Jeremy Sneed Week 5 NFL Picks


by Jeremy Sneed

Thursday Night Football 7:25
Arizona Cardinals (1-3) @ San Francisco 49ers (1-3)
-The Cardinals have yet to rule out Carson Palmer for this Thursday night matchup. Assuming he doesn’t play, I think the 49ers will put out an important win against the divisional foe Cardinals. Final Score: 23-20

Sunday Noon Games 12:00
Chicago Bears (1-3) @ Indianapolis Colts (1-3)
-Well, my Chicago Bears picked up their first win of the season last week against the Detroit Lions. Sadly, I am still not a believer. I think the Colts offense will dominate against the Bears defense and help them to victory. Final Score: 27-17

New England Patriots (3-1) @ Cleveland Browns (0-4)
-This is the easiest game to pick probably this entire season and this why: Brady is back. Tom Brady is back for the Patriots and his favorite target Rob Gronkowski is finally 100% healthy and this will lead to a blowout road win. Final Score: 52-10

Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) @ Detroit Lions (1-3)
-The Eagles are undefeated and coming off of a bye week, so everyone will be healthy. I think this is a bad combination for the Lions who are just 1-3. I think Wentz leads the Eagles to a 4-0 record. Final Score: 31-16

Tennessee Titans (1-3) @ Miami Dolphins (1-3)
-This is a very tough game to predict because both teams are equally bad. In this battle of bad teams, I think the Dolphins will come out on top. I think the defense will get to Mariota and force him to turn the ball over. Final Score: 24-20

Washington Redskins (2-2) @ Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
-Hopefully people are starting to jump off the Ravens bandwagon after their loss last week because I really don’t the Ravens are that good. It doesn’t help the Ravens that the Redskins have won two in a row and are on fire offensively. All this being said, I think the Redskins will win their third straight game this week. Final Score: 30-18

Houston Texans (3-1) @ Minnesota Vikings (4-0)
-This has the making to be one of the most exciting games of the week. It won’t be exciting because of offense, rather the defenses will make this exciting. In the battle of defenses, I think Sam Bradford and the Minnesota Vikings will remain undefeated and continue their stellar season. Final Score: 17-13

New York Jets (1-3) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1)
-I think the Steelers are going to blow out the Jets due to three reasons: Le’Veon Bell, Big Ben & Antonio Brown. I don’t believe that the Jets will be able to contain this big three and the Steelers cruise yet again in a blowout victory. Final Score: 45-22

Sunday Afternoon 3:05 Game
Atlanta Falcons (3-1) @ Denver Broncos (4-0)
-I already predicted that the other two undefeated teams would win this week, and I will make a clean sweep by picking the Denver Broncos this week. I think Paxton Lynch looked really good filling in for Siemian, so if Siemian can’t play, I don’t see an issue there. Plus, the Broncos defense is insanely good. Final Score: 28-27

Sunday Afternoon 3:25 Games
Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) @ Dallas Cowboys (3-1)
-I have to pick a major upset this week, but this is my first upset pick of the week. I just have a strange feeling that Andy Dalton and AJ Green will go off this weekend and the Cowboys will struggle to answer back. Final Score: 35-25

Buffalo Bills (2-2) @ Los Angeles Rams (3-1)
-I’m not exactly sure if this would be considered an upset because they are 3-1, but I am picking the Rams to win and advance to 4-1. I just think the Rams defense is too good, and the Bills offense is too inconsistent. Final Score: 26-21

San Diego Chargers (1-3) @ Oakland Raiders (3-1)
-The Chargers again should have won last week as they blow a 13 point 4th quarter lead against the Saints en route to their third loss. I don’t think things are going to get any better for the Chargers as I predict a Raiders victory. Final Score: 41-31

Sunday Night Football 7:30
New York Giants (2-2) @ Green Bay Packers (2-1)
-This game is a very intriguing game. The Packers are coming off of a bye week, while the Giants are dealing with an Odell Beckham Jr. problem. With the distraction that is OBJ, I think the Packers will roll over the Giants and coast to an easy prime time victory at home. Final Score: 35-14

Monday Night Football 7:30
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) @ Carolina Panthers (1-3)
-It is time for my upset of the week: Tampa over Carolina. Regardless of whether Cam Newton or Derek Anderson starts this game, I think the Panthers are falling down a slippery slope and the Buccaneers are going to capitalize on that. Final Score: 24-23