Week 5 NFL Picks – 2011

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Saturday, October 8th, 2011

It’s the time of year that I hate, bye weeks. Why do I hate it? LESS GAMES!!! Then again the games should be better now that teams are finally in full shape after a workout-less offseason.

Here’s the picks, home teams in CAPS.

LOCK – NY GIANTS 27, Seattle 17
PITTSBURGH 20, Tennessee 17
UPSET – Cincinnati 26, JACKSONVILLE 13
New Orleans 37, CAROLINA 30
HOUSTON 31, Oakland 24
Philadelphia 30, BUFFALO 26
Arizona 24, MINNESOTA 16
INDIANAPOLIS 22, Kansas City 10
SAN FRANCISCO 24, Tampa Bay 21
San Diego 30, DENVER 23
NEW ENGLAND 27, NY Jets 20
Green Bay 34, ATLANTA 24
DETROIT 33, Chicago 26

UPSET – I’m going with the Bengals over the Jaguars.. The home team, Jacksonville, is obviously favored but they can’t score to save their lives. The Bengals defense should be able to hold the anemic Jags offense in check.

LOCK – I was going to go with Houston over Oakland but after Al Davis’ death I’m not sure what will happen tomorrow. That game is too much of a toss up now. So instead I’m going with the Giants over the Seahawks as my lock.. I just have a really good feeling about this game after two straight fourth quarter comebacks they’re bound to put a full solid game together soon.. What better time then against the shitty Seahawks.

Eagles / Bills is one of the best games of the week and I think the Eagles finally put it all together and for 60 minutes. Something they haven’t done yet this year. With the pressure mounting I’m sure they’ll come out focused, if not there season is going to spiral out of control fast.

Tampa / San Fran is another solid matchup of 3-1 teams. I think San Francisco will pull it out with a late field goal in front of the home crowd.

The game everyone is looking forward to has to be the Patriots and Jets, it’s always a good one. I’ll give the edge to the home team as the Patriots offense is just unbelievable right now. The Jets defense should slow them down but not enough for their own offense to be able to pull it out.

Monday night should be entertaining as well with the Lions and Bears. Another divisional game where I think the home team pulls out a big win.

Last Week – No Picks
Season 36-12
UPSET – 2-1
LOCK – 3-0
Correct Scores – 0
Partially Correct Scores – 4

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