NFL Picks: Week Six

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincy Jungle staff is picking games against the spread and we're slowly filtering out the really bad guessers for the guessers that guess really good. There's no second place.

This was actually a touch week to pick games. Seven games featured favorites that are giving over seven points, including three games with double-digit spreads. Case in point, the Chicago Bears are hosting the New York Giants with the Bears being favored by eight. Normally, you'd pick the underdog; Bears aren't that dominating. Yet Chicago's defense is really good at forcing turnovers and the Giants are really good at turning the ball over. Maybe that's not as hard.

Then there's the 27-point spread between the Broncos and Jaguars.

It's not the ridiculous levels of college football spreads where a team like Auburn is favored by 43.5 points against Western Carolina, but you saw this coming from miles away.

Brandon Weeden or not, what impresses me about the Browns right now is their overall defense. It takes something special to shut down Cincinnati's offense. Plus Detroit may not have wide receiver Calvin Johnson, which bones my fantasy football lineup.

If any of us were smart, we'd pick the Bills with the Bengals being 7.5 point favorites, who keep games entirely too close. But we're fans. It's wrong to pick against them, no matter the cost.

THE STANDINGS

PLAYA RECORD PCT. GB
Josh 41-34 .547 --
Nick 39-36 .520 2
Anthony 38-37 .507 3
Andrew 33-42 .440 8
Mickey 31-44 .413 10

WEEK 6 PICKS

JOSH
MICKEY
NICK
ANDREW
ANTHONY
2013 Record (not including pushes) 41-34 31-44 39-36 33-42 38-37
2013 Winning Pct. .547 .413 .520 .440 .507
NYG @ CHI (-8.0) CHI NYG CHI NYG
CIN (-7.5) @ BUF CIN CIN CIN CIN
DET (-2.5) @ CLE CLE CLE DET DET
OAK @ KC (-9.0) KC KC KC KC
CAR @ MIN (-2.5) MIN MIN MIN CAR
PIT @ NYJ (-2.5) PIT NYJ PIT NYJ
PHI @ TB (-1.0) PHI PHI PHI PHI
GB (-2.5) @ BAL GB GB GB GB
STL @ HOU (-7.5) HOU STL HOU STL
JAC @ DEN (-27.0) JAC JAC DEN JAC
TEN @ SEA (-13.5) SEA TEN SEA TEN
NO @ NE (-2.5) NO NO NO NO
ARI @ SF (-11.0) ARI ARI SF ARI
WAS @ DAL (-5.5) DAL DAL DAL DAL
IND (-1.5) @ SD IND IND IND SD
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