Week 6: Predictions, matchups

Another NFL Game Day and we kick it off as usual, with predictions, matchups and rankings ...

Check back later with updates from Les Bowen at Candelstick Park in San Francisco.

PREDICTIONS

Les Bowen: Eagles, 26-24

Ed Barkowitz: 49ers, 17-16

Bill Conlin: Eagles, 13-10

Paul Domowitch: Eagles, 27-20

Marcus Hayes: Eagles, 24-18

John Smallwood: Eagles, 20-13

Vegas Vic: Eagles, 31-17

KEY MATCHUPS

1. Eagles LBs Stewart Bradley, Omar Gaither and Chris Gocong vs. Niners RB Frank Gore: Gore leads the NFL in rushing and receiving yards. Advantage: Niners.

2. Eagles LT Tra Thomas vs. Niners RE/OLB Justin Smith: Smith has three sacks, but Thomas still is one of the league’s best LTs. Advantage: Eagles.

3. Eagles WR DeSean Jackson vs. Niners CB Nate Clements: Clements is one of the league’s top cover men, but can he deal with Jackson’s 4.3 speed? Advantage: Eagles.

DOMO'S NFL RANKINGS

1. Giants, 4-0 
2. Titans, 5-0
3. Cowboys, 4-1
4. Steelers, 4-1
5. Redskins, 4-1
6. Broncos, 4-1
7. Bills, 4-1
8. Panthers, 4-1
9. Bucs, 3-2
10. Colts, 2-2
11. Patriots, 3-1
12. Eagles, 2-3
13. Jaguars, 2-3
14. Chargers, 2-3
15. Ravens, 2-2
16. Packers, 2-3
17. Cardinals, 3-2
18. Vikings, 2-3
19. Bears, 3-2
20. Falcons, 3-2

21. Dolphins, 2-2
22. Saints, 2-3
23. 49ers, 2-3
24. Jets, 2-2
25. Texans, 0-4
26. Seahawks, 1-3
27. Raiders, 1-3
28. Browns, 1-3
29. Bengals, 0-5
30. Chiefs, 1-4
31. Lions, 0-4
32. Rams, 0-4

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