ScoutNFL: Week 5 Picks
Dallas RB Marion Barber (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)
Dallas RB Marion Barber (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)
Lead Analyst, Scout.com
Posted Oct 7, 2007


Former pro scout Tom Marino takes a look at the lineup of NFL games for Week 5 and tells you who he thinks will walk away victorious. Check out his picks and then talk about them on your favorite team's fan forum!

NFL Week 5 Picks
Last Week: 6-8   Season: 35-27
Banged up Rams have neither Bulger, Jackson, nor Pace for this week's division showdown versus Arizona. Ouch!
Pick:  Cardinals
Not impressive from a personnel standpoint, but all the Titans do is win football games. Coaching and organization does make a difference.
Pick: Titans
Both teams are struggling offensively, but injury to Delhomme spells trouble for for the visiting Panthers. Show me something Reggie Bush?
Pick: Saints
Only negative for New England is that they had one less day to prepare for this contest. Browns' defense doesn't have enough answers.
Pick: Patriots
Redskins have had two weeks to prepare, but if the Lions' defense can hold the fort, the Lions offense is going to be very difficult for Washington to contain.
Pick: Lions
Don't see a lot of points scored in this contest, but the Jags' defense is just too stout for the offensively-challenged Chiefs.
Pick: Jaguars
Marginal on both sides of the ball, the Dolphins will take another step in their quest for the top selection in next spring's player draft.
Pick: Texans
Neither offense scares anyone, but the Giants defense over the past two weeks appears to be playing with renewed confidence
Pick: Giants
The Seahawks by a field goal in this week's low-scoring battle of top 3-1 football clubs. Impressed with Seattle's improved secondary play.
Pick: Seahawks
Even with all of the Colts injuries, the Bucs don't have have enough for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Pick: Colts
Two very disapointing offenses do battle. Look for the Ravens defense to make amends for an awful showing last week versus the Browns.
Pick: Ravens
The Chargers are too talented to lose their fourth in a row. Broncos could quite easily be 0-4 at this stage of the season.
Pick: Chargers
The defending NFC champions needs this win very badly if they are to have any real chance to compete in the surprising NFC North.
Pick: Bears
Trent Edwards had a big first start last week for the Bills, but the Cowboys are a far better football club then the NY Jets
Pick:  Cowboys

Discuss Tom's picks in your favorite team's fan forum!



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