Spread Eagle: Week 5 Picks (8-5)

Matt's Pats BlogAnalyst IOctober 4, 2008

Home team in bold

SUNDAY, 1:00

Cardinals (+6.5) over Packers [WIN]
No Aaron Rodgers means that the Packers will be starting a rookie QB.

Bears (-3.5) over Lions [WIN]
For the rest of the year, I'm betting against the Lions and the Rams unless either of those teams strings together 3 consecutive wins.

Colts (-3) over Texans [WIN]
A 1-2 Colts team coming off a bye week is dangerous, especially against a winless team.

Panthers (-9.5) over Chiefs [WIN]
The Chiefs are a different team at Arrowhead, and they really don't stand a chance on the road.

Chargers (-6.5) over Dolphins [LOSS]
The Chargers are averaging 35 points per game and they're only 2-2. If they can button up the defense even a slight bit, they're going to be difficult to beat.

Giants (-6.5) over Seahawks [WIN]
The Seahawks are not a good team, yet they still might win their division. That's how pathetic the NFC West is.

Titans (-2.5) over Ravens [WIN]
The Ravens can't move the ball against a good D, and the Titans are exactly that.

Redskins (+5.5) over Eagles [WIN]
The Birds without Westbrook are a mediocre team, and it doesn't look like he'll be playing against his brother and the Redskins.

SUNDAY, 4:05

Broncos (-3.5) over Bucs [LOSS]
The Broncos showed last week that they're not the powerhouse that everyone thought they where, but they should be able to take care of the Brian Griese-led Bucs.

Bills (+1.5) over Cardinals [LOSS]
The Bills are bound to lose at some point, just not this week.

Cowboys (-10.5) over Bengals [LOSS]
This spread could be 20.5 and I'd still take the 'Boys.

Pats (-3.5) over 49ers [WIN]
No other way to put it other than this is a must-win game for the Pats.

SUNDAY, 8:15

Jaguars (-3.5) over Steelers [LOSS]
The Steelers' offense is just pathetic, and that was the case before their replacement for Fast Willie went down for the season.

MONDAY, 8:30

Saints (-3.5) over Vikings
The Vikings are officially last year's 49ers: a much-hyped team that got a lot of attention in the preseason and can't win because their QB will never be good enough to take them anywhere.


    Gronk Says He'll 'Maybe' Return in 2018 🤔

    NFL logo

    Gronk Says He'll 'Maybe' Return in 2018 🤔

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    Rodgers Becomes Part Owner in Bucks

    Green Bay Packers logo
    Green Bay Packers

    Rodgers Becomes Part Owner in Bucks

    Adam Wells
    via Bleacher Report

    Small-Town Hero to NFL Draft’s Top TE

    Chicago Bears logo
    Chicago Bears

    Small-Town Hero to NFL Draft’s Top TE

    Mike Tanier
    via Bleacher Report

    How to Avoid Biggest NFL Draft Mistakes

    Chicago Bears logo
    Chicago Bears

    How to Avoid Biggest NFL Draft Mistakes

    Brad Gagnon
    via Bleacher Report