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NFL Week 6 Review & Week 7 Preview | American Football


NFL Week 6 Review : Jags get their first W, Ravens pummel the Chargers, young QBs stumble, Browns are worriesome and the Cardinals are serious.

NFL Week 7 Preview: Sure bet of the week, upset of the week, favourite betting spreads 


Welcome back to the on the ball podcast, another episode of the Best Party going around and we are back here again to talk about some more NFL action. Forgive me if there's any wind picked up by the microphone. It is a little bit windy out here actually today, out in the jungle, but we take it on and we are yeah, so we're going to go through week six review, week seven preview and all the good stuff in between. Actually didn't get to watch as much action this week as I did have a assessment piece for Uni on Monday morning, which limited my ability to watch the Games. I did go back and watch for Full Games and a couple highlights packages, so I did see about. You know, I might not have got the general gist of the timing of some of the Games and stuff like that, but ultimately a pretty good rounds and big overtime games. Obviously also a pretty hectic Monday night game between the times and the bills. Sean McDermott short sort of shout the bed, you can't even lie up and it's easy with hindsight, but I'll be honest, I actually was backing out the play before it happens. So I'm not going to hold back there. That was a pretty bad call and I think they might have cost himself the number one AFC seed. But anyway, we're not talking about the bills today. We talked about them last week. So we've got a few different teams that we haven't mentioned for while and the first time they're going to be even close to the winners list this year is the Jacksonville Jab was at my first winner of the week. I watched this game a little bit live and then the rest of it in the following days. And Yeah, the Jacksonville jags got up over the dolphins. It was a weird game actually, like the dolphins looked really good in offense, but they only managed to score I think twenty points or something. So ultimately Jacksonville just stood up in the important moments, on the big third downs, on the big fourth downs, on the red zone plays. But that was good enough for Travel Lawrence and urban myre to get their first wins respectively in the NFL. It will like it was an amazing win, but it was definitely important to pick one up before the buy and at the end of the day, a team whose own five is not going to, you know, produce an amazing win. So they definitely were opportune here. I have to say I was like, I think it was Sunday or something. I might have said twenty of my mates like I think it's a smoke, huge chance. Then I saw the first quarter and I thought it was like, well, maybe not my I'm actually look pretty good to a played pretty well, but ultimately the jags came back in a good win. Marvin Jones was really, really good. Channult has sort of stood up in the absence of DJ Chark, but I should not didn't play that well actually. But Marvin Jones was back to his best then. He had seven catches and a really, really good touchdown grab, which I'm pretty sure was the go ahead touchdown. James Robinson was huge again as well. But yeah, the dolphins were moving the ball freely, which is better to see for them, but ultimately, the ultimately their defense. It's just a huge, huge, worried this point of the season. There that's what made them last year, got them to nine wins, and this shoot couldn't be further from it. They were without Byron Jones and Zavion Howard in this one, and also without Preston Williams. Willfuller and Davonte Parker. So they were down on troops but they were still playing the Jag, so they should have to they should win. They do have the fifth easiest strength of schedule moving forward. That is the JAG. Sorry. So could be a few more wins on the cards for Trevor and Urban Meyer. So Goodwin for them Baltimore. They are my next winner. I was really looking forward to this one. I predicted it for upset of the week. I thought the charges were going to get up, but when I picked it I remembered how about the charges. Rushing defense wasn't ultimately, I should have thought about it, because that was the big difference. Got Absolutely pummeled by the Ravens and yeah, it wasn't even closer any stage of this ball game. The defense belittled the offense and...

