NFL: Predicting Every Matchup for Highly Anticipated Week 5

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NFL: Predicting Every Matchup for Highly Anticipated Week 5
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Before I list the picks, I will introduce myself. My name is Jason Clary and I have been a writer on Bleacher Report for two years now.

A good friend of mine at the University of Central Florida and I are hosting a show called "The Extra Yard," which airs on UCF's very own radio network.

My co-host, Ross, and I have been making picks since the first airing of our show, and this is the first of many weeks that I will provide insight and predictions based on the current week's set of games.

So far, Ross is 35-13 predicting weeks two-four, and I (Jason) am 31-17. Our first show aired after Week 1, which is why we didn't include results for that week (my selections were awful anyway, but practice makes perfect).

So, without further ado, here are our picks for Week 5.

Week 5 Games Ross' Picks Jason's Picka

Philadelphia at Buffalo

The Eagles are too good to keep losing

Michael Vick will be too much to handle for the Bills' suspect defense

New Orleans at Carolina

New Orleans is all around the better team in this game.

I don't think this game should even be close. Saints in a very lopsided game.

Oakland at Houston

Houston has too much upside to falter against a middle-of-the-road team like the Raiders.

Jason Campbell has been very effective and so has Darren McFadden.

Kansas City at Indianapolis

Curtis Painter looks good enough to beat a struggling Chiefs team

Kansas City is at home against a Manning-less Colts team

Cincinnati at Jacksonville

For a rookie, Andy Dalton has looked poised, which gives them a good chance to win.

For some reason, I just like Jacksonville at home in this game.

Arizona at Minnesota 

Larry Fitzgerald and Beanie Wells. Nuff Said.

I share Ross' sentiments.

Seattle at New York (Giants)

The Giants have more talent all over.

Seattle doesn't have a quarterback with the last name Manning, therefor Giants win.

Tennessee at  Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's tenacious defense should keep Chris Johnson in check.

Pittsburgh has something to prove at home

 

Tampa Bay at San Francisco

Tampa Bay hasn't impressed, but the 49ers always look inconsistent.

Something is just working about San Francisco's offense this season.

San Diego at Denver

Denver is at home against a division rival. Home team gets the W

Even with injuries, the Chargers have too much  firepower for Denver.

New York (Jets) at New England

The Jets haven't improved since last season and New England is firing on all cylinders.

If the NFL had a most-wanted list, Tom Brady would be atop of that list.

Green Bay at Atlanta

Green Bay looks poised to make another Super Bowl run.

There isn't a team playing more selflessly than the Packers right now.

Chicago at Detroit

Detroit has the better defensive line, as well as Calvin Johnson.

Chicago is in trouble. Ndamukong Suh is about to Make Jay Cutler run for his life.

 

 

Jason's radio show, The Extra Yard, can be listened to on www.knightcast.org on Wednesdays from 2-4pm EST. The show is about everything football.

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