Week 5 NFL Picks

With the NFL season underway, we decided to give our picks weekly.


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Three LHStoday sportswriters – Andrew Hanson, Patrick Lynch and Jaxin Osinski – make their NFL picks for week 5.

Bucs vs. Bears

Andrew: Low scoring game but I think the Bucs will slightly out pace.

Patrick: Bucs; I don’t think the Bears secondary can keep up with Tom Brady.

Jaxin: Bucs are really starting to mesh together I don’t think the Bears will be able to keep up.

Jaguars vs. Texans

Andrew: Texans gotta get a win sooner or later.

Patrick: Jaguars; 2 words: Minshew Mania.

Jaxin: After firing Bill O´Brien I think a lot of stress has been relieved in Houston. I think they will rally around the new coach and get a win.

Falcons vs. Panthers

Andrew: I got the Falcons but this one should be close.

Patrick: Panthers; Falcons have been really disappointing.

Jaxin: Panthers played good football against the Cardinals I think they continue this week and win.

Cardinals vs. Jets

Andrew: Cardinals by a landslide’.

Patrick: Cardinals; Jets can’t keep pace on either side of the ball.

Jaxin: Bounce back game for Kyler Murray and the Cardinals.

Rams vs. Washington Football Team

Andrew: Rams, I don’t think the football team has enough star talent.

Patrick: Rams, Washington has injuries and no clear leaders at the moment.

Jaxin: Washington has been having QB issues and Rams have been playing good I got the Rams. 

Giants vs. Cowboys

Andrew: I got the Cowboys and it’s not even close.

Patrick: Cowboys; On paper the Cowboys should win, but they always find a way to throw the game so we will see.

Jaxin: I think this is a bounce back for Dallas and it could potentially be a beat down.

Colts vs. Browns

Patrick: Browns; The Browns are a sleeper team this season.

Andrew: Colts; Colts are just a good all around team.

Jaxin: I love Cleveland they look good but I think the Colts defense overwhelms Baker. 

Bills vs. Titans

Andrew: Bills defense will overwhelm Tannehill.

Patrick: Titans; the Bills don’t have an answer for Derrick Henry.

Jaxin: Josh Allen is playing like a MVP I got the Bills.

Bengals vs. Ravens

Andrew: Ravens; No Brainer.

Patrick: Ravens; Bengals are just outmatched in every way.

Jaxin: I love Joe Burrow dude’s a stud but the Ravens are going to be to much for them to handle.

Raiders vs. Chiefs

Andrew: Chiefs; Chiefs are just too dominant.

Patrick: Chiefs; On a roll right now and I don’t think they’re slowing down anytime soon.

Jaxin: Chiefs did not play the best football against New England I think they get back on track this week.

Eagles vs. Steelers

Andrew: Steelers; Most underrated team in the league.

Patrick: Eagles; I picked them last week against the Niners and I’ll put my faith in them again.

Jaxin: With Big Ben back and the defense out in Pitt I am a huge fan of the Steelers this year and I think they stay undefeated this week.

Dolphins vs. 49ers

Andrew: Dolphins as long as Jimmy G isn’t playing.

Patrick: 49ers; Dolphins offense isn’t potent enough.

Jaxin: 49ers are getting some of their weapons back I think they win this one

Broncos vs. Patriots

Andrew: Patriots; Belichick will be Belichick.

Patrick: Patriots; As long as Stidham plays they should be fine.

Jaxin: Best coach in the history is going to figure it out even without Cam.

Seahawks vs. Vikings

Andrew: Seahawks; We know Kirk doesn’t deliver in primetime.

Patrick: Seahawks; The best team in the league is gonna put on a show.

Jaxin: The defense is banged up Jamal Adams is out again but Russell Wilson is the league MVP right now and I think him and Pete Carroll find a way.

Chargers vs. Saints

Andrew: Saints; I feel like Justin Herbert will blow this.

Patrick: Saints; Chargers have too many injuries.

Jaxin: Saints have been off this year I think the rookie has another good game and gets the win against Brees this week.