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Week 6 is shaping up to be the best week yet, complete with matchups between conference contenders and a few divisional rivalries. The game of the week features two of the most popular teams in the league – the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. 

 

Game of the Week

Dallas Cowboys @ Green Bay Packers

Favourite: Packers -4

Powered by a pair of rookies, the Dallas Cowboys roll into Green Bay with a 4-1 record straight up and against the spread. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott have been show-stoppers thus far, but their skills will definitely be put to the test with a road game in Green Bay. Out of the Cowboys’ four wins, only one has come from a team above .500 (Washington Redskins).

Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers still have Aaron Rodgers, whose performance has been inconsistent as of late. He’s failed to hit the 300-yard passing mark in 13 straight games now (including last year's playoffs) while completing just 57.2% of his passes so far this season. The Packers are 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Cowboys. 

 

Game with the Biggest Spread

Cincinnati Bengals @ New England Patriots

Favourite: Patriots -9.5

The 2-3 SU and ATS Cincinnati Bengals are coming off one of their worst performances in years. They’ll be eager to rebound, but it’ll be tough because this week, they’re visiting New England, where Tom Brady will get a hero's welcome in his first home game after his suspension. Brady returned last week to destroy Cleveland 33-13.

The Bengals’ pass rush has been shaky this year; they’ve only generated 10 sacks (17th in the NFL), with five of them coming from their Week 4 win against the Miami Dolphins. The Bengals are 2-8 SU in their last 10 meetings with the Patriots.

 

Game with the Smallest Spread

Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders

Favourite: Chiefs -1​                                                       

This AFC West showdown is massive. The Raiders are tied atop the division with Denver at 4-1, while the Chiefs sit at 2-2 and are coming off a bye week. A Chiefs loss here could result in the Raiders distancing themselves from Denver; however, a Chiefs win turns the AFC West into a three-horse race.

Kansas City head coach Andy Reid has been great after bye weeks, but the Chiefs have struggled so far this season. They needed a second-half comeback in Week 1 to beat the 1-4 San Diego Chargers, and they were beat by the Houston Texans the following week. The Chiefs managed to beat the New York Jets in Week 3, but were blown out by the Pittsburgh Steelers before their bye.

The 4-1 Oakland Raiders look like the better team and are coming in on a three-game winning streak. So far this season, the Raiders have averaged 28.4 points per game, which is the fifth-most in the NFL. The Raiders are 4-6 SU with the Chiefs in their last 10 games.

 

 

*Odds as of October 13, 2016