Playbook picks: Patriots can’t handle Ravens

Will the Patriots miss Randy Moss? That question won’t be answered immediately, but our three “Playbook” analysts expect New England to get off to a rocky start without their former No. 1 receiver.

While Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann and Brian Billick all predict a Ravens victory this Sunday, they do not have a consensus for three other key Week 6 games.

Sharpe and Billick see the Vikings dropping the Cowboys to 1-4, but Theismann is going with Dallas. Theismann and Billick, meanwhile, both like Ben Roethlisberger to be victorious in his 2010 debut with the Steelers, but Sharpe is picking Cleveland to spoil Big Ben’s return.

As for the Sunday night tilt between the host Redskins and the Colts, Sharpe and Theismann are siding with the home team, while Billick is riding with Indianapolis.

Without further ado, take a look at all of their Week 6 picks:

NFC Playbook: Friday 5:30 p.m. ET
Dolphins at Packers
Sharpe: Dolphins
Theismann: Dolphins
Billick: Packers
 

Lions at Giants
Sharpe: Giants
Theismann: Giants
Billick: Giants

Chargers at Rams
Sharpe: Chargers
Theismann: Chargers
Billick: Chargers

Raiders at 49ers
Sharpe: Raiders
Theismann: Raiders
Billick: 49ers

Seahawks at Bears
Sharpe: Bears
Theismann: Bears
Billick: Bears

Saints at Buccaneers
Sharpe: Buccaneers
Theismann: Saints
Billick: Saints

Redskins at Colts
Sharpe: Redskins
Theismann: Redskins
Billick: Colts

Falcons at Eagles
Sharpe: Falcons
Theismann: Falcons
Billick: Falcons

Cowboys at Vikings
Sharpe: Vikings
Theismann: Cowboys
Billick: Vikings

AFC Playbook: Thursday at 6 p.m. ET
Chiefs at Texans
Sharpe: Chiefs
Theismann: Chiefs
Billick: Texans
 

Browns at Steelers
Sharpe: Browns
Theismann: Steelers
Billick: Steelers

Jets at Broncos
Sharpe: Jets
Theismann: Jets
Billick: Jets

Titans at Jaguars
Sharpe: Jaguars
Theismann: Titans
Billick: Titans

Ravens at Patriots
Sharpe: Ravens
Theismann: Ravens
Billick: Ravens

Playbook combines Xs-and-Os analysis of each NFL game with roundtable debates on the NFL’s hottest topics. For more information, check out NFL Network’s broadcast schedule.

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