Can the Lions Keep Their Run Going? [NFL Week 6 Live Thread]
1:00 PM Games:
Carolina at Atlanta: We keep waiting for the Falcons to be good, but something continues to be missing here. This week they get the Cam Newton Show. Julio Jones is inactive today, which could add to Atlanta's woes.
Indianapolis at Cincinnati: They don't win pretty, but the Bengals are winning, and can go to 4-2 with a victory over the reeling Colts. First to 17 wins here.
San Francisco at Detroit: At this point, most everyone thinks the Lions are for real, so this is more of a statement game for San Francisco, who are quietly 4-1. Alex Smith has actually pretty damn good, which may mean Jim Harbaugh is a sorcerer.
St. Louis at Green Bay: On paper, this is a blowout, but games of course aren't played on paper. Line play will be the key for the Rams today. The D-line will try to take advantage of a banged up Packers' front five (although Bryan Bulaga is active today), while the offensive line will try to keep Sam Bradford from running for his life and turning into David Carr.
Buffalo at N.Y. Giants: Once again, no one has a clue how the Giants will play from week to week. After seeing the Giants get burned by Charlie Whitehurst last week though, Ryan Fitzpatrick is probably licking his chops.
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh: At some point we might learn if the Steelers are any good, but it won't be this week as they face the Jags, who might be the suckiest team that ever sucked.
Philadelphia at Washington: Must Win Game for the Dream Team, yet again. Trent Cole is again inactive for the Eagles. The Redskins have a three headed monster at running back: Ryan Torain, Roy Helu, and Tim Hightower (the latter active but beat up). They should use those three frequently against Philly's terrible interior defense to prevent overexposure to Rex Grossman.
4:00 PM Games:
Cleveland at Oakland: The Raiders come back to honor Al Davis and hopefully go to 4-2 against the thoroughly mediocre Browns.
Houston at Baltimore: This game looked a lot of more interesting before Mario Williams and Andre Johnson got hurt. Texans need to find a way to pull it out though, or they'll be staring at 3-3 and looking like a pretender yet again.
Dallas at New England: What will happen, more points or asinine statements about Tony Romo?
New Orleans at Tampa Bay: One week after getting destroyed in San Francisco, the Bucs come back home and get to face Drew Brees and company. Ouch.
Sunday Night Game:
Minnesota at Chicago: Ick. I'm rooting for a tie.
Q it up here during all the Week 6 action.