NFL Picks Week 6: The Jaguars Finally Win A Game; Rams, Chargers Win

Week 6 of the 2021 NFL season begins on Thursday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. NFL writer for The Times, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchup.

Farmer’s record last week: record 12-4 (.750); Season 50-30 (.625). Using the point spread with the score the farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 10-5-1 (.667); Season 36-42-2 (.462).

teams on goodbye: Atlanta, New Orleans, NY Jets, San Francisco.

Times Pacific. According to FanDuel the lines (O/U = over/under):

Buccaneers at Eagles (4-1) (2-3)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans makes a touchdown reception in front of Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans holds a touchdown reception in front of Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones on Sunday in Tampa, Fla.

(Alex Menendez/The Associated Press)

Thursday, 5:20 pm

TV: Channel 11, NFL Network, Amazon.

LineFrom : Buccaniers 61/2. O/U: 521/2.

Don’t put a ton of stock in Philadelphia after beating Carolina last week. Tom Brady should be able to tear that defense apart, and Tampa Bay’s defense may do enough to thwart Philadelphia’s threat.

Prediction: Buccaneers 28, Eagles 23

Dolphins (1-4) vs Jaguars (0-5)

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence celebrates his 4-yard rushing touchdown.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence celebrates his four-yard rushing touchdown against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla.

(Phelan M. Ebenhack / The Associated Press)

Sunday, 6:30 a.m.

TV: NFL Network. DirecTV: 705.

Line: Dolphins from 31/2. O/U: 47.

Once again, we send some bad football across the pond. London considers the Jaguars a home team in a way, and this looks like a good opportunity for Trevor Lawrence to put together four quarters.

Prediction: Jaguar 23, Dolphin 21

Ravens at Chargers (4-1) (4-1)

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert joined hands to drive back Austin Eckeler.

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert joins hands to drive back Austin Eckler against the Cleveland Browns at Sophie Stadium on Sunday.

(Gina Farazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TV: Channel 2. DirecTV: 706.

Line: Ravens By 3. O/U: 52.

The Ravens are majoring in drama this season, and Lamar Jackson is coming off a scintillating game in a back-to-back win. But Justin Herbert is legit, and these Chargers know how to turn down the game.

Prediction: Chargers 31, Ravens 28

Texans at Colts (1-4) (1-4)

Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills scrambles as he wants to pass.

Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills scrambles for a pass against the New England Patriots in Houston on Sunday.

(Matt Patterson / The Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TV: None. Direct TV: 707.

Line: Colts by 10. O/U: 43.

The unhappy Texan showed a pulse against New England and then some, so don’t count them out. Also, it is a divisional matchup and they are often close. Still, the Colts are at home and have a better QB.

Prediction: Colts 27, Texans 21

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes warms up before a game.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes warms up ahead of a game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.

(Charlie Riedel / The Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TV: None. Direct TV: 708.

LineMajor by : 61/2. O/U: 551/2.

Don’t give up on the heads, though they’re limp in this and have a blazing pride to boot. Washington’s defense is not what most people expected. Patrick Mahomes comes through.

Prediction: Chiefs 27, Washington 24

Vikings in Panthers (2-3) (3-2)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold plays against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold on Sunday in Charlotte, NC. Plays against the Philadelphia Eagles in

(Jacob Kupferman / The Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TV: None. DirecTV: 709.

Line: Panthers By 1. O/U: 46.

Owners of fantasy, rejoice. It appears Christian McCaffrey will be back. That said, the Vikings should welcome Dalvin Cook back, and it’s easier to trust Kirk Cousins ​​than Sam Darnold at this point.

Prediction: Vikings 24, Panthers 21

Packers (4-1) and Bears (3-2)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

(Brian Woolston / The Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TV: None. DirecTV: 710.

LinePackers from : 41/2. O/U: 441/2.

The Packers aren’t a great road team, but they do have a future Hall of Fame quarterback and are the class of the NFC North. The Bears are home, but that won’t be enough for their rookie quarterback.

