My Week 5 NFL picks.
Dolphins @ Bengals: Dolphins. Miami’s offense averages 4.6 yards per carry. Cincinnati’s defense allows a league-high 5.4 yards per carry. They won’t be able to stop Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas. Miami will win the time of possession and dictate the flow of the game.
Packers @ Colts: Packers. To beat the Packers, you need a good defense. The Colts don’t have one. They give up an average of 27.7 points per game.
Ravens @ Chiefs: Ravens. The Ravens defense can slow down Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs’ No.1-ranked rushing attack. The Chiefs defense cannot slow down Ray Rice.
Browns @ Giants: Giants. The Browns will lose this game and remain winless until December at the earliest.
Eagles @ Steelers: Steelers. Pittsburgh’s home and they’re coming off a Bye. The Eagles are only scoring 16.5 points per game on average.
Falcons @ Redskins: Redskins. The Redskins rush for 171 yards per game and the Falcons give up 146.3. Washington will establish the run early and seize the momentum early at home.
Seahawks @ Panthers: Seahawks. Despite drafting inside linebacker Luke Kuechly in the first round, the Panthers still can’t stop the run. Marshawn Lynch will carry the Seahawks to a win over Carolina.
Bears @ Jaguars: Bears. The Bears run defense will shut down Maurice Jones-Drew, and that will be checkmate.
Titans @ Vikings: Vikings. The Vikings are one of the best teams in the NFL. They’ll take care of business at home against the subpar Titans.
Broncos @ Patriots: Patriots. New England is home, they have better coaches and much more continuity.
Chargers @ Saints: Saints. The Chargers are 3-1, but they’ve only beaten bad teams (the Raiders, the Titans and the Chiefs). When they played a good team (the Falcons) they lost 27-3. Drew Brees will pass for 350 yards and 4 touchdowns, and the Saints will win at home.
Texans @ Jets: Texans. The Jets have absolutely no chance.