The NFL kicks off Week 6 Thursday evening with a rather atrocious matchup on Thursday Night Football. The Chicago Bears host the Washington Commanders and there is one bit of good news with this matchup. Last week hopefully set the bar for bad football this year. The Colts-Broncos game was abysmal with Indianapolis winning 12-9 in overtime. Everyone joked about how awful Commanders-Bears would be, so maybe we’ll swing the other way and it will turn into an unexpected delight.
Whatever the case, we’re back once again for straight up picks for Week 6 of the regular season. We pick each game’s winner, and then slot the picks based on confidence levels — high, medium, low, and no. A game with three asterisks (***) after it indicates a game where I’m picking the betting underdog to get the win.
Looking back at last week’s picks, I was 3-1 in high confidence picks, 4-1 in medium picks, 2-3 in low confidence picks, and 1-1 in no confidence picks. I picked four upsets and went 1-3 on those, only getting the Jets over the Dolphins. I’ve got four upsets on the slate this week, with Chiefs over Bills inspiring the most confidence.