NFL Week 6 October 13, 2013

Week 6 of the NFL season features a number of fascinating contests that should provide a clear indication as to which teams are contenders and which are pretenders.

It's always a daunting proposition to make predictions in what's an increasingly unpredictable sport, but I'm giving it my best shot.

One prediction that won't be featured is my take on the Jacksonville Jaguars/Denver Broncos matchup, but I'll give you my take on this "David vs. Goliath" matchup right here.

No, I'm not going to predict Jacksonville pulling off the biggest upset since Under the Dome was renewed for a second season; in fact, I'm predicting that Denver will cover the 28-point spread.

With that out of the way, here are my last-minute predictions for NFL Week 6.

The Denver Broncos (5-0) will host the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) this weekend. Courtesy of, we have a handy-dandy broadcast map to let you know if the game will be televised on your local CBS stations.

If you are in the GREEN, you will get this weekend's game. If you are not in the green, you can always go with DirecTV or a sports bar.

Coming into the game, the Broncos have been (depending on who you ask) 27- and 28-point favorites over the Jaguars, both of those spreads (again, depending on who you ask) represent all-time highs for NFL spreads. The last time Vegas oddmakers had such a large spread was in 1976, when the Pittsburgh Steelers were 27-point favorites over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Steelers won that game 42-0 and many are projecting Denver to also blanket Jacksonville this weekend.

Qatar vs Yemen October 13, 2013

L’Batak is a high-tech football themed Fan Zone aimed at encouraging youth to get healthy and active. L’Batak offers a unique, flexible version of a modern-day fitness centre featuring a wide range of activities, recreating cardio-based physical movements that would occur in a traditional gym environment, such as running, lunges, and squats, within a football themed space.

The Fan Zone activities include freestyle kicks, goal scoring and football related computer games, amongst others. An automated counter is used to calculate scores and display the total number of calories burnt for each participant.

L’Batak is part of the broader KOORA TIME initiative targeting youth aged 13 – 17 across Qatar and promoting greater physical activity amongst youth. L’Batak was launched during the His Highness the Emir’s Cup last season, of which Qatar Shell has been the Lead Partner for eight consecutive years.

“We are delighted to entertain our fans on this important day for our National Team and call on the public to attend the fun-packed day and enjoy the match and the variety of activities. This activity is another example that showcases QFA’s commitment to improve the fan experience at National Team games while also encouraging fans to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle through football” said Khalid al-Kuwari, Marketing Director, Qatar Football Association

Asian Cup Qualification

Date:13 October 2013

Game: week 3

Kick-off 19:30

Venue:Thani Bin Jassim Stadium (Al-Gharafah Stadium) (ad-Dōha (Doha))

Tunisia vs Cameroon October 13, 2013

The winner of the two-legged playoffs earn a spot in next year’s World Cup in Brazil. Cameroon entered the match with a great deal of questions, but one was recently answered by striker Samuel Eto’o. The Chelsea striker was uncertain about his future with the national side but has pledged to help Cameroon make the World Cup.

Cameroon talisman Samuel Eto'o is available for their World Cup qualifying play-off with Tunisia after rescinding his international retirement.

The four-time African Player of the Year hinted last month that he would no longer be available for the national team after the qualification group stages.

However, Chelsea striker Eto'o has now had a change of heart and is set to lead the Cameroon line in the first leg of the crucial tie in Rades on Sunday.

Cameroon have the better head-to-head record between the countries with six wins in the nine previous meetings, and Tunisia's only win came a decade ago in an international friendly in Tunis.

They have not met since January 2010, when they battled out a 2-2 draw during the group stages of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Tunisia were given a reprieve in qualifying after Cape Verde were docked three points for fielding an ineligible player during their clash.

Tunisia vs Cameroon October 13, 2013

Stay tuned for updates. Match starts at 17:00 GMT.


Stade Olympique de Rades, Rades (Tunisia)

Ethiopia 1-2 Nigeria October 13, 2013

Africa Cup of Nations champions Nigeria travel to Ethiopia in confident mood ahead of their World Cup qualifying play-off first leg.

Ethiopia 1-2 Nigeria October 13, 2013

Final Time

Emenike 90′



45+2 HALF TIME : Ethiopia 0-0 Nigeria

Stephen Keshi's side went unbeaten in the group stage of qualifying, topping Group F by five points after winning three and drawing three of their six games, conceding just three goals in the process.

Qualification would mean a fifth tournament appearance for Nigeria, while for Ethiopia the finals in Brazil would represent a journey into unchartered territory.

Coach Sewnet Bishaw will be without forward Getaneh Kebede, missing with an ankle injury, but he is confident the rest of his squad will be able to cope with his absence.

"We have lost a good player but as a team we have to move on," he said. "I got the information he could not make it as the nagging injury failed to heal in time.

"We wish him a quick recovery and I will look for an alternative as we have plenty in the squad who are capable."

Bishaw is likely to look to Saladin Said Ahmed to spearhead the attack in Kebede's absence after Ahmed, like Kebede, scored four of Ethiopia's eight goals in qualifying from Group A.

They won four of their six matches, surviving a late scare in the final game, coming from behind to beat Central African Republic 2-1 when defeat would have seen them overtaken at the top of the group by South Africa.