Week 6 of the 2018 NFL season is here and I’m going to let everyone in on a little fact. The NFL is unpredictable.
Who would have expected the Chiefs to be the best team in the NFL? Who would have expected the Bears to lead the NFC North at this point in the season? Who would have predicted the woes of various field goal kickers this season? I could go on about the Browns, the awful Packers defense….okay that last one my blind grandmother could have seen coming.
So with the unpredictability of the NFL, the writers of Fangirlish will give it their best shot to try to figure it all out : Charles, Alyssa, Lizzie and Katherine. So here’s our picks for the winners of Week 6!
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants (Thursday Night)
Charles: PHI 21, NYG 14 – Eagles have to win this game. They Have To.
Alyssa: PHI 24, NYG 23 – Both of these teams need a win desperately. But there’s always something about Philly playing at the Meadowlands that just makes you believe that the Eagles will find a way to win this game.
Lizzie: PHI 24, NYG 18 – In a game of two struggling teams, never pick the Giants.
Katherine: PHI 27, NYG 21 – I don’t care for either of these teams, but they both need a win desperately. I expect Philly to be able to pull this one out but it will be a fun game from the neutral perspective.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons
Charles: ATL 34, TB 31 – It’ll be the typical Falcons game against lesser competition. Lots of scoring and much closer than it should be.
Alyssa: ATL 31, TB 20 – The Falcons finally are going against a defense that is worse than theirs. So which offense do you got: Atlanta or Tampa? Give me the Falcons.
Lizzie: ATL 25, TB 31 – The Falcons just score. That’s one of the few certainties in the NFL right now.
Katherine: ATL 34, TB 34 – We haven’t had a tie in a couple of week….
Carolina Panthers vs. Washington Redskins
Charles: CAR 13, WASH 7 – Wow the NFC East is not very good right now and Washington leading it is a prime example why.
Alyssa: CAR 27, WAS 20 – The Redskins might be the leaders in the NFC Least, but I don’t have any faith that it stays that way.
Lizzie: WAS 21, CAR 17 – Why not? There’s gotta be an upset or five.
Katherine: CAR 24, WAS 13 – Carolina is much better than Washington, and on paper they should have no trouble dealing with the Redskins.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders
Charles : SEA 34, OAK 28 – Russell Wilson will have enough time to check his e-mail against this Raiders defense.
Alyssa: SEA 24, OAK 17 – Somewhere, Jon Gruden is still searching for answers for how his defense can get to the quarterback. Everywhere, people continue to laugh.
Lizzie: SEA 38, OAK 21 – Hey, Gruden, this isn’t working.
Katherine: SEA 27, OAK 14 – Neither of these teams are great, but Oakland are for sure worse than Seattle and this might be the Seahawks chance to get back on track.
Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets
Charles : NYJ 31, IND 20 – Jets, if you win sunday, you will have won 2 games in a row. That’s called a winning streak. It has happened before. It can happen again.
Alyssa: IND 21, NYJ 17 – You never know what you’re going to get with the Jets. You never know what you’re going to get with the Colts. So I’m guessing here.
Lizzie: IND 28, NYJ 24 – The Jets are not going to win two games in a row.
Katherine: NYJ 24, IND 17 – I agree with Alyssa, but let’s go with the other side of things.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings
Charles : MIN 19, ARI 16 – Closer than it really it should be but the Vikings will squeak this one out at the end.
Alyssa: MIN 27, ARI 20 – The Cardinals may have gotten their first win last week, but this isn’t the 49ers. The Vikings are riding a much-needed confidence-boosting victory. Though let’s see how the Cards can test this uneven Vikes defense.
Lizzie: MIN 24, ARI 16 – The game the Vikings sorely needed to get back on track.
Katherine: MIN 31, ARI 14 – I think the Vikings will use this game as a game to get themselves back together and tune things back up again. They should be able to easily handle the Cards.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Charles : CIN 34, PIT 20 – Starting to think that the Bengals might be really really good this season.
Alyssa: CIN 27, PIT 24 – There’s just something about the Bengals this season that has me believing they can win these games. There’s also something about the Steelers that has me believing they can lose these games.
