What to know for NFL Week 5: Rating picks, daring predictions, fantasy suggestions, key stats for all 15 video games

The Week 5 NFL schedule for the 2022 season is stacked with nice matchups, and we’ve you lined with what you want to know heading into the weekend. Our NFL Nation reporters deliver us the largest keys to each recreation and a daring prediction for every matchup.

Moreover, ESPN Stats & Data supplies a giant stat to know and a betting nugget for every contest, and our Soccer Energy Index (FPI) goes contained in the numbers with a matchup ranking (on a scale of 1 to 100) and a recreation projection. ESPN researcher Kyle Soppe fingers out useful fantasy soccer intel, as nicely. Lastly, Seth Walder and Eric Moody give us remaining rating picks for each recreation. Every little thing you need to know is right here in a single spot that will help you prepare for a loaded weekend of NFL soccer.

Let’s get into the total Week 5 slate, together with one other London showdown (Giants-Packers), Kenny Pickett‘s first begin, Jalen Hurts vs. Kyler Murray and an AFC North assembly between the Bengals and Ravens. All of it culminates with a Monday Night time Soccer matchup between the Raiders and the Chiefs on ESPN. (Recreation instances are Sunday until in any other case famous.)

Soar to a matchup:

Thursday: IND 12 DEN 9

9:30 a.m. ET | NFL Community
Unfold: GB -8.0 (41)

What to look at for: This may very well be a nightmare matchup for the Packers’ protection. It ranks within the backside third of the NFL in yards allowed per carry (5.0), and the Giants — with the NFL’s main rusher, Saquon Barkley — run it on the second-best clip within the league (5.8 yards per carry). It prompted Packers coach Matt LaFleur to say this week that defensive coordinator Joe Barry must have his gamers “play extra bodily” and “in sure conditions you may need to place an additional defender within the field.” — Rob Demovsky

Daring prediction: Aaron Rodgers throws for 300-plus yards and no less than three touchdowns. Rodgers hasn’t topped 255 yards passing this season, and the Giants have the eighth-ranked move protection. However New York additionally hasn’t confronted a quarterback like Rodgers and has a pedestrian 9.0 sacks and a 29.0% stress charge, per NFL Subsequent Gen Stats. This may very well be Rodgers’ breakout recreation. As Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale mentioned of the Packers QB, ‘It is like proudly owning a python and saying, ‘Don’t fret about it, he will not chew.'” — Jordan Raanan

Stat to know: Rodgers is averaging 6.2 air yards per try, his fewest by 4 video games since changing into a starter in 2008. His 43.1 QBR this season can also be his worst by the primary 4 video games in that very same time-frame.

Accidents: Giants | Packers

What to know for fantasy: Barkley has greater than 20 carries or a speeding TD in all 4 video games this season and leads the league in proportion of crew offense accounted for (40.4%). See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Over the previous 15 seasons, groups favored by no less than seven factors in worldwide video games are 7-0 ATS (6-0 ATS in London). Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Packers 31, Giants 14
Walder’s choose: Packers 24, Giants 12
FPI prediction: GB, 86.9% (by a mean of 13.5 factors)

Matchup must-reads: How Saquon Barkley and AJ Dillon turned the ‘Quad Kings’ of the NFLLandon Collins, Giants finalizing deal, sources sayPackers’ Aaron Rodgers needed longer London journeyRodgers: ‘This manner of profitable, I do not suppose, is sustainable’

1 p.m. ET | FOX
Unfold: TB -9.5 (47)

What to look at for: The Bucs are on a uncommon two-game slide and are 0-2 at residence up to now this season, whereas the Falcons have received two straight. The Bucs additionally gave up an uncharacteristic 189 speeding yards of their 41-31 loss to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs final week — probably the most they’ve surrendered since 2018. Getting again to what they do greatest — stopping the run — is paramount this week. On the opposite facet of the ball, Tom Brady mentioned his shoulder is ok, however former Falcon Julio Jones‘ standing is up within the air after lacking the second half final week due to a knee harm. — Jenna Laine

Daring prediction: The Falcons, with no Cordarrelle Patterson and in opposition to an excellent run protection, will handle to as soon as once more high 150 speeding yards with Tyler Allgeier main the way in which. Allgeier and Caleb Huntley will deal with nearly all of the work with Patterson (knee) on injured reserve, and the 2 younger backs will alternate to trigger issues for the Buccaneers. Atlanta has rushed for no less than 179 yards in three of its 4 video games. — Michael Rothstein

Stat to know: Brady’s solely three-game dropping streak in his profession got here from Weeks 4 to eight in 2002, his second season as a starter.

