NFL winners and losers from Week 6, plus Broncos-Chargers picks and weekly grades for every team

Welcome to the Monday version of the Pick Six e-newsletter!

So, I’ve in spite of everything discovered why the NFL has been so loopy this yr and it is because every team is unhealthy. OK, now not every team. The Eagles are just right, the Bills are just right, the Chiefs are just right and I’ll even provide the Vikings, however that is it. I’d come with the Giants, however they fall in the back of via double-digits in just about every sport they play and despite the fact that they are 5-1 at this time, falling in the back of via double-digits every week does not appear to be a long-term technique for profitable. 

The upside for every different NFL team is that 14 groups make the playoffs and I simplest indexed 4 just right groups, because of this the opposite 10 spots ARE WIDE OPEN. The NFL has been so loopy this yr that I’m now not going to even rule out the Houston Texans from making it. 

We noticed some extra craziness in Week 6 and we will be masking all of it, so let’s get to the rundown (By the way in which, if you wish to know what the 5 craziest moments of Week 6 had been, we indexed all of them right here). My vote for the craziest a part of Week 6 used to be Tony Romo predicting the EXACT ultimate ranking of the Bills-Chiefs sport, which you’ll be able to see via clicking right here

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1. Today’s display: Week 6 winners and losers, plus complete recap

It’s Monday, which is able to simplest imply something: I stayed up till 3 a.m. ultimate evening recording a podcast with Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson that touched on the whole thing you want to find out about Week 6, and let me simply say, it is most certainly for the most efficient that you simply pay attention. We lined all 12 video games from Sunday, because of this we most probably spent a while speaking about your favourite team. 

One factor we do every week is hand out our weekly winners and losers from Sunday’s motion. Here’s a take a look at who made our checklist.  

Ryan Wilson

  • Winner: Mitchell Trubisky. After getting benched following a Week 4 loss, the general public most certainly idea that will be the ultimate they heard of Trubisky this yr, however no! In a sport in opposition to Tom Brady, Trubisky got here in for an injured Kenny Pickett and appeared extra like Tom Brady than Tom Brady. 
  • Loser: Aaron Rodgers. The Packers offense seems to be find it irresistible’s in hassle and it begins with Rodgers, who does not seem to believe any of his receivers or his training body of workers or somebody in Green Bay. There’s nonetheless a lot of time for the Packers to make things better and they’ll want that point as a result of there is a lot to mend. 

Will Brinson

  • Winner: Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase. Before Sunday, the ultimate time those two performed on the Superdome got here when LSU gained the nationwide championship. Both guys went off in that sport and of their go back to New Orleans, each guys went off once more. Burrow totaled 4 touchdowns (3 go, one rush) and Chase stuck the game-winning TD on a 60-yard ranking that got here with underneath two mins left to play. 
  • Loser: Kliff Kingsbury. The Cardinals offense arguably hit all-time low on Sunday. The team used to be going up in opposition to a Seahawks protection that used to be surrendering probably the most issues within the NFL and they could not even get a unmarried landing (Arizona’s simplest TD got here from the protection). The simplest just right information for the Cards is that DeAndre Hopkins shall be returning this week .

John Breech

  • Winner: The Big Apple. It does not appear conceivable, however the Jets and Giants are in some way each just right this yr. Both groups had been large underdogs on Sunday and in some way, each groups gained. The ultimate time each groups had been a minimum of two video games over .500 a minimum of six weeks into the season used to be 2010. If they maintain this up, lets see each groups make the playoffs in the similar yr for the primary time since 2006.   
  • Loser: Lamar Jackson. It’s now not ceaselessly you spot Jackson endure a complete meltdown, however that is what took place on Sunday. The Ravens quarterback became the ball over TWICE within the ultimate 3 mins of Baltimore’s loss to the Giants. If you are Baltimore, the ones don’t seem to be errors you wish to have to peer from a quarterback who is most probably going to be getting a $230 million contract from you one day within the close to long run. 

