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Insiders predict: NFL week 6 winners

Stacker Logo By Nick Bornheimer of Stacker | Slide 1 of 25: It’s only Week 6, but both the AFC and NFC only sport one unbeaten team heading into this week’s slate of games. One of them, the 5-0 New England Patriots, are at home on a short week while the 4-0 49ers take to the road to face a fierce division rival.

While Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo are quarterbacking teams with an unblemished record, it was Deshaun Watson stealing the spotlight in Week 5 after his Texans racked up nearly 600 yards of offense and he threw five touchdowns in a blowout win over the Falcons. Watson did well to thrust his name into the MVP conversation and gained some ground on Patrick Mahomes II, whose Chiefs were held to 13 points and handed their first loss of the year by the Colts. Now, the two will go head-to-head at Arrowhead in a quarterback matchup that dreams are made of.

The Week 6 slate contains some heated division battles and some matchups that contain plenty of history. With as unpredictable as the NFL has proven to be already in 2019, it’s sure to be an entertaining weekend of football.

Here are the best games on the Week 6 docket:

Giants @ Patriots: Thursday Night Football will see these two rivals—with plenty of Super Bowl history between them—face off in Foxborough. While it won’t be another meeting between Eli Manning and Tom Brady, Giants fans will undoubtedly learn a lot about their new quarterback Daniel Jones when he is tasked with facing a Bill Belichick-coached defense with only a few days to prepare.

Texans @ Chiefs: Kansas City suffered its first loss of the year when they were upset by the Colts at home. Now, they try to rebound against a Texans team that is coming off of an eye-popping offensive performance. It’s Watson vs. Mahomes. Two superb talents on display for what will likely be important positioning in the conference standings.

49ers @ Rams: Los Angeles is on a two-game skid and the 49ers come to town having not lost a game so far this season. This game is an important one in the NFC West, which is shaping up to be one of the league’s more competitive divisions.

Lions @ Packers: Monday Night Football hasn’t been known to feature some of the better matchups on a week to week basis but its Week 6 feature is a significant one. The NFC North standings are crowded, but the Packers and Lions are the two teams with only one loss so far this season, while the Bears and Vikings each have two. The winner of this game will take sole possession of first place in the division.

Insiders predicts are based on the team that is favored to win, which is based on consensus betting odds and spread on Vegas Insider as of Oct. 9, 2019. Team stats were gathered from NFL.com.

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Insiders predict: NFL week 6 winners

It’s only Week 6, but the AFC and NFC each sport only one unbeaten team heading into this week’s slate of games. One of them, the 5-0 New England Patriots, is at home on a short week while the 4-0 San Francisco 49ers take to the road to face a fierce division rival.

While Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo are quarterbacking teams with unblemished records, it was Deshaun Watson stealing the spotlight in Week 5 after his Texans racked up nearly 600 yards of offense and he threw five touchdowns in a blowout win over the Falcons. Watson did well to thrust his name into the MVP conversation and gained some ground on Patrick Mahomes II, whose Chiefs were held to 13 points and handed their first loss of the season by the Colts. Now, the two will go head-to-head at Arrowhead in a quarterback matchup that dreams are made of.

The Week 6 slate contains some heated division battles and some matchups that contain plenty of history. With as unpredictable as the NFL has proven to be already in 2019, it’s sure to be an entertaining weekend of football.

Here are the best games on the Week 6 docket (click to see them all):

Giants @ Patriots: Thursday Night Football will see these two rivals—with plenty of Super Bowl history between them—face off in Foxborough. While it won’t be another meeting between Eli Manning and Tom Brady, Giants fans will undoubtedly learn a lot about their new quarterback Daniel Jones when he is tasked with facing a Bill Belichick-coached defense with only a few days to prepare.

Texans @ Chiefs: The Chiefs suffered their first loss when they were upset by the Colts at home. Now, they try to rebound against a Texans team that is coming off of an eye-popping offensive performance. It’s Watson vs. Mahomes. Two superb talents on display for what will likely be important positioning in the conference standings.

49ers @ Rams: Los Angeles is on a two-game skid and San Francisco comes to town having not lost a game so far this season. This game is an important one in the NFC West, which is shaping up to be one of the league’s more competitive divisions.

Lions @ Packers: Monday Night Football hasn’t been known to feature some of the better matchups on a week to week basis but its Week 6 feature is a significant one. The NFC North standings are crowded, but the Packers and Lions are the two teams with only one loss so far this season, while the Bears and Vikings each have two. The winner of this game will take sole possession of first place in the division.

Insiders predicts are based on the team that is favored to win, which is based on consensus betting odds and spread on Vegas Insider as of Oct. 9, 2019. Team stats were gathered from NFL.com.

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