The 2019 football season has been a bizarro season for me so far. I’ve often found that the way things are supposed to work is that I make money betting college football on Saturday, then I turn around and lose those profits betting NFL games on Sunday. It’s a time-honored tradition, and one I’ve always been comfortable with. The fifth week of the 2019 NFL season is chock full of intriguing and important matchups.
The Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks kick things off on Thursday night with a battle for first place in the NFC West, and the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers will finish the week in a matchup of young, ascending teams. In between, we’ll get a marquee matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, an NFC South clash between the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a battle of surprisingly good backup quarterbacks.
You’re not going to want to miss any of the Week 5 action, and we’re here to help. Below, you’ll find complete coverage information, along with a look at some of the most intriguing games of the weekend. This season has been very much the opposite. I’m killing it in the NFL so far this season, but instead of trying to figure out why, I’m just going to go with it. Stick to the same formula I’ve been using through four weeks that has me off to a 9-3 start to the season.
I’m sure nothing will regress to the mean. That never happens!You’ll have to forgive me if I’m not going to believe that what the Steelers did to the Bengals on Monday night is a sign that they’ve figured things out. That was just one bad team going up against a team that’s even worse and taking advantage of it. Even if the Ravens got their butts handed to them by the Browns last week, the Browns have the kind of offensive talent that can do that to you. The Steelers don’t. I mean, not unless you think Mason Rudolph throwing the ball three yards at a time is an explosive offense anyway. The Ravens bounce back this week.
As a Chicagoan, I can confirm that there is plenty of debate in this city over whether the Bears are better off with Chase Daniel at quarterback than Mitch Trubisky. I can also confirm that this is a tradition in Chicago that’s gone on since the dawn of time. The backup QB is an icon in this city, as it’s not used to having a good starter. Chase Daniel comes in against Minnesota, averages 6.5 yards per attempt, and he’s seen as some kind of savior. Anyway, the point is, Trubisky or Daniel, the Bears offense isn’t good. Nor is the Raiders offense. But you know what is very good? The Bears defense. I’d recommend taking the under in every Bears game until given a reason otherwise.