NFL: Week Five Game by Game Predictions

The 2019 NFL Season is upon us. The staff at IroniqMedia is dedicated to bringing you the utmost coverage of the NFL every season. This year we are going to bring you a new weekly picks feature. Staff members will pick the games each week and give you a reason behind their pick. Therefore, without further ado, here are the picks for week five.


Anthony Fiuza – Staff Writer

Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks: The Rams will rebound after allowing over 50 points to Tampa and Jared Goff won’t turn the ball over as much.

Rams win.

New York Jets vs Philadelphia Eagles: Jets are a lost cause. Philly has extra time to prepare.

Eagles win big.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Carolina Panthers: Gardner Minshew‘s NFL magic will run out in this battle of the backup QBs.

Carolina takes the W.

Minnesota Vikings vs New York Giants: Somehow Minnie’s defense will put pressure on Daniel Jones and carry Kirk Cousins to victory.

Vikes win it.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints: I don’t trust Jameis Winston on the road in a big NFL divisional game against that tough Saints defense.

Saints win again.

Arizona Cardinals vs Cincinnati Bengals: Andy Dalton and Cincy desperately need a home win and against a rookie QB that should be doable.

Bengals grab the win.

Denver Broncos vs Los Angeles Chargers: Denver is in shambles and their defense just lost Bradley Chubb for the 2019 NFL season.

Bolts win.

Atlanta Falcons vs Houston Texans: Atlanta doesn’t deserve a road win against JJ Watt and the Texans. The Watson-Hopkins connection should be a beauty to watch.

Houston, we have a victory.

Buffalo Bills vs Tennessee Titans: Titans will find a way to pull off an upset with Josh Allen still getting over a helmet-to-helmet hit last week.

Titans win.

New England Patriots vs Washington Redskins: Skins don’t have a chance, especially since they have zero consistency on offense.

Pats beat another lousy team big.

Chicago Bears vs Oakland Raiders: It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for, Khalil Mack returns to Oakland. The Pro Bowler should steal the show and ruin this home game, in London, for Derek Carr and the Raiders.


Bears win this slobberknocker.

Green Bay Packers vs Dallas Cowboys: Aaron Rodgers brings some more NFL magic after a tough loss last week. The Pack might create a few sacks in this one.

Packers take a road win.

Indianapolis Colts vs Kansas City Chiefs: The Colts aren’t that talented and lack playmakers. Good luck going to Arrowhead.

KC takes the W.

Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Back to reality…Steelers go back to struggling on offense and the Jaylen SamuelsJames Conner running back tandem disappears once again.

Baltimore wins

Cleveland Browns vs San Francisco Niners: I like Kyle Shanahan and San Fran at home against Freddie Kitchens and that Browns o-line.

Niners win

Phil Naegely – SEO Coordinator


Rams at Seahawks

The bad juju continues for the Rams as the Seahawks and their “12th man” bring home a win on NFL Thursday Night Football.


Jaguars at Panthers

Jacksonville defeats the Panthers on the road as their backup QB continues to impress.

Patriots at Redskins

Sorry, Washington fans…your team won’t win in Week 5 of the NFL. Tom Brady goes off in the nation’s capital.

Bills at Titans

Buffalo gets back in the win column with a road win against the Titans.

Ravens at Steelers

Baltimore responds after a disappointing divisional loss with a win against their arch-rivals.

Cardinals at Bengals

In a game between two of the more disappointing NFL teams, Andy Dalton leads his team to its first win of the season.

Falcons at Texans

The Texans recover with a home win to stay atop the NFL’s AFC South standings.


Buccaneers at Saints

Tampa Bay continues to roll with a huge road win over the Saints. It’s time to buy-in to Jameis Winston and company.

Vikings at Giants

Minnesota leaves New Jersey with a win over the Giants. All is well for the Vikings faithful fans.

Bears at Raiders (London)

Another road team wins as Khalil Mack and the defense comes up clutch against the Raiders.

Jets at Eagles

Philadelphia stays on track with a home win against the Jets. There was no need to panic two weeks ago Eagles fans.

Broncos at Chargers

The LA Chargers keep the Broncos winless in an NFL divisional game between the last two teams in the AFC West.

Packers at Cowboys

Green Bay recovers from its loss to the Eagles, defeating the Cowboys on the road.

Colts at Chiefs

Kansas City stays hot with a win against the Colts. Patrick Mahomes for NFL MVP chatter heats up even more after this game.


