Week 5 of the NFL season is behind us, meaning we have a decent sample size of each team’s weaknesses and strengths, giving us more security and reasoning behind every bet we make.
Whether you bet NFL Lines, NFL picks for survivor leagues, or play fantasy football; the information is all on the table. Information about the teams’ identities and the weaknesses that are affecting them to ensure that we are generating money by picking the winners. With that said, it’s time to look for the surefire winners in Week 6.
Who Are the Sure Winners in Week 6 of NFL Action?
Carolina Panthers vs Los Angeles Rams (-9)
Matt Rhule, head coach of the Carolina Panthers, found himself even more on the hot seat following yet another awful performance in Week Five. And as of late Monday morning, the organization announced Rhule’s dismissal as the team’s head coach.
Carolina’s biggest problems have come from an inept offense, and on Sunday, the Panthers’ offense largely delivered the same results. Only three of their fifteen third-down attempts were successful, and quarterback Baker Mayfield delivered another underwhelming performance with a costly interception. To make matters worse, they could potentially be on their third-string quarterback after Mayfield suffered an ankle injury.
The Panthers are 0-4 ATS in non-division games and are just 1-3 straight up at home. Carolina will run into a Rams team that has had its struggles but is capable of an offensive onslaught. Expect Carolina to struggle mightily with all of their organizational issues; they should be tanking for the number one overall pick.
Minnesota Vikings (+1) vs Miami Dolphins
The Minnesota Vikings are running into the Miami Dolphins at a great time. Miami is completely falling apart on both sides of the ball. After Teddy Bridgewater suffered an injury, they are now using their third and fourth backup quarterbacks.
On the defensive side of the ball, Miami has lost their last two contests and gave up a 40 spot to the New York Jets.
Minnesota, on the other hand, continues to roll as they captured their fourth victory of the year over the Bears and moved into first place in the NFC North. After a flawless first half for the Vikings’ offense, Minnesota appears to be firing on all cylinders.
Cousins broke Tommy Kramer’s team record with 17 straight completions, Justin Jefferson set a career-high in catches in his last game, and the offense is averaging 28.3 points during their three-game winning streak.
Miami’s defense is currently fourth-worst in the NFL after allowing 131 points to opponents after five games (26.2 per game). The Vikings are primed to walk away as big winners in Week Six.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-8) vs Pittsburgh Steelers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers make the list this week, and I expect them to completely dominate this matchup. Tampa Bay made the most of the Falcons’ poor offense, shutting down the opposition for the first three quarters and racking up five sacks.
The entire game, Leonard Fournette was a force on the ground and in the air. He racked up 139 total yards, scored on the ground, and snagged Tom Brady’s lone touchdown throw. As for Brady, he completed 351 of his passes while committing no turnovers.
Yes, the Buccaneers gave up two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and almost relinquished the lead if it weren’t for a controversial roughing the passer penalty. Despite this, the team came out firing on all cylinders, and they should be able to clean the fourth-quarter issues up on the road.
Pittsburgh, on the other hand, has been absolutely brutal. In addition to losing by 35 points in Buffalo, Pittsburgh hasn’t covered the spread in their last four games, while their defense has conceded the third most yards per game in the league.
They haven’t moved the ball effectively, their defense is brutal, and they have the fourth most turnovers in the league. All a recipe to make sure Tampa Bay is a sure winner in Week Six.