...the Ravens offense just ran right through the charges. So the Ravens go five and one, which is pretty impressive considering after the first week I was, you know, not really filling the ravens that much. I think they had a overtime loss against the raiders and yeah, I thought they looked really, really poor, and then since then they've always got on under the radar up half from that chiefs win, which was obviously highlighted by everyone, but since then they've sort of just been like they've had a few not so impressive wins, like the Detroit Lions one where they want in the last play and stuff like that, but they're five and one now. The schedule does get a little bit harder, but you'd have to say they have one foot in the playoffs. But bit more on this game they held the charges to three point nine yards per play, which is very impressive against one of the best offenses in the competition. Them themselves rush for a hundred eighty seven yards, which is good to see after two weeks of sort of unravens like rushing performances. I think they had less than sixty yards maybe on the previous week and then they had the Denver game where they bullshe died their way to or a hundred yards. So back well over a hundred, which was great to see, and here just a huge win. Lamar Jackson didn't really have to do much on the ground or in the air and this one, but their defense was back look like two thousand and nineteen blitzing their way through the charges. And Yeah, you have to say a big statement game in the AFC by the Ravens. My final winner is the Arizona Cardinals. They are now six and our after pumping the Cleveland browns. Don't really have to mention too much in this game. Just another clinical cardinals victory. Really, they're pretty much top ten in every stat there is in terms of the competition, which is very good. They're very, very well rounded team. Just yea fair played everyone involved. The GEM's cliff Kingsbury wasn't at this game and they still got the job done, which is probably the most crazy out you can have a head coach and they still weren't phase by it. Kyle Mary's killing it, killing it, everyone on defense, ever, all the skill players. Yeah, they're just having an absolute blind of the season and you have to say it's six. No, it'd be. They've got the ten hes to schedule as well, so it's pretty much impossible to miss out from here. Don't on a jinx it, but yeah, this dage. They look like they're going to be in the NFC playoffs well and truly fighting for that Super Bowl position. And Yeah, they just look really scary at the moment. Some of the NFC top teams are pretty frightening and they are certainly one of them, and I'm not going to be tipping against them anytime soon because I actually know I didn't back the Cleveland Browns, but or did. I actually kind of recall, but now I don't think I maybe I did. I'm actually forgetting my stuff here. But no, definitely. Oh, I don't know. I know one our make curtis, tipped Arizona. Thought it was outrageous that the browns were favorites. Any was proven right. So yeah, definitely won't be sleeping on the cardinals ever again. I just can't believe that they're six and no. Really, they were promising last year. I think they got to nine wins maybe, and I thought maybe it was going to be something similar this year, maybe an extra win or two, but to be six and no pretty incredible stuff. The losers, my number one loser is the charges, as I mentioned, and the Ravens huge performance, but it definitely was there was two sides of the story. After a really positive start to the year, their rush defense has become a real issue now and they conceded a hundred eighty seven rushing yards in this one. They have now conceded the most rushing yards by a pretty substantial margin. They've conceded nine hundred and seventy five yards through six weeks, and the second the next worst, is eight hundred and forty eight yards. So they're well over ten percent, maybe twenty percent, clear of that next worst defense, which is really disappointing. Their defensive lines just not getting enough pressure. The linebacker plays really poor and yet...

...the last two weeks the browns and Ravens of just both cut them up on the ground and usually, usually rushing defense. has they had the sort of something you can tune in over the course of the season, and not saying they can't, but it's definitely a concern. And what's even a bigger concern is a when you can't stop the run, you just hardly get on the field, which is makes a really hard to win games and be in this position. They're in the charge is probably going to be looking at a wildcat spot. They're likely to play the titans. We have Derrick Henry, they could play the Browns, who we mentioned, just cut them up on the ground, have the best rushing game in the competition, and they could play the ravens as well. So there are some teams who will be right in amongst them, and the chiefs actually, I think, ran for a hundred and forty yards when they played each other. So there's definitely some teams who are not looking like good matchups for the charges. I know it's a long way in the distance and they could sort something out, but huge concern for them right now because, yeah, they've conceded over a hundred fifty rushing yards four times and that's something they've really got to address pretty much every other aspect of their game. Yes, it was a poor performance, but you know, you can just you're going to have one poor performance every now and then, so you can just put it down to that. But this is definitely a consistent issue now, this rushing defense. My second loser might be a bit harsh because I don't usually pinpoint players, but it was sort of on my mind straight away when I saw the results in the box scores. But Sam Donald and Daniel Jones both have had good starts to the year. Sam Donald a bit less so then Daniel Jones. Daniel Jones has been really, really good. Donald's just been solid and it's sort of unraveled for them over the over the weekend. Donald had a really bad game last week, I think it was, or maybe it was the week before, and it's sort of been trending downwards and it's ended in an absolute stinker against the Vikings. He had two turnovers, went seventeen from forty one. And think about the weapons the panthers have, like, if you rate the skill players, they're