Part of the NFL Week 5 football betting action includes the surprising 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs heading to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to do battle with Peyton Manning and the 2-2 Colts.
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Week 5 in NFL betting action is expected to be a rough week to try to be beat the NFL odds, as a number of very close spreads and home underdogs are always dangerous to wager against. Here at SBR, we have our eyes on four games for Week 5 of the NFL campaign.
Kansas City Chiefs (3-0, 3-0 ATS) at Indianapolis Colts (2-2, 2-2 ATS) (-9, 44½)
Sunday, Oct. 10 - 1 p.m. ET
It's hard to believe that a team that is 3-0 SU and ATS that has won all three of its games outright as underdogs is such a hefty pup again for this coming Sunday. However, no one seems to be believing in head coach Todd Haley and his Chiefs, most like because the schedule has been relatively soft and the statistics don't suggest that this has been a dominating team.
Instead, the suddenly slumping Colts are the choice of the oddsmakers in a comfortable fashion. They dropped to 0-2 in division in Week 4 with a defeat at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and they badly need a boost to make sure that the AFC South stays in good hands.
Green Bay Packers (3-1, 2-2 ATS) at Washington Redskins (2-2, 2-2 ATS) (+3, 44)
Sunday, Oct. 10 - 1 p.m. ET
Could this be a potential playoff preview this week? The Redskins are certainly playing like a playoff team right now after they marched into the City of Brotherly Love and took down the Philadelphia Eagles in the Donovan McNabb homecoming game in Week 5. Washington is one Graham Gano successful boot away from being 3-1 right now, and if that were the case, this would be significantly differently perceived game.
The Packers still have no running game right now, as there hasn't been a back step up to replace the injured RB Ryan Grant. There will be more and more pressure on QB Aaron Rodgers to perform, and against a Washington defense that absolutely terrorized the Philly passing game last week, that could make for an interesting duel in our nation's capitol.
New Orleans Saints (3-1, 1-3 ATS) at Arizona Cardinals (2-2, 1-3 ATS) (+6½, 46½)
Sunday, Oct. 10 - 4:05 p.m. ET
In spite of the fact that the Saints looked like a train wreck for the majority of last week's 16-14 escape from the Carolina Panthers, they are laying a full touchdown here against the Cards, who are in a three way dog pile for first place in the NFC West. New Orleans has had so many running back injuries this year that it is really starting to get ridiculous. We have no faith in Chris Ivy or Ladell Betts as a starting running back, so unless Pierre Thomas gets back to the field this week, New Orleans is a tough team to buy.
Meanwhile, Arizona has been awful on the road and solid at home. The Cards have been beaten by at least 30 twice on the road this year and has captured both home tests. This is the most difficult home game of the year though, and one that could be capitalized on with the long roadie coming for the boys from the Bayou.
Tennessee Titans (2-2, 2-2 ATS) at Dallas Cowboys (1-2, 1-2 ATS) (-6½, 42½)
Sunday, Oct. 10 - 4:15 p.m. ET
This is a potential do or die game for both teams on Sunday afternoon. The Titans just suffered a catastrophic loss to the Denver Broncos at home in Week 4, and another loss before ever playing a game in the rough and tumble AFC South could be the recipe for disaster. Suddenly RB Chris Johnson has had two of his last three games end with less than 60 yards on the ground, numbers which are unheard of for a man that had over 2,000 yards last year.
For the Cowboys, perhaps a bye week did them some good. They did go into the bye on a good note with a win over the Houston Texans, and it seems as though QB Tony Romo has the team back on track. This is still a relatively big number to be laying against a team that has a good history, especially playing in the Lone Star State, where QB Vince Young is and will forever be a hero.