The Week 5 NFL schedule features the Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders playing in London, the 4-0 New England Patriots visiting the 0-4 Washington Redskins, and critical divisional games like the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers colliding at Heinz Field. The Patriots' defense has allowed a total of 13 points this year and now faces a Washington offense in turmoil, but making NFL football pool picks on other games can be complicated. Will the Ravens return to their dominant form, or will the Steelers rise up as home underdogs and earn their second straight victory? And who will win the matchup of unlikely starting quarterbacks: the Jaguars' Gardner Minshew or the Panthers' Kyle Allen? And what confidence pool picks will wreck your week? With so many difficult choices, be sure to see the Week 5 NFL picks from the proven computer model at SportsLine. They'll help you lock in optimal NFL pool picks for this week and beyond.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up more than $7,000 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception four years ago. It has nailed its recent top-rated NFL picks, entering Week 5 of the 2019 NFL schedule on a blistering 21-11 run that dates back to last season. It's also on a 83-54 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. And in Week 4, it nailed the Saints (+2.5) winning outright as underdogs against the Cowboys.
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Now, the model has simulated the entire NFL Week 5 schedule 10,000 times and generated its optimal NFL pick'em plays. We can tell you the model is high on the Dallas Cowboys, who are winning 59 percent of simulations against the visiting Green Bay Packers.
The Packers likely will be without leading receiver Davante Adams, who suffered a painful toe injury in Green Bay's Week 4 home loss to Philadelphia. Without Adams, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have to solve a stifling Dallas defense by throwing to a trio of unproven receivers.
Defensively, Green Bay allows a head-turning 5.0 yards per carry, which ranks 29th in the league. As a result, the Packers will have their hands full trying to stop Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Dallas is 2-0 at home this year after going 7-1 at AT&T Stadium last season.
The model also has made the call on Ravens vs. Steelers, Cardinals vs. Bengals, Bills vs. Titans, Jaguars vs. Panthers and all of the Week 5 NFL games. In fact, the model says a team the public loves goes down hard. You can only see all of the model's NFL pool picks at SportsLine.
So who should you pick in every Week 5 NFL game? And which public favorite should be on upset alert? Visit SportsLine now to get optimal NFL office pool picks, all from the advanced computer model that beat over 96 percent of CBS Sports office pool players last year.