You need only look at the history of the NFL regular season to see that getting off to a slow start is very often the kiss of death for any team, no matter how good they may appear on paper. Just going 0-2 or 0-3 to start the year can make it close to impossible to make a run at the playoffs, although with 7 teams from each conference making it this season, perhaps things will be a little more forgiving. Still, as teams head into Week 6, the goal is to be above .500 and in the playoff mix. While that is no guarantee of success in the season, it is a positive start that teams can build on as injuries start to pile up and desperation begins to set on for teams who are behind the 8-ball. Let’s now take a closer look at some of the best games on the schedule in Week 6 of the upcoming NFL season so you can plan ahead your bets against their NFL odds.
2020 NFL Betting Preview for Games in Week 6
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans
The AFC South proved to be one of the toughest divisions to predict last season, with the Texans, Titans, and Colts all in with a shot at winning it heading into the final few weeks of last season. At the end of the day, it was the Titans who won the division, while the Texans snuck in as a Wild Card. The expectation is that we might be in for another close battle this season, so all of the divisional games on the AFC South are going to be huge. Which of these two teams will get a leg up with the win here?
Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles
The Baltimore Ravens ended the regular season last year with the best record in football, finishing at 14-2. The problem is that very few people remember that, as it’s all about what you do in the playoffs that really matters. The Ravens are now coming off back to back seasons where they looked great in the regular season, only to take an opening round exit. They are under pressure to do better, as are the Philadelphia Eagles, who are still not that far removed from a Super Bowl win. This has the potential to be a huge game for both teams.
Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Two of the best QB’s in the NFL over the past decade and beyond will go head to head in Week 6, although one will be in a different uniform than we are used to. Tom Brady’s move to Tampa Bay was THE story of the offseason, and while the hype is high, will his performances match that? In Green Bay, we may be witnessing the beginning of a changing of the guard, as Rodgers and the Packers do not seem to be on the same page. These are two QB’s who, despite their successes, are coming into the season with a lot to prove.
LA Rams at San Francisco 49ers
Last season, the LA Rams became the latest team to miss the playoffs the season after losing in the Super Bowl. At 9-7, it was not a spectacular fall from grace, but it was still one that saw a bit of a shake-up, which included former MVP Todd Gurley being shipped off to Atlanta. The question that we are all waiting to see answered is whether the 49ers can buck the trend of Super Bowl losers failing to make the playoffs a year later. This is a big game win what should be a very good division.