Browns at 49ers

The Browns disappoint on national television. Their win against the Ravens was a fluke and the 49ers show NFL fans Cleveland’s true colors.

Michael Bolesta – Staff Writer

Los Angeles Rams at Seattle

> Seattle – the Seahawks defense played better last week. They come back home against a division foe and put Jared Goff under pressure on Thursday.

New England at Washington

New England – the Patriots defense is so good that Tom Brady does not have to be great in order to win. It resembles the teams right after the turn of the Millenium. Washington plays well early, but New England slowly pulls away in the nation’s capital.


Buffalo at Tennessee

> Tennessee – the Titans got back on track last week in Atlanta to even their mark. Tennessee will get revenge from last year’s close defeat in Orchard Park.

Baltimore at Pittsburgh

> Baltimore – the Ravens defense will restore their pride after last Sunday’s loss. It thinks it will take some time for Mason Rudolph to build consistency. For the second straight week, I think they make a two-point conversion, two weeks after going 0 for 3 in Missouri.

New York Jets at Philadelphia

> Philadelphia – the Eagles might be a bit rusty early on after the big win in Green Bay last Thursday, but I don’t expect much resistance from the visiting Jets. Philadelphia keeps the pressure on Dallas in the NFC East.

Chicago vs. Oakland in London

> Chicago – the Bears defense will travel well, even though it is a long flight from Illinois to England. Turnovers put the Raiders up against it early, so Chase Daniels’ task becomes much easier.

Minnesota at New York Giants

> New York Giants – Daniel Jones, the NFL rookie quarterback from Duke continues to gain confidence. I think Minnesota’s struggles continue, but New York needs a late field goal to win their third straight.

Tampa Bay at New Orleans

> New Orleans – The Saints have played very well with Teddy Bridgewater. The defense has done well against Seattle and Dallas. I trust the Saints at home versus a Tampa team that is hard to tell which team will show up.

Atlanta at Houston

> Houston – The Texans let an opportunity slip through their fingers at home last week. The Falcons really cannot seem to pick themselves up right now. Houston finishes with a 3-2 mark by late Sunday afternoon.

Arizona at Cincinnati

> Arizona – Kyler Murray was humbled last week against a division rival at home, but I think he bounces back with a fine showing on the road. The Bengals will have to wait yet another week for their first win of the 2019 NFL Season.

Jacksonville at Carolina

Carolina – I think the Panthers defense shuts down Leonard Fournette and the Jaguars running game. Kyle Allen will spread the ball out and will feed off the crowd in Charlotte.


Denver at Los Angeles Chargers

> Los Angeles Chargers – the Chargers stubbed their toe at home against the Broncos losing on a late field goal last season. I do not think it will happen again. The Bradley Chubb injury is a setback to Denver’s upset bid.

Green Bay at Dallas

> Green Bay – Aaron Rodgers seems to save his best stuff at AT&T Stadium. He’s won a Super Bowl there, beaten the Cowboys in an NFL Playoff game and regular season in the closing seconds.

Indianapolis at Kansas City

> Kansas City – the Chiefs passed a big test last week. They showed great maturity in Detroit. I do not think the Colts can keep up in Arrowhead Stadium possession for possession.

Cleveland at San Francisco

> Cleveland – even with the 49ers on a bye and being at home, the Browns seem to thrive with the crowd yelling against them. If the running game gets going, I think the passing game will get going, even going up against Richard Sherman.

Sean Naylor – Editor in Chief

Rams at Seahawks

The Rams have to travel on a short week. Coming off of their worst performance under Sean McVay.

Seahawks Win

Patriots at Redskins

This is a laugher. Fed Ex Field will be empty by halftime.

Patriots Win

Jaguars at Panthers

The Magic mustache worked out again last week. I do not think he will need the magic this week.

Jaguars Win


Cardinals at Bengals

We could see Kylar Murray get his first win this week. The Bengals are bad on defense.

Cardinals Win

Falcons at Texans

The Falcons are struggling. The Texans can find themselves getting healthy this weekend.

Texans Win

Buccaneers at Saints

Saints are tough at home. I think they stay on top of the division thus far in the NFL season.

Saints Win

Vikings at Giants

Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense are struggling. Daniel Jones is an unrattled kid. Upset Special.

Giants Win

Jets at Eagles

Eagles are facing the third-string NFL QB. Another game were a team can get healthy.