Accidents: Falcons | Buccaneers

What to know for fantasy: Whenever you see “Brady vs. Atlanta,” you doubtless take into consideration the Tremendous Bowl comeback, however that is not going that will help you. What’s going to assist you to is the truth that the GOAT is averaging 28.0 PPG as a Buccaneer in opposition to the Falcons. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Atlanta is 4-0 ATS this season, all as an underdog. Atlanta is the one crew this season undefeated in opposition to the unfold. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Buccaneers 34, Falcons 14
Walder’s choose: Buccaneers 30, Falcons 13
FPI prediction: TB, 85.9% (by a mean of 12.9 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Falcons put Cordarrelle Patterson on IRBuccaneers coach Todd Bowles explains dealing with of TE Cameron Brate’s concussionVeteran WR Cole Beasley retires after 11 NFL seasons

1 p.m. ET | CBS
Unfold: BUF -14.0 (46.5)

What to look at for: Rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett is ready to make his first profession begin in opposition to a Payments protection that’s tied with the San Francisco 49ers for giving up the fewest yards per recreation (234.5). Pickett was picked off 3 times whereas taking part in within the second half final week vs. the Jets, and his capacity to make good choices on the street will go a good distance in opposition to a protection tied for the league lead in interceptions (seven). — Alaina Getzenberg

Daring prediction: Payments RB Devin Singletary may have his first 100-yard recreation of the season. With a banged-up Steelers protection that has struggled since T.J. Watt‘s Week 1 harm, this recreation has the potential for any variety of Buffalo offensive superlatives. However let’s put the daring in daring prediction. The Payments aren’t identified for a conventional floor recreation, however the Steelers’ protection is giving up a mean of 131.5 speeding yards per recreation. Due to the accidents within the Steelers’ secondary, Josh Allen is primed to leap out to a giant lead early after which let the bottom assault go to work to expire the remainder of the sport. — Brooke Pryor

Stat to know: Allen has accounted for all 12 of the Payments’ offensive touchdowns this season (both move or scored).

Accidents: Steelers | Payments

What to know for fantasy: Najee Harris averaged over 4.0 yards per carry for the primary time this season final week, however he did not report a reception in Pickett’s NFL debut. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Final season, first-round quarterbacks making their first profession begins went 0-5 ATS. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Payments 34, Steelers 17
Walder’s choose: Payments 30, Steelers 10
FPI prediction: BUF, 86.2% (by a mean of 13.0 factors)

Matchup must-reads: QB Kenny Pickett, Steelers start work to get on ‘similar web page’The Steelers’ 2022 quarterback journey, and what occurs subsequent



Mike Clay explains why Payments RB Devin Singletary is a lineup lock in case you have him in your roster.

1 p.m. ET | FOX
Unfold: NE -3.0 (45.5)

What to look at for: The Patriots have given up 325 speeding yards on 51 carries (6.37 on common) over their previous six quarters, whereas the Lions rank first within the NFL in common yards per rush (5.9) and sixth in whole speeding yards per recreation (164). New England’s slide has coincided with dropping DT Lawrence Man (shoulder), who may be able to return. That may assist in opposition to a Lions offensive line that includes three stable first-round picks in left deal with Taylor Decker (2016), heart Frank Ragnow (2018) and proper deal with Penei Sewell (2021). — Mike Reiss

Daring prediction: Lions operating again Jamaal Williams will rush for no less than two touchdowns. No, Williams is not the best operating again of all time — or presumably even the perfect general on his crew — however he has confirmed to be constant and sturdy behind a robust offensive line. He’ll etch his title within the report books, becoming a member of Jim Brown in 1958 because the second participant in league historical past to attain a number of touchdowns in 4 of the crew’s first 5 video games. Even with out D’Andre Swift, the Lions’ floor assault is rolling, and that will not cease in opposition to New England. — Eric Woodyard

Stat to know: Jared Goff is tied for the lead in passing touchdowns with 11. That’s tied for many by 4 video games in his profession (2018).

