NFL Week 5: Top Matchups, Spreads, and Predictions

Brandon Ribak@reebokforthreeSenior Writer IOctober 6, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 03:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts throws while taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on October 3, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jaguars won 31-28.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Week 5 of the NFL season is already here and boy do we have a great list of matchups lined up for us this upcoming weekend at the sportsbook.

QB Michael Vick's status is still listed as day-to-day, while WR Randy Moss has been dealt back to where he started it all, the Minnesota Vikings.

Top Matchups

Kansas City Chiefs (3-0) at Indianapolis Colts (2-2)

The undefeated Chiefs will take on the Indianapolis Colts who already have matched their loss total from last NFL betting season.

The Colts offense has done well thus far, but the Chiefs defense has given up only 12.7 points per game, good enough for second best in the NFL.

The Chiefs are also coming off of a bye week which should provide them with plenty of rest for their players and ample time for the coaches to come up with a game plan to take down the Colts.

The spread for this matchup is IND -8.5 points.

Prediction: Indianapolis Colts win by nine or more.

Green Bay Packers (3-1) at Washington Redskins (2-2)

Aside from one upsetting last second loss, the Packers have been one of the best all around teams in the NFL up until this point. 

They currently rank fifth in the league in scoring, averaging 26.5 PPG, and are tied for first in the NFL in total sacks, with 16 on the season.

Donovan McNabb and company are coming off of a 17-12 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles and are given 2.5 points against the Packers this Sunday.

Prediction: Green Bay Packers win by three or more.

Minnesota Vikings (1-2) at New York Jets (3-1)

This Monday Night Football matchup will definitely be an entertaining one.

Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings will look to to win their second game of the season after kicking off the the year with two back-to-back losses (each loss by five or less points).

The Vikings defense is currently tied with Kansas City (second place) for fewest opponents points per game, relinquishing just 12.7 PPG in their first three contests.

Since defense hasn't been too much of a problem for Minnesota (given up only 38 total points in three games) and noticing that RB Adrian Peterson ranks T-third in the league in total rushing yards (392 yards), the Vikings will need QB Brett Favre to step up in order to capture the teams second win of the season.

New York Jet's CB Darrelle Revis, WR Santonio Holmes, and OLB Calvin Pace will each be on the field for Monday Night's game.

The spread gives Minnesota four points.

Prediction: Minnesota steals the show and takes a victory.