I am…conflicted | Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Good morning, welcome to week six of the NFL season.
Full disclosure I probably won’t be updating the thread nearly as much today as I have the first five weeks of the season. The Mrs. and I are taking our dog and making a day trip to Cincinnati. We’re flirting with the idea of watching a Bengals game in a Cincy bar somewhere and watch our Heisman winning son with the locals. What do y’all think?
Anyway, there wasn’t a Thursday game this week but we’ll have a pair of Monday games. The Chiefs and the Bills, originally scheduled for Thursday, will now be played late Monday afternoon and this will be six days after the Bills played the Titans this past Tuesday. My head hurts from trying to keep up with all the schedule changes, so here’s a tweet from the NFL’s VP of football communications that will hopefully keep things clear:
— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) October 11, 2020
What a mess. Anyway, on to the week’s games.
TEXANS at TITANS 12:00 P.M., CBS
Kristian Fulton was activated from the Titans reserve/COVID list Tuesday and played against the Bills. Fulton has had a solid start to his professional career: nine tackles, a sack and an interception. We have yet to cross paths in downtown Nashville though.
BENGALS at COLTS 12:00 P.M., FOX
Of course the one weekend I have a chance to make the drive to Cincinnati the Bengals aren’t at home. Gosh darn it.
FALCONS at VIKINGS 12:00 P.M., FOX
Justin Jefferson potentially being covered by AJ Terrell? Well Ja’Marr Chase had no problem with Terrell, now Jefferson will get his chance to embarrass him.
Also Danielle Hunter still doesn’t seem to be anywhere close to returning for Minnesota, in fact The Athletic reports there’s a chance he could miss the entire season.
BRONCOS at PATRIOTS 12:00 P.M., CBS
Remember the Broncos? It’s okay if you don’t they haven’t played in 17 days! New England’s well rested too, they haven’t played in 12 days. The last time we saw New England, Tyrann Mathieu did this.
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM at GIANTS 12:00 P.M., FOX
Saahdiq Charles will reportedly make his NFL debut today! He won’t play left tackle though, instead he’ll slide inside and play guard. Either way congrats to Saahdiq! I still won’t watch this game though.
RAVENS at EAGLES 12:00 P.M., CBS
Patrick Queen was named AFC Defensive Player of the week last week for his efforts against the Bengals: 9 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries including taking this one back 53 yards for a touchdown.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 11, 2020
BROWNS at STEELERS 12:OO P.M., CBS
Pro Football Reference tells me Jerald Hawkins took 11 snaps last week and 15 the week prior for Pittsburgh. Good for him, we love to see any and all former Tigers getting some reps on Sundays.
As for the Browns, Cleveland continues to be LSU: North. Jarvis Landry was Cleveland’s leading receiver in terms of yards with 88, while Odell Beckham Jr. caught the most passes, finishing with five catches.
BEARS at PANTHERS 12:00 P.M., FOX
A battle between two teams that have good records but I don’t think are actually that good?
LIONS at JAGUARS 12:00 P.M., FOX
Hey maybe don’t watch this game.
JETS at DOLPHINS 3:05 P.M., CBS
Or this one either.
PACKERS at BUCCANEERS, 3:25 P.M., FOX
Now here’s a more appealing game. I’m conflicted, on the one hand I want the LSU guys on Tampa’s roster, Devin White and Leonard Fournette to have good games. But on the other, speaking as a Saints fan I sure would appreciate Tampa Bay dropping two games in a row.
RAMS at 49ERS 7:20 P.M., NBC
I think the 49ers are bad now and that pleases me. However I will forever and always hate the Rams so on Sunday night I’m pulling for the meteor that comes crashing through the atmosphere and lands squarely in Santa Clara.
CHIEFS at BILLS, Monday October 19, 4:00 P.M., FOX
Tre’Davious White is questionable for Monday’s game with a back injury and that stinks for him. He did reportedly get a second straight full practice in, so maybe things are trending in the right direction for White.
And as some have pointed out, Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s touches may start going down now that the Chiefs have added Le’Veon Bell to the roster.
CARDINALS at COWBOYS Monday October 19, 7:15 P.M., ESPN
Patrick Peterson and Rashard Lawrence both had successful trips to Jerryworld while they were at LSU. Peterson won the 2011 Cotton Bowl, while Lawrence recorded picked up three tackles in LSU’s 2018 season opening win over Miami, who wasn’t back then and still isn’t back now.