NFL Week 5 Picks 2017 NFL Predictions Week 5: New England Patriots 2-2-0 (-5.5) VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-1-0, New York Jets 2-2-0 VS Cleveland Browns 0-4-0 (-1), Carolina Panthers 3-1-0 VS Detroit Lions 3-1-0 (-3), San Francisco 49ers 0-4-0 VS Indianapolis Colts 1-3-0 (-1.5), Tennessee Titans 2-2-0 (-3) VS Miami Dolphins 1-2-0, Buffalo Bills 3-1-0 VS Cincinnati Bengals 1-3-0 (-3), Los Angeles Chargers 0-4-0 VS New York Giants 0-4-0 (-3.5), Jacksonville Jaguars 2-2-0 VS Pittsburgh Steelers 3-1-0 (-8.5), Arizona Cardinals 2-2-0 VS Philadelphia Eagles 3-1-0 (-6.5), Seattle Seahawks 2-2-0 VS Los Angeles Rams 3-1-0 (-1.5), Baltimore Ravens 2-2-0 VS Oakland Raiders 2-2-0 (-2.5), Green Bay Packers 3-1-0 VS Dallas Cowboys 2-2-0 (-2), Kansas City Chiefs 4-0-0 (-1.5) VS Houston Texans 2-2-0, Minnesota Vikings 2-2-0 (-3) VS Chicago Bears 1-3-0

2017 NFL Week 5 Predictions



Dak Prescott is looking for payback after losing to the Packers in the 2017 NFC Divisional Round. The Cowboys were the top seed in the NFC during Prescott's rookie year.





Chris Ransom Last Updated: October 5, 2017.



New England Patriots 2-2-0
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-1-0


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Why the New England Patriots Will Win: New England has the cornerback tandem in Stephon Gilmore and Malcolm Butler to shut down Tampa Bay's wide receivers. Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson will be neutralized and New England plays much better coming off a loss.


Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Win: Tampa Bay has an abundance of weapons. New England's defense is giving up more points than any team in the league. That may be enough to win.


Prediction: New England enters as a 5.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $205 dollars, the maximum bet is $245 dollars with the average gambler betting around $225 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 55.5 points. I am taking New England to win and cover with the over.


Final Score Patriots 35 Buccaneers 21





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New York Jets 2-2-0
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Cleveland Browns 0-4-0


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Why the New York Jets Will Win: Josh McCown may want revenge on Cleveland. He got back-to-back wins for the first time in 15 years plus the Browns' front 7 is extremely banged up.


Why the Cleveland Browns Will Win: The Jets are terrible offensively from top to bottom. Cleveland is due for a win this season. DeShone Kizer may deliver versus this weak Jets' secondary. Myles Garrett and Danny Shelton should play this weekend so Cleveland's front 7 may be at full health for the first time all season.


Prediction: Cleveland enters as a 1 point favorite. The minimum bet is $100 dollars, the maximum bet is $120 dollars with the average gambler betting around $110 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 39 points. I am taking the under. The Browns win and cover.


Final Score Browns 20 Jets 13





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Carolina Panthers 3-1-0
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Detroit Lions 3-1-0


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Why the Carolina Panthers Will Win: Cam Newton needs a big day in Detroit. After watching him score at will on the Patriots you have to like his odds versus the Lions.


Why the Detroit Lions Will Win: Matthew Stafford faces a weak secondary. He may exploit that and get Detroit off to a 4-1 start.


Prediction: Detroit enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $135 dollars, the maximum bet is $155 dollars with the average gambler betting around $145 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 44 points. I am taking the under. The Panthers win and cover.


Final Score Panthers 20 Lions 17





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San Francisco 49ers 0-4-0
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Indianapolis Colts 1-3-0


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Why the San Francisco 49ers Will Win: Brian Hoyer's status is up in the air. Outside of the 49ers front 7 there isn't anything to be optimistic about.


Why the Indianapolis Colts Will Win: Frank Gore is facing his former team. I expect a career game from Gore with Reuben Foster out.


Prediction: Indianapolis enters as a 1.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $105 dollars, the maximum bet is $125 dollars with the average gambler betting around $115 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43.5 points. I am taking the over. The Colts win and cover.


Final Score Colts 24 49ers 10





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Tennessee Titans 2-2-0
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Miami Dolphins 1-2-0


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Why the Tennessee Titans Will Win: Marcus Mariota may play. If he does advantage Titans.


Why the Miami Dolphins Will Win: Miami wins this game if Mariota is out. It's honestly a toss up for me at this point.


Prediction: Tennessee enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $150 dollars, the maximum bet is $170 dollars with the average gambler betting around $160 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 40 points. I am taking Miami to win and cover with the under.


Final Score Dolphins 10 Titans 9





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Buffalo Bills 3-1-0
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Cincinnati Bengals 1-3-0


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Why the Buffalo Bills Will Win: Buffalo heads into Cincinnati at 3-1. The Bengals may be coming off their first win, but they face a team that beat two stingy defenses with Denver and Atlanta.


