Predictions for Every NFL Game in Week 5

Athlon's experts pick their winners for every game, including a rejuvenated Carolina against Detroit

NFL Picks: Mitchell Trubisky

It’s Week 5 of the NFL season, which means we have reached the quarter pole of the schedule. Byes now kick in, making this as good a time as any to catch our breath and analyze the landscape.

 

Kansas City is the only undefeated team in the league right now while four – Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, New York Giants and San Francisco – teams went winless in September. Just like last week when Cincinnati beat the Browns for their first victory of the season, another opportunity presents itself with the Chargers and Giants meeting in MetLife Stadium.

 

Elsewhere on the docket, Week 5 kicks off with an intriguing Thursday night matchup that has New England in Tampa to take on the Buccaneers. The Patriots are looking up at the first-place Buffalo Bills – yes you read that right – who look to keep it that way when they face the Bengals.

Cleveland will try to snap its record-tying losing run (2-29 over last 31 games) by beating the Jets, and the 49ers will try to get into the win column against the Colts in Indianapolis.

 

Week 5 also gives us some interesting intra-conference matchups like Carolina vs. Detroit, Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh, Arizona vs. Philadelphia, Kansas City vs. Houston, and Green Bay vs. Dallas. And the lighter-than-usual slate wraps up on Monday night with No. 2 overall draft pick Mitchell Trubisky making his first career start for Chicago at home against Minnesota.

 

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 AthlonSports.com contributor Bryan Fischer (BryanDFischer), predict the winners for every game this week:

 

NFL Week 5 Predictions

 

Teams on bye: Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans, Washington

 

 

Rob

Doster

Bryan
Fischer

John

Gworek

New England at

Tampa Bay (TNF)

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Buffalo at

Cincinnati

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New York Jets at

Cleveland

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Carolina at

Detroit

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San Francisco at

Indianapolis

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Tennessee at

Miami

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Los Angeles Chargers at

New York Giants

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Arizona at

Philadelphia

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Jacksonville at

Pittsburgh

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Seattle at

Los Angeles Rams

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Baltimore at

Oakland

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Green Bay at

Dallas

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Kansas City at

Houston (SNF)

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Minnesota at

Chicago (MNF)
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Week 4 9-7 11-5 7-9
Season* 40-23 38-25 33-30

*Tampa Bay at Miami was postponed in Week 1 and moved to Week 11 due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 09:29

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