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Picking apart the Week Six picks

Picking apart the Week Six picks

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 11, 2012
Every Thursday morning, we unveil the respective picks from MDS and yours truly.  Every Thursday afternoon, MDS joins PFT Live to discuss the games on which we disagree - and other games that make us nervous. Today, we talked Vikings-Redskins, Broncos-
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  • Week 6 picks: The Pats' offense is a juggernaut, but unstoppabl…

    Week 6 picks: The Pats' offense is a juggernaut, but unstoppabl…

    CNNSI.com Oct 11, 2012
    The Pats' offense is a juggernaut, but unstoppable? The Seattle crowd, and a crazed pass rush, will have something to say about that, Peter King writes as he picks Week 6's games.
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  • LaMarr Woodley, Troy Polamalu, Jake Locker headline Steelers, T…

    LaMarr Woodley, Troy Polamalu, Jake Locker headline Steelers, Titans inactive lists

    yahoo.com Oct 11, 2012
    The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley and safety Troy Polamalu, two key members of a defense that ranks fifth in the NFL through five weeks. Woodley injured his hamstring in Sunday's 14-13 win over the Philadelphia Ea…
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  • Eagles' QB Vick confirms he is again dog owner

    Eagles' QB Vick confirms he is again dog owner

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who served 18 months in prison on dogfighting charges, has confirmed that he owns a dog.
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  • Redskins won’t change offense to protect Robert Griffin III

    Redskins won’t change offense to protect Robert Griffin III

    Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III appears set to return to the starting lineup on Sunday, a week after he was knocked out of a game with a concussion. And the Redskins see no need to change their offense to protect Griffin from another concussion.…
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  • Adrian Peterson: Of course I want to run over DeJon Gomes

    Adrian Peterson: Of course I want to run over DeJon Gomes

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returns to FedEx Field this Sunday for the first time since his 2011 season ended with a torn ACL he thinks occurred on a hit by Redskins safety DeJon Gomes. Peterson said Thursday that he felt “99.9 percent” sure
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  • Documentary Promises the Personal Side of L.T.

    Documentary Promises the Personal Side of L.T.

    nytimes.com Oct 11, 2012
    An coming documentary on the life of Lawrence Taylor promises to shed life on the personal life as well as the career of the former Giants star.
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  • Adam Carriker loses bet, dresses up like pro wrestler Goldberg

    Adam Carriker loses bet, dresses up like pro wrestler Goldberg

    yahoo.com Oct 11, 2012
    Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker made a bet with former pro wrestler Bill Goldberg. If the Washington Redskins had beaten the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, Goldberg, a former Atlanta Falcon, would've had to wear a Washington Redskins jersey. If the F…
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  • How about DeSean Jackson on punt returns?

    How about DeSean Jackson on punt returns?

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    Among the issues that have surfaced for the Philadelphia Eagles in the early part of this season are special teams issues, and one of those is on punt returns, where rookie Damaris Johnson hasn't consistently brought much to the table. This has led to o…
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  • Cowboys LB Spencer expects to play Sunday

    Cowboys LB Spencer expects to play Sunday

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    Dallas Cowboys starting outside linebacker Anthony Spencer said he expects to play in Sunday's game at the Baltimore Ravens. Spencer missed the Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears with a pectoral muscle injury.
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  • Nicks Still Hopes to Play Against 49ers

    Nicks Still Hopes to Play Against 49ers

    Receiver Hakeem Nicks has not played since the second week of the season, but there remains a possibility that he could be on the field against San Francisco.
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  • Fox Officiating Expert Mike Pereira Once Tried To Get Help From…

    Fox Officiating Expert Mike Pereira Once Tried To Get Help From The Replay Booth

    deadspin.com Oct 11, 2012
    On Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, the Philadelphia Eagles hosted the Green Bay Packers in an NFC wild card playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field. It was Fox's first postseason broadcast that season, which meant that it was the first opportunity for the network…
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  • Carlos Rogers backs off promise to do Victor Cruz’s salsa dance

    Carlos Rogers backs off promise to do Victor Cruz’s salsa dance

    When the New York Giants lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the regular season last year, 49ers defensive back Carlos Rogers snared a pair of interceptions. He also broke out a mock version of Victor Cruz's salsa dance, which Cruz did not like. A couple…
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  • Film review: Kerrigan in Redskins coverage

