia (4-1) at New Orleans (4-1)
So you don't believe in the Saints yet? Drew Brees is throwing for 17 yards per game more than Carson Palmer. Reggie Bush has more catches than anyone in football. The defense has surrendered fewer yards than New England. Not a bad little ball club, Coach Payton.
Philadelphia 20, New Orleans 16
Seattle (3-1) at St. Louis (4-1)
The Seahawks defense has to rise up to win this one, and I think they do a good job stopping Steven Jackson.
Seattle 21, St. Louis 13
Carolina (3-2) at Baltimore (4-1)
"We're a work in progress right now," a weary Jim Fassel, Ravens offensive coordinator, said the other night. Hurry up, guys. After acquiring Steve McNair and Mike Anderson this offseason, this team shouldn't be 29th in total offense.
Baltimore 14, Carolina 9
Tennessee (0-5) at Washington (2-3)
Clinton Portis licks his chops at a Titans D missing its best run-stopper, Albert Haynesworth. Then he goes out and stomps on them for 189 yards.
Washington 28, Tennessee 10
Houston (1-3) at Dallas (2-2)
You want some balls this week, T.O.? You'll get 'em. Lots of 'em. So will Terry Glenn.
Dallas 34, Houston 16
San Diego (3-1) at San Francisco (2-3)
If you look at this matchup in terms of California baseball, the Chargers are the San Diego Padres and the 49ers are the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Not that Mike Nolan doesn't have a bunch of good young players; he does. But the Niners aren't ready to play in the Chargers' league yet.
San Diego 42, San Francisco 10
Miami (1-4) at New York (2-3)
With a glum Daunte Culpepper looking on from the sideline, Joey Harrington leads the Dolphins to two fourth-quarter touchdowns and stakes his claim to this crazy quarterback job. The Jets sure do play some wild games.
Miami 33, New York Jets 31
Kansas City (2-2) at Pittsburgh (1-3)
The Steelers aren't dead and Ben Roethlisberger is competent. Bill Cowher is at his best when he simplifies things and gets this team down to the basics, which is what he's been doing all week. For example, the offensive line has to start protecting better.
Pittsburgh 19, Kansas City 3
Oakland (0-4) at Denver (3-1)
Remember when this used to be a good rivalry?
Denver 27, Oakland 6
Chicago (5-0) at Arizona (1-4)
You've probably heard Dennis Green's shots at the offensive line and how they're pros and they've got to block better than Tempe High, or whatever belittling analogy he used. Well, wait until the Bears' front gets a hold of this line. Memo to ESPN cameramen: Focus on Green all night. Particularly the ears. You'll see steam rising from them. By the way, a loss makes Green 12-25 as Cards coach.
Chicago 35, Arizona 13
RE: Peter King Picks Week 6
Bucs beat the Bengals....PUUUUHHHLLLEEEAASSE
RE: Peter King Picks Week 6
There is a slim chance that the Bucs can beat the Bengals but by a very small margin IMO
I do think it will be a close game between the Saints and Eagles, I think the winner will be by only 4 points..
THe Saints beating the Eagles this week will have me convinced about this team. I want so bad to think that we are a 10 win team, but i dont want to set myself up for failure...but this week means alot.
I am watching the Mets game right now and I can't stop experiencing feelings of like a rush of some sort everytime FOX inserts the Philly - Saints matchup. It's the highlight game of the 12:00 slot. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so stoked I can't sit still. Someone said it best and I think they are right.....the key to this game without a doubt (IMHO) is the amount of pressure we can apply to McNabb. We shake him.....we win!
I think the key is containing Westbrook...he is very similar to Bush as far as creating mismatches and he is going to be tough to handle...he is the key to the Philly offense if you ask me. Their WR's are pedestrian at best, but having Westbrook lining up all over the place is what forces defenses into making mistakes.
1) Beat 4th place teams from last year.
2) Compete in the division gaining at least a split with each of our division rivals.
3) Learn to compete with established NFL powers..
The Eagles are interesting because they are inn both categories 1 and 3. They fell off last year due to injuries (and TO of course). But with McNabb back they are competing well.
However they too are playing a 4th place schedule and this is their first game against a team that currently has a winning record.
For the Saints to move forward, this is a game they need to win.
We have the advantage of winning the first game of this type against Atlanta. So this team know how to do it.
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