NFL Betting Week 5 Preview

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Week 4 could be characterized as the week of upsets. The Bills defeated the Falcons, the Rams beat the Cowboys, and the Panthers handed New England their second loss on the season. We’ll look at the NFL game odds for Week 5 as we search for more upsets-in-the-making.

 

Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys (-2), Sunday at 4:25 PM ET

The Dallas Cowboys opened Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams looking like they were on their way to a 3-1 record. But the ‘Boys failed to find the end zone in the second half of the game, and saw their 8-point lead slip away. Now at 2-2, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys’ offense are looking for answers.

They’ll be in tough against a Green Bay defense that’s currently ranked sixth-best in the league, having given up only 299.5 yards per game. Combining that stingy defense with Aaron Rodgers’ clutch play and the tremendous production from wide receiver Jordy Nelson, and the Packers should give Dallas all they can handle.

 

Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions (-3), Sunday at 1 PM ET

Perhaps one of the biggest upsets in Week 4 was the Carolina Panthers’ victory over the New England Patriots. With less than 10 seconds left on the clock, Graham Gano kicked a 48-yard strike down the middle of the uprights to break the 30-point tie and secure the upset. They’ll be looking to carry that momentum forward against a Detroit Lions squad that is tied for top spot in the NFC North.

Detroit is coming off of a 14-7 victory on the road over the Minnesota Vikings – a game dominated by both teams’ defense. And while quarterback Matthew Stafford didn’t put up the numbers we’re used to seeing (209 passing yards), he played a safe game and didn’t throw an interception.

Carolina’s D ranks fifth-best in total yards surrendered, but Stafford has shown that he doesn’t need to pass for 500 yards to win games anymore. This should be a defensive struggle.

 

Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans, Sunday at 8:30 PM ET

The Chiefs are the only undefeated team left in the NFL. Quarterback Alex Smith is currently on pace for a career year, and rookie running back, Kareem Hunt, continues to impress, as he leads the NFL with 502 rushing yards. In Week 4, the Chiefs defeated the Washington Redskins 29-20 in the Monday nighter. The game, again, came down to a last-second field goal, as Harrison Butker pounded home a 43-yard kick with only 8 seconds remaining.

The Texans, meanwhile, destroyed the Tennessee Titans 57-14, as quarterback Deshaun Watson racked up four touchdowns and 283 passing yards. Sunday night won’t be the same walk in the park for Houston, however. Kansas City’s offence ranks second in the league in yards per game with 405.3, and will be the toughest opponent the Texans have faced yet.

 

*Odds as of October 5, 2017