Week 6 NFL rumblings and upset picks: Should Russ’ play worry Broncos fans? Is Geno’s start legit?

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  • Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com
  • University of Florida graduate

  • Joined ESPN in 2011
  • New Jersey native and author of two published novels

Welcome to NFL Week 6, where we’ve waved goodbye to our final remaining winless team (the Houston Texans), are still closely monitoring our final undefeated squad (the Philadelphia Eagles) and have just fired our first coach of the 2022 NFL season (Carolina’s Matt Rhule).

The drama is certain to continue this week, as Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills visit Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in a battle of MVP — and Super Bowl LVII — contenders. Might someone other than the Bills or Chiefs represent the AFC on Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona? It’s among the topics ESPN’s NFL Insiders Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler tackle in this week’s roundtable.

As the mid-October schedule beckons, Graz and Fowler are also here to assess the best offseason transaction of 2022, the teams that have improved the most in one specific personnel area, and whether resurgent Geno Smith, Daniel Jones or reeling Baker Mayfield might have the best chance to remain an NFL starting quarterback in 2023. There’s also some chatter on Russell Wilson’s contract, top game predictions and fantasy predictions, and all of the most interesting tidbits from the Graziano and Fowler notebooks.

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