After what we'll call a "bye week," we're back with another edition of the Six Picks for Sunday. As you know, these are determined by the six games with the closest spreads, although the games will be predicted straight up. Feel free to post your own picks in the comments section, and I'll keep you updated with the results throughout the season.
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Denver Broncos @ Washington Redskins - Broncos
Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers - Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders - Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles @ San Diego Chargers - Chargers
Dallas Cowboys @ Green Bay Packers - Cowboys
New England Patriots @ Indianapolis Colts - Patriots
The Redskins are about as bad as a two-win team can be. While the Broncos are coming off two straight losses, they were to very good teams. And the Redskins certainly are not a very good team... The Falcons seem to be getting in a groove and while the Panthers are playing better than they were earlier in the year, they still have a long way to go... The last time the Chiefs and Raiders met, Oakland squeaked out a 13-10 victory in Kansas City. This time the teams battle in the bay, so I'll take the Raiders... The Chargers are on fire right and coming off a huge last minute win at Giants Stadium. The Eagles are coming off a tough loss and have a lot of question marks surrounding their team. I'll take the Bolts in San Diego... The Packers just aren't very good. While Aaron Rodgers is doing his part, the rest of the team isn't helping. After losing to the winless Bucs, Green Bay should be fired up but the Cowboys are hitting their annual "make everyone think we're really good" stretch and should win at Lambeau... While the Colts are undefeated and at home, I'll take the Pats. New England's offense is finally gelling and Tom Brady seems to have shaken off all the rust from missing a year. Add in the fact that the Colts are banged up on defense and that's a recipe for Indianapolis' first loss of 2009.