No Thursday Night game in Week 6 thanks to all the schedule changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Tennessee and New England.
Instead, we’ll have 12 games on Sunday and a double-header on Monday. For the second straight week, four teams will be on bye.
NFL Week 6 Matchups Overview
NFL Week 6 offers some great matchups, including Kansas City Chiefs vs Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Four teams will be on bye: Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders and Seattle Seahawks.
NFL Games of the Week
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are smarting after losing to the Las Vegas Raiders, and Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills will be waiting for them.
The Cleveland Browns are on a roll and now they face the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers. For Pittsburgh, Cleveland will be the toughest opponent so far.
Aaron Rodgers vs Tom Brady on a Sunday afternoon, what’s more could you ask for?
Without further ado, here are our BetUS Games of the Week for Week 6 of the 2020 NFL Season. All game preview odds are as of writing.
Pittsburgh Steelers (-4)October 18, 1:00pm ET
The Cleveland Browns (4-1) lost RB Nick Chubb due to injury, but they managed to beat the Indianapolis Colts 32-23 in Week 5.
That’s 32 points against the best defense in the league. The Colts were allowing just 14 points per game.
Kareem Hunt proved that he can be a No. 1 back and Myles Garrett keeps piling stats to fight for the defensive player of the year award.
Against all odds, the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-0) remain unbeaten. Ben Roethlisberger is playing really well, and he found new weapons. WR Chase Claypool finished Week 5 with seven receptions for 110 yards and four total touchdowns (one on the ground).
But that’s not all. WR Ray-Ray McCloud ran for 63 yards in two carries, which means the Steelers are building a really fast paced offense.
Last season the Steelers beat the Browns 20-13 at Heinz Field and the lead the series 76-59-1.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
Green Bay Packers (-2)
Tampa Bay BuccaneersOctober 18, 4:25pm ET
The Green Bay Packers (4-0) come from their bye and WR Davante Adams is expected to return.
Without him, the Packers offense managed to remain as the best unit in the league with an average of 38 points per game. TE Robert Tonyan emerged as a reliable target and Marquez Valdes-Scantling already recovered from an injury.
Aaron Rodgers is playing at an MVP level and Aaron Jones can carry the team when needed.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2) come from their second loss of the season.
Tom Brady threw for 253 yards and one touchdown (four less than Week 4) and he received a lot of pressure. We all know that he’s not the best when the pocket collapses.
RB Ronald Jones made a statement with 125 yards in total. He remains as the Bucs primary running back.
Green Bay are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Green Bay Packers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
Los Angeles Rams (-3.5)
San Francisco 49ersOctober 18, 8:20pm ET
The Los Angeles Rams (4-1) are on a roll and fighting for the NFC West first place.
Jared Goff has thrown for 300+ yards in two games and is gaining more confidence week after week.
In Week 5, RB Darrell Henderson scored two touchdowns (one through the air and one on the ground) but it was TE Gerald Everett who led the rushing yards department with 90 yards in four carries. Talk about versatility.
Jimmy Garoppolo returned to the field just long enough to throw for 77 yards and two interceptions. He threw for just 77 yards despite having WR Deebo Samuel and TE George Kittle back on the field.
The San Francisco 49ers lost to the Miami Dolphins 43-17 and Garoppolo was replaced by CJ Beathard in the second half.
Raheem Mostert is back and that’s very good news, but without Nick Bosa, the Niners defense is more than vulnerable and the best version of Mostert will not be enough.
Last season San Francisco won both games (20-7 and 34-31).
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
Kansas City Chiefs
Buffalo BillsOctober 19, 5:00pm ET
Once again, Patrick Mahomes was outstanding, but everybody confirmed that the Chiefs secondary is very vulnerable.
After running for 138 yards in Week 1, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire hasn’t run for more than 64 yards in any other game. Mahomes can be enough, but everybody needs some help from time to time.
The Buffalo Bills are one of the COVID-19 outbreak victims. They play the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday night and then they have to prepare to face one of the toughest opponents in the league.
Josh Allen has been outstanding but, similar to the Chiefs, the Bills need to find answers on the ground for those games when Allen is having a bad day.