Not simplest did we checklist our winners and losers, however we additionally recapped every sport from Sunday. To pay attention to lately’s episode, remember to click on right here. You too can watch all the episode on YouTube via clicking right here

2. Week 6 accidents: Steelers lose Kenny Pickett to concussion, Cameron Brate taken to health facility

Hopefully we may not wish to have an damage roundup every week, however there have been such a lot of accidents across the NFL over the weekend that we indubitably wanted one for lately.

Here’s a take a look at the largest accidents from Week 6: 

  • Kenny Pickett knocked out of sport. The Steelers QB suffered a concussion early in the second one part of Pittsburgh’s win over the Buccaneers. Pickett used to be briefly dominated out of the sport, which leaves his standing for Week 7 up within the air. Pickett will wish to transparent concussion protocol if he will play in opposition to the Dolphins on Sunday.  
  • Dolphins QB replace. Skyler Thompson used to be knocked out of the sport on Sunday with a thumb damage and did not go back. The just right information for the Dolphins is that Tua Tagovailoa has cleared concussion protocol and barring a setback, he must be capable to play in Week 7 in opposition to the Steelers.  
  • Buccaneers tight finish taken to health facility. Cameron Brate used to be taken to the health facility after struggling a neck damage in opposition to the Steelers. Brate took a success within the 3rd quarter and it used to be lovely transparent immediately that the damage used to be critical. Fortunately, Brate used to be ready to fly house with the team on Sunday evening. 
  • Hollywood Brown in strolling boot. The Cardinals shall be getting again DeAndre Hopkins this week, which is a great factor, as a result of they could be down a receiver in Week 7. Marquise Brown injured his foot in opposition to the Seahawks and despite the fact that the damage is not critical, it kind of feels not going that he will be capable to play this week since Arizona performs on Thursday in opposition to New Orleans. 
  • Packers may just lose Randall Cobb. The Packers’ maximum skilled veteran receiver may just omit a while after struggling a high-ankle sprain in opposition to the Jets. The x-rays on Cobb had been detrimental, however he may not know the way critical the damage is till he undergoes an MRI lately in Green Bay, in line with
  • Rams may have misplaced some other offensive lineman. The Rams offensive line is already battered and it may well be coping with some other damage. Left take on Joe Noteboom used to be knocked out of Sunday’s sport in opposition to Carolina with Sean McVay pronouncing in a while that it “might be an Achilles.” If that is the case, Noteboom may well be out for the season, which might be a devastating loss for the Rams. 
  • Dolphins lose defensive starter for the season. Cornerback Nik Needham went down with an damage in opposition to the Vikings and that damage has been recognized as a torn Achilles, because of this Needham may not be returning this season
  • Injury malicious program continues to chunk the 49ers. San Francisco used to be already banged up heading into Week 6 and they added two extra accidents with cornerback Charvarius Ward (groin) and offensive take on Mike McGlinchey (calf) each taking place in opposition to the Falcons. If both man is out for a longer time frame, that may be a tricky loss for a 49ers team this is already coping with a large number of accidents. 
  • Carson Wentz fractures finger in throwing hand. The Commanders quarterback broke one of the crucial arms in his throwing hand on Thursday and it isn’t transparent if he will be play in opposition to the Packers this week. In the worst case state of affairs, Wentz may just omit as much as six weeks because the finger heals. If that occurs, Washington may just get started both Taylor Heinicke or rookie Sam Howell. 
  • Dak Prescott is making plans to play in Week 7. After lacking 5 weeks because of a thumb damage, the Cowboys QB is making plans to go back this week in opposition to the Lions. Barring a setback, Prescott must be again at the box on Sunday for the primary time since Week 1. 

3. Week 6 grades: Falcons get an ‘A+’ for thumping 49ers, Packers get an ‘F’ for unsightly loss to Jets

Every week I team up with six of my colleagues right here at at hand out grades, and this week, the Falcons were given an ‘A+’ for destroying the 49ers. 

