Submitted by Jim Hurley on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 12:00 AM
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NFL WEEK 6 PREVIEWS
Hey, if we’ve learned anything at all about the National Football League all these years it’s that your opinion can change in a heartbeat regarding any single squad in the 32-team league … the Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) are perfect proof ‘cause they’re alive and well in the NFC East following their Thursday Night Football blowout win at the 2-point underdog New York Giants … a big-time Jim Hurley Network winner … now as we head into Week 6 it’s time to find out more about the unbeaten KC Chiefs and LA Rams.
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NFL WEEK 6
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-2) at CLEVELAND (2-2-1)—1 p.m. ET, CBS
Should we mark this one down as an overtime game even before it gets kicked off? The Brownies – who are an electric 4-1 ATS (against the spread) so far here in 2018 – have played three different OT games already and the Las Vegas oddsmakers have this one at Pick ‘Em … we get their sense of humor! True, rookie QB Baker Mayfield (3 TDs, 3 INTs) has run a bit hot and cold but he’s a gunslinger and remember the Chargers are not at full strength when it comes to their top pass rushers.
Spread Stat – The Browns are 3-0 ATS as hosts this year but still just 8-17-1 spreadwise in their own backyard the past three-plus seasons.
PITTSBURGH (2-2-1) at CINCINNATI (4-1) – 1 p.m. ET, CBS
Lots of chatter all week long regarding possible “dirty play” here but isn’t it too important a game to mess around … we’re talking to you, Cincy LB Vontaz Burfict! Sure you sat up and took notice that last week Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger and WR Antonio Brown hooked up for a pair of scoring pass plays – the WiFi was working, all right! – and here we’ll see if active Bengals secondary can keep Brown under wraps (see below 100 yards).
Spread Stat – The Steelers are 14-7 ATS in head-to-head showdowns with Cincinnati the past 10 years (including Cincy’s playoff cover in 2015).
LOS ANGELES RAMS (5-0) at DENVER (2-3) – 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox
Why so much talk this past week about the Rams’ “toughness” just because QB Jared Goff managed a fourth-down sneak to ice last weekend’s 33-31 non-cover win in Seattle? If the Rams really want to show that they’ve “grown up”, then go into the Mile High City and keep DE / OLB Von Miller’s mitts off Goff for a full 60 minutes. Hey, the New York Jets accomplished that in last week’s 34-16 win against slip-sliding Denver.
Spread Stat – The Rams are 7-3-1 ATS away dating back to the start of last year.
On Sunday Night, it’s …
KANSAS CITY (5-0) at NEW ENGLAND (3-2) – 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC
Of course, we saved the best for last as this NFL Week 6 under-the-lights bash is chock full of storylines such as will KC slinger Patrick “Showtime” Mahomes rattle the Patriots secondary here … or will some nicely timed blitzes by Bill Belichick’s defense keep ‘em bottled up? Maybe New England is gonna get that revenge following last year’s 42-27 loss in Week 1 play when Chiefs’ RB Kareem Hunt announced himself to the world. Meanwhile, now that Pats’ QB Tom Brady has 500 TD catches in his career, does this AFC East team unleash more RB Sony Michel (see 112 and then 98 yards rushing in last two games) and thus create more balance to this NE attack? Stay tuned.
Spread Stat – Kansas City’s covered nine of its last 10 games overall dating back to last year.
NOTE: Catch all our NFL Week 6 recaps plus a MNF preview – that’s San Francisco at Green Bay – in the next edition of Jim Sez.