The Bills average 30.8 points per game, one more point than the Chiefs, so you can expect some fireworks.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Kansas City Chiefs vs Buffalo Bills matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
Arizona Cardinals (-3)
Dallas CowboysOctober 19, 8:15pm ET
Kyler Murray (380 YDS, 1 TD last week) and DeAndre Hopkins (131 YDS, 1 TD) are one of the most lethal combos in the league.
The Cardinals haven’t played the Cowboys since 2017. Dallas lead the series 56-32-1.
Dak Prescott is out for the rest of the season, which means it is Andy Dalton time in Dallas.
Dalton completed 9 of 11 passes for 111 yards in Week 5 against the New York Giants.
He’ll have a ton of weapons to work with: Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michel Gallup, Cedrick Wilson, Dalton Schultz and, of course, Ezekiel Elliott, who will carry the team.
The Cowboys average 32.6 points in the league (third-best), but the defense allows 36. If the Cowboys want to remain in the divisional title race the defense needs to be a lot better.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
New England PatriotsOctober 18, 1:00pm ET
This game was scheduled for Week 5, but it was moved due to the COVID-19 outbreak in New England.
The bye week gave the Denver Broncos (1-3) more time to try to recover QB Drew Lock and TE Noah Fant. They won without them in Week 4, but that was against the winless New York Jets.
RB Philip Lindsay is fully recovered, and Denver expects to have one of the best one-two punches in the backfield with Lindsay and Melvin Gordon.
The New England Patriots (2-2) are waiting on Cam Newton (day to day) and they’ll wait until the last minute because neither of the two backups (Bryan Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham) are reliable options.
New England could be without CB Stephon Gilmore, who had a positive COVID test.
They haven’t faced each other since 2017 and Denver lead the series 30-23-0.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Denver Broncos vs New England Patriots matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
Tennessee TitansOctober 18, 1:00pm ET
The Houston Texans (2-3) fired HC/GM Bill O’Brien and they had no problem beating the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 5.
Deshaun Watson is regaining confidence and he has a ton of weapons in Brandin Cooks, Will Fuller, Randall Cobb and Darren Fells.
RB David Johnson played his best game (96 rushing yards). If he keeps being a factor, this offense can be really scary.
The Tennessee Titans play in an unusual Tuesday Night game against the Bills.
The Titans COVID-19 positive list is getting more and more extensive, but some key players on it, at least at some point, are: WR Adam Humphries, WR Corey Davis, DL Jeffery Simmons and CB Kristian Fulton.
Offensively speaking, the Titans should heavily rely on Derrick Henry (319 yards, 2 touchdowns in 3 games).
Last season, Houston won at Tennessee (24-21) but Tennessee won at Houston (35-14).
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Houston Texans vs Tennessee Titans matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
Baltimore Ravens (-7.5)
Philadelphia EaglesOctober 18, 1:00pm ET
The Baltimore Ravens (4-1) literally crushed the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5.
Both the offense and the defense played well, but the defense sacked Joe Burrow seven times, forced three turnovers and scored one touchdown.
Lamar Jackson struggles from time to time, but he’s still an X-factor.
The Philadelphia Eagles (1-3-1) returned to the L column against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
RB Miles Sanders regained some confidence with a solid performance (80 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns) but the best news for Philly is that WR Travis Fulgham (152 yards, 1 touchdown) seems legit.
The Eagles defense allows 29 points per game and they’ll have it rough against the Ravens’ fast paced offense.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Baltimore Ravens vs Philadelphia Eagles matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
Washington Football Team
New York Giants (-3)October 18, 1:00pm ET
In one of the feel-good stories in a season woefully short of them, QB Alex Smith is back after suffering a terrible leg injury in 2018. But the Washington Football Team (1-4) season seems already lost.
Smith threw for 37 yards (9 of 17) after replacing the injured Kyle Allen (77 yards, 9 of 13).
The Washington Football Team receivers are non-factors (the leader in Week 5 finished with just 46 yards) and their running game is poor.
The New York Giants (0-5) fought bravely against the Dallas Cowboys but they returned to the Big Apple with another L.
