2018 Week 6 NFL Picks
By the Football Garbage Time StaffIf you followed last year, you won over 60% of your picks, and we aim to do even better this year.
And if you’ve been following us, you know that we here at Football Garbage Time have gone head to head against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks for the last 3 seasons. Why? Because they’re awesome competitors, they KNOW their sports, and, heck, they’re just good guys! But this year, although there are lots of things to know before betting on the NFL, we’ll have their picks up right HERE each and every week, so keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because we’ll be picking all season all long.
Without further to do, here we go:
Week 6 Games
Ha Kung Wong’s Picks
Ha Kung’s Thoughts:
Last year I ended up with a 62% record for the season, so that’s three years in a row with over a 60% pick rate. I had a decent Week 5 getting me to 48-28 (63.2%). And I intend to keep you at 62%+.
So far this season I’m 4 for 5 on Locks of the Week and 2 for 5 for Upsets of the Week (wow, Jags, you really blew it). Let’s see what I can do for you for Week 6…
Lock of the Week => Houston Texans (-10.0) over Buffalo Bills
Looks like the Texans have got their mojo back. With a healthier Will Fuller (let’s face it, he’s never fully healthy) and revelation of Keke Coutee, Deshaun Watson is starting look like that guy we saw in the first couple games of 2017. They’ve won two in a row and the pass offense looks solid. On the ground, Alfred Blue has been terrible, but Lamar Miller is healing up and should be back this week.
Bill O'Brien says Lamar Miller will be back this week
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 8, 2018
On the Bills side, rookie Josh Allen has appeared serviceable, but actually has the lowest passer rating (60.4) of any qualified QB this year. And with Houston leading the NFL in total tackles (399) and tied for 3rd most sacks (18.0), I’d suspect Allen is going to have another tough week.
Upset of the Week => Kansas City Chiefs (+3) over New England Patriots
OK, so I’ll never pick against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs again. Clearly, the Chiefs offense is unstoppable. The Patriots have far superior offense as compared to Blake “I’m a Turnover Machine” Bortles and T.J. “I’m not Leonard Fournette” Yeldon, but their the Patriots defense has been much worse than the Jags, ranked un uninspiring 19th overall in the NFL per DVOA. I do think this game remains close, but Mahomes is unstoppable until further notice.
Joanne Kong’s Picks
Ryan Whitfield’s Picks
Uh oh HaKung, I started my ascent last week. Sure, you can say I only gained one game in the standings last week, but I prefer to look at it as erasing 33% of the deficit. All this is to say, I’m the one to listen to here, as I will take home the crown again this year.
The NFC East stinks, so while the Eagles have struggled out of the gate, they will win the division. A Thursday night road win in New York will make that clear.
I, like many, have been fooled by the Bengals more than a few times. Well, I guess put the cheese out because I’m taking the Bengals over Pittsburgh in Cincinnati this week.
While were in the rust belt, give me the Browns too. They have been in every game this year and should honestly have a better record than they do. I hate West Coast teams coming east, so I’m riding with the Browns.
I like that Chicago defense coming out of the bye week to extend Miami’s losing streak to three.
What happened to Denver’s defense? They get roasted again as the Rams roll to 6-0. The Jaguars get back to winning as they take on the mess that was once America’s team. Tennessee climbs back on the horse and takes care of the Ravens at home.
Now for the primetime games. Sunday Night will be an absolute shootout with huge playoff implications on the line. Huge. How can that be this early in the year? Well, if the Chiefs win they take a three-game lead over New England with the main tiebreaker being head-to-head, so they’ll effectively have a four-game lead for the one seed. For that reason, New England will be ready to go and eek out a 38-35 victory.
As for Monday night, I take Green Bay in a run-away.
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Scott King’s Picks
Here we go again, still hanging around .500. For some reason I’m on a lot of home dogs, but we’ll see. Keep an eye on @nflfantasy_more for updates as we get closer to kickoff.
Eagles / Buccaneers / Bengals / Chargers / Seahawks / Bears / Vikings / Jets / Redskins / Texans / Rams / Jaguars / Ravens / Patriots / Packers
I would like to apologize for picking Jacksonville at Kansas City last week. Blake Bortles on the road against the hottest offense in the NFL. What the hell was I thinking?
But I am backing Jacksonville to rebound at distracted and low-scoring Dallas. For Thursday night the Eagles, despite their difficulties at running back, will thump the mostly hopeless Giants.
Game of the Week: Pittsburgh at Cincinnati and the Bengals have a chance to put a hammerlock on the division with a win here. And yet it’s just hard to trust a Marvin Lewis team in a big spot. And I can’t do it.
I know there’s no rational reason to pick Miami against Chicago. The Bears are off a bye and Matt Nagy’s old boss Andy Reid is the best coach off the bye. And yet Miami should’ve won at Cincinnati and they’ve played only 1 really awful game at New England. So I will take the home dog there. The two 5-0 are teams are on the road so surely one of them loses, right? I say no, the Rams and the Chiefs tighten their grips on the number 1 seed in their respective conferences. Two games are pick’em. In the first I am backing the hometown Browns to beat the Chargers (who were their last win until they beat the Jets in week 3) and the Panthers’ defense will rebound from a poor fourth quarter to stymie the Redskins.
Week 5 Results
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