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NFL Week 5 Picks for Every Game

NFL Picks: Patrick Mahomes

NFL Picks: Patrick Mahomes

Once again, the NFL didn't disappoint as three more games in Week 4 went into overtime, continuing a trend that has developed through the first quarter of this season. Fortunately, there were no ties (two weeks in a row!) and when all was said and done there were just two undefeated teams left standing — Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs.

In Week 5, the Rams will take their 4-0 mark on the road to Seattle to face a Seahawks team that has been devastated by injuries in the early going, the latest loss being All-Pro safety Earl Thomas. The Chiefs appear to have a tougher task, as the Jaguars will come to Arrowhead Stadium and try to do what no defense has been able to thus far — corral Patrick Mahomes.

Also on the Week 5 slate is the NFC Championship Game rematch between Minnesota and Philadelphia. Both the Vikings and Eagles are coming off of losses, but this is still a game that could have a significant impact on how the NFC playoff picture shakes out by season's end.

The action kicks off on Thursday night as Andrew Luck and the Colts head to Foxborough to take on a rejuvenated Patriots team that gets wide receiver Julian Edelman back from suspension.

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A pair of teams with high-powered offenses and struggling defenses will face off in the Steel City as the Falcons and Steelers are both desperate for a win. Another intriguing cross-conference matchup is the Lone Star State battle between the Cowboys and Texans set for "Sunday Night Football."

And on Monday night, Drew Brees will try to make history in front of his home crowd by becoming the NFL's all-time leading passer when the Saints host the Redskins. Brees is just 201 yards away from overtaking Peyton Manning (71,940) for the record.

So which teams will come out on top in every NFL game in Week 5? Athlon's own Rob Doster (AthlonDoster) and John Gworek (JohnGworek), along with contributor Bryan Fischer (BryanDFischer), predict the winners for every game this week:

NFL Week 5 Predictions

Teams on bye: Chicago, Tampa Bay


Rob Doster


John Gworek

Indianapolis at New England (TNF)

Tennessee at Buffalo

Miami at Cincinnati

Baltimore at Cleveland

Green Bay at Detroit

Jacksonville at Kansas City

Denver at New York Jets

Atlanta at Pittsburgh

New York Giants at Carolina

Oakland at Los Angeles Chargers

Minnesota at Philadelphia

Arizona at San Francisco

Los Angeles Rams at Seattle

Dallas at Houston (SNF)

Washington at New Orleans (MNF)

Week 4*








*Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland in Week 1 and Minnesota vs. Green Bay in Week 2 both ended in ties.