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NFL picks: Week 5

The staff makes their predictions for the upcoming slate of games.

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Overall, we as a site did pretty good with our picks last week. Obviously we all missed on the Titans beating the Eagles, but damnit if I didn’t think long and hard about picking that game. Alas, I instead went with the Giants beating the Saints which most clearly did not happen. Things went pretty par for the course last week.

Here’s a check-in on how the standings currently look. Shoutout to last year’s champ Paddi who’s starting to pull away.

2018 standings

Name Wins Losses Win Pct Total Gms
Name Wins Losses Win Pct Total Gms
Paddi 38 24 61.29% 62
Matias 37 25 59.68% 62
Matt 37 25 59.68% 62
Pete 36 26 58.06% 62
Heath 35 27 56.45% 62
Nic 35 27 56.45% 62
Clark 35 27 56.45% 62
Ghoji 34 28 54.84% 62
Mark 32 30 51.61% 62

Onto Week 5!

Unanimous picks: Patriots over Colts, Panthers over Giants, Chargers over Raiders

Ledge picks: Bills over Titans (Mark), Dolphins over Bengals (Mark), Falcons over Steelers (Clark), Seahawks over Rams (Clark)

Honestly, I could see a world where the Bills beat the Titans. The Titans have not looked their 3-1 record and I don’t think it crazy that the Bills could put together a decent game and win. That being said, do I think it enough to pick the Bills? HELL NO. Bills are garbage and the Titans just beat the Super Bowl champs. Bills getting walloped.

I could create a narrative for every ledge pick except for Clark’s Seahawks over Rams pick. The Rams are hands down the best team in football and they are not losing to the lowly Seahawks. Russell Wilson won’t be able to get a pass 20 yards downfield before getting sandwiched between Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh, how’s he gonna score the 40 points it’ll take to beat the Rams? Riddle me that Batman.

Anyways, please excuse Heath’s jumbles of picks. He has an actual life and does important things like raising a family while I’m just sitting at my computer all day constantly refreshing twitter wondering if I should start Adrian Peterson this week against the Saints. As such, his picks are currently incomplete. Give the man a break. He works hard and means well.

Feast your eyes on Week 5:

Week 5 picks

Week 5 games Pete Mark Nic Paddi Matias Clark Ghoji Heath Matt
Week 5 games Pete Mark Nic Paddi Matias Clark Ghoji Heath Matt
IND @ NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
TEN @ BUF TEN BUF TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN
NYG @ CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR
MIA @ CIN CIN MIA CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN
BAL @ CLE CLE BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL CLE
GB @ DET GB GB GB DET DET GB GB GB GB
JAX @ KC JAX KC JAX KC KC KC KC JAX JAX
DEN @ NYJ DEN DEN NYJ DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN
ATL @ PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT ATL PIT ATL PIT
OAK @ LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC OAK LAC
MIN @ PHI MIN PHI MIN PHI MIN PHI PHI MIN PHI
ARI @ SF ARI SF SF SF SF ARI SF SF ARI
LAR @ SEA LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR SEA LAR SEA LAR
DAL @ HOU HOU DAL HOU DAL HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU
WAS @ NO WAS NO NO WAS NO NO NO NO NO

Poll

Who’s more likely to upset our unanimous picks?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Colts over Pats
    (2 votes)
  • 39%
    Giants over Panthers
    (9 votes)
  • 52%
    Raiders over Chargers
    (12 votes)
23 votes total Vote Now