Here’s a take a look at the grades from two notable video games that had been performed Sunday:

Falcons 28-14 over 49ers (Click right here for complete recap)

  • 49ers takeaway: The 49ers protection appeared find it irresistible used to be taking part in in combination for the primary time on this sport and it arguably used to be for the reason that unit used to be down a number of starters — together with Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead Jimmie Ward and Emmanuel Moseley. Of direction, despite the fact that the ones guys have been at the box, that may now not have helped since the 49ers had hassle understanding tips on how to prevent the Falcons’ dashing assault. The protection used to be unhealthy and the offense wasn’t significantly better. Not simplest did it combat to transport the ball, however Jeff Wilson additionally misplaced a fumble that the Falcons returned for a landing. The just right information for the 49ers is that regardless of this hiccup, they are going to nonetheless be in first position within the NFC West heading into Week 7. Grade: F
  • Falcons takeaway: The Marcus Mariota profession revival excursion used to be on a complete show this week because the Falcons quarterback nearly singlehandedly took down the 49ers. Mariota simplest threw one incompletion in all the sport and that did not come till the FOURTH quarter. Before that incompletion, Mariota used to be 13 of 13 for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Mariota beat the 49ers along with his arm and his legs, dashing for 60 yards. With Mariota operating the display, Falcons trainer Arthur Smith has created a dashing assault that different groups can not determine tips on how to prevent. The Falcons are a marvel team at 3-3 and if they maintain taking part in the way in which they are taking part in, they could be a marvel playoff contender past due within the season. Grade: A+

Jets 27-10 over Packers (Click right here for complete recap)

  • Jets takeaway: If Quinnen Williams wasn’t a candidate for Defensive Player of the Year, he could be after this sport. Not simplest did Williams tally two of the Jets’ 4 sacks, however he additionally blocked a box purpose. The Jets defensive lineman used to be principally a wrecking ball who destroyed the whole thing the Packers had been looking to do. The Jets protection bottled up the Packers and then let its particular groups do the remaining. The particular groups on my own outscored the Packers 13-10 with two box targets and a punt block go back for a ranking via Will Parks. Offensively, the Jets did maximum in their injury at the flooring with Breece Hall wearing the ball 20 instances for 116 yards and a TD. The Jets seem like they are for actual, which is one thing we’ve not been ready to mention about this team in additional than a decade. Grade: A
  • Packers takeaway: The simplest factor worse than the Packers offensive efficiency on Sunday used to be their particular groups play. Not simplest did this team give up a blocked box purpose, however the Packers additionally watched because the Jets returned a blocked punt for a landing. The Packers protection stored Green Bay within the sport for the easier a part of 3 quarters, however now not even that used to be sufficient to stay this sport shut The Packers glance damaged and there is no ensure this team will also be fastened. Grade: F

As for the opposite 24 grades we passed out on Sunday, you’ll be able to test the ones out via clicking right here. Also, if you wish to have a complete breakdown of the Bills’ wild 24-20 win over the Chiefs, remember to click on right here

4. Eleven loopy info from Week 6

Every Sunday evening, I am getting an e mail from our analysis division right here at CBS Sports, and every Sunday, that e mail at all times contains some amazingly wild info concerning the video games that had been simply performed. 

With that during thoughts, listed here are 11 loopy info about Week 6: 

