NFL Week 5 Picks

Friday October 8, 2010

Welcome to Week 5 of the NFL season. We enter our toughest week yet, but first let’s review week 4. I got five wrong bringing my total to 36-26. Here’s what I got wrong:

SUN, OCT 3 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
San Francisco at Atlanta 1:00 PM

FOX

Georgia Dome
Cincinnati at Cleveland X 1:00 PM

CBS

Cleveland Browns Stadium
NY Jets at Buffalo (s.o.) 1:00 PM

CBS

Ralph Wilson Stadium
Seattle at St. Louis 1:00 PM

FOX

Edward Jones Dome
Denver at Tennessee 1:00 PM

CBS

LP Field
Detroit at Green Bay 1:00 PM

FOX

Lambeau Field
Baltimore at Pittsburgh X 1:00 PM

CBS

Heinz Field
Carolina at New Orleans 1:00 PM

FOX

Superdome
Indianapolis at Jacksonville X 4:05 PM

CBS

EverBank Field
Houston at Oakland 4:05 PM

CBS

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Washington at Philadelphia X 4:15 PM

FOX

Lincoln Financial Field
Arizona at San Diego 4:15 PM

FOX

Qualcomm Stadium
Chicago at NY Giants 8:20 PM

NBC

New Meadowlands Stadium
MON, OCT 4 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
New England at Miami X 8:30 PM

ESPN

Sun Life Stadium

I saw three games this week, and here’s what I thought of them:

Ravens at Steelers: the Ravens and Steelers played a tough game and lived up to the hype as one of the best rivalries in football today. The Steelers are 3-1 entering their bye week. They’ll return with Ben Roethlisberger as their quarterback. The Ravens will take on Denver to keep their momentum going.

Bears at Giants: the question everyone’s asking is could Jay Culter’s abuse have happened to a nicer guy? It could, but it would be awful. Cutler suffered a concussion, and his backup didn’t fare better either. Todd Collins was also taken out with a stinger, but he’ll play this week against the Panthers. The Giants defense needs to prove this game was not a fluke in a tough game against Houston.

Patriots at Dolphins: the Dolphins looked terrible, especially their special teams unit. The Patriots looked great, especially their special teams unit. The special teams decided this Monday Night blowout. Both teams enter their bye week this Sunday as Miami tries to fix their problem at home and figure out their division rivals.

Now let’s look at my picks for this week. New England, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Miami got their bye week this week. Remember, the s.o. stands for the potential shutout game.

SUN, OCT 10 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
Kansas City at Indianapolis 1:00 PM

CBS

Lucas Oil Stadium
Jacksonville at Buffalo 1:00 PM

CBS

Ralph Wilson Stadium
Tampa Bay at Cincinnati 1:00 PM

FOX

Paul Brown Stadium
Atlanta at Cleveland 1:00 PM

FOX

Cleveland Browns Stadium
St. Louis at Detroit 1:00 PM

FOX

Ford Field
Denver at Baltimore 1:00 PM

CBS

M&T Bank Stadium
Chicago
at Carolina
1:00 PM

FOX

Bank of America Stadium
Green Bay at Washington
(s.o.)
1:00 PM

FOX

FedEx Field
NY Giants at Houston 1:00 PM

FOX

Reliant Stadium
New Orleans at Arizona 4:05 PM

FOX

U of Phoenix Stadium
Tennessee at Dallas 4:15 PM

CBS

Cowboys Stadium
San Diego at Oakland 4:15 PM

CBS

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Philadelphia
at San Francisco
8:20 PM

NBC

Candlestick Park
MON, OCT 11 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
Minnesota at NY Jets 8:30 PM

ESPN

New Meadowlands Stadium

Now let’s go to our game of the week.

Game of the Week:

When a team comes back from a bye week, they should be reenergized and ready for the rest of the season. The Vikings did something better and got their receiver for the struggling Favre. Who would have thought we would see this image again:

Randy Moss is back in Minnesota and just in time too. They take on Favre’s other former team, the New York Jets. The Jets beat each team in their division for the past three weeks. They look like the contenders people were buzzing about before the season started. LaDanian Tomlinson is enjoying a resurging season and reminding the NFL why he’s dangerous. Can the Jets offense beat a tough Vikings defense?

On the flip side, it’s the rematch of Randy Moss vs. Darrelle Revis. Revis is coming back from a hamstring injury and will likely see limited time against Moss. The rest of the Jets defense must worry about Mr. All Day Adrian Peterson. Both teams will be up to the task, as Minnesota is desperate for a convincing win against a playoff contender. Yet, making a statement against the Jets is easier said than done.

Prediction: Jets 20-14

Good luck with your picks and your teams. See you next week.

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

Copyrighted @ 2007

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2 thoughts on “NFL Week 5 Picks

    • My MLB Update is coming, just not for a while. It’s been busy as usual in ASU and this is probably the only time I have to do one. However, I have been following the postseason very closely. I have not forgotten and it will be online. Just be patient.

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