Week 6 began with an excellent Thursday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers. Both entered the game 4-1, but the Eagles were able to escape 28-23 to earn their fifth win of the year.

The NFL has seen parity amongst the league so far this season with just one undefeated team through five weeks and exactly half (16 of 32) of the teams having a record over .500. Here are the five most intriguing Week 6 matchups that will take place on Sunday.

5. New England Patriots (3-2) at New York Jets (3-2)

The Patriots moved back over .500 in Week 5 with their 19-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It was the least points they have given up this season. The Jets surprisingly won their third game in a row with a 17-14 win over the Browns last Sunday and are tied atop the AFC East with New England and the Buffalo Bills.

New England's offense has been every bit as good as expected, but their defense continues to remain as one of the league's worst. While they held Tampa Bay to 14 points, it could have easily been more had Nick Folk not missed three field goals. The Patriots rank 30th out of 32 teams giving up 28.4 Points Per Game and are dead last in yards allowed.

Many still do not see the Jets as a realistic AFC playoff team, but they would definitely turn some heads if they pulled off the upset.

The defense has played fairly well, but have also played four offenses who wouldn't be considered amongst the NFL's best (Bills, Miami Dolphins, Jaguars, and Cleveland Browns). When they played the Raiders in Week 2 who had Derek Carr in the lineup, the Jets gave up 45 points.

4. Detroit Lions (3-2) at New Orleans Saints (2-2)

The Lions look to move to 3-0 on the road this Sunday and remain over .500 as they are currently 3-2. The Saints are coming off a bye and won their previous two games to even their record at 2-2. In Week 4, they shut out the Dolphins 20-0.

The Lions were -1 in the turnover battle with the Panthers in their Week 5 loss but are tied for second at +8 for the season.

Detroit's run defense has been stout this year as they are third in the NFL only allowing 74.6 rushing yards per game. Opposing teams are gaining just 3.3 yards per carry, and they have allowed less than 83 yards on the ground in three of five games.

Those numbers mean that it is even more likely that the brunt of the Saints offensive work will be on the shoulders of Drew Brees. He has continued to play at a high level at the age of 38 completing 69.1% of his passes with eight touchdown and no interceptions. He has only been sacked four times in four games, but is facing a Lions defense that has 13 sacks in their first five games.

3. Los Angeles Rams (3-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2)

The Rams were held in check in their Week 5 16-10 loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks but still are sitting at 3-2.

The Jaguars currently are a game ahead of the pack in the AFC South with the same 3-2 record and had an impressive 30-9 victory over the Steelers last Sunday.

Despite only scoring 10 points last week, the Rams still are second in the NFL averaging 30.4 points per game. Jared Goff will look to bounce back from what was easily the worst start of his season against Seattle, as he completed just 46.8% of his passes with two interceptions and no touchdowns. In his first four games, the second-year pro completed 66.7% of his passes with seven touchdowns and just one interception.

Jacksonville has alternated a win with a loss in their first five games. They lead the league with a +10 turnover differential and 15 turnovers forced on the season.

The Jaguars intercepted Ben Roethlisberger five times last Sunday which was the third game in which they have forced the opposition to turn the ball over at least three times. They also lead the NFL with 20 sacks meaning a tough game for Goff could be in store.

2. Green Bay Packers (4-1) at Minnesota Vikings (3-2)

Aaron Rodgers led another fourth quarter comeback in their Week 5 win over the Cowboys improving Green Bay's record to 4-1. The Vikings sit a game behind the Packers in the NFC North at 3-2 and are coming off a 20-17 victory over the Chicago Bears.

Green Bay has forced seven turnovers in their last two games after just two in their first three. Ty Montgomery is likely to return to the Packers offense after missing the previous game and will likely share time with rookie Aaron Jones who ran for 125 yards in his first career start.

Minnesota was able to win last week but Sam Bradford did not look healthy after missing three games with a knee injury and was taken out of the game. He is doubtful to put his pads on this Sunday and it looks as if Case Keenum will get his fourth start of the year. Keenum is 1-2, but he has done an admirable job in relief with no interceptions in 121 pass attempts.

1. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (5-0)

The Steelers are coming off a shocking 30-9 loss at home against the Jaguars but are still tied for first with the Ravens at 3-2 in the AFC North. Kansas City remained the only undefeated team at 5-0 with a 42-34 win over the Houston Texans.

Ben Roethlisberger had arguably one of the worst games of his career in the loss to Jacksonville as he was picked off five times by the Jaguars defense.

He also currently owns the worst touchdown rate of his 14-year career through five games. The Steelers pass defense has been superb this year leading the NFL in both passing yards allowed per game (139.8) and yards allowed per pass attempt (4.1).

That pass defense will be a test for the Chiefs who are the league's top scoring team at 32.8 points per game. Alex Smith leads the NFL with a 76.6 completion percentage and 8.8 yards per attempt. He has 11 touchdown passes and has not thrown an interception in 158 pass attempts.