Lombardi Ave Picks 2016: National Football League Week 6 Roundup

Week 6 of the NFL season saw awful showings from a multitude of different supposed stalwart teams across the whole league — not the least of which was the terrible offensive display by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Let’s take a look at how the picks played out this week for our writers.

Away Team DEN SF CLE BAL CAR JAX LAR PIT CIN KC ATL DAL IND NYJ
Home Team SD BUF TEN NYG NO CHI DET MIA NE OAK SEA GB HOU ARI
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Brad DEN BUF TEN NYG NO CHI DET PIT NE OAK ATL GB HOU ARI
Josh DEN BUF TEN NYG CAR JAX LAR PIT NE OAK SEA GB IND ARI
Kenn DEN BUF TEN BAL CAR JAX LAR PIT NE KC SEA GB IND ARI
Thomas DEN BUF TEN NYG CAR CHI LAR PIT NE OAK ATL GB IND ARI

What We Got Right

In a crazy week with so many usually safe bets flailing, there weren’t too many games we all managed to hit on.

Buffalo (at least to me) has felt somewhat suspect — it isn’t like they have beaten anybody good without multiple factors out of their control majorly working in their favor — but against an inept San Francisco team it would have been hard to see them losing.

Tennessee isn’t a great team, but they are at least somewhat competent as a team; the Browns, on the other hand, are not. The Browns made it close in the end, but the Titans got another win to keep them in a good spot as the rest of their division looks pretty week.

New England continued as expected with the return of Tom Brady, dissecting a Bengals team that couldn’t keep up with their scoring onslaught.

Arizona has been nothing like their 2015 version that was a game out of the Super Bowl, but the Jets have cracks in their defense and an even more cruddy offense, so no surprise to see the Cardinals come away with a dominant win on Monday night.

What We Got Wrong

Waaaaaay too much, especially individually. There were only a few we all agreed on fully that flopped however.

Denver was coming off a loss to Atlanta that wasn’t close, but they were 41- and had been mostly dominant defensively all season to that point. Meanwhile, San Diego had found every possible way to lose games this year despite mostly playing pretty well. Though they had to try surviving a Hail Mary at the end (which, at this point, you could be excused for feeling as if it were inevitable), the Chargers exploited the holes of Denver’s mostly-great defense and shut down their ground game to get only their second win of the year.

Pittsburgh pulled out one of their yearly crap games where they play down to terrible competition, this time against Miami. A discombobulated offense most weeks, the Dolphins racked up a ton of yards on the ground (including a 200+ yard rushing game from Jay Ajayi) and had an efficient game from the usually lackluster Ryan Tannehill. Meanwhile, the Steelers not only played disastrously bad, but lost Roethlisberger for a few weeks at least to a torn meniscus.

I still can’t believe how bad Green Bay played in that loss to Dallas. The Cowboys could have been expected to play decently well offensively, but the Packers in theory should have at least put some points on the board themselves against a Dallas defense that is much weaker than it may appear. With their offense faltering, the Green Bay defense couldn’t hold up against the consistent rushing attack of the Cowboys and were blown off the field.

Who Won The Week

This week’s winner was Brad.

In a week where we saw six games with just one of us picking a particular team, he managed to make the right selection in four of them (New Orleans, Detroit, Washington, Houston).

Behind that effort — in conjunction with a bad week from Thomas — he has jumped from second place all the way into a three game lead over the rest of us.

Week 6 Picks Records:

Brad: 9-5
Josh: 7-7
Kenn: 7-7
Thomas: 5-9

2016 Picks Records:

Brad: 54-38
Thomas: 51-41
Kenn: 48-44
Josh: 46-46

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