NFL Football Week 6 Preview

Atlanta at Philadelphia

Atlanta has reeled off four straight wins after losing their opening first game. While their offense hasn’t been as potent as last year, their defense has been very stingy.

Even without Michael Vick, the Eagles proved that they’re just fine with Kevin Kolb. Kolb led Philadelphia to a victory over the lowly Niners. The real problem is not Kolb, but the Eagles offensive line.

Prediction: Atlanta. The Falcons pass rush will eat up
Philadelphia’s pass protection

Fantasy tip: Bench Kevin Kolb and LeSean McCoy.

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Cleveland at Pittsburghh

Even if the Browns were healthy, do you think they’d stand a chance against the Steelers D? Not to mention, Pittsburgh welcomes back Ben Roethlisberger.

Doesn’t matter if Jake Delhomme or Seneca Wallace starts.

Prediction: Pittsburgh

Fantasy tip: Start Rashard Mendenhall and sit Big Ben.

Seattle at Chicago

Without Jay Cutler, the Bears defense and running game destroyed the Panthers. Julius Peppers has fitted in nicely. He and Lance Briggs have really anchored the Bears defense.

Seattle allows the second lowest rush yards per game and that could pose a challenge for Mike Forte who had 166 rush yards and two touchdowns last week.

Seattle doesn’t put up a lot of point, so the Bears should have no trouble stopping them from doing so.

Prediction: Seattle

Fantasy tip: Sit Mike Forte

Miami at Green Bay

The Packers are far from the perceived Super Bowl contenders. Injuries have decimated them.

The Dolphins D was very stingy in the first two weeks, but the luster has passed them by.

The only consistent force on the Packers has been Clay Matthews. Penalties, apparently, have also haunted the Packers.

Green Bay is due for a big game and the Dolphins are ripe for picking.

Prediction: Green Bay

Fantasy tip: Start Chad Henne

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Detroit at NY Giants

The Giants D has been dominant the past two games. Will they show up against the reliable Shaun Hill and rookie Jahvid Best?

The Giants are third in the league in sacks with 19 and seek to make Hill’s life miserable after doing the same to Jay Cutler and Matt Schaub.

The Lions are finding ways to score the ball and lead the NFC with 25 points a game.

The Lions D is not to be taken lightly also because Eli Manning has not received the protection all season long from his o-line.

It will be a closer game than you expect.

Prediction: NY Giants

Fantasy tip: Sit Jahvid Best and Shaun Hill. Start Eli Manning.

New Orleans at Tampa Bay

The New Orleans Saints are letting a great opportunity of repeating slip away. It’s a wide open field this season and they haven’t taken advantage of it.

The Bucs are one of the biggest surprises this season. They showed the ability to win late in ball games, something that the Saints can’t do consistently.

Injuries to their backfield have really hurt the Saints. Their offense isn’t as dynamic as last year’s. Who knew an offense could look so terrible despite having Drew Brees as your QB?

New Orleans didn’t expect the whole league to come after them this season. That’s what happens when you’re the defending champs.

The Bucs one loss has come against a very tough Steelers defense. They’ve outlasted a high powered offense in Cincinnati last week.

Prediction: Tampa Bay

Fantasy tip: Start Josh Freeman

San Diego at St. Louis

The Chargers are continuing another trend of playing poorly early in the season before turning it up in the second half. They’ve made a habit out of this. But with very poor special teams play its time to be concerned.

With a win here, the Rams will likely win the NFC West. This is a statement game for them.

Philip Rivers has been carrying the Chargers all season. It’s a shame that he can’t play on special teams and as linebacker too.

Prediction: St. Louis

Fantasy tip: Start Steven Jackson.

Kansas City at Houston

The Chiefs feature a very potent running game, which ranks third in the league. If Matt Cassel plays like his actual potential the Chiefs offense would be devastating. Maybe Cassel will put up big numbers against a Texans defense that allows 330 passing yards a game.

Houston is looking forward to playing with Andre Johnson at full health. Brian Cushing is bothered by his knee and did not practice.

The key for the Chiefs will be stopping Arian Foster. Their rush defense is allows only 80.5 yards a game. If he breaks free for 100-plus yards, the Chiefs are picking up their second loss.

Kansas City’s 2-3-6 defensive scheme has given opposing QB’s fits.

Prediction: Kansas City

Fantasy tip: Sit Arian Foster. Start Matt Cassel

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Oakland at San Francisco

Darren McFadden has been a revelation this season, but is 50-50 against the Niners on
Sunday. If he plays he could cause a lot of trouble for San Francisco.

No team that has started 0-5 has ever made the playoffs. And against these Raiders, San Francisco will have a tough chance picking up number 1.

Alex Smith leads the league in interceptions and it’s about time he is replaced with David Carr.

Prediction: Oakland

Fantasy tips: Start Jason Campbell and Vernon Davis

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