The Kansas City Chiefs outlasted the Las Vegas Raiders in a terrific 30-29 game on Monday night. We’ve got zero time to dwell on the past because NFL Week 6 kicks off in a couple of days when the Chicago Bears host the Washington Commanders. Check out NFL Odds, analysis, and free picks for the Thursday night, Sunday night, and Monday night games as well as five terrific matches happening on Sunday afternoon.
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2022 NFL Week 6
- When: Thursday, Oct. 13 – Monday, Oct. 17
Washington Commanders at Chicago Bears -1 | Thursday, Oct. 13
In NFL Week 1, it looked as if D.C. might have a solid club. The Commanders headed into their second game after rallying to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars.
But Washington has failed big time since then, losing 4 straight. Chicago has a 2-3 record but the Bears are playing competitive ball. Chicago covers.
NFL Week 6 Pick: Chicago Bears -1
Cincinnati Bengals -1.5 at New Orleans Saints | Sunday, Oct. 16
Joe Burrow and the Bengals blew a lead against the Baltimore Ravens, which is why Cincinnati is 2-3 at this point in the season.
The Bengals project as a -2 to -3 favorite by kickoff. The Saints beat the Seattle Seahawks in their last. Seattle is playing much better than Cincinnati, averaging over 25 points per.
The Saints’ D should step it up in this. It’s easy to go with the public and side with the Bengals. But this feels like the game to be a contrarian. The Saints are the play.
NFL Week 6 Pick: New Orleans Saints +1.5
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts -2.5 | Sunday, Oct. 16
After Jacksonville bombed against Houston, backing the Colts at -2.5 sure seems like the right move.
But the Jags realize the mistakes they made on offense. More importantly, Jacksonville’s defense allows 16 points per and the Colts struggle to move the football. The Jaguars should win this straight up, which means taking the points is the play.
NFL Week 6 Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars +2.5
Baltimore Ravens at New York Giants -5 | Sunday, Oct. 16
The Giants rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers in London. NYG’s win impresses big time because the G-Men entered the game a +8.5 underdog.
Baltimore held off the Bengals in a 19-17 win. The Giants should be the chalk, but laying 5 points is asking a lot. If this comes down to a field goal, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has a massive edge. Baltimore should keep any loss to within 3 points or less.
NFL Week 6 Pick: Baltimore Ravens +5
New England Patriots at Cleveland Browns -3 | Sunday, Oct. 16
After watching the Patriots hold a good Detroit Lions’ offense to 0 points in a 29-0 New England victory in week 4, it’s impossible to lay the 3 on the Browns.
Cleveland finds ways to lose. In 5 games, the only 2 teams Cleveland has beaten are the awful Carolina Panthers and the offense-less Pittsburgh Steelers. The Patriots should win straight up. Take the 3 if you want to be safe.
NFL Week 6 Pick: New England Patriots +3
Buffalo Bills -2.5 at Kansas City Chiefs | Sunday, Oct. 16
Bills versus Chiefs isn’t just one of NFL Week 6’s top matches, it’s also one of the most difficult to handicap. The Bills have a slight edge because Kansas City played on Monday night.
In the Monday night game, the Raiders exposed Kansas City’s defense. Don’t think for a moment Buffalo won’t pore over game footage to learn how the Raiders’ rushed for 155 yards behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league.
Things could get rough for KC. The Bills win and cover.
NFL Week 6 Pick: Buffalo Bills -2.5
SNF: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles -5.5 | Sunday, Oct. 16
Cowboys at Eagles is NFL Week 6’s top matchup. The undefeated Eagles escaped Arizona with a victory.
Philly faces their biggest test of the season versus the 4-1 Cowboys. Dallas went into SoFi and proceeded to pummel the Rams 22-10.
The Cowboys defense will force Philadelphia QB Jalen Hurts to make at least 1 poor decision. The Boys should have a shot to win this straight up. Laying -5.5 is asking too much. Taking the points makes sense.
NFL Week 6 Pick: Dallas Cowboys +5.5
Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers -4.5 | Monday, Oct. 17
Denver’s offense is a mess. The Broncos lost left tackle Garrett Boles for the season. Russell Wilson has a shoulder issue.
Head coach Nathaniel Hackett is calling bad play after bad play. The Chargers picked it up in the road victory over the Browns in week 4. LAC makes it 2 wins and covers in a row.
NFL Week 6 Pick: Los Angeles Chargers -4.5