Week 5 NFL Matchup Predictions

Week 5 Matchup Predictions

10/4/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Titans @ Vikings: The Titans lone victory came as a result of out of control special teams play and a wildly disappointing Lions team. They've been crushed in every other game, being outscored 110-37 by teams not from Detroit. The Vikings are sitting pretty at 3-1, and while they won't destroy the Titans the way those other three teams have, they won't be too stressed come fourth quarter either.

Vikings win 27-13.

Blog Photo - Week 5 NFL Matchup PredictionsBroncos @ Patriots: I think that the Patriots' second half on Sunday is a sign of things to come - not a good offense, not even a great offense, but an incredible offense. They've added factors this year that they didn't have last season - a deep threat in Brandon Lloyd and an electric between the tackles runner in Stevan Ridley. Once they figure out exactly how to use those guys, the offense will be damn near unstoppable. They also have the third most takeaways in the league and give up only 3.4 yards per rushing attempt. Peyton and his Broncos won't be able to run the no-huddle as efficiently on the road in a loud Gillette Stadium.

Patriots win 35-24.

Bills @ 49ers: The Patriots just ran on the Bills for 247 yards - that's right, the Patriots. Jim Harbaugh and his smashmouth offense, with monster running back Brandon Jacobs likely to return, will have a field day gutting Buffalo's 28th ranked run defense. Ryan Fitzpatrick - always turnover prone - will struggle mightily against what I still believe is the best defense in the NFL.

49ers win 27-9.

Chargers @ Saints: The Saints almost did it last Sunday - they almost got a number in the win column. They looked much better against the Packers in Green Bay than they have all season, and I think they're ready to go home and finally get a win. The Chargers could quite possibly gash the Saints on the ground, should Norv Turner allow Ryan Mathews to play. I'm not sure that Jackie Battle, the first-team tailback according to the Chargers' website, has enough talent to take advantage of the Saints' porous run defense. Drew Brees is ready to go off in the Super Dome in front of Sean Payton, Joe Vitt, and Mickey Loomis, who were all granted permission to attend the game, and get the first victory for his Saints.

Saints win 31-27. Is that an upset pick? "Saints upset Chargers." Sounds weird.

Texans @ Jets: Do I really even need to explain myself on this one? The Jets have running backs playing cornerback. They've got a receiving core full of people no one has ever heard of. They have Mark Sanchez making the best case for Tebow Time since Kyle Orton, and an owner who backs that notion. On the other side of the ball, you have the league's 2nd ranked scoring offense and the top ranked scoring defense.

Texans win 31-10.
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10/7/12   |   JenX63   |   31555 respect

Skins with the upset over Atlanta. (it's written in BOLD, because it is a BOLD prediction)

10/5/12   |   HouTxFan   |   4815 respect

Jess wrote:
"Something tells me it may be a while before longtime Texans fans are totally confident going into any game."

I know exactly how you feel! And I get called out for it, for not being a true fan. Uh...wha?

Know what you mean, but since I'm the "shy type", I tend to fly under the radar.  (Less call-outs that way.)  Tell you what...if you're ever faced with an over/under bet on number of trashtalking comments you'll hear out of this Texans fan, go for the "under"!  ;-)

10/5/12   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
You know, I'm just a touch bipolar about this game.  99.9% of me is 100% certain that the Texans are going to totally destroy them, but .1% of me is afraid of this being the dreaded "trap game", where the Jets come out fighting like wounded dogs and the Texans look like the Texans of a few seasons ago.  Doesn't help that the Jets are one of the teams the Texans have never beaten.  Anyway...I feel great about the Texans' chances, but I'm a little skrred too.  


Something tells me it may be a while before longtime Texans fans are totally confident going into any game.  ;-)

"Something tells me it may be a while before longtime Texans fans are totally confident going into any game."

I know exactly how you feel! And I get called out for it, for not being a true fan. Uh...wha?

10/5/12   |   suziscoming   |   1 respect

(Edited by Dan_B)

Ryan Tannehill seems to be getting better by the week, and his two bad games have come against two of the top pass defenses in the league - the Texans and the Jets.

Texans fans are totally confident going into any game.  ..Agreed!

10/5/12   |   Hec718   |   728 respect

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10/4/12   |   HouTxFan   |   4815 respect

Jess wrote:
Oh I hope he's right about your Texans! (I'll be shocked if he's not). I hope he's wrong about my Seahawks. I'm skrred.

You know, I'm just a touch bipolar about this game.  99.9% of me is 100% certain that the Texans are going to totally destroy them, but .1% of me is afraid of this being the dreaded "trap game", where the Jets come out fighting like wounded dogs and the Texans look like the Texans of a few seasons ago.  Doesn't help that the Jets are one of the teams the Texans have never beaten.  Anyway...I feel great about the Texans' chances, but I'm a little skrred too.  


Something tells me it may be a while before longtime Texans fans are totally confident going into any game.  ;-)

10/4/12   |   DallasFan55   |   38096 respect

I agree with all cept tonight's game...4th quarter Rams up by 14 and showing awesome defense there's 9:00 mins to go.. Let's see what happens but I say RAMS BABY!!!!  Currently now it's 3-17 Rams with 7:40 to go.

10/4/12   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
I dunno Jess...I kinda think he may be onto something here. 



Oh I hope he's right about your Texans! (I'll be shocked if he's not). I hope he's wrong about my Seahawks. I'm skrred.

10/4/12   |   HouTxFan   |   4815 respect

Jess wrote:
I very much hope you're wrong.


That is all.

I dunno Jess...I kinda think he may be onto something here. 



10/4/12   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

I very much hope you're wrong.


That is all.