National Lacrosse League: Week 5 Previews and Predictions

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National Lacrosse League: Week 5 Previews and Predictions
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As the 2013 NLL season enters its fifth week of play, most of the teams are bunched up tight in the middle of the pack.

The Toronto Rock have pushed themselves out in front with a 4-1 record, tops in the East as well as best record overall. The Rochester Knighthawks are on the other end of the scale, getting off to a disappointing 0-3 start after winning the Champion's Cup last season. No more than a game separates the other seven teams from each other.

Week 5 features four games involving eight squads, with the Philadelphia Wings getting the week off to lick their wounds after losing two in a row last weekend.

The top two teams in the East thus far, Toronto and the Buffalo Bandits, face off in the first game of the weekend, with the division lead on the line.

Elsewhere, the Washington Stealth travel to Rochester for a rematch of their Week 1 tilt, which the Stealth won. The Colorado Mammoth host the Minnesota Swarm in a battle of the basement in the West. And finally, the Calgary Roughnecks travel north to face the Edmonton Rush for the first time since the Rush eliminated the Roughnecks from last year's playoffs.

I went 6-1 in my predictions last week; let's see how I do this week....

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