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A pick 6 of players, teams on a roll

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A pick 6 of players, teams on a roll

For New York Giants fans, there's no way to predict what your team will do from week to week - clobber the Packers by four touchdowns one Sunday or get humiliated by the Falcons 34-0 on another.

Which team will show up in Baltimore, where the Giants' playoff hopes are on the line against the Ravens, is anybody's guess. Even coach Tom Coughlin says he's not sure which version of his team he'll be watching.

For a while, the Dallas Cowboys were up one week, down another, too. Now, they've won five of six and are in the thick of the playoff picture, tied with the Giants and Redskins for first place in the NFC East.

Cincinnati, Dallas, Green Bay, New England and Pittsburgh, among others, were hot one week and cold another earlier in the season. But with two weeks left in the regular season, there's a whole bunch of streaks, slides and skids that make predicting how teams will play a bit easier.

Herewith, our streaking Pick 6 heading into Week 16:

6 - consecutive losses for the Detroit Lions, who had high hopes of a second straight playoff berth but take a 4-10 record into Saturday's game against Atlanta.

9 - wins in a row by Peyton Manning and the AFC West-champion Denver Broncos after a 2-3 start.

13 - years in a row in which the Buffalo Bills have failed to qualify for the playoffs. It's the longest current streak in the NFL.

46 - consecutive games in which New England's Tom Brady has thrown at least one touchdown pass for the AFC East champs. If he does it Sunday, he'll match Johnny Unitas and move seven behind Drew Brees' NFL record.

151 - consecutive passes without an interception by Carolina's Cam Newton, currently the longest streak in the league. The Panthers are only 5-9, but have won three of their last four.

185 - consecutive starts for San Francisco defensive end Justin Smith, who should play against Seattle despite a left elbow injury. The 49ers are in the playoffs, and a win gives them the NFC West title.

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Robert Griffin III tweets that there will be no NFL preseason

Robert Griffin III tweets that there will be no NFL preseason

Last Thursday, the NFLPA's board of representatives came to a unanimous decision that the entire 2020 NFL preseason should be canceled. In a memo obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the union recommended eliminating the preseason as a way to avoid injuries as well as greater health risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even with the players united on that front, it's unclear what the final decision will be in terms of the preseason. However, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III is hearing that what the NFLPA voted for is going to come to fruition.

Whether or not the preseason should be played is a debatable topic for many. For Griffin, he believes the reasoning for canceling the games that don't officially count comes down to one essential factor: the health of the players.

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While preseason games still bring in money for teams and the league, the quarterback doesn't see that as a reward big enough to ignore the risk of putting players in a situation that could compromise their safety.

The NFL had recently announced that it would be cutting down the preseason to only two games, but it now looks like even further reductions could be made. As for the status of the 2020 regular season, Griffin knows just about as much as everybody else.

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Lamar Jackson cancels 'Funday with LJ' as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Florida

Lamar Jackson cancels 'Funday with LJ' as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Florida

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has canceled his third annual 'Funday with LJ' event in South Florida as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the area.

The move comes as a surprising one, as the quarterback had promoted the event in recent days, as it was set for July 11-12 in Pompano Beach, Florida.

According to the Baltimore Sun's Jonas Schaffer, Jackson decided to call off the event after more people signed up for the event than city limits allowed. So, rather than turning away people from what was supposed to be a public event, the quarterback decided to cancel the event altogether.

Jackson's event was expected to be a 6-hour outdoor extravaganza featuring go-karts, rock climbing, flag football, water slides and more. The quarterback had previously put in place safety measures in order to hold the event that included requiring adults to wear masks, a limited autograph session and having children sign a waiver form before participating.

While Jackson likely did not want to have to cancel the event, the decision is ultimately a smart one. Broward County, where 'Funday with LJ' was supposed to take place, has reported over 21,000 positive COVID-19 cases as South Florida has become one of the virus hotspots in America. 

By canceling the event, Jackson also limits the potential chance of himself contracting the virus. And with NFL training camp just a few weeks away, that's the safe decision.

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