The hits just keep on coming with Week 6 of the NFL. Broncos and Patriots are still riding high, while Detroit is down in the dumps and still without a victory. While the Lions’ season may be all but kaput, other teams are holding out strong and hoping get one step closer to the playoffs.
Here is the schedule for this coming week of NFL Football.
Now let’s take a look at the matches you’ll want to watch this week:
Featured Match Up: Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orlean Saints 8:25 p.m. ET
CBS and NFL Network have partnered again for the 2nd year in a row to broadcast 8 NFL Thursday night games. From week 2 through week 8, and week 13 of the NFL Season, you can watch Thursday Night Football on CBS using an OTA antenna.
Here is a complete list of all the Thursday Night NFL games so you can plan accordingly:
Featured Matchup – Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM ET
The Broncos are 5-0 right now and are on a hot streak. There aren’t too many undefeated teams left in the league and if Broncos can win this next game, they’ll qualify for the playoffs; regardless of the rest of the season.
But they’ve also faced a weak schedule, leading barely over teams with a 2-5 record at best. With DeMarcus Ware possibly out of this game, it might be the Brown’s best chance to deliver the Broncos first defeat of the season.
Alternative matchup – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills 1:00 PM ET
Featured Matchup – San Diego Chargers vs. Green Bay Packers 4:25 PM ET
Another unbeaten team, Green Bay has been steamrolling over opponents this season and now their sights are set on San Diego. However, the Chargers are not going to go down without a fight. Even though they are only 2-3, each one of their game have been nail biters and Green Bay is in for a surprise if they don’t think that the Chargers won’t play up to their level this weekend. Not to mention Antonio Gates is back and he looks fantastic!
Alternative Matchup – Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers 4:25 PM ET
Featured Matchup – Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks 4:05 PM ET
On paper, the Carolina Panthers have the advantage over the Seahawks. They’re 4-0, they’ve got Cam Newton, and all the momentum seems to be with them for the moment. But every game Seattle has lost was incredibly close, and two of those losses were dealt by unbeaten Cincinnati and Green Bay. Despite predictions, this game will be a lot closer than you might think.
Featured Matchup – New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts 8:30 PM ET
The season started off slow for the Colts with two back to back losses, but even since week 3 the Colts have been holding strong and pulling out wins. As I write this, we still don’t know for sure if Andrew Luck will suit up. And the Patriots have been dominating the competition this season, annihilating the Cowboys last week 30-6, and they don’t seem to be letting up. Can the Colts keep the trend going or will the Patriots roll on?
Featured Matchup – New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles 8:30 PM ET
Now as far as watching these games or their alternate matchups goes, you can pick them up with an over-the-air antenna; which will deliver all the broadcast networks for free and in HD. If you’re out of range, or just want to see other games, you can compensate by getting a subscription to NFL Game Pass for $99 a season. You get all the regular season games, full past seasons, and access to the postseason as well. Click here to learn more about their free 7-day trial.
If you are looking to watch Monday Night Football, all you need is a subscription to Sling TV. ESPN is included in their default package which costs $20 a month, and is definitely worth a look. Like with NFL Game Pass, you have the option to sample the service with their free 7-day trial.
So what are your picks for this week? Will Green Bay get a zap from the Chargers? Do you think the Colts can overcome Patriots? Sound off in the comments below or send us a tweet!
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