NFL Picks: 2014 Week Number Five


Last week, we went 1-2, bringing our record on the year to an even 6-6 for the first quarter of the 2014 season. Hopefully, we can right the ship this week. So let’s get right to our NFL picks for week number five:

Sep 28, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback

Drew Brees

(9) prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Game one. We head to New Orleans, where the Saints host the Bucs. The Saints have been installed as 10 point favorites. Both teams are 1-3, with the Saints coming off of a loss in Dallas, and Tampa Bay won their first of the new year, upsetting the Steelers last week.

After topping the Steelers last week, the Bucs are beginning to “get it”, under Lovie Smith. Other than the blowout at the hands of the Falcons, the Bucs have not lost by more than six points. The Bucs will stay in this one. Take the Bucs and the points.

Sep 28, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback

Ryan Fitzpatrick

(14) scrambles with the ball during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Game two. The Titans play host to the Cleveland Browns. The Titans are one point favorites as they enter the game with a three game losing streak. At 1-2, the Browns haven’t fared much better than the Titans have in the first quarter of the season.

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The Titans haven’t won at home yet, and have been blown out for the last two weeks. The Browns, on the other hand, have been improved, beating the Saints in week two, and losing games to the Steelers and Ravens by a combined five points. Coach Mike Pettine has kept his team in every game. He will win this one. Take the Browns and the points.

Sep 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback

Russell Wilson

(3) and Denver Broncos quarterback

Peyton Manning

(18) greet in the middle of the field after the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Denver 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

We head to Washington for the final NFL pick of the week. We head to our nation’s capital for Monday Night Football, as the Redskins play host to the champion Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks enter the game off of their bye week as 7.5 point favorites, last seen beating the Broncos by six at home. The Redskins are 1-3, coming off a blowout at the hands of the New York Giants.

Here’s the thing, the Seahawks are a different team on the road. The only road game Seattle has been a part of so far was a 30-21 loss to the Chargers. I am not saying that the Redskins will win, but the spread is too high. Take the Redskins and the points.

There they are, three underdogs for the week five NFL picks: Bucs +10 Browns +1 Redskins +7.5

Enjoy this week’s slate of games everyone.