Gridiron Great Top 11 (Week 6)

There are only two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL and they both reside in the NFC. Which teams have fallen off the pace heading into week 6? Here’s a dive into our Gridiron Great 11 heading into week 6.

Gridiron Great Top 11 (Week 6)

#11. LA Chargers 2-2 (+1400/+2800) - The Chargers’ odds actually improved with a week off as the AFC took a hit this week. They have a chance to put a further dent in the Cowboys’ season on Sunday night at home. Last Week’s Rank: Unranked

#10. Tampa Bay Bucs 3-1 (+4000/+7000) - The Bucs hang onto their seat in the Gridiron Great 11 following a bye week. They play host to the Lions this week in their toughest matchup of the season. Last Week’s Rank: 10th

#9. Dallas Cowboys 3-2 (+450/+1000) - The Cowboys were not ready for prime time on Sunday night, thrashed by the Niners on the road. It is officially now or never for QB Dak Prescott. Last Week’s Rank: 5th

#8. Seattle Seahawks 3-1 (+2200/+3500) - The Seahawks return to work this week with the second-best record in the NFC behind the 49ers and Eagles. We’ll see how well the defense holds up against an improving Bengals offense on Sunday. Last Week’s Rank: 9th

#7. Baltimore Ravens 3-2 (+1100/+2500) - One week after looking like his former MVP self, Lamar Jackson struggled against the Steelers. Early returns suggest that all the work in the offseason to bring in wide receivers has been a bust and the Ravens may have to let Jackson run wild again. Last Week’s Rank: 8th

#6. Buffalo Bills 3-2 (+425/+900) - More concerning than the loss this week was the injury to LB Matt Milano and DL DaQuan Jones that will likely keep them both out for the season. More pressure will shift to the Bill’s offense. Last Week’s Rank: 5th

#5. Detroit Lions 3-1 (+700/+1500) - The Lions’ front office has built stout lines on both sides of the ball and this team is most definitely for real. Last Week’s Rank: 7th

#4. Miami Dolphins 4-1 (+425/+900) - Few things can get a team back on track than a visit from the hapless New York Giants. The win came at a cost, however, as star-in-the-making RB Achane left with a knee injury. Last Week’s Rank: 6th

#3. Kansas City Chiefs 4-1 (+240/+550) - The Chiefs survived a scare when Kelce went down with what looked like a much worse non-contact injury. The Swifties shined upon him and he came back to help the Chiefs seal the deal over Minnesota. Last Week’s Rank: 4th

#2. Philadelphia Eagles 5-0 (+300/+350) -The Eagles offensive line absolutely dominated the Rams this week and served notice that they aren’t ready to abdicate their NFC crown anytime soon. Last Week’s Rank: 2nd

#1. SF 49ers 5-0 (+140/+350) - The Niners separated themselves from the pack with Sunday night’s thumping of the Cowboys. Next up is a potential trap game in Cleveland. Last Week’s Rank: 1st

Upset Alert for Week 6: We went a perfect 2-0 last week with two outright upset wins this week as the Bears (+6.5) throttled the Commanders on Thursday night while the Jags (+5.5) took down the Bills in London.

#1. San Francisco (-5) at Cleveland: The 49ers are playing the best football in the NFL and are coming off a dominating win over the Cowboys. Why the upset alert? Well, the Browns have a dominant pass rush, ranked second in the NFL. They have the NFL’s #1 defense, fourth against the rush, and #1 against the pass. With a week off to prepare and this being an early game for the West Coast Niners, I think this one is going to be very tight.

#2. Philadelphia (-7) at NY Jets: If you’ve watched the Jets this season enough, one thing this team does is rally to the ball on defense. They have extremely fast linebackers that fill holes quickly. They could be the one team that slows the Eagles’ ground game and forces them to rely more on the pass. Jets QB Wilson has been the check-down king recently and that is a good thing.

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