Sunday, October 6, 2013

NFL Picks - Week 5

Season Record – 38-25

Recovering from my Atlanta trip to see Cy Kershaw and the Dodgers steal home field.  Go Blue! 

Saints @ Bears
Fade dome teams outdoors on a short week right?  Not this time.

Patriots @ Bengals
After unsuccessfully fading the Patriots and backing the Bengals last week, this one is a coin flip for me.  With a projected sloppy/wet field, I’m going with the home team to do just enough to give the Patriots their first loss of the year.

Lions @ Packers
Pack gets back on track.

Chiefs @ Titans
If KC can take care of business against a Fitzgerald-led Titans offense, they’ll be 5-0 with a home game against Oakland on deck.  I’ve got to think they’re focused for this one. 

Seahawks @ Colts
The Seahawks nearly fell at Houston last week, and the Colts are playing better ball than their division foes.  Seattle loses right?  I’m counting on a big game from Pete Carroll’s defense, focusing on shutting down the run and trusting his secondary to man-up the Colts receivers.

Jaguars @ Rams
Jacksonville is on the clock.

Ravens @ Dolphins
Even with the MNF loss at New Orleans, I still like the Dolphins.  They look a hell of a lot more cohesive than the Ravens through four weeks.

Eagles @ Giants
With as bad as the Giants are playing on offense, I’m not sure that they can score enough points, even against the sketchy Eagles defense to keep up. 

Panthers @ Cardinals
I wasn’t impressed with Arizona in their win at Tampa.  Carson Palmer has been a disappointment so far, and he’s facing another stout defense this week.  I’m counting on Carolina to come out of their bye week with a strong road showing. 

Broncos @ Cowboys
With 179 points through four weeks (44.75 per average), teams are just going to have to hope to win shootouts against Peyton and company until the weather gets bad.  Like Tony Dungy said, Peyton know this (Dallas’ cover two) defense better than any in the league.  Broncos score 46. 

Texans @ 49ers
Was last week’s loss the start of a big slide for the Texans?  Hitting the road to face a focused 49er squad that’s chasing the Seahawks isn’t the best bounce back opportunity.

Chargers @ Raiders
I’ll be turning this one on after the Dodgers take care of business a little ways up the road.  Rivers outguns Pryor in an entertaining Sunday capper. 

Jets @ Falcons
After last week’s flop, I don’t have a ton of faith in the Falcons, but they can’t lose at home to the Jets.  Can they?

Bonus Pick
Game 3 – Dodgers v. Braves
MVPuig homers; Dodgers win 5-2; lead series 2-1

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