Prediction: Packers 27, Bears 21

Bengals (3-2) and Lions (0-5)

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff during the second half against the Minnesota Vikings.

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff during the second half against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis on Sunday.

(Stacey Bengs / The Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TV: None. DirecTV: 711.

Line: Bengal from 31/2. O/U: 471/2.

Week by week the hearts of the lions are getting broken. They are at home, but facing a team that is better on both sides of the ball. The lions make it interesting, but Joe Burrows comes through.

Prediction: Bengals 28, Lions 24

Rams (4-1) and Giants (1-4)

Rams wide receiver Robert Woods runs with the ball.

Rams wide receiver Robert Woods runs with the ball against the Seattle Seahawks on October 7 in Seattle.

(Stephen Brashear / The Associated Press)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

TV: Channel 11. DirecTV: 712.

Line: 91/2 to rams. O/U: 481/2.

Ram is winning but he has a lot to do. Who better to do that than the Giants, especially when New York is grappling with serious issues at the quarterback. La big win.

Prediction: Ram 35, Giants 14

Cardinals (5-0) (3-2) at Browns

Arizona Cardinals defensive end JJ Watts against the San Francisco 49ers.

The Arizona Cardinals played defensive end JJ Watts against the San Francisco 49ers in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday.

(Daryl Webb / The Associated Press)

Sunday, 1:05 pm

TV: None. DirecTV: 713.

LineBy: Brown 3. O/U: 491/2.

Possible game of the week. The Cardinals are the only undefeated team in the league and they know how to play fast. Brown will try to slow it down on the ground and ask the players to do the same. Still seeing red.

Prediction: Cardinals 28, Brown 27

Raiders (3-2) (3-2) at Broncos

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr during a game against the Chicago Bears.

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr during a match against the Chicago Bears in Las Vegas on Sunday.

(Rick Scutari / The Associated Press)

Sunday, 1:25 p.m.

TV: Channel 2. DirecTV: 714.

Line: Broncos to 31/21/2. o/u: 44.

The embattled raiders may get one of those adrenaline surges with the new head coach, though their confidence is waning. The Broncos need to be able to up their passing game against a bitter opponent.

Prediction: Broncos 27, Raiders 23

Cowboys at Patriots (4-1) (2-3)

The Dallas Cowboys run uphill, overtaking Ezekiel Elliot.

The Dallas Cowboys took the field on Sunday against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas, overtaking Ezekiel Elliott.

(Matt Strassen / The Associated Press)

Sunday, 1:25 p.m.

TV: None. DirecTV: 715.

Line: Cowboys up to 31/2. O/U: 511/2.

The Cowboys are a machine on offense, and the Patriots seem to falter a lot. The game is in Foxborough, and it’s not easy for opponents, but the Patriots will have a hard time keeping pace.

Prediction: Cowboys 31, Patriots 24

Seahawks (2-3) and Steelers (2-3)

Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Geno Smith turns to wide receiver DK Metcalf for a touchdown.

Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Geno Smith approaches wide receiver DK Metcalf for a touchdown against the Rams on October 7 in Seattle.

(Ellen Thompson / The Associated Press)

Sunday, 5:20 pm

TV: channel 4.

Line: Steelers 5. O/U: 421/2.

Geno Smith looked good in his long TD drive against the Rams, but the Steelers will remind him that he is Geno Smith. Pittsburgh has its issues but should be enough to serve.

Prediction: Steelers 28, Seahawks 24

Bills in Titans (4-1) (3-2)

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen wants to throw against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen on Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.

(Reid Hoffman / The Associated Press)

Monday, 5:15 pm

TV: ESPN.

LineBill from : 51/2. o/u: 54.

Both can put points on the board, so which defense moves? Josh Allen has been terrific for the Bills. The Titans will use Derrick Henry to control the clock and keep the ball out of Buffalo’s hands.

Prediction: Bills 31, Titans 24

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