Preston’s Picks: Week 5 (Part 1)

We’ve already reached Week 5 of the NFL season, which means roughly a quarter of the season in the books. Only one undefeated team remains, the Arizona Cardinals, and only two are winless, the Jaguars and the Lions. Will that continue into Week 5? Let’s jump right in and find out.

Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks

An elite Thursday night matchup yields a pivotal NFC West battle in Seattle. Expect plenty of fun and offensive action.

Prediction: Rams 31, Seahawks 28

Followers: Rams 73%

New York Jets vs Atlanta Falcons

Zach Wilson has mightily struggled so far, but he’ll be licking his chops when facing a miserable Atlanta Falcons secondary.

Prediction: Jets 23, Falcons 17

Followers: Falcons 68%

New England Patriots vs Houston Texans

Signs are showing that Houston is in for a long season after Davis Mills posted a .8 QBR last week.

Prediction: Patriots 27, Texans 6

Followers: Patriots 92%

The Texans look like they might not win another game in 2021

Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings

The Lions and Vikings always seem to lose close contests; they battle it out for last place in the division.

Prediction: Vikings 28, Lions 14

Followers: Vikings 86%

Philadelphia Eagles vs Carolina Panthers

Whether due to an easy schedule or legit talent, the Panthers have been winning games, while Philly has struggled mightily.

Prediction: Panthers 24, Eagles 13

Followers: Panthers 83%

New Orleans Saints vs Washington Football Team

The Saints might be the most volatile team in the league, playing well in some games and awful in others.

Prediction: WFT 20, Saints 17

Followers: Saints 64%

Tennessee Titans vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Urban Meyer has already lost the locker room in Jacksonville, and it’s only downhill from here, despite Tenneseee’s recent struggles.

Prediction: Titans 35, Jaguars 10

Followers: Titans 88%

Derrick Henry loves a matchup with the Jaguars

Miami Dolphins vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady faces another former foe, this time an in-state contest. This one could get ugly, expect a Bucs blowout.

Prediction: Buccaneers 32, Dolphins 13

Followers: Buccaneers 94%