NFL Week 5 Predictions

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries took a toll in week 4 of the NFL season. Dalvin Cook is out for the season with an Torn ACL. Derek Carr will be sidelined for a couple of weeks with a back injury. DaVante Adams took a vicious hit, but he might be able to play on Sunday.

Ty Montgomery's rib injury isn't as bad as we thought. Marcus Mariota has a hamstring injury and it doesn't seem to be that bad. The Los Angeles Chargers, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and the Cleveland Browns are still win less. The only team that is still undefeated is the Kansas City Chiefs.

I went 10-6 last week with my predictions and my record is 35-28 on the year.

New England Patriots 20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28: The Patriots defense is a major concern right now and Jameis Winston will continue to grow his confidence. Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson could have a big game and tight ends Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard could be x-factors. The Patriots will score some points though.

Buffalo Bills 21 Cincinnati Bengals 17: The Bengals offense will fall back to reality this week after scoring at will against the Cleveland Browns. The Bills defense is no joke. Buffalo loves to run the football and the Bengals will have a tough time stopping it.

New York Jets 24 Cleveland Browns 10: The Jets have looked respectable in the first four weeks of the season. They don't look dysfunctional and are having fun playing the game. The Browns on the other hand are just a complete mess and DeShone Kizer isn't off to a great start.

Carolina Panthers 31 Detroit Lions 24: The last thing anyone needed to see in the NFL was Cam Newton getting his confidence back after having a big game against the Patriots. He carved up the Patriots defense and I think Newton will continue to do that against the Lions. Having Greg Olsen sidelined might have been the best thing that happened to Cam for now. He can trust other guys like Devin Funchess and Kelvin Benjamin. Matthews Stafford will have a solid game, but they won't do enough to win.

San Francisco 49ers 15 Indianapolis Colts 16: The 49ers have played hard but they can't find a way to win. The 49ers will find another way to pull off that stunt in this game. Jacoby Brissett hasn't been bad at all for the Colts offense.

Tennessee Titans 28 Miami Dolphins 14: Jay Cutler and the Dolphins offense has been stagnant for the past couple of games. Marcus Mariota might be questionable for Sunday, but the Titans will find a way to bounce back.

Los Angeles Chargers 20 New York Giants 24: The 0-4 bowl will take place on Sunday at Metlife Stadium. Phillip Rivers and Eli Manning will probably be playing against one another for one final time. The Chargers and the Giants both keep inventing new ways to close games. At the end of the day, the Giants have more talent than the Chargers do.

Arizona Cardinals 13 Philadelphia Eagles 30: The Cardinals aren't that spectacular. The Eagles aren't the most sexy team in the NFL either but they are very good at time possession and running the ball. It also helps when the Eagles have a good quarterback in Carson Wentz. The Eagles will get to Carson Palmer early and often.

Jacksonville Jaguars 14 Pittsburgh Steelers 28: I think the Steelers will give the ball a lot to Le'Veon Bell once again, but they will make sure the ball goes to Antonio Brown as well. The Jaguars offense is inconsistent and the Steelers defense will be forcing turnovers again.

Seattle Seahawks 13 Los Angeles Rams 24: The Seahawks have to be prepared for a shootout against the Rams offense. The Rams offense is clicking on all cylinders right now. Jared Goff looks poised and Todd Gurley is running like a manic.

Baltimore Ravens 13 Oakland Raiders 10: With Derek Carr being sidelined for the next couple of weeks, it usually means the offense will go in a tail spin. The Ravens offense has been awful the past couple of weeks, but it will get a lot of reps on Sunday. Joe Flacco will bounce back.

Green Bay Packers 40 Dallas Cowboys 21: Aaron Rodgers and the offense is going to light up the Cowboys defense. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott will have a good game but that's about it.

Kansas City Chiefs 21 Houston Texans 16: Kareem Hunt didn't break the second or third level last week, but he will get back to it this week. Alex Smith has been a machine as of late. DeShaun Watson is impressing the Texans, but the Chiefs defense will makw him uncomfortable.

Minnesota Vikings 17 Chicago Bears 7: Mitchell Trubisky will be making his first career start. I think he will be given a rude awakening against a solid Vikings defense. Dalvin Cook being injured for the Vikings will hurt this offense. However, the wide receivers will come through in the clutch.

Byes: New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, and Washington Redskins.