Time for Week 6 of the NFL season.
Who will be playing?
The coronavirus is making its presence felt in the NFL. We are seeing games getting postponed and shifted to other weeks. We recently had a second Monday doubleheader and will have a third one this upcoming Monday. We had Tuesday night football this week, thanks to the coronavirus outbreak with the Tennessee Titans. There is no Thursday game in Week 6.
And, it was reported Thursday that the Atlanta Falcons had a positive coronavirus test, endangering their game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
This makes picking games a bit more challenging than usual.
Who’s playing? Who’s sitting out? What games are being moved?
My head is spinning.
I had a good Week 5, going 10-4 to go to 50-26-1, Gazette news columnist Sara Foss was 11-3 to improve to 54-22-1, so she has back her four-game lead over me.
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Here are my Week 6 picks, which are subject to change due to who knows how many more teams will have players test positive for COVID-19,
Tennessee 31, Houston 17
Indianapolis 21, Cincinnati 20
Minnesota 28, Atlanta 19
N.Y. Giants 27, Washington 10
Pittsburgh 30, Cleveland 27
Baltimore 35, Philadelphia 14
Carolina 24, Chicago 21
Detroit 20, Jacksonville 17
New England 31, Denver 14
Miami 40, N.Y. Jets 3
Green Bay 38, Tampa Bay 34
L.A. Rams 38, San Francisco 20
Kansas City 33, Buffalo 24
Arizona 34, Dallas 28
WEEK 6 TV SCHEDULE
(Announcers subject to change)
FOX23 (WXXA) — Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Lindsay Czarniak); Green Bay at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m. (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews).
CBS6 (WRGB) — N.Y. Jets at Miami, 4:05 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Sherree Burruss).
NBC13 (WNYT) — L.A. Rams at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m. (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya).
DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket — Baltimore at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn); Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson); Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Amanda Balionis); Denver at New England, 1 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins); Atlanta at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (Brandon Gaudin, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver); Chicago at Carolina, 1 p.m. (Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake); Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin); Detroit at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (Chris Myers, Brock Huard, Jennifer Hale).
FOX23, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video — Kansas City at Buffalo, 5 p.m. (FOX/NFL Network: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink; Amazon: Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer).
ESPN — Arizona at Dallas, 8:15 p.m. (Steve Levy, Brain Griese and Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters).
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