So, the Week 6 predictions didn't get off to a great start. I expected the Steelers-Titans game would be close, but I never thought Pittsburgh was leaving with a loss. That is, not until the Steelers started holding tryouts for offensive linemen at halftime. But getting things wrong seems to be a theme with this blog entry ...
Ravens 28, Cowboys 26: Yes, I'm the one who picked the Cowboys to win the Super Bowl and the Ravens to miss the playoffs. That really hasn't worked out so well, has it? Despite their struggles, the Cowboys will be in this game. Dallas is coming off a bye and is embarrassed by its last showing, a 16-point loss to the Bears. But the Ravens play great at home, winning an NFL-best 14 straight there (which includes playoffs). A major reason for their success is the defense's ability to create turnovers. An interception for Tony Romo will prove to be the difference.
Bengals 26, Browns 16: The Browns will win a game this season, I promise. It's just not going to be this one. The Bengals getting upset by Miami last Sunday didn't work in the Browns' favor. Cincinnati needs to win with a game against a ticked-off Pittsburgh team looming. No one is more motivated to bounce back than Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. He will bust out against a Browns defense that ranks 26th against the run and won't have its top two tacklers -- safety T.J. Ward (hand) and linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (head) -- at full strength.
Thursday night: 0-1. Season record: 10-4.