Of the six categories of weekly leaders in the NFL for Week 5, three of them were New York Giants (Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul and Victor Cruz). That was then. This is now! Welcome to Week 6 of the 2011 NFL season. We are just over one-third of the way through and, as we have discovered already, ANYTHING can happen!
This week, we take another gander into the looking glass of the ESPN braintrust. Week 5 proved some of the ESPN pundits to be kings among men. It also proved that some of them are…well…not so much. How did I do? Who am I picking this week? Continue on for my break/down-beat down and analysis of all this week’s upcoming matchups.
Panthers @ Falcons: OK, I am in the minority with this one. Atlanta may have the better record, by ONE game I should add, but even the home field advantage will not help them much on Sunday. The Panthers W-L ratio is definitely lopsided. However, the games that they lost were to some formidable opponents. It should also be noted that they were just shy of seeing the game go their way in each of their defeats. it’s only a matter of time before Carolina puts a few wins on the board. That time is now. Panthers win.
Colts @ Bengals: I maintain that the Colts will go winless this season in order to get the 1st overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Naturally, they’ll pick up a QB…cough, cough…Andrew Luck. Bengals win.
49ers @ Lions: Yes, the Niners had an impressive game last week…against the Bucs. The tables will be turned on them this coming Sunday and should lose by at least as much as they won by last week. Lions continue to roar!