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Week 5 Picks & Predictions

Posted on: October 7, 2009 1:53 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2009 3:36 pm
 

Here are my week 5 picks & predictions. Feel free to chime in and give your thoughts.  Enjoy the read:

 

 

 

Bengals @ Ravens-- The Ravens, fortunately, only have to battle the Bengals this week. They won't have to battle the referees as well. The Bengals struggled against the Browns last week. The Ravens are furious after last week's debacle with the referees' bogus roughing-the-passer calls deciding the outcome of the game. It will show in their play; expecially at home. Expect a big day from the defense and from Joe Flacco. PREDICTION: RAVENS

 

Vikings @ Rams-- This is the Rams we're talking about. Even if they manage to contain Adrian Peterson, it doesn't appear that Brett Favre has begun to wore down yet. PREDICTION: VIKINGS

 Buccaneers @ Eagles-- The Eagles are coming off a bye week and are at home. The Bucs are coming off a tough game against the Redskins that they should have won. They let a struggling Redskins offense take this game from them. I'm not liking the Bucs chances in this one. PREDICTION: EAGLES

 

 

Redskins @ Panthers-- The Redskins just hired themselves an offensive consultant to fix their offensive woes. The Panthers are intent on sticking with Jake Delhomme despite being the king of turnovers this season. The Panthers were flat out awful in their last game against Dallas. It is shocking to me that John Fox didn't see fit to make any changes. Expect the Redskins defense to give Delhomme nightmares all day and help their team win the turnover battle. I like the 'Skins in an upset here. PREDICTION: REDSKINS

 

Steelers @ Lions-- The Lions may be without Matthew Stafford due to his knee injury. Stafford is what makes the Lions go. Dante Culpepper's not going to get it done against the Superbowl champs. Easy pick here. PREDICTION: STEELERS

 

Raiders @ Giants-- Even if Eli Manning can't go, you have to like the Giants chances here. They face a starting QB who's completing less than 40% of his passes. Darren McFadden is out. The WR's are dropping more passes than Braylon Edwards. Not much to like about the Raider's chances here. PREDICTION: GIANTS

 

Cowboys @ Chiefs-- The second straight road game for the Cowboys, which is tough for any team. They face a Chiefs team desperate for a win; and Matt Cassel must start to prove he was worth the investment the Chiefs made in him. The Chiefs come out and play tough, but they're simply not good enough to shut down that Cowboys running game. Closer than people think, but the Cowboys pull it off. PREDICTION: COWBOYS

 

Browns @ Bills-- It's official. Dick Jaron's job is on the line. The Bills were blown out by the Dolphins last week. The feeling is we'll see a much better Bills team this week. Derek Anderson doesn't excite me as the Browns QB. This is 2009; not 2007. I don't care what he did two years ago. This is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately game. The Browns are one of the worst offenses and defenses in the league. Expect Marshawn Lynch to have a bigger impact in this one, and for T.O. to make a few grabs and at least one TD. Bills bounce back in a big way. PREDICTION: BILLS

 

Falcons @ 49ers-- The 49ers defense has become one of the best in the league, and has led them to a surprising 3-1 record. I'm not thrilled with Shaun Hill as their QB. But, he hasn't lost them any games yet. On the other side, Michael Turner has struggled running the ball all season. I expect those struggles to continue against this defense. Matt Ryan has not proven that he can take over a game and win it this season. Expect their offensive and defensive struggles to continue. PREDICTION: 49ERS

 

Texans @ Cardinals-- The Texans are a team I just can't figure out. When I believe in them, they have the worst game of their lives. When I give up on them, they have a dominant game. The one thing I DO know about them is that they can score points. It will be interesting to see how the Andre Johnson / Larry Fitzgerald match-up pans out. The one thing the Texans can do which the Cardinals can't is run the ball. Expect that to be the difference in the game. Upset special #2. PREDICTION: TEXANS

 

Jaguars @ Seahawks-- The Jaguars seem to have gotten their offense going. That's not good news for the 'Hawks, who may or may not have Matt Hasselbeck back for this one. I expect the Seahawks defense to play better than they did last week. But, I look for Maurice Jones-Drew to be the difference-maker here. Jags pull it out in a close one. PREDICTION: JAGUARS

 

Patriots @ Broncos-- It's impossible to beat a team when you're playing against the team AND against the referees. The referees want to treat Tom Brady one way, and the other 31 QB's in the league another way. You've gotta be kidding me with those roughing-the-passer calls last week. You can't win when you have to battle the Patriots AND Tom Brady's personal referees. PREDICTION: PATRIOTS

 

Colts @ Titans-- Jeff Fisher is stubbornly sticking with the 37-year-old Kerry Collins as his starting QB, and hasn't accepted that this isn't 2008 anymore. Anyone at all here think Collins will keep up with Peyton Manning?............................... Didn't think so. Expect Titans fans to continue to pay for Fisher's stubbornness. PREDICTION: COLTS

 

Jets @ Dolphins-- The Jets come off a tough loss and travel to Miami to face a very underrated Dolphins defense. Yes, the Jets defense is tough, but no one's talking about the Dolphins defense. Anticipating that the Jets will plan to blitz Chad Henne early and often, expect the running game to be the focus of the Dolphins' game plan. Both QB's figure to struggle some against the opposing defense. Whoever plays better defense and can run the ball will win this one. I like the Dolphins running game better than the Jets, so I'll go with the home team to make it two straight. PREDICTION: DOLPHINS

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Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2009 11:49 am
 

Week 5 Picks & Predictions

I follow College football, Comet, but not as much as the NFL.  Kansas looks good, but I worry about their defense.  They're giving up a lot of points on defense.  They'll need to get that fixed. 



Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2009 8:53 am
 

Week 5 Picks & Predictions

All in all, a crappy Sunday!! However,the games were well played and exciting.I'm sure you don't follow college ball religiouly Charlie but my Jayhawks are 5-0 heading into Colorado next week. The only bright spot on my calender. LOL.  Yell



Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2009 7:00 pm
 

Week 5 Picks & Predictions

Damn !! KC blows it in OT. Larry Johnson still hasent produced and my boys go to 0-5. At least the Texans seem to have a chance.  Sealed



Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2009 9:58 am
 

Week 5 Picks & Predictions

Hey Charlie. Like your picks,especially the Texans winning against the Cards today!!! I am hoping the Chiefs snuff out the Cowboys though. Larry Johnson is long overdue for a breakout game and today, with a little ball control, they might jus git errrrr done!! LOL.


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