right up there with one of the best. I know McCaffrey's out at the moment, but you still got DJ or, Robbie Anderson, Terris Marshall. So yeah, that's a really disappointing from him. Said Donald and at this point like he might come out and ball the rest of the year, but I'm almost willing to say we can put a line through him and that we won't see him next year. He is looking worse than Teddy Bridgewater did in the same offense, I would have to say, and Daniel Jones less. So a loser in this one, but I was starting to really think that he is a lot to be the franchise quarterback like. I don't think he's like. Don't get me wrong, he's not Russell Willson, Aaron Rodgers or anything out of this world. But I was like, Daniel Jones is good enough quarter that back the giants can you know? They know they're going to get a good performance out of week in week out, and he sort of made our second guess that this week. He hasn't had any bad games this year. And then he goes for toneovers, completion rate less than fifty five percent. It is against the La Rams, one of the best defenses in the competition. Will they actually just got cut up by Gino spiths last week, but usually one of the better defenses. And I know he has quite a few injuries on offense. I know he's got a couple oline injuries. Barkley's out, Darius Laton's out and can he gold day was out, but and Cadarius Tony got injured in this game. But still know that is no excuse to throw. For why? I think? I think you threw three turnovers and one pumble. But yeah, that's not good enough and that's something that he's got to get out of his game if he wants to sort of secure his position as that long term giants quarterback and someone who we consider a good quarterback in the league. You can't just every six weeks have a four turnover game. That's not good enough. But yeah, I don't want to be too harsh on Daniel Jones. I will be harsh on Sam Donald because Daniel Jones has looked really, really good this year. But they are definitely losers. Donald, I'm putting a line through them. I don't think he'll... a starting quarterback next year. And Daniel Jones is on for AU watch, just just on for all watch. We won't go any further than that. And then, finally, the Cleveland browns are my third loser. I wasn't that bothered by last week's loss. I was just like, yeah, charge is good offense. Maybe had it off off week on defense, but this is now a little bit of a concern. Three, I think it's three weeks in a row really where they haven't impressed. I think they beat the Vikings One thousand four hundred and twenty seven that they lost last week to the charges. There might have been a game in there somewhere that I've forgotten. And now they've been battered by the cardinals, and I know the cardinals are six in our however, it's still not good enough. You can't lose thirty seven to fourteen in your own building when you are meant to be one of the best teams in your conference. They now go three and three and they have the third hardest schedule remaining. Baker's injured. He's probably going to play through a bit, he is injured at the end of the day. Nick Chub's not playing this week. He's injured, cream hunt could be out for a month and it's now starting to look pretty die situation. Their defense isn't playing as well as we were penciling at the start of the year and if you actually look at their three wins, they've been the Texans, the bears and the biking. So all of a sudden, if we take stock of what's happened so far this year, the Browns would definitely have to be sliding down those power rankings and you'd have to say some of the teams in their division. You just have to look at their division, their borderline, the number four and the power rankings based on the last three weeks. Like they're just not playing well at all and it's definitely a concern. They're in the bottom mate for passing offenses. I know they are run first team but still that's just not good enough. You you would expect sort of like Minnesota, the way they balance more than not. I'm not saying they should go away from the run, but usually a run first team they're likely to have high efficiency in the passing game and their stats actually come out looking better than they are. However, that's not happening for the browns and their defense has created the third least amount of turnovers in the competition, and that's including the bears game where they had a few against a woeful burst offense in that week. So yeah, really disappointing in particular from the browns defense in something that they need to address pretty damn fast. They've got a Thursday night turnaround, Short turn around, against the broncos. I think they'll win that one personally, but at this stage it's almost a must win because they really can't fall too far behind. There's some AFC wild card teams were starting to look pretty good. You've got the whole AFC west really except for the Bronchos, and then you've also got Indianapolis starting to heat up. So you know, you don't want to get too far behind the Aprill here because, yeah, they're not playing great right now. I think Javis Landry might be back this week. That could be a big in but yeah, definitely concerns for them all right wards of the week and if player of the week goes to kirk cousins, led the Vikings to an overtime win over the Carolina Panthers. He had three hundred and seventy three yards from thirty three completions, three touchdowns, zero turnovers, seventy five yard over time walk off drive. Went five for six on that drive, including a twenty seven yards sealer to kJ Osborne. He's at a blinder of a season and I thought it was about time he deserves some recognition. Like they're running game hasn't been as dominant as it has been in past years. I know Dalvin cook cut a lot of yards in this one, but yeah, Kirk cousins absolutely bawling out in he's yeah, he's just sort of rewriting the history books a little bit in terms of the way we view Kurk cousins in the League. So he's having a blind he's my NFC player of the week. Specialmens and go to the Dallas duo, CD LAMB and Dak Prescott. who both had blinders for the cowboys, and then Adam thielen, who was kurt cousins right hand man in this one. He had a very, very good stat line. AFC Player of the week this time was a bit harder. I think most people would give it to Derrick...

