NFL Week 5 Sunday PicksBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Saturday, October 5th, 2013
New Orleans @ Chicago
Chicago is a tough place to go on the road and win, but the New Orleans defense has been greatly improved under Rob Ryan, and should be able to create turnovers against Jay Cutler. New Orleans does enough to stay undefeated.
Pick: New Orleans 27, Chicago 23
New England @ Cincinnati
Was the win over Green Bay a fluke for the Bengals? I think Cincinnati bounces back and wins a tough game at home after suffering a letdown against the Browns a week ago.
Pick: Cincinnati 28, New England 27
Seattle @ Indianapolis
The Seattle defense continues to be the story of this team’s success, and it should help Pete Carroll pick up another road win.
Pick: Seattle 20, Indianapolis 17
Baltimore @ Miami
I can’t see the Ravens losing two straight. I think John Harbaugh gets some things straightened out this week, and Baltimore picks up a road win.
Pick: Baltimore 23, Miami 20
Jacksonville @ St. Louis
The Rams should be able to snap their three-game losing streak with the worst team in football coming across the country for a visit.
Pick: St. Louis 27, Jacksonville 7
Kansas City @ Tennessee
Bob Sutton’s defense has been the reason the Chiefs have won every game so far. Facing turnover-prone backup Ryan Fitzpatrick, I expect the Kansas City defense to be the difference once again and get the Chiefs to 5-0.
Philadelphia @ New York
Sooner or later, the Giants are going to wake up and play better than what they’ve been for the first four weeks of the season. But until Eli Manning and the offense stops turning the football over, I can’t pick them to win a game. I think the Eagles offense enjoys a bit of a resurgence against a defense that’s just as bad as the Redskins and Chargers.
Pick: Philadelphia 31, New York 27
Pick: Kansas City 24, Tennessee 13
Carolina @ Arizona
The Cardinals aren’t impressing anyone right now, struggling to score more than 20 points a game. Carolina is fresh off their bye week, and are feeling good about themselves after blowing out the Giants. They should be able to manage a road win this week.
Pick: Carolina 23, Arizona 16
Denver @ Dallas
Dallas becomes Peyton Manning’s latest victim.
Pick: Denver 45, Dallas 27
Houston @ San Francisco
Both teams come into this game trying to avoid falling to 2-3. The 49ers have had extra time to prepare and get the benefit of playing at home while the Texans come off of a frustrating home loss to the Seahawks in which Matt Schaub threw a pick-six that tied the game and sent things into overtime for the eventual Seattle victory. Schaub’s play has been so shaky as of late that I can’t count on him to go on the road and beat San Francisco.
Pick: San Francisco 27, Houston 23
San Diego @ Oakland
Mike McCoy has the Chargers playing well and moving in the right direction. If Terrelle Pryor plays, the Raiders could hang around, but San Diego is too well-coached to lose this game.
Pick: San Diego 31, Oakland 17
New York Jets @ Atlanta
Must-win situation for the Falcons. Falling to 1-4 would be absolutely unacceptable, and facing a struggling New York team at home could be just what they need to get back on track.
Pick: Atlanta 31, New York 20
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