Week 4 of the NFL Season brought me another winning record, the second one of the season. For the first time this year, I went a perfect 2-0 picking the local games, the New York Giants and Jets. So far, this season I am 3-3 picking local teams. What does that mean? Well, nothing.
This week the G-Men are big favorites as they host the Seattle Seahawks (1 p.m. on FOX), while the Jets are big underdogs against the host New England Patriots (4:15 p.m. on CBS). Other picks this week are: Buffalo Bills vs. Philadelphia Eagles (1 p.m. on FOX), Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers (8:20 p.m. on NBC) and the Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears (Monday, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN).
After the jump are my Week 5 NFL picks...
Giants (-10) vs. Seahawks: This week, New York is a popular pick in survivor pools and it all makes sense considering Seattle needs to come to the East Coast and play a 1 p.m. game for the second time in four weeks. Everybody knows that's hard to do. However, spotting the shaky G-Men 10 points is a lot. I think New York wins outright, but doesn't cover the spread. Pick: Giants 24, Seahawks 17.
Jets (-9) vs. Patriots: New York is in need of an easy win to get back on track, however, beating New England is never easy. Yes, there are a lot of good match ups for the Jets to exploit, but this is the Patriots and they're still upset about losing to Buffalo in Week 3. The Jets keep it close to cover the spread, but will not pull out the victory and fall to 2-3. Pick: Pats 34, Jets 28.
Bills (-3) vs. Eagles: Philadelphia needs a victory. The Bills lost to Cincinnati last week. Ralph Stadium will be rocking, but it will not be an issue for Michael Vick, who will lead his team to an easy victory. Pick: Eagles 30, Bills 17.
Falcons (+6) vs. Packers: Aaron Rodgers has Green Bay rolling on all cylinders, while Atlanta is still trying to figure things out. That doesn't bode well for the Falcons in this Sunday night match up. Pick: Packers 34, Falcons 24.
Lions (-6) vs. Bears: Detroit is undefeated, but Chicago is good enough to end its perfect run during Monday night football. Pick: Bears 21, Detroit 20.
Last week: 3-2. Overall: 8-6-1.
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