Henry, but lived like I'm pretty sure aidy may be and now. Like seventy percent of his running yardage was from that one play and yeah, I think he's other two touchdowns were like goal line. So yeah, he was one of my special mentions. Marvin Jones was one of my other special mentions. He was really, really good for the Jags, but I'm giving it to Jonathan Taylor. He did tear it up against Houston, so I take that with a grain of salt. But had a hundred and fifty eight scrimmage charge from fifteen touches. That's ridiculous efficiency for a running back. That's over ten yards per touch and only one catch. So yeah, incredible stuff. He did have an eighty three yard run. I know I just said Derrick Henry made seventy percent of his meters in one run. However, this was a bit less and it wasn't a t D as well. He also had two rushing td's on top of that, and he's starting to get going when the starting to get going, and all of a sudden the colts are right back in the hunt for that playoff picture for that AFC south pitcher. Their offense is good, their defense has been playing pretty well all year, to be honest, and now the offense is starting to match it at that level and they're starting to become a pretty scary team to come up against. Offensive Rookie of the week. I like to give it to someone in a win, but apart from Nagie Harris, who we gave it, I think we've already given it to twice this year, but there wasn't really anyone else I was willing to consider, so I gave it to jail and waddle. Seventy receiving yards from ten catches. He was really the only man there for the dolphins in the white appos is, and so they just fed him two touchdowns. Very impressive performance, bit of a breakout game for him. I don't think it's going to be consistently like that for the rest of the year. They schemed up a lot of plays just for him. He caught a lot of balls behind scrimmage, but behind the line of scrimmage and you know, screen passes, that kind of stuff, but very good performance in him and to his combination looks pretty lethal. Defensive Player of the week I'm giving it to Tj what. If you watched that Seahawks steelers game, you couldn't really not notice the destruction he was causing. To sacks, one force fumble, zero missed tackles, three passes defended, which none of were in coverage, so they were all the defensive line blocking passes down. Three tackles for a loss as well, and mainly that force fum will was in overtime. Also want to be sacks, where he sacked, you know Smith Strip sack, and then was it? Devon Bush picked up the ball at the Seattle Sixteen and pretty much gave the field got pretty much one the game straight away. Steal is just when Neil Neil and the field goal. So yeah, that was pretty much the game winner. They're from Tj what. You never really see a game winner from a defensive player that often unless it's like a walk off pick six, but he definitely deserved the mention and he had been injured a couple weeks this season, but he looks right back to his best. TJ What or at preview for week seven of the NFL. Just a quick TV schedule wrap up. I know not everyone listening is Australian, but a quick one for the Australian viewers out there. Thursday night football is Denver at Cleveland. That's a pretty spicy one. I am backing at Cleveland by five in this one. I think it's going to be low scoring but I think Cleveland get the job done even with a batted team. Saturday and Sunday, not football. I've got the car I've got the colts. The fixture is colts at Sam friend. I'm not sure in this one really I've Gone Sam friend by one. I just think coming off the by at home. I think the colts are a better team, but I just think those two factors combined, coming off the by a home is enough to get them the win. Monday night footballs are interesting. One Saints at Seattle. I've got the saints winning by two, but I think that could be a very interesting game. Then the Sunday games that are on Australian TV. Seven Mate is showing Cincinnati at Baltimore, which is going to be a very interesting one. I've... Baltimore by five, but will get another test to see how could that Baltimore defense is playing right now. And then the second games Houston and Arizona, which I probably won't watch because that will be bumming. You would have to say touch wood. And then the other game on TV in Australia that's been announced is Carolina at the giants, which I'm not that interested in watching. That's actually my to lose. The quarterbacks Sand Donald and Daniel Jones or right short bet of the week for my predictions. Just to score aboard update. Me and Pilch undefeated. Curtis has got one wrong so far in the season. Me and Curtis are going with Arizona over Houston if backed at by fifteen. I just think if he the colts just beat Houston by twenty eight, so I don't really see how they'd beat them. Tara Taylor might play, which I think definitely improve their offense by quite a lot, but ultimately is Arizona teams on the neck another level right now. Pill just gone with Tampa Bay to beat Chicago. I'd say a little bit riskier, but obviously that's because it's not my choice, but yet it's pretty you'd have to say. It would be a very, very big upset and the biggest win of Justin Field's career if they get the job done at Tampa. But I like that pick from pilch. Upsets the week. Me and pill