Who wins every NFL Week 5 game?
Week 5 of the NFL season could be a watershed week for several NFL teams.
Here are The Arizona Republic’s picks for each game on the NFL Week 5 Schedule, starting with Thursday evening Football’s Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks game and ending with Monday Night Football’s Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens clash.
Click on each game for choices and predictions for that game from other sites. Every hour MST.
Thursday night football
A Seahawks victory over the Rams would pull Seattle even with Los Angeles in the division, with the two chasing the Cardinals. We can see this happening in front of the 12th Man in Seattle.
Prediction: Seahawks 27, Rams 24
Sunday very early game
Zach Wilson took a big step forward in the Jets’ victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 4. He will take another step forward in London with a victory over the Falcons.
Prediction: Jets 24, Falcon 17
The first Sunday matches
The Lions have yet to win this season. We don’t like their chances of winning their first game against an angry Vikings team at home.
Prediction: Vikings 31, Lions 21
The Saints are an enigma, very good one game and not very good the next. After a tough loss, we think Jameis Winston and his company will look bigger than bad in this one.
Prediction: Saints 24, Washington 16
Mac Jones is getting a lot of love for his game this season. He needs to start helping his team achieve victories. That shouldn’t be a problem against the struggling Texans.
Prediction: Patriots 28, Texans 14
Tom Brady and the Buccaneers did not impress in their win over the Patriots in Week 4. They will impress in a win over the Dolphins in Week 5.
Prediction: Buccaneers 35, Dolphins 20
The Bengals are one of the biggest surprises in the league and have had a bit more time to prepare for this one. We like, however, that the road team escapes with a victory.
Prediction: Packers 34, Bengals 31
Najee Harris has done a little bit of everything for the Steelers this season. Pittsburgh will need him to step up yet again to beat the Broncos.
Prediction: Steelers 21, Broncos 17
The Panthers were knocked out of the undefeated ranks in Dallas, but should have a much easier time at home against the Eagles. Look for a big Carolina defense game on Jalen Hurts.
Prediction: Panthers 28, Eagles 20
The Titans lost to the Jets in Week 4. A loss to the Jaguars in Week 5 would be truly disastrous. This could be summed up in the thread. Jacksonville has improved lately.
Prediction: Titans 28, Jaguars 27
Sunday late matches
It’s a really intriguing game that could feature a lot of offense. Cleveland’s defense has grown stronger this season and it will escalate late to help the Browns beat the Chargers.
Prediction: Browns 31, Chargers 28
Can Justin Fields go to Las Vegas and lead the Bears past the Raiders? He’s improving, but we’re not ready to call it upset just yet.
Prediction: Raiders 35, Bear 24
We thought the Cardinals would struggle against the Rams last week. We were wrong. We don’t think San Francisco can stay with the Cardinals offensively in this one.
Prediction: Cardinals 38, 49ers 24
The Cowboys appear to be the class of the NFC East at the start of the season. They won’t do anything to change that with a big win over the Giants.
Prediction: Cowboys 28, Giants 17
Sunday night football
This could be a preview of the AFC Championship game. Expect plenty of goals and plenty of fireworks in Kansas City with the home team hanging on for a win.
Prediction: Counts 31, Bills 27
Monday night football
The Colts won in Week 4, but will need to play better to beat the Ravens in Week 5. We don’t see that happening.
Prediction: Crows 28, Foals 21
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