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5 NFL Games Worth Watching In Week 5

5 NFL Games Worth Watching In Week 5
The National Football League offers up yet another collection of gridiron action for your amusement and some contests are clearly better than others. (Sorry, Jaguars vs. Buccaneers.) We've cherrypicked the five best games of Week 5 for your convenience and scheduling sanity.

The Big Game

Seattle at Cincinnati – Sunday, October 11th 1:00 PM ET

After a shaky start to the season, Seattle have morphed into something resembling last year’s NFC Champs. The return of safety Kam Chancellor has been even more impressive than advertised and the Seahawks D shifts back into juggernaut status as the offense is still shaky at best. 2-2 Seattle enters Cincinnati as a single point road underdog, as the Bengals will aim to hit 5-0 on the season. How hot has Andy Dalton been this year for Cincy? The 27-year-old TCU alum has racked up 1187 yards passing and nine TDs in four contests even with a steady rushing attack in the mix. It hasn’t exactly been a cakewalk for Cincinnati this year, but they’ve got some tough dates coming up. After Seattle, the Bengals have games against the Bills and Steelers.

Four More Worth Watching

St. Louis at Green Bay – Sunday, October 11th 1:00 PM ET

The Packers are considered a 7/2 Super Bowl contender by oddsmakers and they’ll look to keep their undefeated record intact versus the perplexing St. Louis Rams. Green Bay, a nine-and-a-half point favourite at Lambeau, will take on Jeff Fisher’s squad who looked good beating up a strong Arizona Cardinals club. Can Green Bay keep star rookie rusher Todd Gurley in check? The freshman back racked up 146 yards on the ground last week and he’s going up against a defense that’s given up a very generous 4.8 yards per attempt. If Green Bay suffers an upset, this could be the shaky Jenga block.

Washington at Atlanta – Sunday, October 11th 1:00 PM ET

The Falcons are looking comfortable in their revived role as a dominant force in the NFC. A 5-0 start is next on the wishlist for coach Dan Quinn at home versus Washington. Washington’s been up-and-down in their first four contests, cobbling together a 2-2 record in the difficult to interpret NFC East. The team’s managed to snag wins in games where QB Kirk Cousins has not turned the ball over. It’s not exactly a secret that reducing turnovers is always a good plan, but Washington needs Cousins to be on point if they’re going to keep up with an explosive Falcons offense. (The possible return of wideout DeSean Jackson could be a big help.) Atlanta’s still enjoying some marvelous play from Matt Ryand and Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman’s ability to run wild over opposing defenses should have the ATL drooling at what could be. The Falcons are favoured by nine.

Denver at Oakland – Sunday, October 11th 4:25 PM ET

It feels like ages since the last time Denver and Oakland faced off in a game that meant something to both teams. A disappointing loss to the hapless Bears can’t be good for Raider morale, but this team could be in the playoff mix if their defense gets stingier than their currently 27 points-per-game pace. Denver’s been struggling this year with getting their offense going in the Kubiak era, so maybe Oakland has a shot. (The Broncos are favoured by six on the road.) Oakland will need their offensive line to turn in a stellar performance this Sunday. Denver leads the league in sacks and that’s troubling news for quarterback Derek Carr.

Pittsburgh at San Diego – Monday, October 12th 8:30 PM ET

The Chargers are favoured by a field goal in their Monday Night Football tilt with the Pittsburgh Steelers. San Diego will try to take advantage of Mike Vick’s role as the substitute starting QB, but the Chargers defense has been picked apart by running backs all year which bodes well for rushing phenom Le’Veon Bell. Neither club wants to exit Week 5 with a losing record (both teams are 2-2) so there’s a lot on the line in San Diego.

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