2017 NFL Picks – Week 6

11 October 2017


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Here are the Lester’s Legends NFL Picks. These picks are straight up and for fun. I went 8-6 last week and my Survivor Pick (Pittsburgh) crashed. I’ll take the Texans for my Survivor League pick.
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Overall Record: 48-29 (.635)
Lock Picks: 4-1 (.800)
Winner Locks: ATL (W), OAK (W), GB (W), SEA (W), PITT (L)
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Bye Week: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, Seattle
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Philadelphia over Carolina
Atlanta over Miami
Green Bay over Minnesota
Detroit over New Orleans
New England over New York Jets
Washington over San Francisco
Baltimore over Chicago
Houston over Cleveland (Winner Lock)
Arizona over Tampa Bay
Los Angeles Rams over Jacksonville
Kansas City over Pittsburgh
Oakland over Los Angeles Chargers
Denver over New York Giants
Tennessee over Indianapolis
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2016 NFL Picks – Week 6

13 October 2016


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Week 5 was another tough week. Hopefully I can get it turned around. My winner lock is Tennessee at home against Cleveland.
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Overall Record: 45-32 (.584)
Lock Picks: 4-1 (.800)
Winner Locks: SEA, CAR, MIA, ARI (L), NE
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Week 6 Picks
Denver over San Diego
Buffalo over San Francisco
Jacksonville over Chicago
Los Angeles over Detroit
Tennessee over Cleveland  (Winner Lock)
Pittsburgh over Miami
New England over Cincinnati
Carolina over New Orleans
Baltimore over New York Giants
Philadelphia over Washington
Kansas City over Oakland
Green Bay over Dallas
Seattle over Atlanta
Indianapolis over Houston
Arizona over New York Jets
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Last Week’s Results:   6-8 (CIN, STL, GB, HOU, NO, DAL, SD, MIN let him down)
Season Results:  45-31 (.592)
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My six-year old son wants to see how he does over the course of the season picking the NFL winners. Here are his Week 6 picks. Click here to see my picks.
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Chicago over Seattle
Green Bay over Miami
San Diego over St. Louis
Baltimore over  New England ***Updated Pick***
New York Giants over Detroit
Atlanta over Philadelphia ***Updated Pick***
Pittsburgh over Cleveland
Tampa Bay over New Orleans
Houston over Kansas City
New York Jets over Denver
San Francisco over Oakland
Dallas over Minnesota ***Updated Pick***
Indianapolis over Washington
Tennessee over Jacksonville

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2010 NFL Picks – Week 6

13 October 2010

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Week 5 Results:  6-8 (BUF, CIN,  GB, NYG, NO, DAL, SD, SF let me down)
Week 5 Lock Picks
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Previous Lock to Win Picks:  SF (L), GB (W),  NE (W), NO (W), ATL (W)
Previous Lock to Lose Picks:  DET (W), ARI (W), CLE (W), JAX (L), CAR (W)

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Regular Season Lock Picks:  8-2 (.800)
Regular Season Total:  43-33 (.565)

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Week 6 Locks
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Lock to Win:  Pittsburgh Steelers
Lock to Lose (can’t be same game as above):  St. Louis Rams
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Week 6 Picks:

Chicago over Seattle
Miami over Green Bay
San Diego over St. Louis (Loser Lock)
New England over Baltimore
New York Giants over Detroit
Philadelphia over Atlanta
Pittsburgh over Cleveland (winner lock)
New Orleans over Tampa Bay
Houston over Kansas City
New York Jets over Denver
San Francisco over Oakland
Minnesota over Dallas
Indianapolis over Washington
Tennessee over Jacksonville
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These are heads-up picks. We’re doing picks with the spread on Yahoo. If you want to get in on the action, leave me a message in the comment section with your e-mail or send one to me at contact@lesterslegends.com.
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NFL Picks – Week 6

