NFL Games to Watch: Week Six

10/16/2009 § Leave a comment

It looks like another thin week as far as exciting matchups are concerned.  One thing we’ll get out of this week (along with the next couple) is a better idea of who’s good and who’s bad out of the teams currently huddled up in the middle.

Baltimore @ Minnesota (Sunday, 1:00 ET, CBS)

The Ravens are coming off a heartbreaking loss to division foes Cincinnati and desperately want to revive a suddenly stagnant offense, while the Vikings are trying to stay unbeaten before two consecutive tough road trips to Pittsburgh and Green Bay.  The unit that will decide this game is the Baltimore Ravens Offense.

New York Giants @ New Orleans (Sunday, 1:00 ET, Fox)

The only big-time contest of the weekend is this meeting of two undefeated NFC foes.  The Saints are coming off a bye week after handing the Jets their first loss and would love to give the other New York team theirs as well.  The Giants have spent the last three weeks dominating bad teams and face their biggest test of the season so far in this game.  The Saints lead the league in scoring and they won’t be changing their philosophy now, making the New York Giants Defense the unit that will decide this game.

Carolina @ Tampa Bay (Sunday, 1:00 ET, Fox)

If you missed last week’s puntastic Cleveland @ Buffalo debacle, check out the sequel as the Panthers and Buccaneers (combined record: 1-8) try to figure out if they could field a competitive team by joining forces (Hint: they couldn’t).

Other Games of Potential Interest:

Chicago @ Atlanta (Sunday, 8:20 ET, NBC):  Two 3-1 teams look to pick up some momentum before crucial mid-season games.

St. Louis @ Jacksonville (Sunday, 1:00 ET, Fox)/Kansas City @ Washington (Sunday, 1:00 ET, CBS):  Two winless teams with a shot at that first victory on the road.

Denver @ San Diego (Monday, 8:30 ET, ESPN):  Can the Broncos stay unbeaten on a Monday night road trip?

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