Accidents: Lions | Patriots

What to know for fantasy: T.J. Hockenson had 24.2 fantasy factors by three weeks earlier than exploding for a career-best 39.9 factors final week in opposition to the Seahawks. The Patriots have allowed a league-high 5 touchdowns to tight ends this season. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Detroit has lined six straight street video games, however it’s 0-10-1 outright in its previous 11 street video games (0-9-1 beneath Dan Campbell). Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Lions 27, Patriots 24
Walder’s choose: Lions 31, Patriots 17
FPI prediction: NE, 56% (by a mean of 1.7 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Lions’ protection holding them againLB Jamie Collins joins Patriots for fourth timeSwift doubtless out once more vs. Patriots, supply says

1 p.m. ET | FOX
Unfold: MIN -7.5 (44)

What to look at for: The Vikings’ protection has given up 1,054 passing yards this season, seventh-most within the NFL, because it meanders by the adjustment course of to coordinator Ed Donatell’s 3-4 scheme. The Bears, nonetheless, are the league’s least-equipped crew to take advantage of that shortcoming. By means of 4 video games, they’ve collected an NFL-low 390 passing yards — the fourth fewest by any crew at this level in a season since 2000. — Kevin Seifert

Daring prediction: Kirk Cousins may have one other three-interception day in opposition to the Bears’ protection, akin to the final time the Vikings performed in opposition to Matt Eberflus in Indianapolis, the place Cousins recorded a 15.7 passer ranking and three picks. This scheme has not modified and is bolstered on the again finish by Eddie Jackson, who leads the NFC in interceptions with three in 4 video games. Chicago is aware of how harmful Minnesota’s run recreation could be, in order that they’ll stack the field to strive to remove Dalvin Cook dinner and make Cousins beat them together with his arm. — Courtney Cronin

Stat to know: The Vikings have allowed no less than 300 yards in 12 straight video games relationship again to final season. Whereas they’re struggling within the passing recreation, the Bears are third within the NFL in speeding yards (709).

Accidents: Bears | Vikings

What to know for fantasy: Darnell Mooney hauled in 17 of 25 targets for 183 yards when taking part in the Vikings final season. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Chicago is 4-12 ATS as an underdog for the reason that begin of final season. Justin Fields is 3-9 ATS as an underdog. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Vikings 24, Bears 10
Walder’s choose: Vikings 28, Bears 13
FPI prediction: MIN, 81.9% (by a mean of 10.7 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Bears designate WR N’Keal Harry for return; OL Cody Whitehair headed to IRInside Kelly Kleine’s historic journey, from Vikings to BroncosJustin Fields, Bears’ struggling passing recreation searching for solutionsVikings driving ups and downs as Cousins learns new scheme

1 p.m. ET | CBS
Unfold: MIA -3.5 (46)

What to look at for: The Dolphins, aiming to place apart the Tua Tagovailoa concussion controversy, hope to enhance to 4-1 for the primary time since 2003. QB Teddy Bridgewater is 2-0 lifetime in opposition to the Jets, who look to go over .500 for the primary time since a 1-0 begin in 2018. They’re tied for fourth with 25 explosive move performs (16-plus yards), and Miami’s banged-up secondary is giving up big chunks within the passing recreation (thirty first in yards). — Wealthy Cimini

Daring prediction: Bridgewater with throw for 300 yards and three touchdowns, together with two to Tyreek Hill. The crew has preached all week that their offense will not change a lot with the backup quarterback beginning, and he’ll show them proper come Sunday. — Marcel Louis-Jacques

Stat to know: The Dolphins’ 11-2 report since 2021 Week 9 is tied with the Chiefs for greatest within the NFL. Additionally they rank No. 1 in each defensive effectivity and QBR allowed in that span.

