NFL Picks Week 5: Biggest Survivor Pool Locks

Nicholas GossCorrespondent IOctober 8, 2011

NFL Picks Week 5: Biggest Survivor Pool Locks

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    So you are still alive in your NFL survivor pool, and you need five winners you can trust to get you safely to Week 6.

    Well, first off, congratulations on making it to Week 5 in your pool, and second, you've come to the right place.

    Let's take a look at five teams who are locks to win this week, including the New England Patriots defeating the New York Jets, and the Green Bay Packers beating the Atlanta Falcons.

Green Bay Packers

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    The Green Bay Packers are going to dominate the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night, just like they did in the NFC Divisional playoffs last season.

    The Packers passing attack, led by star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Greg Jennings, will put up at least 35 points, and the Falcons made no significant upgrades to their defense to stop Green bay after last year's postseason debacle.

    Green Bay is a lock to win, and win big this week.

San Diego Chargers

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    The San Diego Chargers take on the Denver Broncos this week, who are 1-3 and playing some bad football of late.

    The Broncos are giving up 275 passing yards per game this season, which isn't good news because Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is an elite player.

    Rivers and the San Diego offense will dominate the Broncos, and they will win by multiple scores.

New York Giants

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    The New York Giants take their 3-1 record into Seattle to face the Seahawks on Sunday, and their defense will have little trouble stopping the Seattle offense.

    The Seahawks are averaging a mere 67.5 rushing yards per game and have only thrown for 186.5 passing yards per game.

    The Giants' defensive line will pressure quarterback Tarvaris Jackson all game and make it difficult for him to beat the improved New York secondary.

Detroit Lions

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    The Detroit Lions are 4-0, and they'll be 5-0 after they beat the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.

    The Lions' offense is on fire right now, and all-pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson is the best player in football right now. No one has been able to stop him, and the Bears have no cornerback that can compete with his leaping ability.

    The Lions defense also expects to have rookie defensive lineman Nick Fairley from Auburn play his first NFL game after recovering from an injury. This will make the Lions' defensive line more dominant than it already is.

    Expect the Lions to win big on Monday, as they make Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's night a disaster.

Oakland Raiders

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    The Oakland Raiders will win this week for Al Davis, their longtime owner and icon. Davis was a true NFL legend, and his memory will live for a long time.

    The Raiders play the Houston Texans this week, who—with Andre Johnson out with an injury—will likely run the ball with Arian Foster.

    Oakland will stop Foster, and running back Darren McFadden will run all over the Texans defense. The Raiders will win by at least a touchdown.