NFL Week 5 Picks

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 2: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers looks on in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL football game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 2, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 49ers defeated the Eagles 24-23. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Week 5 is full of tough matchups once again.

I was very happy to go 11-5 with my picks in week 4. Things started off rough thanks to the Eagles, Browns, Bills, and Vikings. I was prepared to have a sub .500 record with my failures in those games. I did rebound nicely though and was undefeated in the 3:00 games and after. Overall I am now 42-22 on the season. Here are my picks for week 5.

Minnesota 17 Arizona 14

I have to stop picking the Vikings, but I'll give them one more shot. This will be close, but I think they will pull it out at home.

Cincinnati 20  Jacksonville 17

Coming off a great win against Buffalo, I think the Bengals will keep rolling and win a close one with the Jags.

Indianapolis 21  Kansas City 17

Colts have been playing better the past couple weeks. Chiefs aren't good either so I think this is the week the Colts will get on the board.

New Orleans 31 Carolina 21

Saints are rolling, Carolina isn't a pushover but I think the Saints will prevail.

Houston 21 Oakland 17

I would have liked Texans a lot more if Andre Johnson were playing, but both teams will run the ball a lot in this game and I'll take Houston at home in a close one.

Buffalo 24  Philadelphia 21

I'll take the Bills over the Dream Team.

NY Giants 27  Seattle 13

Giants haven't looked great, but Seattle is bad so the Giants will win with ease.

Pittsburgh 20  Tennessee 17

Tough to pick not knowing Big Ben's status. Pittsburgh is tough at home so I think they'll win a close one.

New England 31  NY Jets 17

Pats should win against the under achieving Jets.

San Diego 27  Denver 17

Denver is in a free fall and Chargers are playing well so I have to go with the Chargers.

San Francisco 17 Tampa Bay 13

This is one of the better games of the week. I'll take the Niners at home.

Green Bay 31  Atlanta 24

Rematch of the 2010 playoff game will come with the same result. Game will be closer but Packers will win.

Detroit 27  Chicago 17

Lions will be jacked up playing on Monday Night Football for the first time in a real long time. Lions will continue their great start.

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