NFL Pick 'Em: Week 5

GreenAndWhiteReport.com's contributors take a look and make their predictions for Week 5 of the NFL season.

Week Five Games :

Chicago at Carolina. Chicago -1.

Atlanta at Cleveland. Atlanta -2½.

New York Giants at Houston. Houston -2½.

Green Bay at Washington. Green Bay -2½.

Tampa Bay vs. Cincinnati. Cincinnati -7.

St. Louis at Detroit. St. Louis -2½.

Kansas City at Indianapolis. Indianapolis -8.

Denver at Baltimore. Baltimore -7½.

New Orleans at Arizona. New Orleans -7½.

Tennessee vs. Dallas. Dallas -7.

San Diego at Oakland. San Diego -7.

Philadelphia at San Francisco. San Francisco -3.

Minnesota at New York Jets. New York Jets -3.

Bye Week: Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks.

Point spread generated by America's Line.

Kristian R. Dyer's picks:

Chicago at Carolina: Coming off a bad loss to the Giants, Chicago won't be bothered by a second road trip in as many weeks. Against a rookie quarterback, Julius Peppers must be licking his lips but the Bears must protect their gunslinger better than they did against New York on Sunday night. Bears win by at least a touchdown.

Green Bay at Washington: Have to like the Packers going against that Redskins secondary that is weak. How weak? Washington is conceding 305 yards per game in the air, the second highest tally allowed in the NFL this season. Aaron Rodgers is primed for a big fantasy day. Green Bay big.

Kansas City at Indianapolis: The Chiefs are a feel good story and could potentially be a playoff team out of that atrocious division they play in, but they're no match for Indianapolis. The Colts should be resting their starters in this one midway through the third quarter. Indy by two touchdowns.

Philadelphia at San Francisco: The 49'ers are desperate and playing at home, but this will be a case of their need for a win causing them to overplay. Philadelphia needs this game after falling flat against Washington last week. No matter who is under center for the Eagles, this group won't drop this game. It'll be close, a field goal should decide it.

Denver at Baltimore: The number one past defense in the NFL has a home game against a Broncos side that has been inconsistent through the air. The Ravens can churn their way through this game and have way too much talent at wide receiver to not put up some points. B-more wins by a touchdown and a field goal.

Minnesota at New York Jets: Monday night could be a great game and the Jets defense will have a great chance to atone for some subpar performances this year. Brett Favre has just two touchdowns through three games this year, stacked up against six interceptions. I say that will be eight interceptions by the end of Monday night. Jets win this one 20-16.

Dan Feuerstein's picks:

Kansas City At Indianapolis The Chiefs are undefeated while the Colts are 2-2. Some feel the Chiefs are not at an elite level. Undefeated is nice, but most feel the Chiefs are lucky. The Colts are still a top side, but something tells me THE CHIEFS WILL WIN!

Philadelphia At San Francisco Michael Vick became the meat in a Redskins Sandwich. Those ribs are not at full strength. A new offensive co-ordinator for the 49ers will help find gold in them dar hills. Niners Will Win as Kolb will struggle.

Denver At Baltimore M&T Bank Stadium is a fantastic home field advantage for the Ravens, Joe Flacco will have a fine game. But this will be a nail bitter WITH THE BRONCOS WINNING ON A 4TH QUARTER FIELD GOAL! Still on the McKinnley memory high.

New Orleans At Arizona This is a respectable 2-2 record for the Cardinals after all the QB shuffling they have done. Saints will destroy them and it will be "All Day Long"

Chicago At Carolina How many QB's do the Bears have left after the NY Giants defense pulverized Jay Cutler and his backups? I wouldn't pick the Panthers to win this game, but if it's the back up or third stringer Panthers will earn the victory.

Minnesota At NY Jets Randy Moss traded to the Vikings and it should help Brett Favre out on big throws down field. But not enough as old man Brett will be black and blue while wearing his purple jersey. THE JETS & THE JETS FANS WILL GET THEIR REVENGE AS FAVRE WILL PAY FOR HIS LATE SEASON TANK JOB!

Denis Gorman's picks:

Minnesota at New York Jets (-3): Who thought the second round of Moss vs. Revis would take place three weeks after their first meeting. Yeah, we're surprised Bill Belichick jettisoned Moss to Minnesota, too. Brett Favre has to be overjoyed to have a vertical threat at wide receiver. But it is questionable how much of effect Moss will have Monday Night following four days of practice. The Jets win and cover.

Chicago (-1) at Carolina: The Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday afternoon that Jay Cutler won't play Sunday after suffering a concussion against the Giants last week. The Bears offensive line allowed 10 sacks of Cutler and third-string QB Caleb Hanie, while watching Cutler and second-string QB Todd Collins get knocked out of the game. Still, we're taking the Bears and the point because Carolina is awful across-the-board.

Green Bay (-2½) vs. Washington: Aaron Rodgers questioned Mike McCarthy's unwillingness to run four and five wide sets after Green Bay's 28-26 too-close-for-comfort-win over the Lions. Packers lack a running game but they'll win and cover because Washington had its feel good moment last Sunday in Philadelphia.

Denver at Baltimore (-7½): Denver appears to be in a life-and-death struggle to score points. Baltimore has a ton of talent at the offensive skill positions and a still-nasty defense. That's enough for us to believe that the Ravens will win and cover.

Kansas City at Indianapolis (-8): The Colts are 2-2 following a Week One domination at the hands of AFC South rival Houston and a field goal-at-the-gun loss to AFC South rival Jacksonville last Sunday. The Chiefs are unbeaten. While we believe 2010 will provide season-long challenges to the Colts' character, that won't be the case this week. The Colts win by at least a touchdown.

Philadelphia at San Francisco (-3): The Eagles are underdogs because Michael Vick is out and the cross-country trip. But they have more talent than do the 49ers. That's why we're going with the Eagles.

Records:

Kristian R. Dyer:

Overall: 7-5-0

Against The Spread: 4-8-0

Dan Feuerstein:

Overall: 8-4-0

Against The Spread: 6-6-0

Denis Gorman:

Overall: 7-5-0

Against The Spread: 4-8-0


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