Week 6 in the NFL is ready to take place, and the Cheat Sheet finds itself in between a rock and hard place. After a major breakout to start the year, I’ve stumbled down the picks mountain two consecutive weeks, finishing with a 9-5 mark for week five. Not so bad considering that its starting to become the revelation point in the season, where name value is getting thrown out the window, and what a club really is begins to show itself.
A few of the prime losses from a week ago were due to that, and none bigger than in Atlanta falling the Jets on Monday Night. Toss in an L at home from the Giants, and there are two teams that failed hold home turf and have one win to show between them, despite carrying a much bigger rep into the year. Two more losses came from the Titans and Bears that failed to defend the home turf, while the shocker of the week is beginning to show that it should be anything but that. The Colts proved that their trouncing of the San Francisco 49ers was not a fluke, as they out-toughed the Seahawks at home to improve to 4-1.
This week doesn’t have too many close nods, but the games to watch with a chance to turn the week on its head are in Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England, San Diego and the rivalry of the week in down in Dallas on Sunday night.
SEASON RECAP–Last Week: 9-5, On the Year: 41-20
(Sunday lines & over/unders to be updated within day of game time)
New York Giants (0-5) at Chicago Bears (3-2) [CHI -7.5, Over/Under: 47]
St. Louis Rams (2-3) at Houston Texans (2-3): [HOU -7.0, Over/Under: 42.5]
Oakland Raiders (2-3) at Kansas City Chiefs (5-0): [KC -7.0, Over/Under: 41]
Cinncinati Bengals (3-2) at Buffalo Bills (2-3): [CIN -6.0, Over/Under: 41.5]
Detroit Lions (3-2) at Cleveland Browns (3-2): [DET -1.5, Over/Under: 43] – *Upset Pick of the Day*
Carolina Panters (1-3) at Minnesota Vikings (1-3): [MIN -2.5, Over/Under: 45]
Pittsburgh Steelers (0-4) at New York Jets (3-2): [EVEN, Over/Under: 41]
Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-4): [PHI -2.5, Over/Under: 45]
Green Bay Packers (2-2) at Baltimore Ravens (3-2): [GB -2.5, Over/Under: 49]
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) at Denver Broncos (5-0): [DEN -27, Over/Under: 53] *$$ Free Money* $$ #1*
Tennessee Titans (3-2) at Seattle Seahawks (4-1): [SEA -11.5, Over/Under: 41] *$$ Free Money $$ #2*
Arizona Cardinals (3-2) at San Francisco 49ers (3-2): [SF -10.0, Over/Under: 40.5]
New Orleans Saints (5-0) at New England Patriots (4-1): [NE -1.0, Over/Under: 50.5]
Washington Redskins (1-3) at Dallas Cowboys (2-3): [DAL -5.5, Over/Under: 52]
Indianapolis Colts (4-1) at San Diego Chargers (2-3): [IND -1.0, Over/Under: 50]