13 October 2009

Week 6 Results:  9-5 (BUF, BAL, NE, JAX, NYJ let me down)
Lock Picks: 2-0

Previous Lock to Win Picks:  NO (W), WAS (W), BAL (W), INDY (W), PHI (W)
Previous Lock to Lose Picks:  OAK (W), CIN (L), STL (W), KC (W), DET (W)

Regular Season Lock Picks:  9-1 (.900)
Regular Season Total:  57-19 (.750)

Week 6 NFL Picks:

Lock to Win: Pittsburgh Steelers
Lock to Lose (can’t be same game as Winner Lock):  Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cincinnati Bengals over Houston Texans
Green Bay Packers over Detroit Lions
Minnesota Vikings over Baltimore Ravens
New York Giants over New Orleans Saints
Pittsburgh Steelers over Cleveland Browns (Winner Lock)
Carolina Panthers over Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Loser Lock)
Washington Redskins over Kansas City Chiefs
Jacksonville Jaguars over St. Louis Rams
Philadelphia Eagles over Oakland Raiders
Arizona Cardinals over Seattle Seahawks
New England Patriots over Tennessee Titans
New York Jets over Buffalo Bills
Atlanta Falcons over Chicago Bears
San Diego Chargers over Denver Broncos

The LEV Report

18 October 2008




Written by LEV

Observations and Predictions…
LEV from Crazy Colored Glasses checks in with his look back at Week 6 and a preview to Week 7.

For weeks I have been heaping praise on the NFC East. I’d claimed they had the 4 best teams in the entire league. Apparently the rest of the league did not agree. Previously winless started off the shocking weekend by beating a sloppy Redskins team. I think it was a bit of a letdown game with the Skins having come off two tough division games. The Cowboys then were beaten in overtime by a very game Arizona Cardinals squad. The Cardinals controlled both lines of scrimmage and were just tougher and more physical than Dallas (as evidenced by the amount of injuries the Boys suffered). The Eagles provided a bit of sanity by beating the Niners but the NFC East was turned topsy-turvy again a night later. The Browns pummeled the Giants and made everyone remember why they were the trendy pre-season AFC pick.

Besides the aforementioned close games that the Cardinals and Rams won, this proved to be a really exciting week in the NFL. The Falcons kicked a field goal with no time left to beat the Bears (why did they squibb kick instead of kicking deep). The Texans picked up their first victory behind a Matt Schaub sneak in beating a very competitive Dolphins team. The Vikings won on a last second fieldgoal by Ryan Longwell (although the fans were chanting Fire Childress). The Colts, Saints and surprisingly Tampa Bay all won laughers.

Top Performers of the Week
QB-Matt Ryan: Although some QB’s threw for more yards, and some threw for more scores, no one was a better story than Matt Ryan. The rookie QB was poised and very effective (especially when rolling out of the pocket). The Falcons are 4-2… who would have bet on that in the pre-season.
RB-Correll Buckhalter: Correll pulled his best Westbrook impersonation and helped the Eagles in their rout of the Niners with over 170 total yards and a score.
WR-Marvin Harrison: A nice bounce back game for Harrison. Proving their is still some game in this veteran. Could be a sign of things to come for the Colts. If Manning and Harrison start to connect at a pre-injury clip things could be scary for the rest of the AFC.
TE-Marcedes Lewis: Proved to be a nice big target for Garrard. He has all the size and skills (he still needs to work on his hands) necessary to be a big time tight end.
Defense-Tampa Bay Bucs: They completely shutdown the good offense of the Panthers.
Special Teams-Arizona Cardinals: From the opening kickoff (which J.J. Arrington took for a score) to the final pay of the game (blocked punt for a TD) the Cards dominated.

