1st Down: Game of The Week

Green Bay Packers (6-0) @ Denver Broncos (6-0)

This is clearly the game of the week. It’s a battle of two of the five remaining undefeated teams. We have one of the best offenses in the Green Bay Packers taking on one of the best defenses in the Denver Broncos.

Through six games the Broncos have been dominant on defense; they are second in the NFL in total forced turnovers with 17, but they will be tested on Sunday, as the Packers have turned the ball over the least amount of times over the previous three seasons.

Yes, the Packers have dominated through their first six games, but this will be their first real challenge. Despite, being bewildered with injuries at the skill positions the team still ranks fifth in the league in points per game with 27.3.

So what’s going to break first?

 

Prediction: Packers 31

Broncos 14

2nd Down: NFL International Series

Detroit Lions (1-6) VS Kansas City Chiefs (2-5)

Possibly one of the most intriguing games of the week features teams with a combined record of 3-11. You may be asking; how can that be? Well it’s quite simple, despite having losing records, the Lions and Chiefs have been in almost every game they have played in.

Outside of their loss to the Cardinals, the Lions have been within 12 points of their opponent in every game, and more importantly within one score of their opponents within the last five minutes. The team is full of talent on offense, and with a new offensive coordinator in Jim Bob Cooter, I expect the Lions to come out firing on all cylinders.

Of their five losses, three of them came against three of the five undefeated teams. In other words, this team is much better than their record indicates. In all five of their losses they have been within one score at some point during the fourth quarter.

 

Prediction: Chiefs: 37

Lions: 31

 

Third Down: Lock of The Week

San Francisco 49ers (2-5) @ St. Louis Rams (3-3)

If the Rams don’t win this game, then you can unofficially eliminate them from the playoffs. To be taken seriously in the NFL, you must win the games you are supposed to win. The Rams’ defense is elite, they finally have an above average offense, thanks solely to superstar running back Todd Gurley. If they don’t win this game, I will be shocked.

The 49ers have been terrible in their five losses, losing by an average of 19.8 points per game, including a whopping 40-point blow loss to the Cardinals in week three. With the recent reports that the team does not support Colin Kaepernick, I expect an extremely bad game out of him, so much so, that it would not shock me if we see Blaine Gabbert come in for relief.

Prediction: St. Louis Rams: 47

San Francisco 49ers: 13

 

Fourth Down: The Rest of The Week

  1. Baltimore Ravens over the San Diego Chargers
  2. Arizona Cardinals over the Cleveland Browns
  3. Minnesota Vikings over the Chicago Bears
  4. Cincinnati Bengals over the Pittsburgh Steelers
  5. Houston Texans over the Tennessee Titans
  6. Atlanta Falcons over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  7. New York Giants over the New Orleans Saints
  8. Oakland Raiders over the New York Jets
  9. Seattle Seahawks over the Dallas Cowboys
  10. Carolina Panthers over the Indianapolis Colts

Sean Mason

Spark Sports NFL Analyst

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