The NFL ran into a couple of COVID-19-related snags in Week 4 and the effects also will be felt in Week 5. After initially moving Denver-New England from Sunday to Monday, the NFL announced early Sunday morning that the game has been postponed.
Similarly, Buffalo-Tennessee is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday night, but it could be in danger if any more positive tests are revealed. If that game happens, it will cause the Kansas City at Buffalo game in Week 6 to move from Thursday night to Sunday.
As for Week 5, Detroit and Green Bay are on bye (as scheduled) but fellow NFC North member Chicago will host Tampa Bay for "Thursday Night Football." Both teams are 3-1 but the Tom Brady-led Buccaneers have the momentum with three straight wins. After a couple of weeks off, divisional play returns in a big way with four such matchups in the 1 p.m. ET time slot on Sunday. One of those has Joe Burrow, fresh off of his first NFL win, and Cincinnati in Baltimore to face a Ravens team that got back on track with a convincing win over Washington. Elsewhere, the Chiefs look to improve to 5-0 when they host the Raiders, who have dropped two in a row.
Another intriguing non-divisional pairing has Pittsburgh coming off of its unexpected bye against Philadelphia, a team that finds itself in first place in the NFC East after picking up its first win of the season this past Sunday night on the road against San Francisco.
Speaking of the NFC East, the Giants and Cowboys will hook up in the late afternoon window on Sunday with Dallas hoping to fix things on defense after getting shredded by Cleveland last week. New York is still looking for its first win of the season. The Browns will host the Colts in a matchup of 3-1 AFC teams with three-game winning streaks.
So which teams will come out on top in every NFL game in Week 5? Athlon's own Rob Doster (@AthlonDoster) and Ben Weinrib (@benweinrib), along with AthlonSports.com contributor Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer), predict the winners for every game this week:
NFL Week 5 Predictions
Teams on bye: Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, New England
Carolina at Atlanta
Cincinnati at Baltimore
Arizona at New York Jets
Los Angeles Rams at Washington
^Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia in Week 3 ended in a tie.