By Bryan Jeon
Last week: 11-3
Week 5 Recap: The backup to last year’s MVP is the weekend leader in yards with 147 yards on just 10 carries. That’s why Michael Turner’s making $2.35 million this year. Anyone who was watching the Sunday night game had to have been snickering expletives at Packers coaches as to why they chose to start running the ball the entire second half en route to their loss. And how about the most entertaining game of the year thus far? Romo commits six turnovers, the Cowboys recover an onside kickoff and Nick Folk nails back-to-back 53-yard FG’s as time expires.
Week 6 Picks:
Chicago (2-3) over Minnesota (1-3) – Adrian “All Day” Peterson may run wild against Chicago, but it’ll be too little with no other weapons on the Minnesota offense.
Cleveland (2-3) over Miami (0-5) – Derek Anderson should put up a healthy amount of points to keep the Fins winless.
Green Bay (4-1) over Washington (3-1) – Favre and Co. should bounce back from the tough come-from-behind loss last week to squeak one out against their Conference rivals.
Cincinnati (1-3) over Kansas City (2-3) – We knew Pittsburgh and Baltimore were going to be solid heading into the season, but would we have guessed the Bengals sitting in last place at 1-3? Palmer should put up his weekly numbers while KC still hasn’t had a rushing touchdown all season.
Tennessee (3-1) over Tampa Bay (3-2) – In his last 11 games as a starter, Vince Young is 9-2 with losses to just NE and Indianapolis. He’ll find a way to come out on top against Jeff Garcia and the Bucs.
Baltimore (3-2) over St. Louis (0-5) – The hurting continues for the Rams, as facing a tough Ravens ‘D’ won’t help things out this week.
Jacksonville (3-1) over Houston (3-2)
NY Jets (1-4) over Philadelphia (1-3) – Both Pennington and McNabb have been playing to lose this year, and this game is a toss up.
Carolina (3-2) over Arizona (3-2) – Do the Cards think they’ve resolved their QB dilemma with a season-ending injury to Leinart? No. Complacency will be exposed by Carolina today.
San Diego (2-3) over Oakland (2-2) – With an absolutely dominating victory at Denver, the Chargers should continue their romp over the Raiders.
Dallas (5-0) over New England (5-0) – The fact that the above game is being televised at this time and not the Game of the Year is baffling to fans west of the Colorado River. Wish I could tell you I saw it…
New Orleans (0-4) over Seattle (3-2) – Unlike Miami and St. Louis, the Saints are bound to win sooner or later and now, I’ll have them getting their first win on the road against a team that was just embarrassed by the Steelers last week.
NY Giants (3-2) over Atlanta (1-4) – It hasn’t been a pretty year so far for the Giants, but they should put up the points against an unhappy Joey Harrington, who was benched last week, and the Atlanta Falcons.