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The Thursday night game was very much one for the die-hard football fan given the quality of both offences on display. Let’s hope the rest of the week five slate of games picks up in quality.

Early Games:

The second London game of the season sees the Packers finally play in the UK as they host the Giants at the Totenham stadium. The Giants have a number of questions at quarterback given the injuries they had last week and so you would expect the Packers to win but given how competitive both these teams have been this season he line seems a little high to me.

Giants @ Packers (-7.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Giants
Dan’s Pick:      Packers

The rest of the early slate sees the biggest ever number of points given to the Steelers and not a whole lot that looks like must watch football.

Steelers @ Bills (-14.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Steelers
Dan’s Pick:      Steelers

Chargers @ Browns (+3.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Browns
Dan’s Pick:      Chargers

Bears @ Vikings (-6.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Vikings
Dan’s Pick:      Vikings

Lions @ Patriots (-3.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Lions
Dan’s Pick:      Lions

Seahawks @ Saints (-5.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Seahawks
Dan’s Pick:      Seahawks

Dolphins @ Jets (+3.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Jets
Dan’s Pick:      Jets

Falcons @ Buccaneers (-7.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Buccaneers
Dan’s Pick:      Buccaneers

Titans @ Washington (+2.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Titans
Dan’s Pick:      Titans

Texans @ Jaguars (-7.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Jaguars
Dan’s Pick:      Jaguars

Late Games:

It’s a curious group of late games as for all their problems, the 49ers just look like a different stratosphere of team than the Panthers. I have to wonder how the Rams struggling offensive line will do against Micah Parsons and the Cowboys’ pass rush, whilst the Cardinals have singularly unimpressed and welcome an Eagles team with the sole unbeaten record going into week five.

49ers @ Panthers (+4.5)

Gee’s Pick:      49ers
Dan’s Pick:      49ers

Cowboys @ Rams (-4.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Cowboys
Dan’s Pick:      Cowboys

Eagles @ Cardinals (+5.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Eagles
Dan’s Pick:      Eagles

Sunday Night Football:

Bengals @ Ravens (-3.5)

This looks to be one of the matchups of the weekend, although I’m still not convinced by the Bengals’ offence, The Bengals’ defence however, has been playing great and it should be an interesting matchup against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offence who have also been playing so well this season. The extra half point has me taking the Bengals, although I could actually see the game going either way despite the Bengals sweeping the Ravens last season, but it is worth noting this is the largest disparity in injury score at sicscore.com that I have seen this season.

Gee’s Pick:      Bengals
Dan’s Pick:      Ravens

Monday Night Football

Raiders @ Chiefs (-7.5)

The Chiefs really should win this one having only had one blip all season while the Raiders have a solitary win, which is perhaps not surprising given how badly the previous regime did with its early picks in the draft. That said, this line is the wrong side of seven and with numbers telling me that this division game has a slight advantage to the Raiders I’ll see if they can keep this one close.

Gee’s Pick:      Raiders
Dan’s Pick:      Chiefs

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