Week 5 of the NFL season was full of twists and turns that kept football fans on the edge of their La-Z-Boys, with 3 games that went into overtime. Six teams continued their undefeated streaks, with the Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers all going 5-0. The Detroit Lions are the only team headed into week 6 without a win.
There’s plenty to look forward to in Week 6, with a matchup between the Colts and the Patriots in their first meeting since the Colts accused the Patriots of deflating footballs in a little-discussed controversy you’ve probably never heard of. The point spread is favoring the Patriots by -8.
The Atlanta Falcons will meet the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football, and will do their best to make it 6-0 against a hobbled New Orleans team. The Saints will just be trying to avoid their worst start since 1999, when they went 1-7.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will pay the Cardinals a visit after narrowly escaping a loss against the Chargers on Monday Night Football. The status of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still in the air, but Pittsburgh is finding a way to win, including putting running back Le’Veon Bell into overtime by dusting off the wildcat formation. The Cardinals, embarrassed the Lions in Week 5 with Carson Palmer throwing three touchdown passes. He’ll look to do the same against a shaky Steelers secondary.
It could be bad news for the Panthers who will face a hungry Seahawks team in Seattle. The ‘Hawks have a way of rebounding at home after tough losses, which means they could take out their frustrations on a Carolina team that has benefited from a soft schedule. Out of all the undefeated teams, the Panthers are most likely to fall this week.
Monday Night Football this week is an NFC East matchup between the Giants and the Eagles – two teams coming from big wins in Week 5. Many were saying that Eli Manning was playing the best football of his career during the game against the 49ers, but to be fair, they were playing the 49ers. The point spread is favoring the Eagles at -3, possibly because the Giants have the worst passing defense in the league, allowing more than 300 yards through the air per game.
NFL Week 6 Schedule
|Matchup||Date||Time||Favorite||Over / Under|
|Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints||15-Oct-15||8:25pm EST||Falcons -3||51|
|Arizona Cardinals at Pittsburgh Steelers||18-Oct-15||1pm EST||Cardinals -3|
|Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions||18-Oct-15||1pm EST||Lions -2.5||42.5|
|Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills||18-Oct-15||1pm EST|
|Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns||18-Oct-15||1pm EST||Broncos -4||42.5|
|Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars||18-Oct-15||1pm EST||Texans -2||42|
|Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings||18-Oct-15||1pm EST||Vikings -3.5||44|
|Miami Dolphins at Tennessee Titans||18-Oct-15||1pm EST||Titans -3||43.5|
|Washington Redskins at New York Jets||18-Oct-15||1pm EST||Jets -7||40.5|
|Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks||18-Oct-15||4:05pm EST||Seahawks -6.5||41|
|Baltimore Ravens at San Francisco 49ers||18-Oct-15||4:25pm EST||Ravens -2.5||44|
|San Diego Chargers at Green Bay Packers||18-Oct-15||4:25pm EST||Packers -10||44|
|New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts||18-Oct-15||8:30pm EST||Patriots -8|
|New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles||19-Oct-15||8:30pm EST||Eagles -4|