Week 6 of the NFL season is upon us. A Thursday night matchup between the reigning champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the last team to beat Tom Brady in the big one, the Philadelphia Eagles. Here is a preview of all the Week 6 matchups.
Tampa Bay (-6.5) vs. Philadelphia
Thursday night football will see Tampa Tom travel to Philadelphia to play against the Eagles. Brady is coming off a monster game last week, tossing 5 TDs against the Miami Dolphins. The Eagles snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over the Carolina Panthers. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out tonight.
Miami (-3) vs. Jacksonville
The NFL has gifted London with another grueling matchup between (checks notes) the one-win Dolphins and the winless Jaguars. Fans across the pond had to sit through Jets and Falcons last week and now are dealing with another rough matchup. Maybe NFL fans in London are the most loyal and passionate NFL fans.
Houston vs. Indianapolis (-9.5)
The AFC South has been one of the more disappointing divisions in the NFL this season. The Titans were a pre-season runaway for the AFC South, while the rest of the division could be playing for top 5 draft pick opportunities. The Texans are down to a third-string rookie QB against an excellent Colts defense.
Green Bay (-3.5) vs. Chicago
First place in the NFC North will be on the line Sunday when Bears rookie QB Justin Fields writes his first chapter in the Chicago-Green Bay rivalry. The Packers have owned the NFC North for what seems like an eternity. Fields and the Bears hope to be the team that finally puts Rodgers and the Packers to rest.
Kansas City (-6.5) vs. Washington
The sports media has called an early death to the Kansas City Chiefs season. Many takes have been said that the Chiefs are dead, but that feels greatly exaggerated. The Washington Football Team has announced today that they will honor Sean Taylor during the game, which will undoubtedly be an emotional moment for the fanbase.
Minnesota vs. Carolina (-1.5)
The Panthers are experiencing a two-game losing streak after starting the season 3-0. On the flip side, the Vikings are trying to get to .500 on the season after a dramatic win over the Detroit Lions last week. Both teams look to be a part of the NFC Wild Card picture, and this game could have huge implications.
L.A. Chargers vs. Baltimore (-3)
What could be the most exciting game of the week, the explosive Chargers offense will meet another high-powered offense when they take on the Ravens. Both teams are coming off of dramatic offensive showings that saw both teams come away with a win. All eyes will be on this one between Herbert and Jackson.
Cincinnati (-3.5) vs. Detroit
Both teams in this matchup saw how the kicking game matters last week in their respective games. The Bengals played in the wildest game of Week 5 that featured many missed kicks. At the same time, the Lions were stabbed in the heart one more time on a game-winning kick. Injuries continue to pile up in Detroit, with fans starting to fear 0-17 as an actual possibility.
L.A. Rams (-10) vs. N.Y. Giants
The Los Angeles Rams are huge favorites in this Week 6 matchup against the G-Men of New York. The Giants will be banged up coming into this one, while the Rams are coming off a long rest after a big win last Thursday night against the Seahawks. It could be a long day for the Giants.
Arizona vs. Cleveland (-3)
The Arizona Cardinals are the last team to remain undefeated in the NFL. They will travel to Cleveland as the surprise betting underdogs when they greet Myles Garrett and the Dawg Pound on Sunday. Cleveland is at a crossroads in their season after losing their second game of the season last week in what has been one of the better games of the season. Expect the line on this game to continue to trend toward Arizona.
Las Vegas vs. Denver (-3.5)
Two teams that had strong starts to the season are beginning to fade fast. It will be interesting to see how the Raiders respond after all the drama the organization faced in the past week. The off-the-field situation will have to wait because the Broncos are prepared to win a crucial AFC West matchup.
Dallas (-2) vs. New England
Dallas being only a two-point favorite in this game seems like free money. Yes, Foxboro is a tough place to play, as we saw when Brady returned and couldn’t find the endzone through the air. However, this game will not share the emotion of that game, and Dallas’s offense will be able to find the endzone in this one. Maybe hammering Dallas here will put some extra cash in your pocket.
Seattle vs. Pittsburgh (-3.5)
Two organizations on the verge of a rebuild will meet on Sunday night in a former Super Bowl matchup. With Russell Wilson sidelined and Big Ben not seeming to be the same QB fans expect from him, this game will be a glimpse of what the future could be for these organizations. Seattle could be desperate to keep Wilson if things look ugly in this one.
Buffalo (-5.5) vs. Tennessee
The Bills are looking to build off the momentum of last week when they ran Kansas City off the field with an explosive Sunday night victory. The Titans have yet to find their identity this season, but a win on Monday night would be a great start in their quest for a deep playoff run. This is a tough matchup to bet on because nobody knows which Titans team will show up. This could be a game to stay away from unless you’re feeling lucky.