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NFL 2015 Week 5

Updated on October 8, 2015
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Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans

The Colts’ 15 game divisional winning streak is on the line as they go to Houston to battle the Texans. Last week Andrew Luck did not play with an injured throwing shoulder. This week he is expected to play, as the Colts dropped 3rd string quarterback Josh Johnson. However, they did sign him again on Wednesday, with Luck’s shoulder possibly preventing him from going, but also Matt Hasselbeck is battling and illness. The Texans are coming off an embarrassing blow-out loss to the Falcons, they look to take advantage of an injured Colts’ team. I think the Colts get the win.

Colts 24 Texans 17

For a more in depth look at this game, check out my Colts’ Weekly Preview.

Chicago Bears @ Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs struggled to find the end zone last week, as they scored 21 points on 7 field goals. They got behind early and couldn’t battle their way back into the game. Bears’ fans around the world, or in Chicago, realized that Jay Cutler is actually a pretty good option at quarterback. Their team scored points last week, and won! With the Chiefs hurt in the secondary, I think Cutler will be able to pick them apart.

Bears 28 Chiefs 24

Seattle Seahawks @ Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals are 4-0 for the first time in a decade, but now they play the Seahawks. Last week, the Bengals put it on the Chiefs, and they will need to continue scoring like that if they want to beat this Seahawks team. We all know the Seahawks are a different team on the road, they are 0-2 on the road this year, giving up 30.5 points per game on the road. I like the Bengals at home.

Bengals 26 Seahawks 20

Washington @ Atlanta Falcons

Washington was able to pull their record even for the year against the Eagles and now they travel to a red hot undefeated Falcons team in Atlanta. The Falcons just blew out the Texans, and this game could end in similar fashion. However, I think this is an upset alert game. The Falcons have next week’s Thursday Night Football game against the Saints, and a win in New Orleans may be where their minds are.

Washington 24 Falcons 21

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Jaguars have some of the best young talent in the league. Their offense is led by all 2nd year players. They are going in the right direction, despite losing to an ailing Colts’ team. Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers are just not good. They turn the ball over, and have a hard time stopping anyone on defense. Give me the Jaguars.

Jaguars 24 Buccaneers 14

New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles

Both of these teams had high hopes going into this year, and both have not played well so far. The Saints got Drew Brees back after a hurt shoulder. He came back and had a great game against the Cowboys, winning in overtime. The Eagles are coming off a loss to Washington, who isn’t a great team, but they are better than most people think. I think the Saints are even better, and I expect them to win again.

Saints 27 Eagles 16

Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens found a win against the Steelers last Thursday, and have had ten days to get ready for the Browns. The Ravens have been struggling this year, but I think they are a better team than their record shows. The Browns lost a heartbreaker last week to the Chargers, and have actually played pretty well so far this year. I do like the Ravens at home, but I think it’ll be a close one.

Ravens 27 Browns 24

St. Louis Rams @ Green Bay Packers

The Rams just had a very impressive win against the undefeated Cardinals last week. This week they travel to Green Bay to see if they can put a blemish on that shiny undefeated Packers’ record. The Rams have found something in rookie, Todd Gurley, but I’m not sure, even with the explosive running back, that they have enough fire power to deal with the Packers. Aaron Rodgers is basically the perfect quarterback. He only throws touchdowns. Packers stay undefeated.

Packers 28 Rams 14

Buffalo Bills @ Tennessee Titans

The Titans had a week off to get ready for the Bills. They will likely try to imitate the Giants game plan. The Bills were averaging 33.3 points per game going into the Giants game, and only came away with 10 points. The Titans are trying to forget about their 4th quarter collapse against the Colts, and are trying to get back on track, and will try to pull even in the standings. I think the Bills get the win in Tennessee.

Bills 31 Titans 27

Arizona Cardinals @ Detroit Lions

I feel pretty awful for the Lions. They have had one of the hardest opening schedules that I can remember. Chargers, Vikings, Broncos, Seahawks, and now the Cardinals. At least this game is at home, the only other home game they had was the Broncos, but that is another extremely good defense. The Cardinals are coming off a disappointing loss against the Rams and are looking to punish someone. I’m pretty sure the Lions are going to drop to 0-5.

Cardinals 35 Lions 17

New England Patriots @ Dallas Cowboys

This is a game, the Cowboys would probably have been an underdog in anyway, but now without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, they are an almost certain loser in this game. Tom Brady and the Patriots had two weeks to get ready for the Cowboys and I don’t think this one is going to be close.

Patriots 38 Cowboys 20

Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders

The Broncos have an absolutely NASTY defense. This might be the best defense in the league and they seem to keep getting better. Peyton Manning may not be what he was at the beginning of last year or two years ago, but he doesn’t need to be. It’s almost blasphemous to say that Manning can just be a game manager and lead this team far, but it’s true. The Raiders are another team that is up and coming, young and soon to be great. They have a great young quarterback and receiver, but I don’t think they will be able to get much done against this defense.

Broncos 24 Raider 13

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San Francisco 49ers @ New York Giants

The Giants could be 4-0 right now. They had a couple of poor 4th quarters against the Cowboys and the Falcons. They are coming together nicely and I think are the favorite to win the NFC East. The 49ers are pretty rough. They got a win in week one, but since then they have been outscored 107 – 28… not good. I think this game could get ugly for the 9ers, give me the Giants.

Giants 33 49ers 17

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Pittsburgh Steelers @ San Diego Chargers

The Chargers are coming off a thrilling win against the Browns on a last second field goal. I’m still not sure what to think of the Chargers. They have the talent to be pretty good, but they always seem to disappoint. The Steelers are Big-Benless and are looking to Michael Vick to provide a spark. He was able to give the Steelers a chance to win last week, and with the extra time to practice this week, I think he will be able to do it.

Steelers 27 Chargers 26

My Predictions
 
 
 
Actual Results
 
 
 
Winner
Score
Loser
Score
Winner
Score
Loser
Score
Colts
24
Texans
17
 
 
 
 
Bears
28
Chiefs
24
 
 
 
 
Bengals
26
Seahawks
20
 
 
 
 
Washington
24
Falcons
21
 
 
 
 
Jaguars
24
Buccaneers
14
 
 
 
 
Saints
27
Eagles
16
 
 
 
 
Ravens
27
Browns
24
 
 
 
 
Packers
28
Rams
14
 
 
 
 
Bills
31
titans
27
 
 
 
 
Cardinals
35
Lions
17
 
 
 
 
Patriots
38
Cowboys
20
 
 
 
 
Broncos
24
Raiders
13
 
 
 
 
Giants
33
49ers
17
 
 
 
 
Steelers
27
Chargers
26
 
 
 
 
Last Week: 11-4 This year: 40-23

BYE WEEK

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