For the gambling enthusiasts, here are my Week 6 NFL picks. To note, the team logos indicate who I think will win the game, not cover the spread. At the end of the picks, I'll note a few teams that I like based on the spread — with all lines coming via Sidelines.io.
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Buccaneers (-6.5) at Eagles : The Eagles have had to face a pair of the league's elite offenses already this season in the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs. In those two games, not including kneeldowns, the Birds allowed 11 TDs in just 18 possessions, and the Cowboys and Chiefs made it look easy.
They'll face another elite offense on Thursday night. The Buccaneers employ the best player in NFL history, the best set of wide receivers in the NFL, and a very good offensive line. Unlike the Cowboys and the Chiefs, however, Tampa also has a suffocating run defense.
There are good feelings in Philly once again after the Eagles were able to steal a win on the road against the banged-up Carolina Panthers, but reality will once again set in that the Eagles cannot hang with the best teams in the NFL.
Dolphins (-3.5) at Jaguars : For the second week in a row, the London game (9:30 a.m. EST) is the worst game on the schedule. The Dolphins have the worst point differential in the NFL, at
-75 , while the Jags are
-59 . However, it does have meaning to Eagles fans, since the Birds own Miami's first round pick in 2022. If the Dolphins were to lose to the winless Jaguars, it'll be reasonable to start believing that the Dolphins pick could land somewhere in the top 3.
Tua Tagovailoa was bad to start the season before suffering broken ribs against the Bills. Jacoby Brissett replaced him and was worse. Tagovailoa should be back for this game.
Trevor Lawrence is beginning to play better, and the Jags are used to doing this trip overseas. I'll take them, I guess, with no confidence whatsoever.
Packers (-4.5) at Bears : Aaron Rodgers is 20-5 over his career against the Bears, with 55 TDs and 10 INTs. He has also won his last four games against them, all by at least 7 points, and by an average of 12.5 points. I believe that Justin Fields will eventually become a good quarterback, but I don't trust him yet in front of a crap offensive line.
Bengals (-3.5) at Lions : If you're in a survivor pool, I'd be careful about picking teams playing the Lions. They should have a win over the Ravens if not for a missed delay of game call, and they've played other teams very tough this season. And now you have their head coach openly crying after a tough loss because of the great effort his players gave.
I love that Dan Campbell cried for his team. Such a Football Guy. pic.twitter.com/CIcs9Li8bL— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 10, 2021
Source : https://www.phillyvoice.com/week-6-nfl-picks-2021-odds-spreads/715