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NFL picks, Week 5: Predicting every game against the spread

The NFL is back for Week 5, which means it’s time for a pick of every game against the spread!

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws the football during a game against the New England Patriots in the game at Gillette Stadium on October 03, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Week 5 is already underway with some breakfast football getting Sunday started. This followed a wild Rams win over the Seahawks on Thursday Night Football that saw Russell Wilson go down with a finger injury that is expected to cost him six weeks of football.

It’s hard to get too excited for Falcons-Jets in London, but I suppose it’s better than nothing. Well, unless you’re on the west coast and didn’t feel like getting up at 6:30 a.m. for Sunday football. In that case, just wait for the main course to get started at 10 a.m. PT.

We’re back with more picks against the spread. I went 8-8 overall once again last week and 2-3 on my best bets. That moves me to 9-11 on best bets and 29-35 overall. I suppose a pair of .500 weeks in succession isn’t the worst thing in the world. We’re buying time for that hot streak ... right?

All odds below come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. Each week, I’ll also pull out my five best bets. These are based on Sunday morning lines, so they’re not necessarily best bets I grabbed earlier in the week before some of the current line movement.

Saints (-2.5) over Washington
Lions (+10) over Vikings
Texans (+7.5) over Patriots
Bucs (-10) over Dolphins
Chargers (-2.5) over Browns

Here are all my picks for Week 5.

Rams vs. Seahawks (-2): Seahawks — LOSS
Falcons vs. Jets (+2.5): Jets
Eagles vs. Panthers (-2.5): Panthers
Packers vs. Bengals (+2.5): Bengals
Patriots vs. Texans (+7.5): Texans
Titans vs. Jaguars (+4): Titans
Broncos vs. Steelers (+1.5): Steelers
Saints vs. Washington (+2.5): Saints
Lions vs. Vikings (-10): Lions
Dolphins vs. Bucs (-10): Bucs
Browns vs. Chargers (-2.5): Chargers
Bears vs. Raiders (-5.5): Raiders
Giants vs. Cowboys (-7): Giants
49ers vs. Cardinals (-5.5): 49ers
Bills vs. Chiefs (-2.5): Chiefs
Colts vs. Ravens (-7): Ravens

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