Accidents: Dolphins | Jets

What to know for fantasy: Breece Corridor has a landing or six catches in all 4 video games this season and appears to be trending within the route of a lineup lock. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Over the previous 5 seasons, Miami is 13-7 ATS as a favourite. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Dolphins 24, Jets 17
Walder’s choose: Dolphins 26, Jets 10
FPI prediction: MIA, 55% (by a mean of 1.6 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel not fretting criticism over Tua TagovailoaInside Jets’ commerce pursuit of Tyreek Hill, and the way they reboundedDolphins say QB Tua Tagovailoa dominated out for Week 5 recreation vs. New York Jets

1 p.m. ET | CBS
Unfold: LAC -2.5 (47.5)

What to look at for: Justin Herbert completed with 398 passing yards within the Chargers’ win over the Browns final season, probably the most Cleveland surrendered in any recreation in 2021. Herbert additionally totaled 5 touchdowns. Whereas the Chargers’ operating recreation has struggled, Herbert will all the time be a menace within the passing recreation. However Browns RB Nick Chubb leads the NFL in speeding first downs and rushes of 10-plus yards. And the Chargers have allowed 5.4 yards per rush, the second worst within the NFL. So, these groups may should depend on their defenses. — Jake Trotter

Daring prediction: The Chargers have but to place collectively a 100-rushing yard efficiency this season, however that can change Sunday in opposition to the Browns. The Bolts are averaging an NFL-low 64.5 speeding yards per recreation, whereas the Browns’ protection is ranked seventeenth, permitting a mean of 113 yards per recreation. — Lindsey Thiry

Stat to know: Jacoby Brissett is fifth in each QBR (75) and completion proportion (74%) in residence video games this season.

Accidents: Chargers | Browns

What to know for fantasy: Austin Ekeler scored extra fantasy factors final week in Houston (34.9) than he did within the two weeks prior mixed (31.7). The versatile again is now on tempo for 115 catches this season. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Brandon Staley is 1-3 outright and ATS as a street favourite (received final week). Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Chargers 27, Browns 20
Walder’s choose: Chargers 24, Browns 20
FPI prediction: LAC, 57.5% (by a mean of two.3 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Chargers hope to get on observeBrowns’ schedule will get troublesome any furtherGarrett again at Browns follow for first time since automotive crash

1 p.m. ET | FOX
Unfold: NO -5.5 (46)

What to look at for: It seems like one other week with out Winston and broad receiver Michael Thomas, which might imply Andy Dalton will doubtless take over once more at quarterback. The Saints’ issues are past the quarterback proper now, as they’re among the many worst groups within the league in each penalties and turnover differential. The one factor which may assist their offense is the return of operating again Alvin Kamara, who mentioned he is able to roll this week. — Katherine Terrell

Daring prediction: Ryan Neal will take over for Josh Jones within the beginning lineup and spark Seattle’s struggling protection with a game-changing takeaway. Neal has performed nicely prior to now whereas filling in for Jamal Adams and seems to be in line to get one other alternative, having changed Jones within the fourth quarter of Seattle’s win over Detroit. The Saints, in the meantime, have dedicated an NFL-high 11 turnovers — together with 5 interceptions in three video games from Jameis Winston — so the chance will probably be there. — Brady Henderson

Stat to know: Geno Smith has a 77.3 completion proportion this season, the best by any QB by a crew’s first 4 video games of a season in NFL historical past (min. 125 makes an attempt).

Accidents: Seahawks | Saints

What to know for fantasy: DK Metcalf had the massive Week 4, however Tyler Lockett has benefited most from the overachieving of Smith … greater than 75 receiving yards in three straight video games. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Smith is 23-15 ATS in his profession, together with 10-2 ATS in his previous 12 begins and 5-2 ATS with Seattle. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Saints 27, Seahawks 24
Walder’s choose: Seahawks 19, Saints 16
FPI prediction: NO, 72.6% (by a mean of 6.9 factors)

Matchup must-reads: The Seahawks have wanted each little bit of Geno Smith’s unlikely successAndy Dalton gave Saints’ offense a spark, however greater points loom after 1-3 begin … … Saints’ Alvin Kamara (rib) expects to play in opposition to Seahawks

1 p.m. ET | CBS
Unfold: TEN -1.5 (42.5)

What to look at for: Washington has achieved a pleasant job stopping the run the previous two weeks in opposition to the Eagles and Cowboys, permitting an NFL-best 2.27 yards per carry and tying for second at 67 yards allowed throughout that stretch. The Commanders have allowed 1.17 yards after contact, additionally second greatest the previous two weeks. However the Commanders’ run protection will probably be severely examined by Tennessee operating again Derrick Henry. He began gradual, however has run for 199 yards mixed the previous two weeks and ranks third within the NFL in yards after first contact at 3.21 in that point. — John Keim

