NFL Game Rankings: Week 5 Edition
Let's take a look at the best games of the weekend.
5. New England Patriots (4-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) - 1 PM ET, CBS
The Bengals couldn't have played much worse last week against the Browns, so you would expect them to rebound this weekend with a much better showing. I mean, they better since they're playing the still undefeated Patriots. The Falcons had a great chance of handing New England their first loss, but I think Cincinnati has an even better chance. You might not think that given how awful they looked a week ago, but I'll take Andy Dalton and company to hand the Patriots loss number one of the 2013 season.
4. Detroit Lions (3-1) at Green Bay Packers (1-2) - 1 PM ET, FOX
No one is talking about the Packers right now since they had a bye last week. Oh, and they're also 1-2. They'll have a chance to bounce back this week, but they'll have to do it against a Detroit team that throttled the Bears last Sunday. History is on the side of Green Bay since the Lions haven't won a road game against the Pack since 1991. Given how much momentum the Lions have at the moment, it's hard to pick against them here.
3. Kansas City Chiefs (4-0) at Tennessee Titans (3-1) - 1 PM ET, CBS
Raise your hand if before the season started you had the Chiefs and Titans at a combined 7-1 heading into Week 5. I see no hands. The Chiefs have been impressive under Andy Reid, as they've swept the NFC East the past three weeks. Meanwhile, the Titans may take a step back after Jake Locker suffered an injury against the Jets that will keep him out a few weeks. This one will go down to the wire in Nashville.
2. Seattle Seahawks (4-0) at Indianapolis Colts (3-1) - 1 PM ET, FOX
Just when it looked like the Seahawks would fall from the ranks of the unbeatens, they found a way to come back and win in Houston. They face yet another big road test this week in Indianapolis against Andrew Luck and the Colts. Even though the two second-year quarterbacks will get all of the attention, both teams are having a lot of success running the football thus far this season. The Seahawks have to lost at some point, and I think the Colts jump out to an early lead and don't look back in route to an impressive victory.
1. New Orleans Saints (4-0) at Chicago Bears (3-1) - 1 PM ET, FOX
On paper, this looks like the best game of the week. But if the Bears can't solve their turnover problems from a week ago in Detroit, it has the potential to be a blowout. The key for the Bears is not giving Drew Brees and the Saints any more opportunities than they have. It will be interesting to see how the ferocious Chicago defense fares against this Saints offense. Again though, this game will be decided by the turnover battle. If the Bears take care of the football, they have a great shot at giving the Saints their first loss on the year.
What game are you looking forward to most this week in the NFL?