Week Six Sunday is here! While there aren’t as many marquee games today as there were last week, the lineup still has some potential history makers coming down the pike.
The late round of games is about as good as it gets, with only one of the six teams having lost more than a single game so far this season. Something will have to give this afternoon.
San Francisco 49ers at Buffalo Bills 1:00pm FOX
Today is Day One of the Chip Kelly/Colin Kaepernick era for San Francisco. Kaepernick, who has transcended football this year with his passive protests of the National Anthem, seems tailor-made to run Chip Kelly’s offense. But, Rex Ryan and his Buffalo Bills defense are looking to continue gaining ground on their division rival New England Patriots. This game will be full of drama, so if your team isn’t playing at 1pm today, tune in to this one if you can.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Chicago Bears 1:00pm CBS
Two teams both struggling to find their second win of the season battle it out in the Windy City today. Chicago’s backup Quarterback Brian Hoyer is familiar with the Jaguar defense from his time with the Houston Texans last year and rolled on his other previous division rivals, the Indianapolis Colts, last week.
Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions 1:00pm FOX
Not sure how long it’s going to take for “Los Angeles Rams” to sound normal again, but if they keep finding ways to win, we’ll be saying it a lot.
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford is currently ninth in the league in passing but the Rams secondary is on of the stingier ones in the NFL. Neither team has much of a running game at this stage in the season, so expect Stafford and Rams’ QB Case Keenum to have a duel in Detroit to see who goes home with another W.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Miami Dolphins 1:00pm CBS
Like the 49ers/Bills battle, this should be another of the exciting early games. Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on fire right now. He’s only lost to the Dolphins once in his career and averages 340 yards per game against the ‘Phins, including 9 touchdowns in the last two meetings.
New Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has never looked across the field at Steeler HC Mike Tomlin, but his starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill won his only game against Pittsburgh when he threw for 3 touchdowns.
Between the two quarterbacks, it’s easy to assume this game will see at least 50+ points as the two defenses try to hold on for dear life.
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots 1:00pm CBS
New England’s current home game win streak stands at ZERO. That’s right, after Rex Ryan and his Bills came to two and defeated Bill Belichick in Foxborough, the longest home winning streak in the NFL came to an end.
Now, Marvin Lewis and his Bengals have the unenviable task of turning that streak around to 0-2 at home for the Patriots.
Good luck with that.
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints 1:00pm FOX
Cam Newton and the Panthers can’t seem to shake their super bowl hangover and Drew Brees and his New Orleans Saints are struggling to find a way to win.
This NFC South basement battle has all the makings of an ugly shootout between two very frustrated teams who are watching their off season dreams of post season success slip through their fingers.
Baltimore Ravens at New York Giants 1:00pm CBS
The 3-2 Ravens head up I-95 to take on the 2-3 New York Football Giants in a battle of two recent super bowl winners. Baltimore leads the head-to-head series 3-1, but the single loss came the last time Baltimore visited New York.
Both Joe Flacco and Eli Manning are looking to prove why they have super bowl rings, but both teams have holes the opponent will look to exploit.
Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans 1:00pm CBS
In a fight to see who could actually be the worst team in the NFL, the hapless Cleveland Browns travel to Nashville to take on a team high on talent and low on execution in the Tennessee Titans. On paper, the Titans are the highly superior team, but on turf their failure to perform at an NFL level week in and week out overcomes any individual talent they may possess.
Since the beginning of last season, the two teams have combined for a total of eight wins out of 42 total games.
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins 1:00pm FOX
Eagles rookie phenom Carson Wentz is trying to shake off the loss from last week, the first of his professional career, and get the Eagle another leg up in their division.
Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is trying to prove he’s the best quarterback in the division, exemplified by his 1432 passing yards so far this year. Like always, the NFC East divisional games are always highly contested affairs. Expect no less from this one.
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders 4:05pm CBS
Speaking of divisional battles, the Chiefs and Raiders anchor today’s late games. In what may very well be one of the final home games for the Oakland Raiders before the become the Las Vegas Raiders, Derek Carr and his turbo charged Raider offense can capture sole possession of first place in the AFC West with a win today after San Diego stunned the Denver Broncos on Thursday night.
Kansas City may have something to say about that however, as they’ve won their last six straight against the division and QB Alex Smith is 7 of 8 against Oakland.
Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay packers 4:25 FOX
In an old school NFC Championship flashback, Day Prescott, Ezekiel Elliot and the rest of the royal rookies from Dallas head to Green Bay to take on the veteran all-star Packers.
While Clay Matthews is busy trying to convince everyone he’s better than J.J. Watt in various commercials, Ezekiel Elliot might just slip past him for six, or 12 or 18…
Green Bay has struggled a bit this year and if they do that today, the Cowboys will have an easy win. If not, Dallas better hope some calls go their way because a hot Aaron Rodgers is nearly impossible to keep up with, especially for a rookie.
Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks 4:25pm FOX
Matt Ryan’s Falcons are on pace to shatter some NFL offensive records this season, but Seattle’s 12th man has no desire to see it happen in their house.
Can the Seahawks keep pace with the Falcons or will they be yet another speed bump on Atalanta’s road to NFL history? Tune in at 4;25 to watch the fireworks.
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans 8:30pm NBC
In what should be a battle of playoff contenders is shaping up to be an ugly mess between two teams ripe with talent, ripped up with injuries and battling embarrassment from the product they’ve put on the field so far this season.
Houston leads the division at 3-2, but the two losses were historically ugly for a team only 14 years old.
The Colts defense is possibly the worst they’ve had since leaving Baltimore in the middle of the night back in the early 80s.
But, one of these teams has to win. Expect this one to turn on a major blunder, officiating mistake or yet another key injury.