Why the Cincinnati Bengals Will Win: Maybe A.J. Green can expose Tre'Davious White. If Green can do that Cincinnati can win.


Prediction: Cincinnati is a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $130 dollars, the maximum bet is $150 dollars with the average gambler betting around $140 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 39 points. Buffalo wins and covers with the over.


Final Score Bills 23 Bengals 20





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Los Angeles Chargers 0-4-0
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New York Giants 0-4-0


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Why the Los Angeles Chargers Will Win: Los Angeles is extremely banged up in the secondary. However the pass rushing tandem of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram will get pressure on Eli Manning.


Why the New York Giants Will Win: New York has the weapons to pick apart the Chargers secondary. As long as Eli makes good decisions, the Giants have a shot.


Prediction: New York enters as a 3.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $165 dollars, the maximum bet is $185 dollars with the average gambler betting around $175 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 44.5. New York wins and covers with the over.


Final Score Giants 26 Chargers 20 OT





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Jacksonville Jaguars 2-2-0
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Pittsburgh Steelers 3-1-0


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Why the Jacksonville Jaguars Will Win: Jacksonville plays a really good Pittsburgh defense. I'm not sure they can do anything to win this game.


Why the Pittsburgh Steelers Will Win: Pittsburgh will face a tough defense. I feel like Ben Roethlisberger will step up and help Pittsburgh get another win though.


Prediction: Pittsburgh is a 8.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $350 dollars, the maximum bet is $420 dollars with the average gambler betting around $385 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 44 points. Pittsburgh wins and Jacksonville covers with the over.


Final Score Steelers 28 Jaguars 20





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Arizona Cardinals 2-2-0
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Philadelphia Eagles 3-1-0


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Why the Arizona Cardinals Will Win: Arizona faces a Philadelphia team with a weak secondary. That may be one reason why the Cardinals can win.


Why the Philadelphia Eagles Will Win: Carson Wentz should have no problem picking part Arizona. With Markus Golden out for the year it will be hard for Arizona to get pressure on Wentz since teams will use their offensive lines to double team Chandler Jones now.


Prediction: Philadelphia enters as a 6.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $260 dollars, the maximum bet is $310 dollars with the average gambler betting around $285 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 45 points. Philadelphia wins and covers with the under.


Final Score Eagles 21 Cardinals 13





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Seattle Seahawks 2-2-0
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Los Angeles Rams 3-1-0


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Why the Seattle Seahawks Will Win: Seattle wants to cease control of first place in the NFC West. The best way they can do that is with a road win in Los Angeles. Russell Wilson may end up playing well versus this secondary.


Why the Los Angeles Rams Will Win: Jared Goff has a chance to build on his confidence against Seattle. Unlike Russell Wilson, Goff will have an offensive line giving him time in the pocket.


Prediction: Los Angeles enters as a 1.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $105 dollars, the maximum bet is $125 dollars with the average gambler betting around $115 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 47 points. I like the Rams to win and cover with the under.


Final Score Rams 17 Seahawks 13





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Baltimore Ravens 2-2-0
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Oakland Raiders 2-2-0


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  1. Alabama Crimson Tide

    Alabama is the number one team again as Nick Saban is once again the biggest pimp in College Football.





  2. Clemson Tigers

    At #2 we have the Clemson Tigers. Clemson beat Alabama to win the 2017 College Football Playoff.





  3. Oklahoma Sooners

    Watching Baker Mayfield mark his territory versus Ohio State at the 50 yard line by planting his flag was glorious.





  4. Penn State

    We are Penn State.



  5. Previous Rank Not Ranked





Why the Baltimore Ravens Will Win: Baltimore doesn't have to worry about Derek Carr. I think that gives their defense a lot of momentum as they bounce back in Oakland.


Why the Oakland Raiders Will Win: Without Derek Carr, Oakland's defense needs to step up. Khalil Mack has to get pressure on Joe FLacco for the Raiders to have a chance.


Prediction: Oakland enters as a 2.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $120 dollars, the maximum bet is $140 dollars with the average gambler betting around $130 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 40 points. Baltimore wins and covers with the under.


Final Score Ravens 20 Raiders 19





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Green Bay Packers 3-1-0
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Dallas Cowboys 2-2-0


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Why the Green Bay Packers Will Win: Aaron Rodgers faces a weak Dallas secondary. This secondary has potential, but is also very young and inexperienced. Expect a big game by Rodgers.


Why the Dallas Cowboys Will Win: Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have to control the time of possession. Something tells me they will and the Cowboys prevail in a close one thanks to their offensive line.


Prediction: Dallas enters as a 2 point favorite. The minimum bet is $115 dollars, the maximum bet is $135 dollars with the average gambler betting around $125 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 52.5. Dallas wins and covers with the over.


