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32 Thoughts From Week Six of the 2019 NFL Season

1. ARIZONA CARDINALS (2-3-1)

Kyler Murray continues to show progress. He completed 73% of his passes in a win against Falcons, throwing for a career high 3 touchdown passes.

2. ATLANTA FALCONS (1-5)

Matt Ryan had a great day passing against the Arizona Cardinals, 30-36 356 yards and 4 TDs. Despite this great performance, the Falcons lost their fourth straight game and have now dropped to 1-5 on the season. 

Whole sale changes seem to be on the way for the Falcons this off-season… if not sooner.

3. BALTIMORE RAVENS (4-2)

The Ravens have now taken a “commanding” two game lead in the AFC North. They nearly doubled the Bengals yardage total in a six point win.

4. BUFFALO BILLS (4-1)

The Bills were off this week. I couldn’t find a video of a Buffalo fan injuring themselves this weekend. Good for them.

5. CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-2)

The Panthers won their fourth straight without Cam Newton in a convincing win in London against the Bucs. Kyle Allen is proving that he can, if nothing else, he can win games with the help of his offensive weapons.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Cam Newton is 100%.

6. CHICAGO BEARS (3-2)

The Bears were off this week and have their work cut out for them in the tough NFC North.

7. CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-6)

The Bengals are competing for the worst record in the league after losing their first six games of the season.

They actually lead in this game. After the opening kick…

8. CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-4)

Baker Mayfield leads the league with 11 interceptions. This coupled with only 5 Touchdown passes has been a recipe for disaster for the Browns.

9. DALLAS COWBOYS (3-3)

After starting the season 3-0 the Cowboys have lost three in a row, including a stinker against the lowly Jets.

Does Jason Garret have any control over this team?

10. DENVER BRONCOS (2-4)

After a couple of close losses to start the season, the Broncos and their defenses are finally starting to turn things around, shutting out the Titans 16-0.

11. DETROIT LIONS (2-2-1)

The Lions lost a tough one to the Packers on a last second field goal. Lions fans are livid at the officiating, as I’m sure you have heard. The officiating across the league certainly needs to improve.

If you settle for field goals against Aaron Rodgers, you have to assume that he is going to beat you eventually.

12. GREEN BAY PACKERS (5-1)

The Packers are the kings of the NFC North, and probably the best team in the NFC and possibly the entire league.

Mason Crosby was able to connect on a last second field goal to propel to a 5-1 record.

Aaron Rodgers once again proved that if you give him enough chances he will beat you, as he dropped dime after dime in the 4th quarter on Monday night.

13. HOUSTON TEXANS (4-2)

The Texans took a big leap Sunday, beating the Chiefs in Arrowhead. Deshaun Watson is making big strides and has entered the MVP race.

14. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-2)

The Colts were off this week after their win against the Chiefs. They have a big game next week at home against the Texans. The winner takes the lead in the AFC South.

15. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-4)

The Jaguars appears to be running out of mustache magic. The Saints kept the Jags out of the end zone in a 13-6 loss. 

16. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4-2)

The Chiefs have hit their yearly lull a bit early this season, losing two in a row. This could give them time to get healthy and figure things out so that they can reach their ultimate goal; winning the Super Bowl.

17. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (2-4)

The Chargers look bad. Now 2-4, they don’t seem to have any answers on offense and their fans don’t seem to be interested in watching.

18. LOS ANGELES RAMS (3-3)

The Rams lost their third game of the season. Over-paid and over-rated Jared Goff only threw for 78 yards in their loss to the undefeated 49er’s. Sean McVay’s offense doesn’t look so ‘revolutionary’ any more.

19. MIAMI DOLPHINS (0-5)

The Dolphins lost (or maybe won) the battle of the #1 pick. They remain winless and only the Bengals stand in their way for the first overall pick.

20. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (4-2)

The Vikings and Kirk Cousins made a big statement to the league in their win against the Eagles. Cousins was very efficient and kept his crabby receivers happy:

21. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (6-0)

The Patriots won their sixth straight win to start the season. They have played a weak schedule to this point, but are on a roll and should have no trouble making the playoffs once again.

22. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-1)

Another week, another win. The Saints won again without Brees, and Teddy Bridgewater looks very comfortable in Sean Payton’s offense. If Brees decides to hang it up after the season, the Saints will likely make Bridgewater a very rich man.

23. NEW YORK GIANTS (2-4)

The Giants were able to make it somewhat interesting against the Patriots on Thursday night, in the first half of the game at least. They held the Patriots to only three offensive touchdowns in a 35-14 loss.

24. NEW YORK JETS (1-4)

Sam Darnold is back and this offense finally looks functional. The Jets were able to beat the Cowboys at home. I don’t think they can contend for anything, but it brings some hope for the future for Jets fans.

25. OAKLAND RAIDERS (3-2)

The Raiders come home from London, currently in a Wild Card spot.

26. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (3-3)

The Eagles look like a different team every week. Big win at Green Bay, then get dominated by the Vikings. They are, however, tied for first in the NFC East with the 3-3 Cowboys.

27. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-4)

The Steelers won a home game on the road against the Chargers. “Duck” Hodges made his first career start and the un-drafted rookie from Samford (wherever that is) made plays within the offense to give Steelers fans some type of hope for something.

28. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (5-0)

Well this team looks for real. They beat the Rams on the road and remain undefeated. We will see where they are in about six weeks, but for now they are #1 in the NFC.

29. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (5-1)

The Seahawks were able to earn a hard fought win in Cleveland on Sunday. Russell Wilson has certainly earned his spot in the MVP discussion and has earned every penny of his contract extension.

30. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-4)

Jameis Winston threw a career high 5 interceptions (he’s never done that?) in London this weekend. Chris Godwin has been great. Leading the NFL in receiving through six weeks.

31. TENNESSEE TITANS (2-4)

The Titans finally gave Mariotta the hook. Ryan Tannehill has never done anything special in the league, but we will see if the switch can spark something for this dormant offense.

32. WASHINGTON REDSKINS (1-5)

The Redskins picked up their first win in the “toilet bowl” against the winless Dolphins. 

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