Throughout the 2020 NFL season, NFL Network analysts will provide one bold prediction heading into each week's slate of games (see the full Week 6 schedule).
Joe Thomas: Week 6 gives us a gem as the Packers' No. 2-ranked total offense takes on the Bucs' No. 2-ranked total defense. The result: Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones won't be contained. The veteran QB throws for 350 yards and four TDs while Jones rushes for another score in a close victory that sends the Bucs on a two-game losing skid.
James Jones: Coming off a dominant victory over Buffalo, the Tennessee Titans are one of the AFC's two unbeaten teams. Does their win streak end against the one-win Houston Texans on Sunday? The crystal ball says yes! Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt and the Texans finally string together a complete game in all phases to knock off the division-leading Titans and win their second game in as many weeks.
Marc Ross: Recently removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list and expected to start for the Patriots on Sunday vs. the Denver Broncos, Cam Newton gets his Comeback Player of the Year campaign back on track. He leads New England to a double-digit win in dominant fashion by throwing three touchdowns -- something he hasn't done since Week 10 of the 2018 season, when his Panthers lost to Detroit.
DeAngelo Hall: The Dallas Cowboys rank dead last in scoring defense (36.0) this season. But the unit starts to turn the corner in Week 6 by playing lights-out against the Arizona Cardinals, holding Kyler Murray and Co. to 20 points or fewer for the first time this season. It's a huge win dedicated to their injured quarterback, Dak Prescott.
Maurice Jones-Drew: You have to love what the Cleveland Browns are doing in the run game even without their lead back, Nick Chubb. They rank first in the league with 188.4 rush yards per game, but have yet to face a stout Steelers defense that's allowing just 64 rush yards per game this season. I predict that Pittsburgh's James Conner and Benny Snell will outrush Kareem Hunt and Co. in this contest. But on the flip side, Cleveland's defense will have more sacks than the Steelers' D, which is tied for first in the category.
Who's playing who in Week 6?
Sunday, October 18
- Denver Broncos at New England Patriots (1 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans (1 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers (1 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles (1 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Washington Football Team at New York Giants (1 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings (1 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars (1 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts (1 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers (1 p.m. ET on FOX)
- New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (4:05 p.m. p.m. on CBS)
- Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4:25 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers (8:20 p.m. ET on NBC)