Sept 13, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) during the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

NFL: Week 6 picks

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his offensive line are angry and ready. I think they come out and beat the Texans tonight. Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

Here we go – as the noon games get started, here is how I see things today:

Bengals vs. Browns: I think the Browns defense will keep them in the game, but Cincinnati will keep things going and will win the battle for Ohio today; Bengals 23 Browns 17

Falcons vs. Raiders: The Raiders won’t have a chance in this one as Atlanta continues to roll. Matt Ryan will pick apart the suspect Raiders defense, while the Atlanta defense stops the Raiders dead cold. Falcons 28 Raiders 13

Rams vs. Dolphins: If there are two teams that have surprised in the early going it’s the Rams under their new head coach Jeff Fisher and the Dolphins under former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. It will be close, but I think the Rams defense will make enough plays to slow down the Dolphins, while Sam Bradford does enough to get another win. Rams 19 Dolphins 16

Colts vs. Jets: The Jets showed last week that their defense can play when they give it, but I think that the Colts, under the guidance of first overall draft pick Andrew Luck will have a couple of more impressive plays than the Jets in this one. Colts 31 Jets 24

Eagles vs. Lions: The Lions special teams have been atrocious this season and in addition to giving up too much on the ground, I think the Eagles find a couple of ways to win this – with a solid running game and by tilting the field with big kickoff and punt returns. Eagles 27 Lions 19

Buccaneers vs Chiefs: If there’s a sleeper of a game this week, it’s this one. So, if you want to take a nap, turn it on. With Matt Cassell sidelined, Brady Quinn isn’t the answer. The Bucs will pick him off at least once en route to a convincing win as they try to keep up with the Falcons in the NFL South. Bucs 24 Chiefs 10

Ravens vs. Cowboys: The Cowboys will show off some defense today, but the Ravens will go one better on the defensive side of the ball by picking off Tony “the interception machine” Romo. Ray Rice will pick up some key first downs and Joe Flacco will rise to the occasion as they get by the ‘Boys. Ravens 20 Cowboys 16

Bills vs. Cardinals: Now, here’s another snoozer. The Bills are desperate to show the rest of the league why they went out and spent a bazillion dollars to upgrade last year, but I’m afraid it won’t happen today. Though the Cardinals are not as good as their record shows, they will notch one more “W” with a win today. Cardinals 22 Bills 17

Seahawks vs. Patriots: Ok, rookie Russell Wilson, are you ready for a lesson. Tom Brady will give it to you today. The Seahawks’ early season ride comes to an end today when the Patriots run roughshod over the wannabes. Patriots 30 Seahawks 13

49ers vs. Giants: This is one of the best games of the day that features the red-hot Niners against the consistent Giants. This one will be close, but the Niners will have one more defensive stop in them than will the Giants. Niners 20 Giants 19

Redskins vs. Vikings: If RGIII plays all 60 minutes in this one, he will run the Vikings ragged. If he doesn’t, the Vikings D will do enough to get by the Redskins. I’m betting RGIII goes the distance. Redskins 23 Vikings 16

Chargers vs. Broncos: Pitting two of the best QBs in the AFC West, this Monday Night Football game will come down to the experience and savvy of one Peyton Manning. He will give the Broncos one more score than will Philip Rivers give his team. Broncos 27 Chargers 23

Packers vs. Texans: Ok, so this is by far the game of the week. We’ve got the desperate Packers against the unbeaten Texans. The Packers have lost some real gut-wrenchers (Seattle and Indianapolis), while also getting by the Saints in a barn burner. The only game the Packers dominated was against Da Bears. The Texans have played against and defeated the equivalent of the Blind Sisters of the Poor, thus their 5-0 start. I think Aaron Rodgers comes out on fire and the Packers defense gets at least a couple of  sacks on the immobile Matt Schaub. Many are saying this one goes to overtime. I don’t think so. The Packers will show they are for real with a win tonight in Houston. Packers 28 Texans 24.

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