There are five main event games for me this weekend that I will be paying close attention to. First (of course) is Dallas at St. Louis. Do the Boys let this week full of injuries and distractions get to them, or does this collection of stars rally and beat the Rams. I think the latter will happen, as the very capable Brad Johnson leads the Boys to a close victory. The second is the intriguing match-up in Buffalo. San Diego flying cross-country and playing at 10 a.m. pacific time spells trouble for the Bolts. I think the Bill pull one out. The third game is the important NFC North battle between the Vikings and Bears. I think the Bears have the superior offense (did I just say that) and should be able to hold off Peterson and the Vikes. Fourth is Indy at the not yet frozen tundra of Green Bay. The Packers are struggling a bit and the Colts seem to have found their groove. My pick is Colts. The other game I have my eye on is the Monday night match-up of Denver at New England. Everytime I think the Pats have it together they toss out a stinker. I still think they can exploit a bad Broncos defense and win one in front of the home crowd.

Here are my picks for the rest of the weekends games (9-5 last week). Carolina beating the Saints at home. Steelers routing the Bengals. The Titans (my pick as the new best team in the league-now that the Giants were knocked off) over KC in a closer one than most people think. The Ravens beating the Dolphins on the road. Giants recomitted to the run win big over San Fran. The Texans get their second in a row over Detroit. Jets beat the Raiders. Washington in a close one over Cleveland. Tampa Bay beating Seattle (those Bucs are tough down in Tampa).

Fantasy Picks of the Week
QB-Jake Delhomme: The Saints secondary is very welcoming. They also don’t put enough pressure on the QB. Both are good signs for the Panthers.
RB-Brandon Jacobs: I think the Giants are going to want to get back to their brand of power football. Jacobs should benefit in a 25 carry day.
WR-Torry Holt: The Cowboys secondary is in disarray. They are starting a rookie opposite Anthony Henry and lord knows who will be the nickelback (I’ve got a jersey if Wade wants to give me a call). It could be a long day for the Cowboys defense.
TE-Greg Olsen: With Brandon LLoyd still gimpy Olsen becomes Orton’s main target. He seems to have gotten over his early season fumbling problem. I think he’ll find the endzone at least once against the Vikings.
Defense-Pittsburgh Steelers: With Palmer injured the Bengals don’t stand a chance. The Steelers can rush and rattle the QB better than most teams in the league.
Special Teams: Buffalo Bills: Always one of the best units in the league, a tired and weary Chargers unit should have fits trying to catch Roscoe Parrish and his fellow return men.

The LEV Report

11 October 2008




Written by LEV

Observations and Predictions…
LEV from Crazy Colored Glasses checks in with his look back at Week 5 and a preview to Week 6.

As Week 5 passed us by I continue to be more and more impressed by both the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. While the Giants schedule has been very favorable, the Redskins have gone on the road and knocked off the Cowboys and Eagles on back to back weeks. The offense behind Jason Campbell has been very impressive. He seems to have a firm grasp of Jim Zorn’s West Coast style offense. The defense has played surprisingly well without one of it’s major cogs in Jason Taylor. How much better will they be when he returns from injury. I shudder at the thought.

The best game (in a week surprisingly full of good ones) had to be the Colts come from behind victory over the Texans. I was cursing Peyton with 5 minutes to go in the game, as I thought he had buried my fantasy squad for another week. He then threw for two scores as the Colts shocked the winless Texans. The Titans, Falcons (behind my pre-season ROY pick Matt Ryan), Broncos, Steelers and Vikings all also won close games in this week of the nail biter. The Panthers, Bears, Giants and Cardinals (a win I predicted over the previously undefeated Bills) all enjoyed laughers.

Then there were my beloved Cowboys. When they were out to a 17-3 lead I expected a blowout. Not so much. A few Romo turnovers later (getting to be a scary regular development-8 straight games with an interception, fumbles in 3 of the 5 games this season) and the game was within a missed 2 point conversion of being tied. Touchdown passes to Owens and Crayton made the score a bit more inflated. Until the Cowboys cut down on the mental mistakes (turnovers and penalties) they won’t be able to compete with the upper echelon teams in the NFL. They have all the talent in the world, but they need a little more discipline.