Eagles Win

Ravens at Steelers

Classic NFL, AFC North matchup. Can Mason Rudolph Stay hot from Monday night? Were the Ravens exposed?

Ravens WIn

Bills at Titans

Bills could be without Josh Allen. Titans will do just enough to pull out the win.

Titans Win

Bears at Raiders (London)

Bears will be without Mitch Trubisky. That should not matter in the first NFL game of the season in London.

Bears Win

Broncos at Chargers

Always a good game. Broncos are the best 0-4 team in the NFL. Chargers get Gordon back.

Chargers Win

Packers at Cowboys

Game of the week. Cowboys were exposed by the Saints and I think Aaron Rodgers gets them again.

Packers Win

Colts at Chiefs

Chiefs are tough at home. Although the Colts are better than expected, it is tough to win in KC.

Chiefs Win

Browns at 49ers

49ers are playing solid defense and their offense is clicking. The Browns are inconsistent.

49ers Win


Justin Thomas – Staff Writer

Rams vs Seahawks: (Seahawks win)

The Rams have a lot of soul searching to do after their week 4 debacle against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, they face a Seattle team that has been rolling of late. It’ll be a close contest but the Seahawks should prevail at home.

Jets vs Eagles: (Eagles win)

The focus this week is surrounding whether Jets’ quarterback Sam Darnold will be cleared to play. Even if he does play, the Eagles are a more talented team and the Jets still have injured starters. Philadelphia should win easily.

Jaguars vs Panthers: (Jaguars win)

Now, this is one of the more interesting matchups this week. Two backup quarterbacks who have had some early success so far. However, the legend of Gardner Minshew lives on and the Jags steal one on the road.

Vikings vs Giants: (Vikings win)

Although the Vikings offense looked anemic last week they were going up against the Chicago Bears’ defense which is the best in the league. I expect the Vikings to right the ship against the Giants. This is the first real test for rookie Daniel Jones.

Falcons vs Texans: (Texans win)

The Falcons look absolutely lost early on in the season. They are a dropped pass away from being 0-4. Things don’t get easier for them as they face a Texans squad who haven’t hit their stride as of yet.

Buccaneers vs Saints: (Saints win)

Jameis Winston and the Bucs have played surprisingly well through the first quarter of the season. They’re a missed field goal away from being 3-1 on the season. Although they won in a stunner last week, don’t expect lightning to strike twice. Saints take this one at home.

Bills vs Titans: (Titans win)

The Bills gave the Patriots all they could handle last week however their undoing was the poor quarterback play of Josh Allen. It got worse once he left the game with a concussion. The Titans have been a decent surprise this season and should win at home.

Cardinals vs Bengals: (Bengals win)

Much like the Monday night Bengals/Steelers game, somebody’s got to win. I’m going with the Bengals only because they are home.

Patriots vs Redskins: (Patriots win)

This one needs no explanation. Patriots by a lot.

Ravens vs Steelers: (Ravens win)

After a strong start, the Ravens have faltered as of late dropping their last two games. Although the Steelers won last week it was against the lowly Bengals. The more talented team will win and that’s the Baltimore Ravens.


Bears vs Raiders: (Raiders win)

It’s the much-anticipated revenge game for Khalil Mack as he’ll be taking on his old team. This has the feel of being an ugly game decided by a field goal.

Broncos vs Chargers: (Chargers win)

It has been a nightmare start for the Broncos as they come off yet another crushing loss. The Chargers on the other hand look to be in good shape and Melvin Gordon is back from his holdout. The Chargers will win by two or more scores.

Packers vs Cowboys: (Packers win)

The Cowboys finally played a playoff-caliber team last week and they were not up to the task especially on the offensive side of the ball. They’re back home against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers who are coming off a Thursday night loss to the Eagles. It should be a fun game but Aaron Rodgers owns the Cowboys so I’m going with Green Bay.

Colts vs Chiefs: (Chiefs win)

The Colts have looked pretty good with Jacoby Brissett at the helm. That being said the Chiefs once again look like a legitimate Super Bowl threat and should put on a show in front of their home crowd.

Browns vs 49ers: (Browns win)

To the surprise of everyone but themselves, the 49ers are one of the last remaining undefeated teams in the league. The Browns, on the other hand, are still trying to find an identity and prove if they’re real or not. After a dominating win against the Ravens last week they take another step forward and win their second Monday Night Football game of the year.

Stay with IroniqMedia every week for a look at how our staff sees the week’s NFL action.

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