to tied on three out of five curtises, three out of eight. Struggling at the bottom there. I've gone with Miami to beat Atlanta. I was actually surprised by this one. It actually wasn't available on the odds that I get from the site that I get my olds from. So I went looking on another site and Atlanta actually two point, two and a half point favorites, and I have tipped Miami by three. I just think I'm not sure how many of them are playing, but you would think Byron Jones and Xavien Howard and maybe a couple others are back from injury. Preston Williams will be in the mixed de Monte Parker as well, so I think Miami get a lot fit up to has another game under the belt since his injury and I think he looked pretty good last week and I think it's just a must win really for Miami and if I'll be honest, if they lose this it's almost like coach sacking territory because this has been deplorable. And I I know Atlanta coming off a by but I don't really like Atlantis aside that much. Other ones. Pilch has got the colts at Sam Frand, I mentioned earlier. I've got the same sent forty nine is, but only just. I definitely like that call. That was one of my favorites. And then Curtis is gone. Tennessee over the Kansas. Curtis Goes Tennessee a lot on these predictions, but with the form they show dance the bills, I can see why. But yes, fair enough to Curtis. I've got Kansas winning, but obviously that's not my pick. On then our spreads. I've got forty seven percent so far. Pill just got sixty five. CURTISES got thirty three. So not that close at the moment between the three of us, but we'll see if we can even up a little bit. I've actually gone with three underdogs to cover their spread. I never like these ones as much because I'm usually expecting the favorite to win, but just by not that much, so you sort of got less margin for error. But Chicago, I've got them to cover twelve and a half at temper. I know I think temple will win, but I think we Chicago's defense and the way it's playing right now. I don't think temple will score enough to cover a to cover twelve and a half. We saw them not struggle, but they weren't great against Philadelphia and I think they put up a similar performance against the bears here to the browns horror game. For Chicago, they've actually been pretty decent. They beat Detroit, they beat the raiders and then they lost the packers by only ten. So yeah, I can definitely see Chicago keeping it close here and I hope they do for my spreads. Then I've got Seattle to cover against New Orleans. The line is five and a half. I've got saints winning by just to thought Saint. The seahawks actually pretty good against the steelers and ultimately TJ. What was sort of the difference? But I do think the seahawks have enough in them to get the job done and I'm not sold on the saints. They sort of seemed to rock up pretty bad every second week. So yeah,...

...they lost to the giants and they two weeks ago and they didn't really put away Washington last week. I know they're coming off the by but still, I don't mind Seattle there at all. And then finally, I've got Detroit to cover against the rams. The lines massive at fifteen and a half. I've got the rans winning by twelve. I don't know, like I'm not the Detroit lines are pretty bad. On the weekend got blown out by the Bengals, but prior to that game they've kept a lot of their games close. They've come within one play of winning I think three games. So yeah, I think they could not. They're not going to go close to winning this one at any thing. But fifteen and a half is a very, very big margin in NFL football. Pi, which is gone with bolts wall to cover six and a half at Cincinnati. Don't mind that at all with the way the Ravens are looking. It's also gone the giants to cover three points against caroline. that he is a giant's fan and he has gone the giants for weeks in a row. So probably won't common on that one. But I have got Carolina just winning, so I can definitely see his logic there. He's also gone Chicago to cover at temper. Pilch, interesting because he's short bets temper, but he's a gone Chicago to cover. That's the interesting one from pilch. Curtis has gone Cleveland to win by more than three points against Denbar. Definitely don't I like I definitely don't mind that one at all. Thing will be low scoring, but three points is a much at all for a playoffs contender. is also gone the raiders to beat Philadelphia by three or more. I don't know about this one. I've got I've got the raiders winning by five, so I'm with him. But Philadelphia unpredictable, and so the raiders to be fair. So it's an interesting one. And he's also a pose pilch. She's Gone Cincinnati to cover at the Ravens. He's obviously a big Fan of Cincinnati and look, I'll be honest, that in very, very good form right now. So I would not be shocked if they came out and covered that. So that will be the end of it for this week's episode. Sorry if the light really faded there at the end. I'm filming this at dusk. I guess I've never said that in my life, but it is dusk. But anyway, we'll be back tomorrow for a fantasy episode. I think I'm gotting getting pilch on. Maybe Curtis will see that. We go and yeah, stay tune. Let me know your predictions down below and we'll catch you next week, which is.

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