Daring prediction: Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill will end with 300 passing yards in a win over the Commanders. He’ll discover a approach to join with a receiver group that will probably be lacking first-round choose Treylon Burks. Tannehill had solely two 300-yard passing video games final season and has but to have one this yr. Washington’s move protection is permitting 259.8 yards per recreation, however 294 yards per recreation at residence. — Turron Davenport

Stat to know: The Titans have allowed a participant to report six or extra receptions in every of their 4 video games this season. Commanders WR Curtis Samuel has 26 receptions this season, tied with Travis Kelce and Davante Adams for eighth most within the NFL.

Accidents: Titans | Commanders

What to know for fantasy: Henry did not catch a single move within the first two weeks however has eight (for 91 yards) over the previous two weeks. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Washington has did not cowl in three straight video games. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Commanders 30, Titans 27
Walder’s choose: Commanders 20, Titans 16
FPI prediction: WSH, 60.9% (by a mean of three.1 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Titans rookie WR Treylon Burks exits recreation with leg harmRivera OK with ‘frustrations’ amid 1-3 beginCommanders affected person with Wentz regardless of tough stretchRB Robinson returns to follow after being shot in theft try

1 p.m. ET | CBS
Unfold: JAX -7.0 (43.5)

What to look at for: Texans operating again Dameon Pierce is coming off the primary 100-yard recreation of his profession (which included a 75-yard TD run) and ranks tenth within the NFL in speeding. The Jaguars have been main the NFL in rush protection till giving up 210 yards and 4 speeding touchdowns in a loss at Philadelphia final weekend. Anticipate the Texans to feed the Jaguars a heavy dose of Pierce, particularly with run-game anchor Foley Fatukasi coping with a quad harm. — Mike DiRocco

Daring prediction: Texans wideout Brandin Cooks may have his greatest outing of the season with a 100-yard recreation. This season, Cooks has zero 100-yard receiving video games and has averaged simply 53 yards per recreation. However in Cooks’ 5 profession video games in opposition to the Jaguars, he has averaged 120 yards with 5 touchdowns. That’ll assist the Texans proceed their eight-game profitable streak over the Jaguars. — DJ Bien-Aime

Stat to know: Trevor Lawrence struggles beneath stress, having the biggest drop-off of any QB in QBR (-76) in comparison with when he isn’t pressured. When pressured, he ranks within the backside of the league in QBR, completion proportion and yards per try.

Accidents: Texans | Jaguars

What to know for fantasy: Pierce has greater than 100 scrimmage yards and a speeding rating in consecutive video games. His six catches final week in opposition to the Chargers are 60% of his grabs for the season. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: The previous 4 instances Jacksonville was a favourite, it misplaced the sport outright, with three of these losses coming in opposition to Houston. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Jaguars 34, Texans 14
Walder’s choose: Jaguars 31, Texans 9
FPI prediction: JAX, 71.8% (by a mean of 6.6 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Texans launch beginning TE Pharaoh BrownAfter loss, the Jaguars look to rebound in opposition to AFC SouthHow LSU and the SEC ready Texans rookie Derek Stingley Jr. for the NFLFormer Jaguars QB Blake Bortles says he ‘quietly’ retired



Mike Clay likes Trevor Lawrence as a viable streamer vs. the Texans this weekend.

4:05 p.m. ET | CBS
Unfold: SF -6.5 (39)

What to look at for: Issues haven’t being going nicely for Baker Mayfield. He has had 11 passes batted down on the line of scrimmage, six greater than any quarterback within the NFL this season. He has additionally been sacked 11 instances, tied for the eighth most within the NFL. San Francisco’s protection had seven sacks and 17 quarterback pressures on Monday evening in opposition to the Rams. The 49ers are tied for second within the NFL in sacks with 15 — which isn’t an excellent omen for Mayfield. — David Newton

Daring prediction: San Francisco 49ers defensive finish Nick Bosa may have three sacks in his second profession recreation in opposition to the Panthers. Bosa dominated Carolina in 2019 with three sacks and an interception. He’s main the NFL in sacks and pressures this yr. What’s extra, it is Mayfield at quarterback for the Panthers this time, the identical signal-caller Bosa made a degree of terrorizing in 2019 with two sacks, a compelled fumble and a fumble restoration. One other huge day may very well be in retailer for Bosa right here, and do not be stunned if he brings again the “flag plant” celebration he used in opposition to Mayfield in that earlier assembly. — Nick Wagoner

Stat to know: The 49ers are 0-2 and averaging 10.0 factors per recreation on the street this season — and 2-0, 25.5 PPG at residence. They have not misplaced three straight street video games since 2018.

