Welcome to a weekly installment of NFL picks.
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Straight-up Record: 44-18-1
ATS Record: 34-27-2
Week 5 Byes: Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-4.5) at Chicago Bears
Buccaneers 27, Bears 17
Los Angeles Rams (-7.5) at Washington Football Team
Rams 24, Football Team 14
Los Angeles could not overcome a massive spread last week, but they should get back on track with the Football Team not starting Dwayne Haskins.
Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans (+1)
Titans 20, Bills 17
If the game is played, the Titans will prevail with yet another gutsy victory.
Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers (-7)
Steelers 26, Eagles 14
The Steelers will win the battle of Pennsylvania with a multi-score win over the Eagles.
Arizona Cardinals (-7) at New York Jets
Cardinals 31, Jets 13
The best cure for a losing streak is a game against the Jets. Kyler Murray and the Cardinals will roll to an easy victory.
Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs (-13.5)
Chiefs 31, Raiders 17
Kansas City has slept walked through the first four games (besides two quarters against Baltimore). They will ravage the Raiders to the tune of a two-touchdown win.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans (-6)
Texans 24, Jaguars 17
With the recent firing of Bill O’Brien, the Texans will play with energy and overcome the Jaguars.
Cincinnati Bengals (+13) at Baltimore Ravens
Ravens 31, Bengals 21
This game will be much closer than one might imagine. The Ravens do not have the pass rush to take advantage of Cincinnati’s poor offensive line.
Carolina Panthers (+2.5) at Atlanta Falcons
Panthers 26, Falcons 20
Carolina has won two in a row, and they will add a third with a win in Atlanta. Dan Quinn might get fired after the loss.
Miami Dolphins at San Francisco 49ers (-8)
49ers 24, Dolphins 14
The Dolphins will struggle after a cross-country flight, and the 49ers will get back in the win column.
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (-9.5)
Cowboys 34, Giants 20
Despite keeping the Rams in check, for the most part, the Giants will be decimated by the Cowboys. Dallas will take the NFC East division lead and will not look back for the remainder of the season.
Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns (+1.5)
Browns 23, Colts 20
The Browns will win on a last-second field goal, propelling them to a 4-1 start.
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots (-11.5)
Patriots 20, Broncos 3
The New England defense will stifle Brett Rypien.
Sunday Night Football:
Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks (-7)
Seahawks 38, Vikings 28
Seattle has a poor defensive line, but the secondary will force two interceptions and win the game.
Monday Night Football:
Los Angeles Chargers (+7.5) at New Orleans Saints
Saints 31, Chargers 24
Had the line been a little different, the pick would be different. As it stands, expect Justin Herbert and the Chargers to cover.
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