Week 6 of the NFL season is upon us, and there are a handful of exciting games on the schedule as teams look to either establish their positions in the playoff race, or try to turn things around after a rough start.
The 1 p.m. slate is a bit light with the biggest games going down in the late afternoon, but there are still a few potential gems. The big matchup to look for is an NFC East clash between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington. Philly went down last week when Carson Wentz threw his first pick of the season, but the Eagles still look like they’ll be major players in the divisional race. Meanwhile, Washington is back in a groove after starting 0-2, winning three games and a row.
Another 1 p.m. game to check out is the Cincinnati Bengals facing the New England Patriots on the road. This might be a playoff preview on paper, but Cincy is struggling at 2-3 and barely showed up in last week’s beatdown at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. The Patriots have Tom Brady back and he showed zero signs of rust when he destroyed the Cleveland Browns. This is a bit of a gut-check game for the Bengals, who are already falling behind in the AFC North.
In the late afternoon, we get some marquee NFC games with the Green Bay Packers hosting the Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks taking on the Atlanta Falcons. Ezekiel Elliott is living up to the hype for Dallas, while Dak Prescott continues to put in solid performances. The Packers will attempt to get within one game behind the Minnesota Vikings, who are undefeated and on bye this week.
The Seahawks got their bye week at a perfect time and Russell Wilson is close to full health after battling ankle and knee injuries earlier in the year. The Falcons dispatched the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos last week and Matt Ryan is playing at an MVP level, but he figures to face another tough challenge in Seattle’s defense. It would not be surprising if we saw these teams square off again in the postseason down the line.
Here are all the scores, highlights, injury news, and odds and ends for Week 6.
Complete scores and schedule (all times Eastern)
San Diego Chargers 21, Denver Broncos 13
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS
Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington, 1 p.m., FOX
Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m., FOX
Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m., FOX
The Jaguars weren’t even close to spelling Prince Amukamara’s name correctly.
Brandin Cooks’ bow-and-arrow celebration has been neutered to avoid a fine from the NFL.
Colin Kaepernick made his first start of the season and found Torrey Smith for a 53-yard strike, Kaepernick’s first touchdown pass in 364 days.
Eli Manning became just the eighth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 touchdowns.
Vernon Davis scored his first touchdown in two years, but found out the hard way that his favorite celebration is now illegal.
Ben Roethlisberger injured his left knee against the Dolphins in the second quarter but came back into the game after halftime.
The Bills got a scare when LeSean McCoy went down with an injury, but he was cleared to return.
Odell Beckham Jr. headed to the locker room with a hip injury but later returned to the game.
Ravens CB Jimmy Smith is out after sustaining a concussion against the Giants.
Browns safety Jordan Poyer was transported to the hospital after suffering a concussion on a punt return.
49ers CB Rashard Robinson was ruled out with a concussion.
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