Accidents: 49ers | Panthers

What to know for fantasy: Christian McCaffrey has set the bar so excessive that three straight video games with greater than 100 scrimmage yards is not sufficient to place him within the good graces of fantasy managers. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Carolina is 3-15 ATS in its previous 18 video games. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: 49ers 27, Panthers 10
Walder’s choose: 49ers 23, Panthers 14
FPI prediction: CAR, 56.2% (by a mean of 1.8 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Jimmie Ward yr away from being amongst rarefied 49ers firmMayfield struggles, however Panthers do not have another choiceNick Bosa says 49ers’ protection has personnel to be ‘greatest within the league’Mayfield takes blame for offense’s struggles amid 1-3 beginDarnold’s return from IR not shut, coach Matt Rhule says

4:25 p.m. ET | FOX
Unfold: PHI -5.0 (49.5)

What to look at for: The Cardinals may have their work reduce out for them passing and defending the ball. Philadelphia is permitting a league-low 4.75 yards per move, and the Cardinals are ranked thirtieth in passing yards per play (5.37). Moreover, the Eagles are averaging a league-high 8.79 passing yards per play whereas the Cardinals are giving up 7.36, which ranks twenty fifth within the league. — Josh Weinfuss

Daring prediction: Arizona will double its sack whole on the season and take Jalen Hurts down 4 instances. The Playing cards are lifeless final within the league with 4 sacks getting into Week 5. They’re catching the Eagles’ usually dominant offense on the proper time, with left deal with Jordan Mailata (shoulder) and proper guard Isaac Seumalo (ankle) coping with accidents. Jack Driscoll, who hasn’t began a recreation at left deal with since school, has been getting the work on Hurts’ blind facet this week. Whereas he acquitted himself usually nicely in a troublesome spot when Mailata went down in opposition to the Jaguars on Sunday, Arizona ought to have some alternatives to have an effect on the passer. — Tim McManus

Stat to know: The Eagles are the one crew to win the turnover battle in each recreation this season. They’ve an NFL-best plus-eight turnover margin.

Accidents: Eagles | Cardinals

What to know for fantasy: Marquise Brown has scored no less than 12.8 fantasy factors in each recreation this season and has no less than 11 targets in three straight video games. The position is nice, however do not forget DeAndre Hopkins‘ suspension has simply two weeks left on it. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Arizona is 19-9 ATS in September/October beneath Kliff Kingsbury (12-3 ATS in October). Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Eagles 30, Cardinals 17
Walder’s choose: Eagles 23, Cardinals 20
FPI prediction: ARI, 56.4% (by a mean of 1.8 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Miles Sanders’ emergence makes the Eagles so a lot betterProtection retains Cardinals afloat whereas offense figures it out

4:25 p.m. ET | FOX
Unfold: LAR -5.5 (43)

What to look at for: Matthew Stafford has been sacked 16 instances this season, which is tied for the second most within the NFL. In the meantime, the Cowboys are tied for second within the league with 15 sacks and personal the perfect move rush win charge within the NFL (56.3%), in response to ESPN Metrics powered by NFL Subsequent Gen Stats. So it’s doable issues do not get higher for Stafford this week. — Sarah Barshop

Daring prediction: CeeDee Lamb will end with extra catches than Cooper Kupp. By means of 4 video games, Kupp has been focused 54 instances with 42 catches for 402 yards. Lamb has been focused 42 instances with 23 catches for 288 yards. The Cowboys would be the third move protection the Rams have confronted up to now ranked within the high seven, and their different move rush will make life troublesome for Stafford. With the return of Michael Gallup, Lamb may have probabilities to get away from Jalen Ramsey to make extra performs. — Todd Archer

Stat to know: The Rams have been outscored 44-3 with an NFL-worst minus-41 level differential within the fourth quarter this season — they’ve outscored opponents by 17 within the first three quarters.

