Even though two of 2013's best teams are sitting out this week (Chiefs + Saints), the Week 6 schedule holds a lot of promise with the bulk of the week's better games taking place at 1pm including Carolina at Cincinnati, and Denver visiting the New York Jets. The late afternoon games are likely to draw big numbers for FOX as they have rights to the Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals game, Chicago at Atlanta as well as the Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks.
Outside of Sunday afternoon the schedule is a bit slim but those games have great value too. We talk about the Thursday, Sunday and Monday night games below the full NFL schedule for Week 6 complete with kickoff times + TV channels that immediately follows this section.
Week 6 Byes: New Orleans Saints + Kansas City Chiefs
Thursday Night Football - Week 6
Don't expect the same Houston Texans team you saw in 2013 when they host the Indianapolis Colts. Now under Bill O'Brien, the Texans are definitely going to improve and they added Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft earlier this year. Put Clowney's potential together with J.J. Watt's freakish talent and Houston could have the makings of a top flite defense.
The Colts won both meetings in 2013 however the margin of victory when playing this game in Reliant Stadium was only 3 points. Both teams will enter this game coming off tough Week 5 opponents which could really alter the outlook of this game being that both will on short rest. Tune into Thursday Night Football by 8:25pm ET to watch how this one unfolds!
Sunday Night Football - Week 6
The NFC East usually produces memorable and meaningful games which typically puts this division in the spotlight more than others like the AFC South. Sunday Night Football in Week 6 features yet another NFC East rivalry as the New York Giants visit the Philadelphia Eagles in what will be the first of back-to-back road games in the division for the G-Men.
These two split the regular season series in 2013 with each team winning on the other's home turf. The Eagles are most likely to be favored to win this game in their own house but if last year's trend holds true then those looking to place wagers on the game might want to consider taking the Giants and the money before the scheduled 8:25pm ET kickoff.
Monday Night Football - Week 6
The theme of division matchups carries through to the very end of the Week 6 NFL schedule as Monday Night Football has set the table for the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams to take center stage starting at 8:30pm ET on ESPN.
San Francisco won both 2013 matchups by double digits and there's no reason to think both 2015 games will not follow the same path as St. Louis found out they would need a quarterback just a few weeks before the start of the 2015 regular season. The Niners will be looking to get out of this game as clean as possible because the Denver Broncos will be waiting in Week 7.