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2017 NFL FOOTBALL – WEEK 6 BIG GAMES

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Computer Hope Huge game between a couple of 4-1 teams that gets the added bonus of being the Thursday night game. It’ll be interesting to see how Cam Newton handles the Eagles pass rush. Newton has looked great the last two weeks but Philly is a different animal than Detroit & New England. At the same time it’ll be interesting to see if the Eagles can run & if their secondary can hold onto Carolina’s jumbo sized receivers on the edge. Computer Hope
Computer Hope With a week of rest and playing at home, I think the Falcons could blow the barn doors off the Dolphins with this game being pretty much over by halftime. Miami’s offense has looked terrible in their four games so far and getting the Falcons defense at home is a recipe for disaster with how fast Atlanta’s defense is. Last week Miami saw Matt Cassel. This week they get Matt Ryan. That’s an entirely different skill set to deal with. Computer Hope
Computer Hope A completely different game if Sam Bradford doesn’t play & I’m going to guess that Bradford misses another week given that he tweeked his knee last week in Minnesota’s win over Chicago. Green Bay’s defense is rolling while Minnesota’s defense is tough, but I don’t think the Vikings can score enough. It’s a tough game because it puts Minnesota 2 back of the Packers but effectively 3 back because of the head to head aspect. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Like Minnesota, the Lions can ill afford to lose another game and fall further behind the Packers in the North, but this is a perfect measuring stick game for the Saints. Detroit isn’t perfect & has flaws which means New Orleans, especially coming off a bye with 2 weeks to prepare, should be able to pull out a home win against a possible playoff team. If the Saints defense shows up like they have, I think the Saints get a win. Computer Hope
Computer Hope This is the week the insanity in the AFC East stops. New England doesn’t look like a Super Bowl team to be sure, but they should have little trouble with the Jets. With Buffalo on a bye week, a Patriots win puts New England in 1st place. With that being said, the Jets D is young with a lot of heavy hitters. I don’t think the Jets can score enough, BUT if they can get some early hits on Brady, they could make things interesting. Computer Hope
Computer Hope The 49ers are getting better & they’ve been unlucky losing 4 close games, but with the Redskins at home coming off a bye week, it seems like an impossible task for the 49ers to get their first win. The Redskins have played relatively well all things considered & this is the kind of game that is a must win should they have playoff aspirations. I think Chris Thompson & Kirk Cousins are going to have a field day against the 49ers D. Computer Hope
Computer Hope The going doesn’t get any easier for Mitch Trubisky. After his first start against a solid Vikings defense that currently ranks 8th in the NFL in scoring defense, he gets the Ravens on the road against a Baltimore defense that ranks 10th in the NFL in scoring defense. The Bears have shown they can be competitive & if the Ravens go off script and try to pass way more than they run, the Bears have the ability to pull an upset. Computer Hope
Computer Hope The loss of JJ Watt is brutal, but I don’t think the Texans will have much trouble with Cleveland even without Watt in the lineup. I’m not a huge fan of Deshaun Watson in his current form, but you have to be impressed with Houston’s skill players, especially how effective Will Fuller has been since coming back from injury. Myles Garrett could make things interesting if Cleveland lets him off the leash & plays him the whole game. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Will Adrian Peterson really make that much of a difference for the Cardinals offense? Through 5 games the Cardinals are flat out terrible. Usually I think the Bucs go as far as Jameis Winston can take them, but this week I almost think it’s a foregone conclusion that Tampa Bay can win even if Winston has an off game. I’d love to see the Bucs give Doug Martin 20 carries. He ran like a beast against the Patriots last week. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Whoa! What’s interesting about this game is that both of these teams have terrible rush defenses. Throw in a duel between RBs Todd Gurley & Leonard Fournette and you have an old school “3 yards and a cloud of dust” type of game. What will be interesting here is which teams makes mistakes & which team goes to the pass a little too often. I think the Rams trying to throw too much probably causes them to lose this contest. Computer Hope
Computer Hope This is the last team Ben Roethlisberger wants to face if he thinks he’s done. The Steelers are coming off a humiliating home loss to the Jaguars & now go on the road to take on the 5-0 Chiefs. In some ways this is a game that seems ripe for Pittsburgh to pull off an upset. On the other hand, KC has a chance to completely bury Pittsburgh’s confidence & send them into an horrific tailspin. I think Pittsburgh’s confidence is shattered. Computer Hope
Computer Hope OK Chargers! You get another chance to rise! Last week Los Angeles finally got into the win column and this week they get a road divisional game that would normally look like a probable loss, but with EJ Manuel under center, the Bolts should be able to steal a game, and put the Raiders in last place in the West! If the Chargers come up short, then they might as well burn the team down & rebuild without Philip Rivers. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Hmmm and offense with no skill players and a terrible offensive line going up against one of the best defenses in the NFL on the road. This game doesn’t look bad for the Giants. It looks like suicide. If I’m Eli Manning I’m coming up with a lame arm or something. Anything to keep me out of this game because if he plays the full 60 minutes, he might be joining a lot of his teammates on injured reserve. Denver rolls in this. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Colts v. Titans on Monday Night! Can’t you just feel the excitement between a clash of  titans featuring Jacoby Brissett & Matt Cassel! It doesn’t get any better than that! Marcus Mariota is questionable and if he doesn’t play then the Colts at least have a chance in this one. It sound insane but if the Colts win and the Jaguars lose, Indianapolis will be tied for 1st place in the South and Andrew Luck hasn’t even taken a snap in 2017! Computer Hope
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