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NFL Week 5 game-by-game predictions: Cowboys a big favorite over Texans

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We pick the winner of each NFL game in Week 5.

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We are heading into Week 5 of the NFL season. That means most teams have played a quarter of their games and we should start to have a pretty good idea of what kind of team they will be, but sometimes it’s still hard to predict. Plus, this is the week that many players come back from suspension, like David Irving, Julian Edelman, Mark Ingram, Vontaze Burfict and more that should give a boost to those teams.

So far in our pick’em challenge, Dave Halprin and Michael Strawn lead the pack with a record of 39-22 (excluding two games that have ended in a tie). You can see the records of all our panel in the second row of the table below. This week we have unanimous picks of the Patriots over the Colt, the Bengals over the Dolphins, the Panthers taking it to the Giants, the Chargers pinning a loss on the Raiders, and the Rams taking out the Seahawks.

Only David Howman likes Houston over Dallas this week. As for the rest of the NFC East, it’s a 9-1 split with New Orleans heavily favored over Washington, and Minnesota over Philadelphia by a 7-3 margin.

Here are all of the Week 5 picks:

BTB Dave Cole Danny M. Sisemore D. Howman Connor M. Strawn OCC RJ Tom BTB Consensus
Record 39-22 34-27 36-25 36-25 31-30 34-27 39-22 36-25 35-26 36-25 35-23
IND @ NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
MIA @ CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN
ATL @ PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT ATL PIT ATL ATL ATL ATL TIE
BAL @ CLE BAL CLE BAL CLE BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL CLE BAL
DEN @ NYJ NYJ DEN DEN DEN NYJ DEN DEN NYJ NYJ DEN DEN
GB @ DET DET GB DET GB DET GB DET DET DET GB DET
JAC @ KC KC KC KC KC JAC JAC KC KC JAC JAC KC
NYG @ CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR
TEN @ BUF TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN BUF TEN TEN TEN
OAK @ LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC
ARI @ SF SF SF SF SF ARI ARI SF SF ARI ARI SF
LAR @ SEA LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR
MIN @ PHI MIN MIN PHI PHI MIN MIN MIN PHI MIN MIN MIN
DAL @ HOU DAL DAL DAL DAL HOU DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL
WAS @ NO NO NO NO NO NO WAS NO NO NO NO NO