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NFL Picks Week 6: The Good Place

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Week 5 featured some very surprising results. Will Week 6 continue that trend? Let’s take a look at all of this week’s action to find out.

Jacksonville Jaguars v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints face the Jacksonville Jaguars looking to extend their win streak to four in a row. This fact seemed almost improbable in the wake of their ugly Week 2 loss, yet here we are. After Los Angeles, and the Brees injury, the Saints seemed destined for The Bad Place, but they took stock of themselves as a team and proved they are made of stronger stuff than anyone could have realized. After three huge wins and a cushion atop the NFC South, the Saints are clearly in The Good Place, and they look to keep it that way.

Last week I went 9-6

I told you so: Panthers over Jaguars! (UGH!)

What do I know: Cowboys over Packers?

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WEEK 6

Thursday, October 10th - Thursday Night Football

Giants(2-3) at Patriots(5-0)

New England’s defense will completely manhandle the Giants, while the Giants’ defense gets manhandled by the Pats. A late Giants touchdown makes the game look closer than it ever will be. New England wins 22-16.

Pick: Patriots

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Sunday, October 13th - Very Early Game

Panthers(3-2) at* Buccaneers(2-3) Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - London, England

Although Christian McCaffrey may have a better game against Tampa than their September matchup, it still won’t be enough to beat the Bucs. Jameis Winston will pick up a big win in London thanks to big games from Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. Tampa wins 28-24.

Pick: Buccaneers

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Sunday, October 13th - Early Games

Redskins(0-5) at Dolphins(0-4)

Why? Why is this game a thing? Miami wins 14-12.

Pick: Dolphins

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Eagles(3-2) at Vikings(3-2)

This will be a tight contest all the way through, and it will come down to Minnesota making a big stop on defense when they absolutely need it to seal the game. Minnesota wins 30-29.

Pick: Vikings

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Texans(3-2) at Chiefs(4-1)

These two quarterbacks will put on a aerial show in this one. Get your popcorn ready. Kansas City wins 27-26.

Pick: Chiefs

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Seahawks(4-1) at Browns(2-3)

Russell Wilson will completely outclass Baker Mayfield in this one. Seattle wins 21-17.

Pick: Seahawks

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Bengals(0-5) at Ravens(3-2)

The Cincinnati passing game and divisional familiarity are the only two things that will keep this game close. Baltimore wins 28-24.

Pick: Ravens

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Saints(4-1) at Jaguars(2-3)

On offense, Alvin Kamara will have his best game of the season so far, while Teddy Bridgewater outperforms himself from a week ago. On defense, the Saints will shutdown the Jags rushing game, forcing all the pressure on Gardner Minshew, while also putting the pressure on him with their pass rush.

This is one of those games where Jacksonville will gain a lot of yards through the air, considering they’ll be playing catchup, but they won't have many points to show for it. The Saints have had their share of games that weren't as close as the final score indicated, but this won't be one of them. The Saints will roll on the road, improving their record to 5-1. Saints win 34-20.

Pick: Saints

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Sunday, October 13th - Late Games

49ers(4-0) at Rams(3-2) - Game of the Week

San Francisco may be the hottest team in the league and their undefeated streak will continue against their bitter rivals in Los Angeles. This will be an absolute shootout. San Francisco wins 35-33.

Pick: 49ers

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Falcons(1-4) at Cardinals(1-3-1)

Kyler Murray will have the best game of his rookie season here against Dan Quinn’s “defense”. Arizona wins 36-17.

Pick: Cardinals

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Cowboys(3-2) at Jets(0-4)

The Jets’ defense will break against a Dallas team desperately looking to avoid a three-game skid. Dallas wins 25-16.

Pick: Cowboys

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Titans(2-3) at Broncos(1-4)

Tennessee will get just enough out of their passing game to win a close contest in Denver. Tennessee wins 26-20.

Pick: Titans

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Sunday Night Football

Steelers(1-4) at Chargers(2-3)

Pittsburgh’s undrafted rookie quarterback, Devlin Hodges will be in for a very long night against Joey Bosa and the Los Angeles defense. Los Angeles wins 29-16.

Pick: Chargers

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Monday, October 14th - Monday Night Football

Lions(2-1-1) at Packers(4-1)

Even with all the hype and momentum behind Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay, it will be Matthew Stafford’s star that shines brightest at Lambeau in this one. Detroit wins 27-23.

Pick: Lions

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That’s how I see Week 6 coming together. Let us know what you think will happen. Leave your comments, picks, and insight below!