NFL picks. Week 5.
Cardinals at Rams- Rams.
This is the most boring primetime game I've ever heard of. Then again, that just might be every NFC West game... Regardless. I don't buy the hype on Arizona. They've benefited from playing the right teams at the right times. Not this week. I like what Jeff Fisher is doing with this team and I think they have a shot to eliminate the hype surrounding the Cards.
Eagles at Steelers- Eagles.
I am not a fan of Michael Vick. Anyone who consistently reads my blogs knows that. However, the Steelers? Are awful. They just lost to the Raiders. C'mon. The Raiders. Lets see if the returns of the big three (Polamalu, Mendenhall, and Harrison) can help. The big key in this game? Whether Michael Vick turns the ball over. If he does? Win Pittsburgh. If he doesn't. Fly, Eagles, Fly.
Packers at Colts- Packers.
I'm touched by the storybook idea of the Colts rallying around the absence of Chuck Pagano and pulling off a huge upset. I really love the idea. But... The Colts still don't have the defense, and the Packers are in need of a big blowout win.
Browns at Giants- Giants.
Okay. Seriously? Moving on.
Falcons at Redskins- Falcons.
This is a game that I feel might be close. But... Matt Ryan just proved he's okay with close. And this defense just done with a more experienced mobile QB. The Falcons are trying to prove that they are a legitimate threat in the NFC, and nothing says legitimate like 5-0.
Dolphins at Bengals- Bengals.
I still don't believe in Ryan Tannehill, and the Bengals are supposed to be this big shot playoff team. A.J. Green might be one of the best receivers in the NFL, and the secondary of the Dolphins doesn't have what it takes.
Ravens at Chiefs- Ravens (My Lock Of The Week)
Short of the Jets, the Chiefs are the worst team in the NFL. Cassel is a joke, Charles puts the ball on the ground, and Romeo Crennel's vaunted defense is awful. The Ravens are getting hot in a weird way. On offense. Through the air. Joe Flacco is carrying this team and has an oppurtunity to prove he's elite this season.
Seahawks at Panthers- Seahawks.
This is an interesting one. Because the Panthers have the potential to have an explosive offense. And I took a minute to make this pick, but I figure I'd rather lose this one, than miss out on the oppurtunity to call it accurately. I think the secondary of Seattle is talented enough to corall the passing game. Offensively, the teams are very similar. But I'll take Beast Mode for the upset.
Bears at Jaguars- Bears.
C'mon... Most teams in the AFC South and NFC West are jokes. The Bears just picked off a decent QB 5 times... Your move Blaine Gabbert.
Broncos at Patriots- Broncos.
How this game isn't primetime, I don't know. I love Manning vs Brady. I missed it last year and I welcome it back. A shootout...Kinda. I haven't been impressed by Tom Brady this season. And I just had to watch Manning destroy my Raiders. I think he's back, and ready to exploit a weeaaak secondary in New England.
Bills at 49ers- 49ers.
C'mon. 35 second half points? You're playing one of the most complete teams in the league and you expect me to take you seriously when you let the Patriots get two rushers over 100 yards?
Titans at Vikings- Vikings.
The Titans just lost Jake Locker for at least a month, and the Vikings pass rush is incredible. The Titans are gonna lean heavily on Chris Johnson to win this game... That says enough.
Chargers at Saints- Chargers.
I really wanted to pick the Saints. Reallllly did. But.... They are 0-4 because of their defense. And this week they're playing a team that actually has enough firepower to light up the scoreboard. I think its weird, but New Orleans at 0-5? Strange....
Texans at Jets- Texans.
Another example of THIS TEAM IS AMAZING and THIS TEAM IS AWFUL. I don't see another team as complete as the Texans, and the Jets just lost their only good receiver is out for the season. I'd bet all the money in my pocket and the keys to my car that Houston has more points when the clock hits 0:00.