Week 6 Matchup Predictions
Eagles win 28-23.
Chiefs @ Buccaneers: Brady Quinn is starting for the Chiefs. Believe it or not, Quinn actually completed all three of his passes for 32 yards after replacing the concussed Matt Cassel on Sunday. That's a 111.1 quarterback rating! Quinn will have one of the easier matchups against the sub par Bucs' pass defense, but their 4th ranked run defense will force the Chiefs to rely too heavily on their backup caliber quarterback. Also, the Bucs' three losses have all been one score games.
Bucs win 21-13.
Cowboys @ Ravens: The Ravens have now won 21 of their last 22 home games - that's not a good sign for the Cowboys' erratic offense. In addition, Joe Flacco is averaging 345.7 passing yards per game at home this year, and the Cowboys defense has only one interception on the season.
Ravens win 31-21.
Bills @ Cardinals: The Cardinals are coming off of an atrocious performance by their offensive line, in which they gave up nine sacks to a team that had only six sacks in their first four games. Now their offensive line is going to have to deal with the Bills' offseason prize, Mario Williams. But wait - Mario Williams only has 1.5 sacks on the season, and opposite defensive end Mark Anderson is out indefinitely with a knee injury. This could still very well be Williams' breakout game as a Bill, but the defense as a whole won't victimize the Cardinals' line like the Rams did. Ryan Fitzpatrick has eight interceptions on the year, and the Cardinals, ranked 5th in takeaways, will get another strong performance from their defense at home.
Cardinals win 24-20.
Patriots @ Seahawks: One thing you don't want to do in this league is head to Seattle to face the Seahawks. The Seahawks' defense is among the best in the league when playing in front of their home crowd, giving up an average of 9.5 points per game. Their offense has also yet to turnover the ball at home this season. However, something still tells me to go with the Patriots. Maybe it's the undying trust that America puts in Tom Brady to win the AFC every season, or maybe it's the Patriots' 1st ranked offense, stout run defense, and 14 defensive takeaways (2nd in NFL).
Patriots win 23-20.