Rams highlight NFL Week 5 top picks

I've made the climb to get to even with my best picks.

Now it's time to get rolling.

After a slow start, I am 3-1-2 the past two weeks, including 2-0-1 last week. The push came thanks to Matt Schaub's bonehead play. I actually picked the Texans to beat the Seahawks, and thought it was good until late in the game, but the Texans blew it.

I hit on Denver minus the 10½ against the Eagles and Detroit minus 3½ against the Bears.

So this week, I am looking for my first sweep with my top three picks.

Rams (-11) vs. Jaguars: How will the Jaguars score? The Rams' defensive front will get after Blaine Gabbert and cause a turnover or three. The Rams aren't great on offense, but they will do enough here to cover that number. The Jaguars are really bad.

Giants (minus 2½) vs. Eagles: The Giants are bad on offense. The Eagles are bad on defense. Something has to give here. I say Eli Manning and his offense get it going. The Giants are winless, but this is only their second home game. They are minus-9 in turnover ratio. That changes. They get it right and take it out on their rivals.

Colts (plus 2½) vs. Seahawks: Seattle is playing consecutive road games outside the division. That's tough. They rallied to beat the Texans last week, and this is another tough challenge. I think Andrew Luck will make some big throws to beat Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. When he's not watching game tape, you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an... Full Bio

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