  • Belichick inching nearer to the NFL’s all-time wins report. With New England’s win over the Browns, Bill Belichick now has 324 wins in his profession (Including the playoffs), which is tied with George Halas for the second-most in NFL historical past. The Patriots trainer is now simply 23 wins away from tying Don Shula’s all-time report of 347. 
  • The Browns were given Zapped. Not simplest did Belichick make some historical past on Sunday, however so did his quarterback. According to NFL analysis, Bailey Zappe was the primary rookie since 1957 to win his first two profession begins AND report a passer ranking of a minimum of 100. That feat hadn’t been completed since Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen pulled it off 65 years in the past.
  • Matthew Stafford nearing pick-six report. During the Rams’ win over the Panthers, Stafford threw the twenty ninth pick-six of his profession, which is tied with Dan Marino for the second-most in NFL historical past. Brett Favre holds the all time report with 32.
  • Packers choking large as large favorites. The loss to the Jets marked the second one week in a row that Packers misplaced as a favourite of 7 issues or extra. That marks simply the second one time that is took place to the Packers since 1970 (The simplest different example got here in 1998).  
  • Lamar Jackson in spite of everything loses to an NFC team. Since taking on because the Ravens’ starter in 2018, Jackson had long gone an excellent 12-0 in opposition to NFC groups, however that streak in spite of everything got here to an finish on Sunday with Baltimore’s 24-20 loss to the Giants.  
  • Marcus Mariota joins Sweetness in unique membership. With his just about absolute best efficiency in opposition to the Falcons, Marcus Mariota joined Walter Payton as the one different participant in NFL historical past to complete a sport with two passing touchdowns, one dashing landing, a minimum of 50 dashing yards and only one incompletion. Payton had a equivalent sport in 1983 in opposition to the Saints (by the use of NFL analysis).  
  • Jets are changing into highway warriors. The Jets are 3-0 at the highway for the primary time since 2010, which additionally occurs to be the ultimate time they made the playoffs. The team’s 12-year drought with out making the postseason is lately the longest within the NFL.  
  • Matt Ryan is the true MVP. The Colts QB used to be the one lively former MVP to win on Sunday. The different lively MVPs are Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson, and all of them misplaced. 
  • Matt Ryan Part II: Colts QB has wild first part. Ryan tried 37 passes within the first part, which is tied for the fourth maximum via a QB within the first part since 1991. It’s probably the most since Peyton Manning had 38 in opposition to the Titans within the first part of a sport in 2013. 
  • Harrison Butker units Chiefs’ franchise report for longest box purpose. In his first sport again from an ankle damage, the Chiefs kicker drilled a 62-yard box purpose, which isn’t simplest the longest box purpose in franchise historical past, however marks simply the thirteenth time in NFL historical past {that a} kicker has hit from 62 yards or extra. 
  • Comeback youngsters. The Giants got here again from a 10-point deficit within the fourth quarter, marking the 3rd time this yr they have conquer a double-digit deficit to win, which is tied for probably the most in a single-season in franchise historical past, in line with NFL Research. The Giants have simplest completed that feat in 3 different seasons (2007, 2011 and 2016) and in each and every of the ones seasons, they ended up making the playoffs. 

If you spot some other amusing info, be at liberty to tweet them at me

5. Monday preview: Prepping you for Broncos at Chargers

I do know we are all bored with observing the Broncos in primetime, however bet what? We’re getting them once more this night and they are going to be dealing with the Chargers. As unhealthy because the Broncos were this yr, they are able to transfer as much as moment position within the AFC West if they are able to determine tips on how to pull off an dissatisfied in Los Angeles.   

My just right good friend Jared Dubin wrote our deep-dive preview for this sport right here at, and here is how he sees the sport taking part in out:

  • Why the Broncos can win: The Broncos indubitably don’t seem to be profitable video games this season as a result of their offense, because of this if they’ll win, it is going to must be as a result of their protection. The Broncos are surrendering simply 16 issues consistent with sport this season and if they are able to stay the Chargers someplace round that quantity, that are meant to give the offense a combating probability to drag off what could be an enormous dissatisfied. 
  • Why the Chargers can win: One explanation why the Chargers offense has been such a success during the last two weeks is as a result of Justin Herbert has executed a very good task of spreading the ball round. In Week 5, Herbert hit six other receivers in a win over Cleveland. In Week 4, Herbert hit 8 other receivers in a win over Houston. When Herbert is spreading the ball round, the Chargers turn into nearly not possible to prevent. If Herbert continues to unfold the wealth, it is going to be tricky for the Broncos to sluggish the Chargers down. 

