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NFL Week 5 pick ‘em: Favorites faltering

Many favorites faltered in Week 4, as did our picks. Who will succeed in Week 5?

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Both Super Bowl teams from the 2016 lost last week, which led to a collective 1-21 record from our Week 4 picks thanks to the unexpected results from the Patriots-Panthers game and the Falcons-Bills game. The 1pm games last week were especially rough on us, as we finished 53-68 in those games.

For the second straight week John Sheeran led the pack with a 12-4 record, and moved up into first place in our standings. Jason Marcum finished second at 11-5 for the week, which moved him into second place. After four weeks our standings are:

  • John S 41-22
  • Jason 40-23
  • Scott 39-24
  • Anthony C 36-27
  • Alberto 36-27
  • mason P 36-27
  • John A 35-28
  • Braden 34-29
  • Patrick Judis 34-29
  • Andrew 32-31
  • Kyle 27-20
  • Dadio 26-21

Here are our picks for Week 5

Week 5 NFL Picks

Scott Mason Patrick Judis John S. Alberto Braden John A. Andrew Hamilton Jason Anthony
Scott Mason Patrick Judis John S. Alberto Braden John A. Andrew Hamilton Jason Anthony
NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
TEN TEN TEN MIA TEN MIA MIA TEN TEN TEN
NYG NYG NYG LAC NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG
BUF CIN CIN BUF CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN BUF
PIT PIT JAX PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
PHI PHI PHI PHI ARI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI
CLE CLE CLE NYJ CLE NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ CLE
CAR CAR DET CAR DET CAR CAR DET DET DET
SF IND IND IND IND SF SF IND IND IND
LAR LAR SEA LAR SEA LAR SEA LAR SEA SEA
BAL OAK BAL OAK OAK BAL OAK BAL BAL OAK
GB GB DAL GB GB GB GB DAL DAL DAL
HOU KC KC KC KC KC KC HOU HOU KC
MIN MIN CHI CHI MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN

Despite failing us twice, we continue to side with the Patriots, this time unanimously picking them to win in Tampa Bay. We have three games where a different brave soul dared to go against the grain. The home Eagles and home Steelers were picked by every member except for one, while the road Chargers only drew a single pick to win at the Giants.

It’s amazing what a win can do for the Bengals. After destroying the hapless Browns last week, 70 percent of us are picking the Bengals to defeat the 3-1 Bills in a matchup pitting our struggling offense against their league leading defense.