NFL Week 5 has arrived, and questions abound! Will the Eagles or 49ers go undefeated? Will the Bears win another game? The best we can do is watch the games and see what unfolds.
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NFL Week 5 Sunday Game Highlights
Here’s a look at a few Sunday games you can bet on with your welcome bonus from our top sportsbooks.
Houston Texas vs. Atlanta Falcons
Both teams are 2-2, seemingly still trying to carve out their identities this season. Texans wideout Nico Collins had a breakout game in last week’s 30-6 victory over the Steelers. Collins nabbed seven receptions for a whopping 168 yards and two touchdowns.
The Falcons, meanwhile, come off a two-game losing streak. Last week, the Jaguars defeated them 23-6 and the week prior, Detroit won 20-6 at home. Last week’s loss was compounded by Desmond Ridder’s loose cannon, which earned him two interceptions and one passing touchdown (caught by WR Drake London).
Sportsbooks give Atlanta the edge here, but it’s close. I like the value on the Texans moneyline, which is around even money or slightly better at most betting sites. The spread only gives Houston 1.5-2 points, so there isn’t much value in taking a hit on the odds.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Ravens fly to Pittsburgh for an AFC North meetup with the Steelers. Baltimore leads the division at 3-1 while the Steelers trail at 2-2. The Ravens are favored at sportsbooks by a field goal and change. I like the Ravens at -4. The Steelers allowed 312 passing yards against the Texans last week. Baltimore has a capable receiving core with Mark Andrews and Zay Flowers on the roster. In last week’s victory over the Browns, Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson threw for 186 yards and two touchdowns (both thrown to Mark Andrews). Jackson also showed Cleveland exactly why he’s a threat, running the ball for an additional two TDs. With Jackson behind center as a dual threat on the run and pass, I think it’s a solid bet that he’ll tear through the Steelers’ porous defense for a win by at least one touchdown.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams
The Eagles migrate west for a meetup with the Los Angeles Rams this week. Philly looks to bring home its fifth straight win of the season while the Rams look to turn their even record into a winning one. The Eagles’ record makes Philadelphia look unstoppable. In reality, the team has proven to perform when the stakes are high. Three of their four wins could’ve been undone by an opposing touchdown, but the Eagles managed to keep their cool and perform under pressure. I expect nothing less on Sunday against the Rams.
However, the Eagles are 4.5-point favorites over the Rams. Considering their close-margin victories lately, it doesn’t feel like a smart bet. Instead, I’d look to the Rams to cover and keep things close while they’re playing at home. Even without star receiver Cooper Kupp, Matt Stafford has found ways to score. Last week, he threw for 319 yards against the Colts, and rising star Puka Nacua caught nine passes for 163 yards and a touchdown. The Eagles’ defense could stifle their production, but the Rams have it in them to keep this game close.