Accidents: Cowboys | Rams

What to know for fantasy: Tony Pollard averaged 3.0 catches per recreation by two weeks, however prior to now two weeks, he has a complete of two receiving yards. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: For the reason that begin of final season, Dallas is 9-1 ATS on the street and 13-2 ATS in convention video games. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Cowboys 23, Rams 20
Walder’s choose: Rams 27, Cowboys 17
FPI prediction: LA, 65.1% (by a mean of 4.7 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Jerry Jones: An ‘injustice’ to not give coach McCarthy credit scorePolice report filed in Wagner deal withCowboys D reaching elite ranges of legendary Doomsday Protection?How drawing performs advantages McVay, othersMarkquese Bell capitalizing on Cowboys alternative



Stephen A. Smith praises Micah Parsons for what he has achieved for Dallas.

8:20 p.m. ET | NBC
Unfold: BAL -3.0 (48)

What to look at for: The Ravens have misplaced a franchise-worst 5 straight residence video games (by a complete of 12 factors), relationship again to final season. That is the second-longest present residence dropping streak within the NFL behind the Cardinals, who’ve dropped seven in a row at residence. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has excelled in his previous eight street video games, going 6-2 with 18 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Thus, breaking the streak will not be straightforward for the Ravens. — Jamison Hensley

Daring prediction: Ja’Marr Chase may have greater than 125 receiving yards. Baltimore’s protection has struggled, and the quantity of harm opposing groups have achieved by the air bodes nicely for the Bengals and Chase, who has acquired additional consideration from opposing groups this season. — Ben Child

Stat to know: Joe Burrow has 12 touchdowns on passes of 20-plus yards downfield for the reason that begin of final season. He’s tied with Russell Wilson for probably the most within the NFL in that span.

Accidents: Bengals | Ravens

What to know for fantasy: With two video games of seven-plus targets already this season, plus a TD reception in Week 4, Bengals tight finish Hayden Hurst has potential. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Baltimore is 12-2-2 ATS when the road is between +3 and -3 since 2019 (Lamar Jackson’s first full season as starter). Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Bengals 27, Ravens 24
Walder’s choose: Ravens 30, Bengals 26
FPI prediction: CIN, 52.7% (by a mean of 0.9 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Burrow: Concussions include the sportThe 61-0 streak is over: Why the Ravens are not the NFL’s greatest closers

Monday 8:15 p.m. ET | ESPN
Unfold: KC -7.0 (51)

What to look at for: The Raiders may want to attain a giant quantity with a purpose to win. Patrick Mahomes has been nearly as good in opposition to the Raiders as any opponent, with a 7-1 report, 22 touchdowns and simply three interceptions. Final yr alone, Mahomes threw seven touchdowns with no interceptions in two video games because the Chiefs scored a mixed 89 factors. — Adam Teicher

Daring prediction: Raiders cornerback Amik Robertson may have a takeaway in opposition to the Chiefs. Listed at 5-foot-8, 187 kilos, he stood tall in opposition to Denver final week with a 68-yard scoop-and-score TD and performed robust protection in opposition to Jerry Jeudy. In the meantime, Mahomes has thrown two interceptions, and the crew has additionally misplaced two fumbles by 4 video games. — Paul Gutierrez

Stat to know: The Chiefs have received six straight residence video games on Monday Night time Soccer with the final loss coming in 2004 in opposition to the Patriots.

Accidents: Raiders | Chiefs

What to know for fantasy: Derek Carr has accomplished over 70% of his passes in 4 straight video games in opposition to the Chiefs and cleared 18 fantasy factors in three of these contests. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Mahomes is 7-1 outright and 6-2 ATS in opposition to Las Vegas. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Chiefs 41, Raiders 24
Walder’s choose: Raiders 30, Chiefs 27
FPI prediction: KC, 62% (by a mean of three.7 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Raiders, Josh McDaniels savor first win vs. division rival, former employer BroncosMahomes’ ‘Houdini’ play leads Chiefs’ bounce-backWith out Tyreek Hill, Chiefs’ receiving load shifting to tight ends and backsPatrick Mahomes says Andy Reid ‘stole the present’ in TV advert

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