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Winning NFL Parlay Picks Week 6

Thanks to five teams coming back from double-digit deficits to win and the league’s last two remaining undefeated teams weren’t just beaten — they were beaten down, the 2014 NFL betting season is officially a free-for-all. There is not a single undefeated team left and we’re barely into October.

Now is a time when you need expert advice on picking winning parlays in week 6 of the 2014 NFL season.

Winning NFL Parlay Picks Week 6

Detroit at Minnesota
Where: TCF Bank Stadium
When: Sunday, Oct. 12
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Spread: Detroit -3
Total: OFF
TV: FOX

The Detroit Lions (3-2 SU, 3-2 ATS) fell completely apart in their crushing 17-14 Week 5 loss to Buffalo after taking a 14-3 lead into the half.

With a gimpy Megatron, the Lions gave up 11 fourth quarter points and never scored after halftime as quarterback Kyle Orton torched the Lions by completing 30 of 43 passes for 308 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Detroit signal-caller Matt Stafford completed just 18 of 31 passes for 221 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the loss.

The Minnesota Vikings (2-3 SU, 2-3 ATS) got hammered in their 42-10 Week 5 loss to Green Bay as third string quarterback Christian Ponder showed exactly why he’s so far down on Minnesota’s depth chart after being drafted just a few years ago to be the team’s new franchise quarterback.

Ponder looked completely awful in completing just 22 of 44 passes for 22 yards with no touchdowns and two awful interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.

Now, I know the Vikings are expecting gifted rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater back for this divisional matchup, but I fully expect Detroit to have some renewed focus after letting last week’s game slip away.

Surprisingly, Minnesota has won three of the last four meetings, but I don’t see it happening this time around. Despite their loss the last time out, I believe the Lions are far more focused under head coach Jim Caldwell than they ever were under former head coach Jim Schwartz and I expect Detroit to get the big win here to maintain their standing as the NFC North division leader, at least for another week.

The Lions have a great defensive line and I fully expect them to get after Bridgewater while forcing the youngster into at least one costly turnover. Detroit may be 0-3-2 ATS in their last five road games against Minnesota, but they’re also 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against their NFC North division rivals.

Back the ‘semi-desperate’ Lions to win outright to cover the spread.

My Pick: Lions 31 Vikings 21

San Diego at Oakland
Where: O.co Coliseum
When: Sunday, Oct. 12
Kickoff: 4:05 PM ET
Spread: San Diego -7
Total: 43
TV: CBS

The San Diego Chargers (4-1 SU, 5-0 ATS) are on a red-hot roll, having won four straight games including their emphatic 31-0 beat-down of the New York Jets as a 7-point home favorite in Week 5.

Quarterback Philip Rivers completed a blistering 20 of 28 passes with three TD’s to lead the Bolts to victory while the team’s defense harassed both, Geno Smith and Mike Vick into a combined 12 for 31 passing day.

The Oakland Raiders (0-4 SU, 2-2 ATS) had a bye in Week 5, but they looked as clueless as ever in falling to the mediocre Miami Dolphins 38-14 as a 4-point home underdog two weeks ago.

There’s absolutely no sense in beating around the bush with this pick, particularly seeing as how I expect this game to basically be over with by halftime.

Before the 2014 season ever got underway, I told NFL betting enthusiasts everywhere that I expected the Chargers to contend, not only for the AFC West division title, but for the 2015 AFC Championship as well and they haven’t disappointed early on.

The Bolts are infinitely better on both sides of the ball not to mention the fact that they’re 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games against the dysfunctional Raiders, who are now playing for mediocre coach Tony Sparano after getting former head coach Dennis Allen fired after four games.

My Pick: San Diego Chargers -7 Points

Dallas at Seattle
Where: CenturyLink Field
When: Sunday, Oct. 12
Kickoff: 4:25 PM ET
Spread: Seattle -8
Total: 47
TV: FOX

The Dallas Cowboys (4-1 SU, 3-2 ATS) have won four straight games after getting smacked around by Frisco in their 2014 opener, including their narrow 20-17 overtime victory over rebuilding Houston in Week 5.

Polarizing quarterback Tony Romo completed 28 of 41 passes for 324 yards with two touchdowns and one interception to lead the ‘Boys to victory while running back DeMarco Murray added 136 rushing yards on 31 carries.

The Seattle Seahawks (3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS) looked solid in their 27-17 Week 5 win over Washington as a 7-point road fave, but that’s not saying much. The fact of the matter is that now, third-year quarterback Russell Wilson looked like arguably the best signal-caller in the league as he completed an incendiary 18 of 24 pass attempts for 201 yards and two touchdowns while adding another 122 rushing yards and another touchdown via the run.

I think it’s nice that the Dallas Cowboys are off to a solid 4-1 start heading into this contest, but I’m not impressed at all if you want me to be honest. Dallas has beaten a bunch of mediocre teams in winning their last four games and I don’t believe they’re even close to the caliber of team that the defending Super Bowl-champion Seahawks are.

While these two teams have nearly identical scoring and defensive points allowed averages, Seattle is a virtual lock to win at home, having lost just once at home in Wilson’s almost three full seasons.

The Cowboys are 5-2 ATS in their last seven meetings against the Seahawks, but that was mostly compiled before Wilson arrived and the Seahawks became a perennial powerhouse.

Seattle is 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games against their NFC rivals and a blistering 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games following an SU win.

I like the Seahawks to deliver a huge, national statement to the ‘Boys that they are clearly not a legitimate challenger to Seattle’s conference crown – and a lot closer to the 8-8 team they’ve been in each of the past three seasons.

My Pick: Seattle 27 Dallas 17

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