What to watch in Week 6
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The Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened up Week 6 with a rather boring game on Thursday night—that is, boring if you weren’t betting on it. There are a few big game ahead on Sunday, though, including a two great quarterback matchups. Let’s take a look at how the schedule stacks up…
13. Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (in London)
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Trevor Lawrence vs. Tua Tagovailoa was a far tastier matchup on the college level.
12. Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts
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Let’s see: one team will be 1-5 and the other will be 2-4. How do you say… not interesting? (Not interesting.)
11. Minnesota Vikings vs. Carolina Panthers
The Vikings seemingly find ways to lose every week. The Panthers started off hot, but have stumbled the last two weeks. Not exactly a barnburner.
10. Las Vegas Raiders vs. Denver Broncos
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The announcers will have plenty of filler, this being the Raiders’ first game since head coach Jon Gruden resigned amid controversy. On the field, it’s a game of rebuilding momentum: both teams began the year at 3-0 and are now 3-2.
9. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Detroit Lions
You know things have changed when the concern is “if the Bengals will have a letdown” against a winless Detroit Lions team. The idea that Cincinnati could be walking to a trap game borders on stunning.
8. Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Giants
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The biggest issue for the Rams will be if their body clocks adjust to what will feel like a 10 a.m. PT kickoff at MetLife in New Jersey. The Giants are more of an infirmary than a threat to Matthew Stafford, though.
7. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Washington
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The teams are both below .500, but this carries some more juice because the Kansas City Chiefs were not expected to be in this position and are on the road. Washington has enough firepower on offense to make this exciting.
6. Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Patriots
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A sexy matchup of high-profile teams. Dallas is surging and New England continues to struggle. This is a big game— if the Patriots want to have any hopes to be considered more contender than pretender.
5. Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers