Everything is going to come out for the Packers and Broncos when they square off Sunday night in Denver.

Both teams are among the best in the NFL — both enter at 6-0 — but both also seem to be surviving by refusing to acknowledge their dirty little secrets. The Denver offense has not appeared to be very good, and the Packers are facing similar problems.

For Green Bay, it’s not that there’s a sudden lack of weapons or Aaron Rodgers no longer has talent. The issue is that he has been forced to operate behind a weak offensive line and, well, there have been some injuries at receiver that the Packers have had to contend with. If that continues to be a problem Sunday, the Broncos, who have 26 sacks, could make it a long day.

For Denver, Peyton Manning hasn’t looked like himself this year. He has only completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 1,524 yards with seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions. It has been staggering to see. In his last start against Cleveland, he connected on 26 of 48 passes for 290 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions.

If Manning isn’t sharp this week, it might not matter how well the Denver defense performs. At some point, Rodgers and the Packers are going to move the ball and put up points. Manning is going to have to do enough to keep things close so Denver has a chance to win.

Someone is going to get exposed. Nothing can stay in the dark forever in the NFL.

But then again, maybe this game will expose the flaws on both sides.

Nick Underhill

NICK’S PICKS: Underhill’s top five teams (this week)

1. Patriots (7-0)

The Patriots knew they weren’t going to be able to run the ball against the Jets last week. So they didn’t run at all and still picked up a 30-23 win.

2. Packers (6-0)

They have some issues on offense, but you have to think those will eventually get sorted out. Until someone beats them, the Packers remain here.

3. BENGALS (6-0)

OK, so we’ve been slow to hop on the Andy Dalton train. We’re buying in ... for now. But expect the Steelers to play this team tough.

4. Panthers (6-0)

It doesn’t matter if you believe in their offense or how you feel about Cam Newton. The Panthers have a legitimatedefense and are finding ways to win.

5. Broncos (6-0)

Denver is still hanging on. Peyton Manning keeps having issues that don’t appear to be going away, but the Denver defense is legit. Like Carolina, they keep winning.

This Week’s Games

DETROIT (1-6) vs. KANSAS CITY (2-5)

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. Sunday

WHERE: Wembley Stadium, London

Line: Chiefs by 31/2

BRIEFLY: Detroit beat Atlanta 22-21 in London last season. This is the Chiefs’ first game there. ... Lions fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and line coaches Jeremiah Washburn and Terry Heffernan on Monday. QB coach Jim Bob Cooter is serving as offensive coordinator, TEs coach Ron Prince is handling offensive line and assistant special teams coach Devin Fitzsimmons is working with TEs. ... Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin is expected to play after missing last week’s game with lingering effects of a concussion.

NICK’S PICK: Chiefs 24, Lions 17

ARIZONA (5-2) at CLEVELAND (2-5)

WHEN: Noon Sunday

Line: Cardinals by 51/2

BRIEFLY: The Cardinals have not won in Cleveland since 1985. ... Arizona leads the NFL with 229 points and 28 TDs. ... QB Carson Palmer is enjoying rebirth in desert: His 18-4 record since Week 8 of 2013 is the best among NFL quarterbacks. ... With WR Andrew Hawkins in concussion program, Browns WR Dwayne Bowe could be active for first time since Oct. 4.

NICK’S PICK: Cardinals 21, Browns 17


WHEN: Noon Sunday

Line: Steelers by 1

BRIEFLY: The Bengals have never started a season 7-0. They opened 6-0 two other times: 1975 and 1988. They’re the first AFC North team to go 6-0 since the 2002 realignment. ... The Steelers swept the series last season, have won their past three vs. Bengals and eight of 10 for a 56-34 overall lead in the series. ... The Bengals have lost four of five at Heinz Field and are 5-9 there overall.

NICK’S PICK: Bengals 28, Steelers 23

TAMPA BAY (2-4) at ATLANTA (6-1)

WHEN: Noon Sunday

Line: Falcons by 7

BRIEFLY: Tampa Bay squandered a 24-point lead at Washington last Sunday, wasting a chance to be at .500 through first six games for first time since 2010. ... Bucs have surrendered second-most points in the league despite ranking fifth in yards allowed. ... Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has rushed for more than 100 yards in three straight games, the first Atlanta player to accomplish that feat since Michael Turner in 2009. ...

NICK’S PICK: Falcons 28, Buccaneers 20

SAN DIEGO (2-5) at BALTIMORE (1-6)

WHEN: Noon Sunday

Line: Ravens by 3 1/2

BRIEFLY: Chargers have won three of the past five meetings. ... San Diego QB Philip Rivers has 15 TD passes and seven INTs against Baltimore. He’s working on streak of four straight 300-yard passing games, including 503-yard effort at Green Bay. ... Ravens QB Joe Flacco is 2-2 against Chargers, throwing seven TDs and three INTs. ... Ravens WR Steve Smith leads team with 41 receptions and 588 yards receiving. He needs 50 yards to pass Cris Carter for 10th all-time with 13,900 yards.

NICK’S PICK: Chargers 24, Ravens 23

MINNESOTA (4-2) at CHICAGO (2-4)

WHEN: Noon Sunday

Line: Vikings by 1

BRIEFLY: Bears have won 13 of 14 home games against Minnesota and seven straight against the Vikings at Soldier Field. Lost in 2007, when Adrian Peterson ran for 224 yards — most ever by Bears opponent. ... QB Jay Cutler, with 136 TD passes for Chicago, needs one to tie Hall of Famer Sid Luckman’s team record. ... Matt Forte ranks second among NFL RBs to Atlanta’s Devonta Freeman with 698 scrimmage yards. ... Martellus Bennett is tied for third among NFL TEs with 34 catches.

NICK’S PICK: Vikings 24, Bears 20

TENNESSEE (1-5) at HOUSTON (2-5)

WHEN: Noon Sunday

Line: Texans by 4

BRIEFLY: Titans QB Marcus Mariota is tied for first among NFL rookies with nine touchdown passes. ... QB Zach Mettenberger had 187 passing yards with a touchdown starting for Mariota (knee) last week. ... Houston signed QB T.J. Yates after releasing Ryan Mallett on Tuesday after he missed team’s charter flight to Miami. Yates spent his first three seasons with Texans. ... WR DeAndre Hopkins leads NFL with 776 yards receiving. His 58 receptions are second most in NFL history through first seven games.

NICK’S PICK: Titans 21, Texans 14

SAN FRANCISCO (2-5) at ST. LOUIS (3-3)

WHEN: Noon Sunday

Line: Rams by 8

BRIEFLY: 49ers have lost five of six and Rams had four sacks and forced four turnovers in impressive victory over Cleveland. ... Rams RB Todd Gurley has rushed for 433 yards, averaging 144.3 per game, in first three career starts. He’s the first rookie since 2005 with 125 or more rushing yards each of first three starts. ... 49ers had five sacks last week, two apiece from Aaron Lynch and Ahmad Brooks, and two interceptions.

NICK’S PICK: Rams 27, 49ers 20

N.Y. JETS (4-2) at OAKLAND (3-3)

WHEN: 3:05 p.m. Sunday

Line: Jets by 3

BRIEFLY: New York has won six of last eight meetings with Oakland, including last two. ... Ryan Fitzpatrick looks to become first QB to beat Raiders with four organizations. Done it already with Buffalo, Tennessee, Houston. ... New York ranks first in league against run, allowing 71.5 yards per game and 3.4 yards per rush. Opponents have scored just two rushing TDs.

NICK’S PICK: Jets 28, Raiders 21

SEATTLE (3-4) at DALLAS (2-4)

WHEN: 3:25 p.m. Sunday

Line: Seahawks by 41/2

BRIEFLY: Seahawks have franchise-record 18 straight games of at least 100 yards rushing, and Marshawn Lynch leads league with 58 total touchdowns since 2011. ... Seattle DE Michael Bennett, brother of former Dallas TE Martellus Bennett, has 6.5 sacks for season, tied for NFL lead. ... Dallas DE Greg Hardy has sacks in career-best six straight games going back to time in Carolina. It’s longest active sacks streak.

NICK’S PICK: Seahawks 24, Cowboys 20

GREEN BAY (6-0) at DENVER (6-0)

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sunday

Line: Packers by 3

BRIEFLY: Fourth all-time meeting between teams 6-0 or better and first since New England (8-0) at Indy (7-0) on Nov. 4, 2007. Patriots won 24-20. ... Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 3,734 yards and 31 TDs in 13 Sunday night contests. ... Green Bay looking for 7-0 start for first time since 2011, when it went 15-1. ... Since start of last season, Rodgers has thrown 53 TDs and seven interceptions. ... Second time Rodgers and Peyton Manning are squaring off as starting QBs. In 2008 at Lambeau Field, Rodgers led Packers to 34-14 win over Manning and Colts.

NICK’S PICK: Packers 28,

Broncos 23


WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Monday

Line: Panthers by 61/2

BRIEFLY: Colts QB Andrew Luck has thrown for 1,338 yards with 15 TDs and six INTs in last five games vs. NFC foes. ... WR Andre Johnson needs 86 yards receiving to pass Hall of Famer Cris Carter, who’s No. 10 all-time. ... Panthers have won franchise record 10 straight regular-season games. ... Panthers are 6-0 for first time. ... Cam Newton had 95.9 rating and TD rushing in last meeting.

NICK’S PICK: Panthers 27, Colts 14


Nick’s picks last week: 9-3

For the season: 60-35