NFL Betting: Week 5 Preview By: BoDog Sportsbook
Football preview for week 5 NFL action – all NFL games are viewed and previewed:
Tennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens
Rookie QB Joe Flacco looked poised against the Steelers last week, but the Titans defense should be able to put even more pressure on him. Kerry Collins looks to be everything that Vince Young is not. Namely, a leader.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Carolina Panthers
Don’t let the win fool you. L.J. isn’t “back.” The Chiefs have huge issues remaining and while they notched win No. 1 last week, loss No. 4 comes this week against the Panthers.
Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions
The Bears. The Lions won both meetings last year, and Brian Urlacher probably hasn’t forgotten it. The Lions are the worst in the league against the run so far this season, allowing an average of 207.7 YPG. Detroit fans, meet Matt Forte. Diet Pepsi’s next Rookie of the Week.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers
Michael Turner running on grass and the Falcons playing against a good team should be enough to dismiss them in favor of the Packers. It will all depend on whether or not Aaron Rodgers can play this weekend. If he’s out, Matt Ryan may be able to steal one.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans
Nothing has come easy for the Colts this season, and so far Manning has looked almost human in the pocket. Missing the offseason has slowed their start, but they are getting to the point in the season where they should be able to start putting it back together on offense. The Texans probably won’t be able to pull it out.
San Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins
Miami’s surprise demolition of the Patriots in Week 3 has been long forgotten. The Chargers have started to look better and the defense is finding itself after the loss of Shawne Merriman. The Dolphins will be a smart, tough and disciplined team… but it’s not 2010 yet.
Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants
The Giants are simply the best team in football. The defending champions are somehow being overlooked again this year. The Seahawks are playing like a team without any wide receivers… oh wait. The big question is whether David Carr will get into the game in the fourth quarter.
Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Jason Campbell has taken some positive steps since the first game this season. Of course it could have just been the Giants making him look that bad. The Eagles without Brian Westbrook are a shadow of themselves and he is probably going to be a game-time decision. The Redskins should be able to eke out a win if he can’t go.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Denver Broncos
The Bucs’ defense has been solid all year. Derrick Brooks has found the fountain of youth and Barrett Ruud looks like he’s on his way to being one of the best MLBs in the league. The Broncos will have to put up another gazillion points if they want to win this one.
Buffalo Bills vs. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals were embarrassed last week and the Bills have been learning how to come back and win football games. This is one of the most improved teams in the league so far this season and the Cardinals should get one more check in the win column.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Dallas Cowboys
Terrell “Me-O” Owens wants the ball. Felix Jones and Marion Barber NEED the ball. If they expect to win any more games they are going to give the ball to the runners and punish other teams. The Bengals are terrible. At least they signed another player with police problems. Cedric Benson, welcome to the “Mean Machine.”
New England Patriots vs. San Francisco 49ers
The Patriots will rebound. They were outcoached, outhustled, and flat out outplayed in their last game against the Dolphins. That won’t happen again. And it won’t happen against the lowly 49ers. Look for Wes Welker to have a big game as he runs more routes under the coverage and tries to make plays after the catch.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jaguars. The Steelers squeaked out a win on Monday night, but the loss of Kendall Simmons is devastating. Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers likely won’t make the playoffs now.
Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints
The Saints looked like a new team with Deuce McAllister in the backfield. The Vikings are shaping up to be one of the biggest disappointments of the season. As long as Reggie Bush doesn’t try to run in between the tackles EVER again, the Saints should get the big Monday night win.