    Film review: Kerrigan in Redskins coverage

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    The Washington Redskins' secondary looked considerably better in coverage in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons than it had in its previous three games. When I broke down the tape via NFL Game Rewind to try and figure out why, I came to the conclusion…
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  • Lawrence Vickers not scared of big names on Ravens D

    Lawrence Vickers not scared of big names on Ravens D

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis sent a message to the Cowboys running game. And Cowboys fullback Lawrence Vickers said he’s not backing down. During a conference call with Dallas media, Lewis said the Ravens had other plans if the Cowboys wanted to try to f
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  • Tony Romo might have to hold this weekend

    Tony Romo might have to hold this weekend

    Should you mention the idea of Tony Romo holding for a kick, you can be pretty sure what the response will be. Are you crazy? Don’t you remember what happened in Seattle during the playoffs? That’s not really the end of Romo’s holding story, though.
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  • Troy Aikman Calls Dallas Fans A Bunch Of Bandwagoners

    Troy Aikman Calls Dallas Fans A Bunch Of Bandwagoners

    deadspin.com Oct 11, 2012
    When Brandon Marshall called Chicago's win over the Cowboys two weeks ago-at Cowboys Stadium-a "home game", he wasn't kidding. The Bears jumped out to an early lead, never looked back, and received an increasing percentage of the cheers as the game we
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  • Tom Coughlin knows his audience

    Tom Coughlin knows his audience

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    A lot of very different things have been said about the New York Giants' Tom Coughlin over the course of his long career, but you have to admit the guy knows how to coach. I mean, this business Wednesday where he somehow played the "nobody's pickin…
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  • Blogger Blitz: Wake up, Cowboys offense

    Blogger Blitz: Wake up, Cowboys offense

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    The offseason analysis of the Dallas Cowboys centered on the idea that the defense had to improve over last year and that the offense, if it could stay healthy and get at least respectable offensive line play, could be one of the best in the league. Wel…
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  • Kyle Williams trying to make amends for last year’s mistakes

    Kyle Williams trying to make amends for last year’s mistakes

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    No 49ers player has more to make amends for this weekend than Kyle Williams. Which is why he didn’t bother trying to make Sunday’s NFC Championship Game rematch with the Giants just another game. “After what happened last year, I definitely want to
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  • 49ers QB Smith says sprained finger 'fine'

    49ers QB Smith says sprained finger 'fine'

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    Alex Smith's sprained middle finger shouldn't be a problem when the San Francisco 49ers host the New York Giants on Sunday in the anticipated rematch of last season's NFC Championship Game.
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  • Breakfast links: Signs positive for RG3

    Breakfast links: Signs positive for RG3

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    I sincerely wish this for all of you: If ever you decide you need to take a day completely off from Twitter because you can sort of see your breaking point speeding toward you, I hope it's the day on which some idiotic controversy erupts on there about …
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  • NY Giants' Justin Tuck held without a quarterback sack so far, …

    NY Giants' Justin Tuck held without a quarterback sack so far, and that needs to change for Big Blue

    nydailynews.com Oct 11, 2012
    As the NFL heads into the sixth weekend of the 2012 season, there have been 201 players who have registered sacks, starting with Houston’s J.J. Watt, who leads with 8.5, all the way down to the 22 players who barely make the list with a half-sack apiece
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Vikings-Redskins 01:18

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Vikings-Redskins

    Oct 11
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Minnesota at Washington
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Giants-49ers 00:54

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Giants-49ers

    Oct 11
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for the New York Giants at San Francisco
  • Video - Preview: Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles 02:37

    Preview: Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles

    Oct 11
    NFL Films previews the Week 6 matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Video - Preview: Dallas Cowboys vs. Baltimore Ravens 02:32

    Preview: Dallas Cowboys vs. Baltimore Ravens

    Oct 11
    NFL Films previews the Week 6 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens.

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    Oct 11
    Upsets. Crazy plays. Debatable play calls. Incredible kicks. Week 6 had it all, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: Week 6 Picks

    Oct 11
    Last week: 12-2, .857. Year to date: 43-34, .558 Pittsburgh 27, Tennessee 14. The talk in Pittsburgh will be about Ben Roethlisberger?s shot at breaking Terry Bradshaw?s record for career passing yards?he needs a 300-yard game in Nashville to do it?but …
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    Oct 11
    It's a crucial weekend for three slumping NFC teams, writes John Clayton.
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    Oct 11
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