NFL WEEK 5 Picks: Bilicki’s Picks

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LA Rams -2.5 over SEATTLE

The Rams used their quick turnaround to get back on track after losing to the Cardinals on Sunday.

New York Jets +3 over Atlanta in London

It is not a good option to set the alarm clock, as both computers are in the bottom three of DVOA. The Jets won last week against a mostly weak team that lost their top two WRs and will have the same matchup this week.

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TAMPA BAY -10 over Miami

With all the excitement of his return to New England out of the way, Tom Brady and the offense should get back on their high-flying ways against a disappointing Dolphins team.

CAROLINA -3.5 over Philadelphia

Following their victory in Week 1, Jalen Hurts and the Eagles have apparently been resolved as injuries begin to pile up. The Panthers will put their big loss to Dallas behind them.

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New Orleans -2 over WASHINGTON

With a bye week looming, the Saints must bounce back from an overtime loss in New York. Washington’s defense has been disappointing this season and it will be difficult to try and stop Alvin Kamara.

JACKSONVILLE +4.5 Tennessee

As insane as it may seem to back a team in such a hectic situation as the Jags, the fact is that the Titans have been pretty bad and will probably be without Julio Jones once again. We will cover our nose and take the stitches.

Detroit +8.5 over MINNESOTA

The Vikings should head back against here after being put down by the Browns last week. Dalvin Cook’s health is a concern, of course, but the Lions are starting to see key injuries pile up.

PITTSBURGH -1 over Denver

Right now, it looks like Teddy Bridgewater will be playing in this one. But the fact of the matter is that Denver’s offense didn’t exactly agree with him last week. It looks like the Steelers will have their big three WRs to rescue Big Ben and that should be the difference.

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CINCINNATI +3 over Green Bay

The Bengals have had the extra prep time, but the Packers have covered three in a row after dropping their opener in shocking fashion. The Bengals have looked good, while the Green Bay defense has taken a lot of injury hits.

HOUSTON +8.5 over New England

With all the attention on how well Mac Jones played against the Bucs, this seems like a place for disappointment. With four of the Pats’ five O-line starters missing practice this week, that could be a recipe for disaster, even if Bill Belichick is likely to blow up rookie Davis Mills.

LAS VEGAS -5.5 over Chicago

Justin Fields has been crowned Chicago’s starter, but he faces a tough test here without his best running back. Will the Bears be able to pressure Derek Carr the same way the Chargers did last week? That is what we are not sure of.

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LA CHARGERS -1.5 over Cleveland

Speaking of the Chargers defense, Baker Mayfield, with one shoulder already hit, is in their sights. The Browns have also looked good on defense this season, which has given them a chance to do what should be a close game, but we’ll take the points and the home team.

New York Giants +7 over DALLAS

Everyone is legitimately excited for the Cowboys and how great their offense looks while the defense is coming together, but let’s not forget this is a rivalry game against a Giants team that has been improving on offense. Daniel Jones is no longer the turnover machine he once was and Saquon Barkley is on the mend.

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ARIZONA -5.5 over San Francisco

It’s Trey Lance time for the Niners, a team that can’t stop the bleeding when it comes to injuries. While the rookie could infuse some electricity into his offense, the Cardinals are playing on another level right now as the last undefeated team in the league.

Buffalo +3 over KANSAS CITY

As good as the Chiefs’ offense may be, the Bills are there with them. The big difference is that the Bills can also play defense. Getting points here is also an advantage.

BALTIMORE -7 over Indianapolis

Despite his victory last week, there is not much to believe in with the Colts. It’s a great number, but the Ravens are certainly capable of taking on inferior opponents.

Last week: 6-10

This season: 30-34

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