NFL Picks - Week 5

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Cardinals at 49ers (Thursday 8:25pm)
Not exactly the ratings boon the NFL was looking for - Drew Stanton vs. Blaine Gabbert. 
Winner: Cardinals

Patriots at Browns (Sunday 1pm)
QB Tom Brady returns from Deflategate exile. Beware NFL. 
Winner: Patriots

Jets at Steelers (Sunday 1pm)
Fact: Big Ben threw for 5 TD's last week. Fact: Jets have been getting scorched on big plays in the passing game. Fact: Darrelle Revis may not play (hamstring). Yikes!
Winner: Steelers

Titans at Dolphins (Sunday 1pm)
Let's just call this the potential bowl. It's just that it could potentially be good or potentially be bad. 
Winner: Dolphins

Eagles at Lions (Sunday 1pm)
The biggest surprise this season (with the Vikings) is QB Carson Went and the undefeated Eagles.  The question - will the bye slow them down. As for the Lions, aren't they perennial disappointments? SPOILER ALERT!
Winner: Lions

Bears at Colts (Sunday 1pm)
Look for QB Andrew Luck to get healthy in this one.  That is if the offensive line can protect him for more than two seconds (which they have not this season).
Winner: Colts

Texans at Vikings (Sunday 1pm)
How the Vikings are staying undefeated is commendable. The question is can Sam Bradford and crew keep it up. 
Winner: Vikings

Falcons at Broncos (Sunday 4:05pm)
Game of the day potential here if the Falcons show up. Aqib Talib vs. Julio Jones should have a constant camera on it!
Winner: Broncos

Bengals at Cowboys (Sunday 4:25pm)
The kids keep getting better in Big D. 
Winner: Cowboys

Bills at Rams (Sunday 4:25pm)
This has letdown written all over it for the Bills.  Win in Foxboro last Sunday (Rex Ryan's Super Bowl) and then travel 3,000 miles West to face a solid, defense-laden Rams team. 
Winner: Rams

Chargers at Raiders (Sunday 4:25pm)
Can consistency be the Raiders friend? It starts by winning the ones you should and this is one of those games. 
Winner: Raiders

Giants at Packers (Sunday 8:30pm)
And suddenly, momentum has gone South for the Giants and North for the Packers.  That trend continues Sunday night. But will folks be watching this or Clinton-Trump II?
Winner: Packers

Bucs at Panthers (Monday 8:30pm)
Monday Night Football is turning into can miss football.  Panthers could be without QB Cam Newton (concussion) and we all know what kind of ratings magnet Derek Anderson is, right!
Winner: Panthers