Every week there are just a few games that will end up being better than the rest. Here is a preview of the games that you can’t miss this weekend. The records for our pick em goes as follows. Lefty 14-9, BeerDman 14-9, Pokejon 12-11 and Griff at 8-15
Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins Sunday 1:00 PM:
A divisional battle leads off the must watch games for this week as the Eagles come into Washington looking to continue their hot start to this season. The Redskins are looking to continue their 3 game win streak and continue to work their way up in the NFC East standings. The Eagles suffered their first loss of the year last week to the Lions who found a way to get up early and hold the lead. The matchup to watch for this game is the rookie quarterback Carson Wentz against the Redskins secondary lead by Josh Norman. Will Wentz be able to pick apart the secondary that is missing it’s 2 starting safeties or will Norman be able to intercept Wentz for a second time? The KBT writers are split on this game with Lefty and Pokejon picking the Eagles, Griff and myself are going with the Redskins.
Cincinnati Bengals @ New England Patriots Sunday 1:00 PM:
The 2-3 Bengals come into New England for Tom Brady’s home opener and Patriot fans couldn’t be more excited. While many thought Brady would come out rusty in his first start last week, he shredded the Browns to the tune of 400 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Bengals are coming off a trouncing in Jerry World and are looking to rebound. There are several matchups to watch in this game but the one I will be watching is Green against Butler and Ryan. If the Patriots secondary cannot contain the league’s leading receiver, fans might be in for a shootout in week 6. The KBT writers are unanimous in picking this one, going with the Pats to take the win.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders Sunday 4:05 PM:
The Chiefs are getting a huge offensive weapon back just in time for a matchup against their rival the Raiders. Charles has missed the first 4 games while recovering from a torn ACL, the second time that he has suffered this injury. The first time he came back from this type of injury he ran for over 1,500 yards. The Raiders have been looking great offensively throughout the year with Carr leading the way in his third season. The matchup to look out for in this one is Derek Carr and his receivers against the Kansas City secondary. Kansas City has averaged 2 interceptions a game, Peters leading the way with 4. Carr has done a great job protecting the ball with only 2 interceptions on the whole year, let’s see if he can keep it up in week 6. The KBT writers are split on this, Lefty and Griff are going with the Raiders while Pokejon and I are taking the Chiefs to win.
Dallas Cowboys @ Green Bay Packers 4:25 PM:
Two one loss teams clash in Lambeau Field and it promises to be a good one. The Packers offense looks better than it had in 2015 but Rodgers is still not putting up otherworldly numbers like he had prior to last year. The Packers have yet to establish a ground game but their defense has played extremely well thus far. The Cowboys have exceeded everyone’s expectations through the first 5 games, going 4-1 and playing exceptionally well on the offensive end. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have been two of the best rookies early on this year and are the reason why the Cowboys have one of the most efficient offenses in football. The matchup to watch out for is the Cowboys offensive line against the Packers front 7 which has been very stingy against the run. Last week the Cowboys didn’t let Geno Atkins record a single stat. Will they remain dominant up front this week? The KBT writers are once again split in picking this game, Griff and Pokejon are taking the Packers while Lefty and myself are going with the Cowboys.
Atlanta Falcons @ Seattle Seahawks Sunday 4:25 PM:
Here comes a battle between the best offense in football and one of the best defenses in football. While defense usually wins championships, the Falcons proved last week against the Broncos that they have a potent offense that can keep them in any game. The Seahawks had a bye last week which should really help Wilson’s knee. Jimmy Graham has finally been playing as everyone thought he would in the past 2 games and Christine Michael has run like a madman in relief of Rawls. Seattle has easily one of the biggest home field advantages of any team in the NFL but that hasn’t been an issue for Atlanta who just came out of Denver with a huge win. The matchup to watch out for is going to be the stout Seattle defense against the two headed monster in the Falcon’s backfield. Will the Atlanta running backs be able to continue to put up big numbers in Seattle this week? Lefty is the lone writer going with the Falcons, Griff, Pokejon and I are taking the home team for the win.
Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans Sunday 8:30 PM:
Right now the Texans are atop the AFC South with a 3-2 record, but their big offseason acquisitions have been disappointing up to this point to say the least. The Colts have been up and down this year, losing some of their games in heartbreaking fashion. This promises to be a high scoring game as the Texans defense is down two of its key players in Cushing and Watt. The Colts are coming in riding high off of their second win of the season while the Texans are trying to snap back from a humiliating loss in Minnesota. If the Colts take this game they could take the division lead and continue to game momentum. It will be interesting to see how Osweiler fares against a weak defensive secondary. Griff, Lefty and Pokejon like the Texans to win this one, I on the other hand am going with the Colts for a big win.