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4 must watch games in NFL Week 6

The NFL's Week 6 will be dominated by four pivotal games

By Damian PetersPublished 3 years ago 3 min read

The NFL's Week 6 will be dominated by four pivotal games. These games will determine who is poised to reach the playoffs and who may see their hopes die.

We've got your back if you are having trouble choosing your weekend viewing schedule.

Sunday, 1 p.m.: Vikings vs. Panthers

It's less about the game and more about the stakes. This feels more like a contest to determine whether Minnesota or Carolina will be able to compete in their respective divisions for this season.

Since Week 1, I have been saying that the Vikings are more talented than their record suggests. But, it doesn't really matter if you're at 2-3. Minnesota must win. With a tough stretch against the Cowboys, Ravens, and Chargers this must be a win for the team to reach the playoffs.

The Panthers are trying to stop the bleeding. A strong start to the season was followed by back-to-back losses. Jaycee Horn and Christian McCaffrey are both missing, but injuries are something that every team must deal with. Their trade happiness this season suggests they are optimistic about their chances of making a run. Now it's up to them to win another game, keep the balance in the books, and wait for Stephon Gilmore's clearance to play.

Chargers vs. Ravens, Sunday, 1 p.m.

It's going to be a lot of fun. Two of the most exciting young quarterbacks in this league, Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson are two of two teams that look set to challenge the Bills in AFC.

Los Angeles has been a pleasant surprise and one of the most positive stories this season. They aren't legitimate threats to the AFC West. I doubt anyone even saw them as one of the top teams in the AFC. This team is young and hungry. They are eager to show their potential.

It's strange, though, that the Ravens are currently 4-1 and still rolling. However, it still feels like a disappointing season. This is likely due to Baltimore's struggles with teams such as the Colts or Lions. Both of these teams would have been easy wins. Despite this, it's possible to stay the course and win games. The proof is in the record. This team is pretty damn good.

Cardinals vs. Browns, Sunday, 4:05 p.m.

I would have laughed if you told me three years ago that Cardinals vs. Browns was one of the most exciting games of the week. But that's because of how fast both teams have changed.

Arizona is almost unbeatable at this point. In 2021, they're a truly well-rounded football team. They are not just a passing team with little else to offer.

While the Browns haven’t had the best start to the season, Cleveland fans expected, the AFC North feels open in many ways and they’re at 3-2, which is close enough to make a run for the top.

Bills vs. Titans, Monday, 8:15 p.m.

The Titans are a disappointment, even with their 3-2 record. It's not as though Tennessee is the only team in the AFC South that can match Tennessee's record, but they have a far superior offense after trading for Julio Jones.

It's hard to believe that the Titans will be able to keep up with the Bills. They look unbeatable so far. But Derrick Henry is the reason. Henry, unquestionably, is the league's best back, and the Bills are allowing only 3.7 yards per run. This will be a great game to watch. Henry is running into the defense and Josh Allen lighting it up. These games should all give us plenty of excitement.


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