Prisco’s NFL Week 5 picks: Jets upset Tua-less Dolphins, Bills rout Steelers, Rams cover vs. Cowboys

So a lot for the speculation of having out from below a foul week with a excellent one.

Make it two unhealthy ones in a row.

Last week wasn’t slightly as unhealthy because the week sooner than, so there may be development. But calling 5-9-2 towards the unfold development tells you the way terrible I used to be the week sooner than. I did move 9-7 immediately up and 3-2 with my very best bets as a part of the Pick Six Podcast. That brings my season document ATS to 27-34-3, my straight-up document to 33-30-1 and my very best bets document is now 13-9.

Let’s shoot for .500 ATS this week. Baby steps. Baby steps.

Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET (Amazon Prime)

Featured Game | Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts have struggled in a large number of tactics this season, going 1-2-1 with the warmth at the training workforce and entrance place of work. The well being of operating again Jonathan Taylor bears looking at on this one. Even so, he hasn’t been as efficient. The Broncos have performed smartly on protection, however their offense has struggled. At house, on a brief week, Russell Wilson will have the ability to win it.

Pick: Broncos 24, Colts 20

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ET (NFL Network, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Green Bay Packers vs. New York Giants

The Giants have primary problems at quarterback with each Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor injured. There is an opportunity Jones performs with a bum ankle, however it would possibly not topic who performs. The Packers have performed smartly on protection, and the offense has confirmed some indicators of existence in recent years. Packers take it.

Pick: Packers 31, Giants 21

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+) 

Featured Game | Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

This is a difficult manner for Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett to (*5*)make his debut. The Bills do have damage problems on protection, however they nonetheless have a skilled entrance that may make existence depressing for Pickett. The Buffalo offense has slowed some the previous two video games, however it is a probability to get it going once more. Look for Josh Allen to have a excellent day because the Bills wreck Pickett’s debut.

Pick: Bills 33, Steelers 17

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Featured Game | Cleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers went at the highway and beat the Texans final week, however this highway commute can be so much harder. The Browns have struggled on protection this season, which can be a excellent factor for Justin Herbert. Look for the Chargers to play smartly once more right here as they get a difficult highway victory.

Pick: Chargers 27, Browns 21

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Featured Game | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans

The Jaguars are coming off a sloppy loss towards the Eagles that they let escape after main 14-0. The Texans performed smartly in coming again towards the Chargers, however it is a difficult commute towards a crew that can be in a position to get again on the right track. Look for a greater appearing by means of Trevor Lawrence because the Jaguars win it.

Pick: Jaguars 30, Texans 21

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears

The Bears had been dead in relation to their passing recreation, which limits what they may be able to do — as we noticed final week at the highway in a loss to the Giants. The Vikings performed in London final week, so that they needed to care for the lengthy commute. But they’re a significantly better crew. The Minnesota protection hasn’t performed that smartly this season, however that adjustments right here.

Pick: Vikings 24, Bears 10

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Featured Game | New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions

The Lions are scoring a ton, however they may be able to’t prevent anyone. They may get a damage in the event that they face Bailey Zappe at quarterback for the Patriots. But the way in which the Lions are taking part in, it would possibly not topic. The Patriots will nonetheless transfer the soccer. New England will win a detailed one.

Pick: Patriots 24, Lions 20

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Featured Game | New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks are taking part in a 2d consecutive highway recreation outdoor the department, which is at all times a problem. The Saints are taking part in after touring again from London, which would possibly not be simple. The Saints have not come as regards to taking part in as much as expectancies this season, however it is a best spot for his or her protection to stand up and win a recreation. I believe they do. Saints take it.

Pick: Saints 26, Seahawks 17

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Featured Game | New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins can be beginning Teddy Bridgewater for an injured Tua Tagovailoa, who has concussion problems. Bridgewater is greater than succesful. The Jets have performed higher in recent years and Zach Wilson did some excellent issues at Pittsburgh. Look for the Jets to proceed to have momentum right here as they pull off the upset.

Pick: Jets 24, Dolphins 23

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons

This is a large recreation for first position within the department. That’s laborious to imagine. But the Falcons have performed higher than anticipated, whilst the Bucs have now not performed that smartly. But this can be a get-right spot for the Bucs. Look for the offense to roll and the protection to bop again.

Pick: Bucs 34, Falcons 20

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Featured Game | Washington Commanders vs. Tennessee Titans

The Commanders have misplaced 3 immediately and their season may well be at the line right here. They get a Titans crew coming off a highway department victory towards the Colts. This can be a excellent spot for the Commanders to get a victory. The force is on they usually get it. Upset particular.

Pick: Commanders 28, Titans 24

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Featured Game | Carolina Panthers vs. San Francisco 49ers

This is a protracted commute on a brief week for the 49ers when they beat the Rams on Monday night time. That would most often imply a letdown. But their protection will dominate the Carolina offense. Baker Mayfield can be in for a protracted day. This can be a low-scoring recreation, however the 49ers will win with their protection.

Pick: 49ers 21, Panthers 13

Sunday, 4:25p.m. ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are driving top because the final undefeated crew, however this would possibly not be a very easy commute. The Cardinals appeared to correct issues final week in the second one part towards the Panthers. But it is a giant step up in festival. Look for the Eagles to stay it rolling — even with the Cowboys on faucet subsequent week.

Pick: Eagles 30, Cardinals 23

Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams (-4.5)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys

The Rams are taking part in on a brief week and regarded terrible in dropping to the 49ers on Monday night time. The offensive line is unhealthy, which is rarely a excellent factor towards the Cowboys. Dallas has gained all 3 video games with Cooper Rush at quarterback, however that ends right here. I believe the Rams will have the ability to restrict Rush and the offense as Matthew Stafford in any case will get it going at the different facet.

Pick: Rams 27, Cowboys 21

Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals have became their season round with two immediately victories, most commonly since the offense has began to play higher. That’s now not a excellent factor for a Ravens protection this is suffering. Look for Joe Burrow to win a shootout right here with Lamar Jackson. First one to 35 wins. It’s the Bengals.

Pick: Bengals 36, Ravens 33

Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET (ESPN, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Kansas City Chiefs vs. Las Vegas Raiders

The Chiefs are again house after a 1-1 highway commute, however they regarded nice in beating the Bucs final Sunday night time. The Raiders beat the Broncos for his or her first victory final week, however it is a difficult commute to take a look at and stay issues going. The Chiefs have the offense again to being most sensible degree, which isn’t a excellent factor for the Raiders protection. Look for Patrick Mahomes to have a large night time.

Pick: Chiefs 33, Raiders 23


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