Defensive Starts Week 6:
Week five is now in the books, and there were a few surprise outings on defense. Last week the 49'ers and Jets were more like the defenses from the past rather than the unstoppable force we are used to seeing this year, while Seattle's defence was more on top of their game pitching a shutout against Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now healthier, can the Seahawks turn things around after their week five outing?
It's time to take a closer look at the match-ups for week six.
Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals : This game should prove to be a tough task for the Texans defense, as they try and stop the Bengals from spreading the ball around through the air, or (as they have shown against Pittsburgh and Baltimore) on the ground. The Bengals offense has proven to be much harder to contain this year and should keep the Texans guessing frequently throughout the match-up. Prediction: 28 - 17 - Bengals
Detroit Lionsat Green Bay Packers:Look for Green Bay to establish a rythm early with Rodgers dicing the Detroit secondary at will. If Green Bay can get an early lead, this game could be turned into a slaughter fest quickly. Aaron Kampman will look to get after whatever QB wishes to start, after a slow start to the season Kampman should visit the Lions backfield often in week six. Green Bay should be a strong start this week against a woeful Lions offense. Prediction: 34 - 14 - Green Bay
St. Louis Rams at Jacksonville Jaguars : This should be a great match-up for the Jaguars to rebound after getting shut-out by Seattle in week five. The Jaguars defense should be able to focus their attention to the running-game of the Rams, (with no real threats in the passing-game to worry about) look for the Jaguars to put all their eggs in one basket and try to maintain Steven Jackson throughout the ball-game. With the Jaguars losing in an ugly fashion last week, the Jags (who have Sims-Walker back after team suspension) should look to try and establish ball-control early and keep the Rams off-balance and open them up for the deep throws down-field. Prediction: 17 - 7 - Jaguars