Top Performers of the Week
QB-Kyle Orton:
A Bears QB on this list. Crazy, but Kyle has performed very well over the last few weeks. The wide receivers seem to have responded to him as well. Very good game over the overmatched Lions.

RB-DeAngelo Williams:
Was a complete animal against the Chiefs. Ran for a couple of scores as well as caught one out of the backfield.

WR-Bernard Berrian:
It seems like Gus has found his go-to-guy over in Minny. He looked great in the fourth quarter in helping the Vikes pull out a tough one over the Saints. He should be able to build off of this game.

TE-Chris Cooley:
The Eagles have had trouble guarding tight ends all season (check out the stats, McMichael, Witten, Miller, Olsen and now Cooley have all had big games). That trend continued against the Redskins. Cooley went off for 109 yards and a score.

Defense-Carolina Panthers:
Pitched a shutout and thoroughly dominated the overmatched Chiefs.

Special Teams-New Orleans Saints:
Although Gramatica had a kick blocked and returned for a touchdown, the return efforts of Reggie Bush (two punt returns for scores) and Pierre Thomas (put the Saints in great field position all game) have to be commended.

Looking forward to Week 6 there are 4 games on the schedule I’ll be paying close attention to. Dallas at Arizona is the first. The Cardinals play really well at home, and the Cowboys have trouble with big, physical receivers. Warner could pile up big yardage, but I see the Cowboys behind the strong running of Barber and Felix Jones pulling out the victory. I’m also interested to see what happens Sunday night in San Diego. The Pats seemed to have figured out how to get the ball to Randy Moss during the bye week. Do they have enough to stop the Chargers, whose season very well could be over with another loss. I think they do. Pats in a close one. The Ravens versus Indy looks to be one of those matchups of offense versus defense. The alarming trend for the Colts has been that teams have been able to run on them at will. Does that continue against the Ravens. I think not. My pick is the Colts as I think Dwight Freeney will put too much pressure on Flacco. Manning does just enough to will his team to victory. And finally the most intriguing game on the docket, Jacksonville at Denver. The Broncos have looked rather pedestrian the last two weeks, while the Jags are fighting for the season. I think the physical Jags secondary does enough to slow down Jay Cutler and allow the Jags to run away with a victory.

Here are my picks for the rest of the games (10-4 last week). Chicago over at Atlanta. The Orton express continues to ride. The Texans finally pick up a victory in beating Miami. New Orleans taking out the loss against the Vikes on the Raiders. Minny over Detroit. The Jets in a close one at home against the Bengals. Tampa Bay upsetting the Panthers. Redskins behind Portis over the Rams. The Eagles need one bad, and they’ll prevail over the Niners. Packers over the Seahawks. The best team in the game, the New York Giants huge over the Cleveland Browns. I think we finally see Brady Quinn in this game. The Browns have looked awful and the Giants will blitz them into submission.

Fantasy Picks of the Week
QB-Gus Frerotte:
The Lions will have 8 in the box most of the game, Gus and Berrian finally seem to be on the same page. I see another long day in store for Detroit fans.

RB-Thomas Jones:
The Bengals gave up 200 yards rushing to the Cowboys. The Jets should be able to take similar advantage. They’ll try and prevent Favre from beating them, which should provide ample running lanes for Mr. Jones.

WR-Devery Henderson:
Brees should have all day to throw against the Raiders. Henderson should be the beneficiary of that. He’s a bad speedy matchup for the physical Raiders corners.

TE-Vernon Davis:
I’ll go with my theory once again, that the Raiders cannot defend tightends. Jim Johnson is so blitz happy that the tightend usually has a linebacker matching up on him. Vernon Davis finally has his breakout NFL game.

Defense-New York Giants:
The Browns will be completely overmatched. Also, remember the Giants knocked Derek Anderson out of the game in the preseason with a concussion. I think he will be very gun-shy.

Special Teams-Philadelphia Eagles:
DeSean Jackson and David Akers will help the Eagles in a close one over the Niners.


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