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NFL Picks: Week 5

Rob Gronkowski is OUT for Thursday Night Football.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Chargers
The Eagles are our unanimous winner this week. Yikes.
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Like I said last week, I do not know why anyone would bet on NFL games. This week looks crazy already.

Rob Gronkowski is OUT for Thursday Night football, which is prompting yours truly to roll with Tampa Bay instead. No defense and no Gronk does not look like a recipe for success. Of course, Brady could “Brady” and I will be a dolt for changing it up. We shall see.

The Eagles are our unanimous pick this week (over the Cardinals). Interesting. We don’t plan to have a unanimous pick every week, but it just keeps happening...

Buffalo has exceeded expectations this year but I am surprised that I am alone on A.J. Green island. I can live with that.

One more week for me picking my Giants to get off the slide. If they drop this game against a defense that is in shambles I may never pick them again.

One final note: Dwayne Allen is a mid-range TE2 for me. I could see pushing him as high as TE15, a spot ahead of Jason Witten on this list. At a certain point with these guys, you just need scoring upside. Allen gives you that since he is tied to Tom Brady.

Haggle away with your own picks if you feel the need. Are we crazy for the Eagles love?

Results so far:

Ghoji: 30-16

Pete: 25-21

J.E.B.: 24-22

Clark: 24-22

Heath: 23-23

Mark: 22-24

Matias: 22-24

NFL Picks: Week 5

Games Pete Clark Heath Ghoji Matias J.E.B. Mark
Games Pete Clark Heath Ghoji Matias J.E.B. Mark
NE @ TB NE TB TB NE NE TB NE
BUF @ CIN BUF BUF CIN BUF BUF BUF BUF
NYJ @ CLE NYJ CLE CLE NYJ CLE NYJ NYJ
CAR @ DET DET DET DET CAR DET DET DET
SF @ IND SF SF SF SF IND SF IND
TEN @ MIA TEN MIA MIA TEN TEN TEN TEN
LAC @ NYG LAC NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG LAC
ARI @ PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI
JAC @ PIT PIT PIT JAC PIT PIT PIT JAC
SEA @ LAR LAR SEA SEA SEA SEA LAR LAR
BAL @ OAK BAL BAL BAL OAK OAK BAL BAL
GB @ DAL GB DAL DAL GB GB GB GB
KC @ HOU KC HOU HOU KC KC HOU KC
MIN @ CHI MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN CHI MIN