You can get a complete preview of the sport from Dubin via clicking right here

If you are fascinated about having a bet at the sport, Tyler Sullivan put in combination a complete playing preview (odds by the use of Caesars Sportsbook). You can take a look at Sullivan’s complete playing preview via clicking right here, but when you do not really feel like clicking over, here is one prop from either one of us for this night’s sport. 

  • ONE PROP TYLER LIKES: Russell Wilson OVER 13.5 dashing yards (-133): “Wilson has started to run the ball a bit more over the last few weeks. He’s averaging 4.7 attempts per game over the last three weeks and has gone over 13.5 yards in all of those contests. Given that he may be limited passing the ball due to his shoulder injury, it’s possible he leans even more on his legs to move the chains.”
  • ONE PROP I LIKE: Austin Ekeler OVER 36.5 receiving yards (-115): Not simplest is Ekeler averaging 42.8 receiving yards consistent with sport thru 5 weeks this season, however he is additionally long gone over this overall in 3 of the Chargers’ previous 4 video games. Also, the Broncos protection is lovely just right and in the event that they begin to get force on Justin Herbert, he may just begin to glance to make the short unload off to Ekeler. The Broncos additionally do not actually have somebody who can fit up with Ekeler out of the backfield, which makes it really feel just like the operating again may have a large sport within the receiving division. 

Finally, if you are questioning who we are choosing, here is who now we have this night in a sport the place the Chargers are lately appreciated via 4.5 issues: 

Dubin’s choose: Chargers 21-16 over Broncos
Sullivan’s choose: 
Chargers 27-21 over Broncos
My choose: Chargers 24-16 over Broncos

Over on our picks web page, the selection is unanimous with all 8 of our professionals choosing the Chargers to each win and quilt. 

6. Rapid-fire roundup: Titans have tentative stadium deal executed in Nashville

It’s been a  busy weekend within the NFL, and since it is just about not possible to stay observe of the whole thing that took place, I went forward and put in combination a roundup for you. 

  • Titans may just quickly be getting a brand new stadium. According to, the Titans have reached a maintain town of Nashville to construct a brand new $2.2 billion stadium within the town. The deal nonetheless must be officially licensed via the Nashville Metro Council, however as soon as that occurs, the stadium could be constructed with state bonds ($500 million), a lodge tax, a gross sales tax from the stadium and $800 million from the Titans. The Titans are construction a dome as a result of they would like the construction so as to host massive occasions together with the Super Bowl and the Final Four. 
  • Texans section techniques with Jack Easterby. After 3 years with the team, the Texans have determined to offload Easterby, who served as Houston’s government vice chairman of soccer operations. Easterby had the ear of proprietor Cal McNair, however misplaced a large number of his pull after Nick Caserio and Lovie Smith had been employed. 
  • Robbie Anderson were given despatched to locker room. In probably the most extraordinary scenes you’ll be able to ever see, Anderson were given ejected from the sport via his personal trainer. Anderson used to be being a distraction at the sideline in the second one part so Steve Wilks merely advised him to depart. You can take a look at extra main points at the tale via clicking right here
  • Bills superstar needed to pressure to Kansas City. Going into Week 6, Bills protection Jordan Poyer used to be coping with a rib damage and despite the fact that he used to be cleared to play, he wasn’t cleared to fly. What this implies is that Poyer needed to rent a motive force to assist him make the 15-hour pressure from Buffalo to Kansas City in order that he may just play in Sunday’s sport. That’s dedication. 
  • Panthers open to buying and selling Christian McCaffrey. The Panthers may just finally end up having a fireplace sale this yr and if that occurs, McCaffrey may just get dealt. Of direction, the Panthers don’t seem to be simply going to provide him away. To land McCaffrey, some other team is most probably going to have to provide a couple of first spherical picks, in line with reviews
  • Cam Akers could be executed with Rams. Akers it appears is not pleased with the Rams and it is having a look like he is by no means going to play for them once more. Akers did not play on Sunday and there appears to be a just right a possibility he will get traded or launched via the NFL industry time limit on Nov. 1. 

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