Week 6 Predictions Record: 10-5
Season Predictions Record: 50-25
Week six of the NFL 2016 season is now over, there were many great games to watch this past weekend with results no one could have guessed. Teams are starting to show their true colors through six weeks, and we now can see who are the contenders and others who are just pretenders. But overall it was another great week of football in the NFL. Here are the game recaps for this past weekend.
Thursday Night Football
Broncos 13 Team Grade: B-
Chargers 21 Team Grade: A-
Game Recap: This week started off with a big upset in the form of the Chargers defeating the Broncos on Thursday Night football. Color rush was in full form again this week, I am a uniform nut so usually I am excited to see what teams break out for this, unfortunately I was not impressed as both teams had terrible uniforms and it turned out to be an ugly game. The Chargers took the lead from the beginning and held it off until the end as they were able to snap a 10-game winless streak in the division. The Chargers were finally able to play consistently and complete a full game in route to defeating the defending super bowl champs. The Broncos did not look good in this game as they were beaten up by this struggling Chargers team. The Broncos loss puts them back to 4-2 and opens up the AFC West which they have dominated as of late.
Player of the Game: Rookie TE Hunter Henry dominated this game in route to 83 yards receiving and a touchdown for the Chargers.
Game of the Week
Falcons 24 Team Grade: A-
Seahawks 26 Team Grade: A
Game Recap: This week’s ‘Game of the Week’ lived up to its billing as the Seahawks were able to edge out the Falcons in Seattle. The Seahawks showed that they continue to be one of the few powerhouse teams in the NFC and they will not back down from anyone no matter who they beat the week before. The Falcons came in with the top offense in the NFL while also putting together some impressive wins over the past few weeks, but ultimately they came up short against the Seahawks. Matt Ryan continued his amazing run of form throwing for 335 yards and three touchdowns. The Falcons were almost able to mount a comeback as they rattled off 21 third quarter points to eventually take the lead, but came up short in the end with a field goal by Steven Hauschka with 1:44 left in the game. The Seahawks were led by Russell Wilson and the defense. Wilson looked poised and in control from start to finish, willing his team to victory. This is a great win for Seattle as they continue to dominate the NFC and show they are still the team to beat.
Player of the Game: Seattle Defense for stopping the Atlanta offense for most of the game. Yes, they gave up 21 third quarter points, but they were able to get the win in this game against a dominant Falcons team.
49ers 16 Team Grade: C
Bills 45 Team Grade: A-
Game Recap: The return of Colin Kaepernick went as predicted by me last week, a loss for the 49ers at the hands of the Bills. Kap had little impact and proved that the Kelly experiment in the NFL is broken. Kaepernick and Gabbert are not bad quarterbacks, they are just playing without weapons and in a system that works in COLLEGE FOOTBALL, not in an NFL with professional players who are disciplined and can predict plays. I am not blasting the quarterbacks this week, I am blasting the coaching of the 49ers, Kelly should be fired and his career over in the NFL. I would love to see him go back and dominate college football, he needs to realize that his system is better used somewhere else. The Bills looked great in this game and continue to impress as they ride this four game winning streak.
Player of the Game: LeSean McCoy was dominant again as he rushed for 140 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead his team to victory.
Jaguars 17 Team Grade: B-
Bears 16 Team Grade: B-
Game Recap: A game in which two teams in search of any win they can get ended in the Jaguars favor this week in Chicago. The jaguars were able to come from behind and steal the victory away from the Bears. The Bears completely collapsed in this game after leading in the fourth quarter 13-0. Hoyer continued to impress as he threw for his fourth straight game of 300 yards through the air. Unfortunately he was not able to get any Touchdowns through the air and that was the difference in this game as the Jaguars were able to get those points they needed to win. Bortles looked much improved in the fourth quarter guiding his team back into the game and ultimately the win. Both teams are not top-tier and still need a lot of work to get more wins this season.
Player of the Game:. Bortles was able to find Arrelious Benn for the go-ahead score in the closing minutes of the game and this earned him the player of the game honors for this comeback victory.
Rams 28 Team Grade: B
Lions 31 Team Grade: B+
Game Recap: A tale between two offenses. Wait…What? Offenses? Am I talking about the Rams? Yes I am talking about the LA Rams who came on fire this week as Case Keenum was able to throw for 300+ yards through the air and 3 touchdowns to lead his team. Unfortunately for him, Stafford was more impressive in throwing for 270 yards and 4 touchdowns and the Lions were able to grab a victory over a talented Rams team. The Lions are now riding a two game winning streak and look to bounce back and close the gap between them and the Packers in their division.
Player of the Game: Golden Tate finally had his breakout game of the 2016 season with 165 receiving yards and 1 touchdown.
Steelers 15 Team Grade: F
Dolphins 30 Team Grade: A-
Game Recap: A game in which many thought would be a one-sided affair in favor of the Steelers, ended up being completely the other way. The Dolphins dominated from start to finish in route to a strong win over the Steelers at home. Roethlisberger did not look himself this week as he did not connect with his receivers well. Big Ben also tore his meniscus in this game and is set to miss at least one week of action after having surgery yesterday. The Steelers have struggled with consistency this season and have showed up for the big games, while disappearing for games that should be easy wins for them. The Dolphins behind Tannehill finally got things going in this one. Jay Ajayi dominated on the ground for the Dolphins in route to 204 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Steelers had no answer for this Dolphins offense and on the other side their pass rush. Great win for the Dolphins that will hopefully get them back on track to salvage this season.
Player of the Game: Jay Ajayi with 204 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns is the easy pick for player of the game.
Bengals 17 Team Grade: B
Patriots 35 Team Grade: A
Game Recap: Business as usual for the Patriots this week as they took care of a pesky Bengals team at home. Brady made his first start this season in Foxborough and wasn’t going to disappoint the home crowd. Brady looked flawless (when doesn’t he) in this game in route to a strong win for his team. The Patriots are continuing to roll through opponents and do not look