Alas, Week 5 has arrived, and it looks to be a good one. One quarter of the season in, and the NFL is shaping up with some offensive outbursts unlike any other year. Quarterbacks are redefining the position by throwing for more yards and touchdowns than ever before. As a result, RB, WR and (sometimes) TE are looking sturdier and sturdier by the minute. Oh….and my Cardinals still suck. Onto Week 5.
Thu Oct 4 8:20 pm Indianapolis Colts New England Patriots
Sun Oct 7 1:00 pm Atlanta Falcons Pittsburgh Steelers
1:00 pm Baltimore Ravens Cleveland Browns
1:00 pm Denver Broncos New York Jets
1:00 pm Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions
1:00 pm JAXville Jaguars Kansas City Chiefs
1:00 pm Miami Dolphins Cincinnati Bengals
1:00 pm New York Giants Carolina Panthers
1:00 pm Tennessee Titans Buffalo Bills
4:05 pm Oakland Raiders Los Angeles Chargers
4:25 pm Arizona Cardinals San Francisco 49ers
4:25 pm Los Angeles Rams Seattle Seahawks
4:25 pm Minnesota Vikings Philadelphia Eagles
8:20 pm Dallas Cowboys Houston Texans
Mon Oct 8 8:15 pm Wash. Redskins New Orleans Saints
Bye: Chicago, Tampa Bay
Top 3 Games of the Week:
3 – Green Bay at Detroit
Two potent offenses collide in Detroit and this promises to be a doozy. The Packers have one of the best QB in the NFL right now, who, although seems frustrated with the team’s output, can destroy any team at anytime with any talent. The Lions have a legit 3 WR trio that can score almost at will, and are establishing their running game on a weekly basis. Kerryon my wayward son.
2 – Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles
After a 2 week layoff, it’s time for the Vikings to show that their preseason hype was real. Dalvin Cook needs to come back as strong as ever and help take some pressure off of the passing game. The Eagles, meanwhile, have a healthy Jeffry who looked great last week, and seem poised to reclaim the NFC East, despite the injury bug that has hit them.
1 – Jacksonville at Kansas City
A battle of the best defense vs the best offense. Will Jalen Ramsey and Co. be able to keep Mahomes in check, or will this powerhouse offense continue to defy the odds and make their mark in history. I think we’ll see something in the middle, with both teams scoring in the 20’s but, this year, who the hell even knows anymore.
Game of the Weak
Arizona at San Francisco
I don’t want to pick on my Cards every week, but damn this game will be bad. The 49ers are hurt all over the place, while the Cardinals can’t do anything with Mike McCoy at OC. Both defenses haven’t been great either, and the Cardinals are especially bad on the road. This has 9-6 written all over it.
Do or Die:
Both the Steelers and Falcons have 1 win, and not having 2 after this weekend will be poison to their chances at the postseason. That being said, they’ve both looked pretty good this season on offense, and the O/U for this game should be about double what it currently is.
Upset of the Week:
I’ll call it: The Bills will get a win at home against an under-rated Titans team that CAN play offense. It’s going to be a rainy day, so the ground game will be their strength and power them to victory.
Lock of the Week:
Coming off a bye-week, the Panthers will look good against a road weary Giants team that doesn’t always impress away from the Meadowlands. Well rested with a potential return from Olsen, Carolina will win.
And there you have it.