Final Score Cowboys 31 Packers 27





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Kansas City Chiefs 4-0-0
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Houston Texans 2-2-0


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All ten teams in the BFFL League have team logos. I'll use this section to rank where the 10 teams stand on Yahoo.



  1. Anti Bantle 4-0

    Anti Bantle won the league three years ago. They used keepers on Antonio Brown and Tom Brady before losing in the Semifinals of last years playoffs. They also drafted Rob Gronkowski and can field a playoff team if their running backs step up. Anti Bantle is outscoring opponents at will right now and plays the only other team without a loss this week.





  2. Brees Nutz 4-0

    Mitch Pabst owner of Brees Nutz dodged a bullet when Ezekiel Elliott avoided his suspension. Using a first round keeper on Elliott and a tenth round keeper on Michael Thomas were brilliant decisions. Mitch was smart enough to bench Allen Robinson and drafted Drew Brees too. Mitch's favorite NFL team the New Orleans Saints is 2-2 and his 4-0 squad faces Anti Bantle in week 5 after blowing out The Chosen Ones in the leagues biggest win in week 4.





  3. H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes 3-1

    H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes rebounded after a loss. They knocked my team down to 1-3 and play Team Mouserat this weekend.



  4. Previous Rank 4th




  5. Avengers 3-1

    Avengers had the leagues worst record last year and actually drafted a really good team. Avengers are currently 3-1 and has a great chance to improve to 4-1 this weekend.



  6. Previous Rank 3rd




  7. Team Mouserat 2-2

    I recruited Mark Sciubba to the league this year after a spot opened up. He drafted well and defeated my team in week 1 thanks to drafting both Matthew Stafford and Tyrod Taylor having big weeks at quarterback. He won in week 3 and lost to Avengers last weekend putting him at 2-2.





  8. Gangster Squad 1-3

    My team has outscored every team with a losing record so far. I am projected to win the next three games though.





  9. TD Sprinkles 1-3

    Its like Flow from Progressive says "Sorry Jimmy Sprinkles are for winners."





  10. Taco Corp 1-3

    Taco Corp put their two keepers Odell Beckham Jr. and Ty Hilton on the bench last week and still won by getting off to a 1-0 start. I'm actually extremely impressed that Selvan won while benching his keepers. That's an achievement that warrants a round of applause as well as a virtual medal from Yahoo. Taco Corp lost three in a row since though.





  11. Car RamRod 1-3

    Andrew Kermish one of the co hosts from our podcast is 0-3 to begin the year. Kerm finally won a game this past weekend though and has a chance to build on that since he faces the 0-4 Chosen Ones in week 5.



  12. Previous Rank 10th




  13. The Chosen Ones 0-4

    Our league commissioner kept drafting quarterbacks that got injured like Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill. They also used a keeper on David Johnson which is the biggest reason his team is 0-5. The Chosen Ones are on a concourse to go from first to worst like on the League.



  14. Previous Rank 9th



Why the Kansas City Chiefs Will Win: Kareem Hunt can run wild at any point. Travis Kelce should pick apart Houston's safeties.


Why the Houston Texans Will Win: Deshaun Watson may end up defeating the Chiefs. Both teams have great defenses.


Prediction: Kansas City enters as a 1.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $105 dollars, the maximum bet is $125 dollars with the average gambler betting around $115 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 47 points. I am taking Houston to win and cover with the under.


Final Score Texans 17 Chiefs 15





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Minnesota Vikings 2-2-0
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Chicago Bears 1-3-0


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I just cannot stand ESPN's Monday Night Football Coverage. Monday Night Football On KDKA is back with Bob Pompieni, Mark Madden, and Andrew Filiponi. Tonight the gang is in Chicago.


Pompieni: Welcome to Monday Night Football. Bob Pompieni along with Mark Madden and Andrew Filiponi covering ESPN Monday Night Football on KDKA from Soldier Field. Mark what are your thoughts on this game?

Madden: Welcome to Chicago. Tonight the purple people eaters come to devour Mitchell Trubisky.

Filiponi: That's Mitch Trubisky.

Madden: Mitch, Mitchell who cares? Minnesota wins tonight due to their defense.

Filiponi: Well, I like the Bears. Two words Mitchell Trubisky.

Pompieni: Tonights game is brought to you by the North Carolina. Trubisky and Jordan both went there.

Madden: No Bob, tonights game is sponsored by Michael Jordan's restaurant.

Pompieni: Alright tonights game is brought to you by North Carolina and Michael Jordan's restaurant. We'll be back with kickoff after these commercial messages.



Why the Minnesota Vikings Will Win: Minnesota has a very good defense when healthy. That will give Minnesota a chance.


Why the Chicago Bears Will Win: Minnesota doesn't have Dalvin Cook. They may not have Sam Bradford. Trubisky may end up doing just enough for Chicago to win this game.


Prediction: Minnesota enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $150 dollars, the maximum bet is $170 dollars with the average gambler betting around $160 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 40 points. Chicago wins and covers the spread with the under.


Final Score Bears 17 Vikings 14





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