NFL picks Week 5: Chiefs-Bears and all others

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Jan 10, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) throws the ball in front of New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) in the first quarter during the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens (-7)

Baltimore (1-3) was gifted a win by the Steelers on Monday night. The Ravens are not a good team and will be without receiver Steve Smith, who is dealing with back problems. This game is going to be ugly and low-scoring. Can Cleveland (1-3) pull this game out on the road? Maybe.

Pick: Baltimore 17, Cleveland 16

Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5)

This is a terrific game on paper. Cincinnati (4-0) is absolutely for real while Seattle (2-2) lucked out with a bad call to beat the Lions. This is going to be a massacre, because the Seahawks can’t block and the Bengals finally have a capable quarterback. This won’t be as close as many expect.

Pick: Cincinnati 27, Seattle 13

St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers (-10.5)

There is no way Green Bay (4-0) loses this game at home. St. Louis (2-2) is coming off a very nice win against the Cardinals, but this is an entirely different animal. The Rams are a nice team with a good defense, but they don’t have the offensive horses to stick with Aaron Rodgers and the gang.

Pick: Green Bay 30, St. Louis 10

New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles (-4.5)

This is a game that should be blacked out across the nation. Philadelphia (1-3) is absolutely rancid, making Chip Kelly looking like a damn fool. Meanwhile, New Orleans (1-3) has been nothing short of brutal. The best part of this game? It’ll be over soon.

Pick: Philadelphia 19, New Orleans 17

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-2.5)

Another game that is going to force people outside or to play with their children. Jacksonville (1-3) should have won last week but fell short because of two missed field goals. Tampa Bay (1-3) is also horrendous. Please, take the children away from the screen.

Pick: Tampa Bay 23, Jacksonville 20

Buffalo Bills (-1) at Tennessee Titans

Tennessee (1-2) is not going to the playoffs or anything, but it might be better than we expected. Buffalo (2-2) has looked good at times and hideous at others, and I’m still not sure what to make of Tyrod Taylor. This should be a game decided by who makes the big mistake.

Pick: Buffalo 21, Tennessee 20

Arizona Cardinals (-2.5) at Detroit Lions

Arizona (3-1) is a really good team coming off a very bad game. Meanwhile, Detroit (0-4) is the only winless team in the league and rushes for about seven yards per game. There is nothing to make me believe that the Lions win.

Pick: Arizona 27, Detroit 17

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