NFL Week 5 Picks: Which Games Will Be the Most Entertaining
Week Five of the NFL Season is on Sunday, and there is an exciting set of games slated for this week. The NFL Season has been a surprising one thus far, and hopefully the surprises continue this week.
Kansas City is the only unbeaten team left, the Texans are on top of their division, and the NFC East does not have a team with a record above .500. These are just a few of the highlights that have happened this season.
Week 5 could be the turning point in the season for many teams, and it should be an exciting one.
Without any further ado, here are the five most exciting games worth watching this week.
Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Jets
Brian Bahr/Getty Images
Randy Moss is returning to the Minnesota Vikings, and makes his debut on Monday Night against the Jets. This is the must watch game of the week. Moss is joining future Hall of Fame quarterback, Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson, and Percy Harvin to produce what should be the league's most explosive offense.
They will take on the Jets on Monday Night, who have arguably the league's best defense. The Jets have been lead this year by resurgent running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who has jump started his career back up, and is looking like the runner we saw for so many years with the Chargers.
Mark Sanchez will look to take down a high powered offense in prime time, in a battle of great offense versus great defense.
This will be a good homecoming for Moss, who will get a great reception in his return to Minnesota, as the Vikings are in desperate need of a play maker at wide receiver.
This will be a game you do not want to miss.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts
Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
The Kansas City Chiefs are the final remaining unbeaten team in the NFL, and in week 5, they play arguably the best team in the NFL. The Colts, have had a disappointing start to the season, with losses to the Texans in week one, and a heartbreaking loss to the Jaguars last week on a last second field goal.
This game pits two of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. Peyton Manning is the greatest quarterback of our time, and he has numerous weapons around him, in Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, Joseph Addai, and Dallas Clark. The Colts offense can put up points in a hurry, especially from the no huddle.
The Chiefs counter with quarterback Matt Cassel, who perhaps has more weapons around him than Manning. Running Backs Jamaal Charles, and Thomas Jones lead the team, and Cassel is throwing to Dwayne Bowe, Chis Chambers, and explosive rookies Tony Moeaki and Dexter McCluster.
Look for this to be an old fashioned barn burner, and if you like high scoring games, then you will not want to miss this one.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Tennessee Titans
Grant Halverson/Getty Images
The Titans own the most explosive running back in all of football, in Chris Johnson. The key to beating the Titans is to contain Chris Johnson. Vince Young has struggled throwing the ball this season, and the Cowboys will want to force him to throw the ball. Can Chris Johnson put the team on his back and carry the Titans, who are in desperate need of a victory here.
The game is equally important for the Cowboys, who are looking to play a Super Bowl in their home city. The Cowboys, however, got off to a slow start, dropping each of the first two games, before finally rebounding against the Texans. Coming off of a bye week, can the Cowboys continue their success against the Titans.
This game boast many star offensive players, such as Chris Johnson, Tony Romo, Miles Austin, Felix Jones, and even Roy WIlliams, and Dez Bryant.
Look to see how both of these teams rebound this week, and who will pull out the victory.
New York Giants vs. Houston Texans
Larry French/Getty Images
The Houston Texans have been a big surprise this year, coming out of the gate flying to a 3-1 record and the lead in the division. The New York Giants have had a relatively disappointing year so far, but they are still tied for first in the NFC East.
This game is crucial for both teams. The Giants, need this game to jump above .500 and keep pace with the rest of the NFC East, or go ahead of them and take the division lead outright. The Texans need this game to keep pace ahead of the Colts or even gain a game on them. The Texans need every game now before the Colts get hot.
The Texans have one of the most high scoring offenses in the NFL. Quarterback Matt Schaub puts up huge passing numbers, looking for targets Andre Johnson, Owen Daniels, Kevin Walter, and Jacoby Jones, who are all very capable receivers. Undrafted running back Arian Foster has been a nice surprise this season, as he leads the NFL in rushing.
The Giants will counter with quarterback Eli Manning, and hopes for their defense to stop the Texan offense.
This will be an entertaining game, and you will not want to miss it.
Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
The Redskins and the Packers may not sound like an interesting game, but it will be. Both teams are at the top of their divisions, both teams boast great quarterbacks and great defenses. The Redskins are coming off of a huge win in Philadelphia, where Donovan McNabb returned home and pulled off a big win against a division rival.
The Packers are coming off of a win against the Lions that was a lot closer than anyone expected it to be. Packers fans should not worry, they have a high powered offense and a defense that is outstanding.
The Redskins are led by quarterback Donovan McNabb, and they will also need good production from fill in running back Ryan Torrain. Santanna Moss and Devin Thomas will need to produce key receptions for the Redskins.
The Packers are led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and will need production from one of the running backs, either Brandon Jackson or John Kuhn. The Packers also have star tight end Jermichael Finley and receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings.
Whichever offense can produce more will win this important game in the NFC.
It should be an exciting one to watch.
For questions regarding the article please comment, or send me an email.
Paul Ferguson is an intern at bleacher report.
Follow him on twitter at: @paulwall5