NFL Week 5 | Best Bets: Predictions & Analysis

Jason Paglia

Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:49 AM UTC

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 8:49 AM UTC

What are the hot tips and best bets for the NFL week 5 games?
<div><p>Parody has ruled the day in the NFL through the first quarter of the regular season. A ton of teams between 1-3 and 3-1 and it’s been as hard as ever to consistently pick winners in the sharpest league on the planet. If anyone who reads this article managed to go .500 through the first month of the season, Congratulations you are ahead of the game. The second quarter of the season is where you should start to see consistent gains. With that in mind let’s kick it off with a couple winners, shall we?</p><h2 style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://usatsaintswire.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/usatsi_13184082.jpg?w=1000&amp;h=600&amp;crop=1" style="width:700px;height:420px" /><br /><strong>Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints</strong></h2><div><p>For the most part, the Saints have got the job done thus far without MVP quarterback Drew Brees. I thought the Saints would struggle without him, but they haven’t. Backup QB Teddy Bridgewater has got the job done in back to back weeks against Dallas and Seattle. Although they won 2 weeks in a row, it hasn’t been the offense that carried the day. Against Dallas they only managed to win a 12-10 game. Although Bridgewater threw for 193 yards and 1 interception the Saints defense did enough to get the job done. If the Saints expect to consistently win, Bridgewater will have to play better than he has thus far. Personally, I do expect him to play better. The more familiar that Bridgewater becomes with Sean Payton’s system the more the offense should open up which should lead to points. The Saints defense looked great last weekend. The Cowboys came into that game came in looking like an offensive juggernaut. The offense was firing on all cylinders, and the Saints came in on the road, and shut Dak Prescott down. In addition to that, they contained Zeke Elliott and the Cowboys running game, and in the end was the reason they got the victory. Will the defense be that impactful this Sunday against Tampa Bay?</p><p>On the other sideline stands Bruce Arians and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s possible that this is the best that Tampa Bay has looked in years. If not for a missed field goal, this team could easily be 3-1 on the season. The normally disappointing Jameis Winston looked phenomenal last weekend. I can’t believe It feels weird writing that last sentence but it’s true. As a 9-point dog, they went on the road to the LA Coliseum and put on a show against what is supposed to be a upper echelon defense in the Los Angeles Rams. Bruce Arians and his offensive scheme is working right now, but the defense on the other hand, looks really really bad. Somehow, they picked off Jared Goff three times in last weeks game. Even still Jared Goff had threw for over 500 yards and the offense put up a ridiculous 40 points on the board. After what happened last weekend, can this game be anything else than a letdown spot for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? They are coming off the highest scoring game in the history of the franchise game. The public is fickle and the whole world watched Winston look great for one game and forgot that he is a complete dumpster fire quarterback. He won’t eat a W this week, fade Tampa. Book It!</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="NFL Betting Odds"><strong><em>Best Bet: New Orleans Saints to win with -3 at 2.0 with Bet365</em></strong></a></p><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong><em><img alt src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EB3k2Xt8hxfdhhWMiy15OAoei3s=/0x0:3000x2000/1200x800/filters:focal(1230x697:1710x1177)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63134148/cowboys_money_getty_ringer.0.jpg" style="width:700px;height:467px" /></em><br />Green Bay Packers vs Dallas Cowboys</strong></h2><div><p>The Dallas Cowboys s**t the bed in primetime last weekend when they went into New Orleans and laid an egg losing the game 12-10. Not to be out done, the Green Bay Packers also laid an egg and s**t the bed at home last weekend, losing to the Philadelphia Eagles 34-27. So, with both teams coming into week 5 off a loss, which team does this spot favor?</p><p>For my money it’s the Dallas Cowboys. So, why not the Packers? Well, the defense that was so bad in 2018, reared, it’s ugly head last week against the Eagles. The secondary that plagued the Packers last season was back to get torched in prime time. The Eagles had their way on offense. Carson Wentz might have only thrown for 160 yards, but he made them count, throwing for 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. The Eagles had success on the ground against the Packers as well running for 160 yards in total. If that defense shows up against the Cowboys on Sunday, they should get run right out of the stadium this weekend.</p><p>Although the Cowboys offense was contained last week, they are much better than what they showed. Dak Prescott should be able to go over the top of this Packers defense. Running back Zeke Elliott will keep this defense honest and near the box which should lead to Prescott finding Cooper multiple times downfield this week. I don’t understand why the Packers are taking money when I think the better team is home in the Dallas Cowboys. The fact that this number dropped to 3 makes it a total buy sign for me, I’ll fade the market here.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="NFL Betting Odds"><strong><em>Best Bet: Dallas Cowboys to win with -3 at 1.80 with Bet365</em></strong></a></p></div></div></div>
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