NFL Pick ’Em Week 5

Week 5 Picks

Standings were shaken up after everyone but Rand had a good week with their picks. Some shuffling as we enter Week 5. Standings, (last week)

  1. Sean: 26–18–1 (7–6)
  2. Rand: 32–25–1 (4–9)
  3. John: 30–27–1 (9–4)
  4. Joe Mo: 29–28–1 (6–7)
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Texans vs. Vikings // Sun. 12:00PM

Line: MIN -6

O/U: 40.5

U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN

Joe Mo: HOU

John: Vikings defense will continue its domination. Sauceweiler is going to throw a few picks in this one. I also think Bradford continues to improve. MIN -6

Rand: Bill O’Brien will have something in the holster for this one. But the Vikings will outlast the Texans as the Vikings overcome a halftime deficit and win with a Blair Walsh FG. Vikings 23, Texans 20

Sean: MIN

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Patriots vs. Browns // Sun. 12:00pm

Line: NE -10.5

O/U: 47

Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA

Joe Mo: CLE

John: Well I think we can all agree this one is going to be a blow out. I feel for the Browns. Heads up though Browns fans you have some talent just be patient. NE -10.5

Rand: Cannot see Browns winning here but crazier things have happened…. Nah. Patriots 30, Browns 20

Sean: NE

Eagles vs. Lions // Sun. 12:00PM

Line: PHI -3

O/U: 46

Ford Field, Detroit, MI

Joe Mo: DET

John: Wentz gets another cupcake defense this week. Lions will put up some points but not enough. PHI -3

Rand: Lions have lost some close ones, Wentz may be the real deal, but not today. DET +3

Sean: DET

Bears vs. Colts // Sun. 12:00PM

Line: IND -4.5

O/U: 47.5

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

Joe Mo: CHI

John: Well the Bears did win last week which is good for the city of Chicago. It might be the only win they get this year. Indianapolis is bad but they will win and cover. IND -4.5

Rand: Andrew Luck needs a game where he can just go off, this may be that game against a porous Bears D and a suspect offense. Indy 27, Bears 24

Sean: IND

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Titans vs. Dolphins // Sun. 12:00PM

Line: MIA -3.5

O/U: 43.5

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL

Joe Mo: TEN

John: Tennesse is a great value in my opinion. They will control the ball and I think Mariota is sitting on a big game. TEN +3.5

Rand: I like John’s thoughts about Mariota but that might not be enough against this team. Gase and Co. make enough plays to win. Miami 16, Titans 13

Sean: MIA

Redskins vs. Ravens // Sun. 12:00PM

Line: BAL -3.5

O/U: 45.5

M&T Bank Stadium

Joe Mo: WSH

John: Toss up here I think it will be very close and that half point is making me take Washington. Kirk Cousins is the only person who can ruin this from being close by being terrible. WAS +3.5

Rand: Ravens have felt like pretenders to me for awhile, maybe they get exposed here. WSH +3.5

Sean:

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Jets vs. Steelers // Sun. 12:00PM

Line: PIT -7.5

O/U: 48

Heinz Field, PIttsburgh, PA

Joe Mo: NYJ

John: Well Jets have burned me a couple times this year and Fitzpatrick is proving why he should have never been paid. Steelers will be able to pass not sure about running but passing for sure. PIT -7.5

Rand: A gritty matchup here, seemingly no chance for Jets, I think Pitt rolls but Jets come in late with a cover. NYJ +7.5

Sean: PIT

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Falcons vs. Broncos // Sun. 3:05PM

Line: DEN -5.5

O/U: 47

Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO

Joe Mo: DEN

John: Lynch gets his first start in what I think will be a low scoring game.I think Denver wins but Atlanta covers. ATL +5.5

Rand: A crazy good Denver defense feasts today. Denver 24, Atlanta 20

Sean: DEN

Bengals vs. Cowboys // Sun. 3:25PM

Line: DAL +1

O/U: 45.5

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Joe Mo: CIN

John: I still don’t understand this spread I like the Cowboys but the Bengals are solid on both sides and Dallas O line is banged up. CIN -1

Rand: I’m with John here I feel like this spread doesn’t make sense for me. Bengals. CIN -1

Sean: DAL

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Bills vs. Rams // Sun. 3:25PM

Line: LA -2

O/U: 39.5

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA

Joe Mo: LA

John: The Ryan bros defense has been better lately and that will continue. LA O line is awful as long as tyrod puts up points this is easy. BUF +2

Rand: Man o man this is Can’t Watch Game of the Week. I hope I don’t even stumble across this one. BUF +2

Sean: LA

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Chargers vs. Raiders // Sun. 3:25PM

Line: OAK -3.5

O/U: 49.5

Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA

Joe Mo: OAK

John: This has the makings of a let down game all the way for the Raiders. Amari Cooper needs to get more touches, if he does they roll. OAK -3.5

Rand: Chargers are in basically every game they have been playing until the end. I think the defense comes up late to seal a much needed win for the Bolts. SD +3.5

Sean: OAK

Giants vs. Packers // Sun. 7:30PM

Line: GB -7.5

O/U: 48

Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

Joe Mo: NYG

John: I think the Giants play a ton better after getting dominated on Monday Night. I also think OBJ has like 200 yards and goes off. NYG +7.5

Rand: Don’t forget who is over on that sideline for the Packers. Aaron Rodgers will keep them in any game and his connection with his receivers is only going to get better. Green Bay 27, Giants 22

Sean: NYG

Monday Night Football

Buccaneers vs. Panthers // Mon. 7:30pm

Line: CAR -4

O/U: 45

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

Joe Mo: TB

John: I think this will be a pick’em game and I always go with the best defense in that scenario. CAR (with right to change my opinion)

Rand: Rock bottom for Panthers. TB +4

Sean: CAR