Great match-up of two in-form sides; The 49ers (4-1) recorded their largest win since 1987 last week and are probably only five wins away from winning the NFC East. I would have picked them against most teams this week but Detroit (5-0) isn't one of them. Game of the week
– Pick Lions
Don’t be fooled by Carolinas (1-4) record. They have been competitive in nearly all their losses, with some of those games being against much better teams than the Falcons (2-3)
I still refuse to believe that Philly (1-4) are this bad. Last week Vick broke the all-time QB rushing record but his day was ruined by another record; most career interceptions (four). As good as Washington (3-1) has been, this game will determine the Eagles whole season. they have everything to lose and, because of that, I don’t think they will.
Another good comeback for Cincinnati (3-2) last week against a bad side. This week they host another bad team when they go against Indianapolis (0-5). Expect them to win again.
Buffalo (4-1) has already matched last years' win total and proved last week against Philly that their great start is no fluke. This team looks legit. The Giants (3-2) being at home might be a tougher contest but The Bills running game, with Fred Jackson in particular, will prove to be too strong!
Pittsburgh (3-2) proved last week that they aren’t quite finished yet. QB Big Ben Roethlisberger also threw five touchdown passes against Tennessee, who are much better than Jacksonville (1-4). Steelers also have players returning from injury.
- Pick Steelers
Houston (3-2) is a little banged up. Baltimore (3-1) is coming off a bye week and should be well rested. The Ravens are the home side and a top five NFL team.
– Pick Ravens
The winless St. Louis Rams (0-4) are one of the worst teams in the league, playing against an undefeated Green Bay, (5-0) who are the number one team in the NFL – Lock of the week
Great win for Oakland (3-2) last week. Cleveland (2-2) should give them a tough contest but expect them to just win, baby!
- Pick Raiders
New England (4-1) running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns last week as the Patriots scored at least 30 points for the 13th straight regular-season game. Dallas (2-2), coming off a bye wee,k are the healthiest they have been this season and Romo's fractured rib should also be better. But I don’t suspect his decision making will be. Tom Brady has not lost a home game since 2006 and that record will not be broken in Week 6.
- Pick Patriots
Last week's confidence destroying beat-down by the 49ers was Tampa Bays (3-2) worst ever loss. Prior to that they were looking like a good team and I think they will come good again but this is too soon and against a great New Orleans (4-1) team.
- Pick Saints
Minnesota (1-4) looked great last week, winning their first game of the season. The question for Chicago (2-3) must be whether they can prevent Adrian Peterson taking The Vikings into a seemingly much needed big lead? They have thrown away so many games in the second half. Pick the Bears to win a closely fought contest.
– Pick Bears
New York (2-3) is not as good this year but the team is still much better than Miami (0-4), who might just be the worst team in the NFL. The Jets should comfortably win this Monday night game.
- Pick Jets