NFL Picks Week 5: Score Predictions for All Week 5 Games
Predicting NFL games is easy.
I mean, no teams ever mount comebacks when they're down in the second half, especially underdogs.
In all seriousness, it's never been more difficult predicting games, and all the experts are essentially taking shots in the dark every week.
After saying all that, here are my most current score predictions for Week 5...
Eagles at Bills
Shoot. Out. Both defenses are weak against the runs and the secondaries are hit or miss. The quarterbacks are comfortable in their systems and the running backs are among the league's best. Buffalo forces more turnovers and gets the edge at home.
BUF 35 PHI 31
Chiefs at Indianapolis
Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis will be in the backfield frequently forcing Matt Cassell into some hurried decisions. Curtis Painter will settle down and the Colts running game will lead them to victory.
IND 17 KC 14
Cardinals at Vikings
MIN 27 ARI 20
Seahawks at Giants
Seattle is traveling cross country to face a far superior club. With New York's pass rush and explosiveness at wide receiver, the Seahawks don't stand a chance.
NYG 31 SEA 13
Titans at Steelers
A tough one. Big Ben is hobbled but isn't out and the Steelers turn to Isaac Redman to revitalize the run game. I think Matthew Hasselbeck takes a step back and Pittsburgh gets back on track.
PIT 28 TEN 17
Saints at Panthers
Another shootout. Both secondaries have been thrashed this season, but the Panthers have the 31st ranked run defense. Expect Sean Payton to exploit Carolina's defense in a variety of ways. Newton should have another big game.
NO 41 CAR 35
Bengals at Jaguars
The Bengals have one of the league's most aggressive defenses and Andy Dalton is coming into his own as a signal caller. I think Cincinnati applies too much pressure to Blaine Gabbert and wins a low-scoring affair.
CIN 20 JAC 13
Raiders at Texans
Intriguing game because of Andre Johnson's absence. A great battle of Arian Foster against Darren McFadden. In the end, I think the Texans get to Jason Campbell and run the ball more efficiently and still do enough through the air to win at home.
HOU 31 OAK 24
Buccaneers at 49ers
Not overly explosive offenses, but they get the job done. I wasn't overly impressed with the Buccaneers on Monday Night and think San Fran's defense will keep LeGarrette Blount in check.
SF 21 TB 17
Chargers at Broncos
SD 33 DEN 27
Jets at Patriots
NE 27 NYJ 20
Packers at Falcons
Aaron Rodgers is playing out of his mind right now and the Falcons secondary really misses Brent Grimes. It should be a high-scoring affair, but the Packers have too many weapons and will create turnovers.
GB 34 ATL 28
Bears at Lions
I have totally bought into the Lions. They have the best player in football right now, Calvin Johnson and their already dominating defensive line gets rookie Nick Fairley. Scary for Jay Cutler
DET 28 CHI 17
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