NFL Week 5 Picks and Predictions

Ken McClishContributor IOctober 9, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28:  A Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader performs at Cowboys Stadium on September 28, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

2009 Week 5 NFL. Sunday, Oct. 11

What a bunch of boring first-half games this coming Sunday. Except for the Ravens/Bengals game. It'll be interesting to see what happens in Denver. How will Sanchez respond on Monday Night Football from his poor outing last week? Lets get it on!

Cleveland Browns vs Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.

The Bills should finally win one. Will Owens have a big game?

Bills 28, Browns 13

Dallas Cowboys vs Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m.

Hey Romo, no Champ Bailey to throw to in this one.

Cowboys 24, Chiefs 14

Minnesota Vikings vs St Louis Rams, 1 p.m.

Another preseason tuneup for the Vikes -sorry Ram fans. Peterson is due for a monster game.

Vikings 34, Rams 13

Oakland Raiders vs New York Giants, 1 p.m.

The only way the Raiders keep this one close is if the Giants take them too lightly. But who can blame them? The Giants have their sights on next week's matchup versus the Saints.

Giants 24, Raiders 10

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m.

Philly should blow these guys away. But I think McNabb will be a little rusty.

Eagles 28, Bucs 17

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Detroit Lions, 1 p.m.

I hope Stafford is healthy for this one. Otherwise deduct 10 points from Detroit's point total.

Steelers 24, Detroit 17

Washington Redskins vs Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m.


Panthers 17, Redskins 13

Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.

This should be a fun one. The Ravens should take this at home.

Ravens 34, Bengals 31

Atlanta Falcons vs San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m.

Excellent matchup. I think the niners D wins this.

Niners 20, Falcons 17

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Seattle Seahawks, 4:15 p.m.

Seattle's obvious problem- QB. I like the Jags in this one as long as they don't turn the ball over. Hey..there might be more Jag fans in the stands for this one compared to at home.

Jaguars 34, Seattle 23

Houston Texans vs Arizona Cardinals, 4:15 p.m.

Cards get back on track at home? I think so.

Cardinals 24, Texans 20

New England Patriots vs Denver Broncos, 4:15 p.m.

This will be my upset of the week. How can a 4-0 team be an underdog at home? I think the Broncos D will get to Brady. The Broncos must not turn the ball over.

Broncos 24, Patriots 17

Indianapolis Colts vs Tennessee Titans, 8:20 p.m.

Will the Titans finally win? The pressure is mounting.

Colts 31, Titans 23

Monday, Oct. 12

New York Jets vs Miami Dolphins, 8:30 p.m.

I like Miami at home.

Miami 17, Jets 13

Bye: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers


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