(Sporting Alert) — The exciting start to the new NFL season continues on Sunday in Week 6 with another packed schedule, as a number of teams look to remain undefeated.
Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs and the New Orleans Saints have all made perfect 5-0 starts to the season and will be looking maintain their 100-percent record for the term.
Kansas City, who battled to a 26-17 win over the Tennessee Titans last weekend, will be the first one of the three in action on Sunday afternoon, as they face the Oakland Raiders (2-3) at home at Arrowhead Stadium, this game broadcasting live on CBS, at 1:00 pm ET.
Head coach Andy Reid says his team still has room to improve, as they go in search of trying to end a six-game losing streak at home to the Raiders.
The game will be the first of three consecutive home games the Chiefs will play in the coming weeks.
“Listen, we’re 5-0 and we’re not ashamed of that,” Reid said. “But we also know that we got a ton of room to improve.
“It’s important that we continue to do that.”
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (5-0) start overwhelming favourites to pile on further misery on the winless Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5).
A 34-20 defeat to the St. Louis Rams last week see the Jaguars continue to struggle with early season form as they continue to be the league-worst team on offense, averaging just 251.8 yards.
Head coach Gus Bradley is hoping for a pushing from his team, but did admits that his quarterbacks, Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert, have got to step up.
“As a quarterback, with that comes the responsibility of being a leader,” Bradley said. “I think our guys are working towards that, but they need to step it up.
“We feel strongly about both of them, we’re going to challenge both of them and they’re going to need to step up.”
The Broncos are coming off a narrow 51-48 victory over the Dallas Cowboys last week, a game in which they had to work hard for and head coach John Fox wants his players to remain focus and not to get got up into the troubled start Jacksonville has made to the season.
Fox said the main focus at the moment to keep on improving.
“One thing I’ve learned is if you fall asleep at the wheel, you wreck,” Fox said. “Sometimes dealing with prosperity is more difficult than the adversity.
“Our guys understand that. They understand it’s more about the process than the results. They understand it’s more about the preparation work which will relate to the performance.”
The other undefeated NFL side in action on Sunday is the New Orleans Saints, who travel to tackle the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
New Orleans beat the Chicago Bears 26-18 last week to stay perfect on the season, while the Patriots (4-1) suffered they first defeat of the new campaign, going down to a very disappointing 13-6 at the Cincinnati Bengals.
The game also saw New England quarterback Tom Brady’s streak of 52 successive regular-season games with a touchdown pass ended after his team struggled on offense. Brady went 18 of 38 on completed pass for 197 yards and had one interception in the defeat.
After losing four straight to the start the season last year, the Saints are certainly no pushovers in the 2013-14 season with quarterback Drew Brees tallying 1722 yards and has 12 touchdown passes so far.
The game, streaming live on NBC Sports Sunday night will see the Washington Redskins, who picked up their first win over the season with a 24-14 at Oakland Raiders two weeks ago, traveling the Dallas Cowboys (2-3), ready to bounce back from the defeat to Denver.
This game will be played at AT&T Stadium.
NFL Week 6 Games on Oct. 13, 2013
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. EST (CBS) at Arrowhead Stadium.
Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. EST (CBS) at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. EST (FOX) at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. EST (FOX) at Mall of America Field.
Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets, 1 p.m. EST (CBS) at MetLife Stadium.
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. EST (FOX) at Raymond James Stadium.
Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. EST (FOX) at M&T Bank Stadium.
St. Louis Rams at Houston Texans, 1 p.m. EST (FOX) at Reliant Stadium.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. EST (CBS) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. EST (CBS) at CenturyLink Field.
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. EST (FOX) at Candlestick Park.
New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots, 4:25 p.m. EST (FOX) at Gillette Stadium.
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys, 8:30 p.m. EST (NBC) at AT&T Stadium.