Lizzie: CIN 30, PIT 21 – HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Katherine: CIN 28, PIT 21 – The script is flipped this year and the Bengals are coming into this game with the upperhand, they look good, and confident. Pittsburgh on the other hand, look all over the place.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns
Charles : LAC 31, CLE 28 – If the Browns could get a call, they’d have a much better record coming into this game. Instead, they will probably be screwed by the refs again here.
Alyssa: CLE 24, LAC 20 – Screw it, I’m riding the Browns train until the wheels fall off.
Lizzie: CLE 27, LAC 24 – Let me join you, Alyssa.
Katherine: CLE 17, LAC 14 – What Alyssa said…
Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans
Charles : BUF 3, HOU 0 – A painful score for a painful game to watch probably.
Alyssa: HOU 21, BUF 21 – When it doubt, predict a tie.
Lizzie: HOU 13, BUF 13 – Here’s my tie.
Katherine: HOU 18. BUF 15 – All the field goals
Chicago Bears vs. Miami Dolphins
Charles : CHI 31, MIA 17 – The Bears should feel rested and relaxed enough to beat down a suspect Dolphins team.
Alyssa: CHI 24, MIA 10 – The Bears defense should have a field day against the Dolphins offensive line and with Ryan Tannehill, who just gives the ball away when pressure comes at him.
Lizzie: CHI 28, MIA 14 – This looks easy, so be careful, Bears. This a crazy year.
Katherine: CHI 27, MIA 13 – The Bears look great this year, and Miami is in the beginning of their yearly collapse. The perfect storm for the Bears to shut down Miami completely.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Denver Broncos
Charles : LAR 42, DEN 17 – If this isn’t a blowout, I will be shocked. The Rams are one of the best teams in football right now. The Broncos’s defense is struggling.
Alyssa: LAR 34, DEN 21 – Who in their right mind is picking against the Rams right now?
Lizzie: LAR 35, DEN 17 – What will it take to get rid of Joseph AND Keenum?
Katherine: LAR 40, DEN 21 – The Rams are the best team in football right now and the Broncos are not going to be the team to slow them down.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans
Charles : TEN 10, BALT 10 – I said I’d pick a game to tie each week. I am a man of my word.
Alyssa: TEN 24, BAL 23 – I’m not entirely sold on either on these teams as contenders. So let’s see what happens.
Lizzie: TEN 31, BAL 24 -Eh, who knows, I just like the Titans more.
Katherine: BAL 27, TEN 21 – Another match up of two bad teams in this game, I’m giving this one to the Ravens in the hopes that they use their embarrassment of losing to the Browns to beat the Titans.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Dallas Cowboys
Charles : JAX 24, DAL 14 – Last week the Jaguars’s defense was humiliated by Kansas City. They are angry and pissed. Whoa to those boys from Dallas.
Alyssa: JAX 24, DAL 17 – The Jags defense is pissed. The Cowboys will be paying the price. Also, Dallas is beyond underwhelming.
Lizzie: JAX 24, DAL 17 – It’s about time something goes the Jags way. THINK OF JASON!
Katherine: JAX 27, DAL 12 – An angry Jaguars team against a so so Cowboys team does not bode well for the team from Texas.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots
Charles : KC 34, NE 20 – Not picking against the Chiefs and Pat Mahomes. Just not right now.
Alyssa: NE 34, KC 31 – Someone’s gotta beat the Chiefs at some point, right? The Patriots just might be that team. And not because of their defense.
Lizzie: KC 25, NE 21 – Who do I hate more?
Katherine: NE 37, KC 28 – If anyone is going to beat the Chiefs right now its the Patriots. September Patriots football is never how they end up playing for the rest of the season, and they’re hitting their stride.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers (Monday Night)
Charles : GB 27, SF 17- Luckily for the Packers, their defense is not as bad as the 49ers offense. (Though if this game ends in a tie, it would not shock me.)
Alyssa: GB 24, SF 17 – As much as I want to pick another loss for the Packers, the 49ers are probably the worst team in the league. (Actually praying this game prediction is wrong.)
Lizzie: GB 28, SF 21 -Come on, it’s the 49ers.
Katherine: GB 31, SF 17 – I just don’t see the 49ers winning many more games at all this season, and definitely not against the Packers.