RB Devonta Freeman looked better (60 rushing yards and 1 touchdown) and WR Darius Slayton established himself as Daniel Jones’ preferred target with 8 receptions and 129 yards.
Last season, the Giants won both games (24-3 and 41-35).
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Washington Football Team vs New York Giants matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
Minnesota Vikings (-3.5)October 11, 1:00pm ET
The Atlanta Falcons (0-5) remain winless, but they expect that to change after firing HC Dan Quinn.
Raheem Morris, previously the defensive coordinator, will be the Falcons interim head coach.
The Falcons defense allows 32.2 points per game (third worst in the NFL), so maybe that should be Morris biggest concern.
Julio Jones should be back for this one.
The Minnesota Vikings (1-4) almost beat the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5, but at the end Russell Wilson was too much.
Dalvin Cook is playing at a great level and it seems like the connection between Kirk Cousins and Adam Thielen is getting stronger.
The defense improved a lot, but now they have to be consistent.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
Detroit Lions (-3.5)
Jacksonville JaguarsOctober 18, 1:00pm ET
The Detroit Lions (1-3) come from their bye week.
WR Kenny Golladay should be at 100% and they really need him to be because Detroit’s running game is practically non-existent.
The Lions defense allows 31.8 points per game (fourth-worst in the league). HC Matt Patricia focused on that during the bye week. Of course, he has been focusing on them for over two years now.
The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4) won in Week 1, but they have been a disaster since then.
RB James Robinson is not being consistent, just like QB Gardner Minshew.
The Jaguars defense allows 29.9 points per game, so you can expect some fireworks in this one.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Detroit Lions vs Jacksonville Jaguars matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
Indianapolis Colts (-8.5)October 18, 1:00pm ET
Both teams come from a tough loss.
QB Joe Burrow has been playing well, but he has no chemistry with veteran WR AJ Green. Rumor has it, Green already asked for a trade.
RB Joe Mixon needs to be more consistent and become the Bengals franchise player, at least for now.
The Colts should run the ball more. RB Jonathan Taylor is good enough to carry the team offense, but Philip Rivers wants to be ‘that guy’ very badly.
Veteran WR T.Y. Hilton played his best game so far this season with 6 receptions for 69 yards.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
Carolina Panthers (-3 Ev)October 18, 1:00pm ET
The Chicago Bears (4-1) made a statement after beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5.
Nick Foles didn’t play very well, but good enough. The offense is getting better thanks to Foles, TE Jimmy Graham and WR Allen Robinson.
The defensive unit can be, once again, one of the best in the league, led by Khalil Mack.
The Carolina Panthers (3-2) are unbeaten (3-0) without Christian McCaffrey.
QB Teddy Bridgewater is proving that he can be a franchise QB and RB Mike Davis has been a good replacement for McCaffrey.
The Panthers average 24.4 points per game while the Bears score only 21.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Chicago Bears vs Carolina Panthers matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
New York Jets
Miami Dolphins (-8)October 18, 2:05pm ET
The New York Jets (0-5) remain winless despite having changed Sam Darnold (shoulder) for Joe Flacco.
Le’Veon Bell is also back, but that didn’t change their situation in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals (just 60 rushing yards).
The Jets are a disaster on both sides of the fields and rumor has it that they are looking to trade Darnold for a first-round pick (good luck with that).
The Miami Dolphins (2-3) surprised everybody with a 43-17 victory on the road against the San Francisco 49ers.
Yes, the 49ers are filled with injuries but still.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is playing really well and RB Myles Gaskin is becoming a reliable option to carry the team when needed.
Last season, the Dolphins beat the Jets 26-18 at home.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our New York Jets vs Miami Dolphins matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 6 odds.
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NFL Week 6 FAQ’s
Are there any teams on Bye?
Yes, 4 NFL teams are on bye in Week 6: Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders.
Which teams remain undefeated heading into NFL Week 6?
A total of five teams remain undefeated (either the Bills or the Titans will no longer be so after Tuesday):
Green Bay Packers
Which teams haven’t won heading into NFL Week 5?
New York Jets
New York Giants
Which players are being considered for MVP heading into Week 6?