Saturday, October 13, 2012

Three to Watch- Week 6

Another week of NFL action has befallen us and as such it's once again time to let you know which games you should give your attention and the one you should go ahead and avoid.  Here's our three to watch for Week 6:

3. Detroit Lions (1-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-2)

Sunday 10/14, 1:00pm FOX*
Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia, PA

Two should be contenders clinging to what little hope is left of actually contending.  The line between champion and chump is quickly blurring.  The talented but flawed Eagles head back home after a last second defeat to the Steelers hoping to get to .500 while the Lions look to climb out of the NFC North cellar.  In the end the home field will be the advantage for the Eagles, leading them to victory over a free falling Lions.

Prediction: Eagles 17 Lions 16

2. Green Bay Packers (2-3) at Houston Texans (5-0)

Sunday 10/14, 8:20pm NBC
Reliant Stadium
Houston, TX

The best team in the NFL, on a short week, look to remain undefeated against the team that nearly went undefeated last year.  The Texans look to continue their dominance while the Packers try to regain their perch among the league's elite.  The flaws of the Packers continue to be exposed, this time by the most complete team in the league.  In a game the Pack need, they will fall very short.

Prediction: Texans 31 Packers 17

1. New York Giants (3-2) at San Fransisco 49ers (4-1)

Sunday 10/14, 4:25pm FOX*
Candlestick Park
 San Fransisco, CA

Two power houses meet in a rematch of last year's NFC Championship game.  A high powered offense against a tough and physical defense.  A franchise QB against a renewed top pick.  Injuries have made the Giants weaker than the team that won the Super Bowl but still remain a legitimate contender.  Cross country trips are always brutal and the 49ers are still clicking on too many cylinders.

Prediction: 49ers 24 Giants 23

One to Avoid:

Kansas City Chiefs (1-4) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3)

Sunday 10/14, 1:00 CBS*
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL

Both of these teams are vastly under performing.  To quote the Ben Folds Five they're fighting the battle of who could care less.  It's one o'clock.  How many other games are on?  C'mon now.

*Check local listings
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