@TSFSports NFL Week 5 previews and predictions: Bengals and Cardinals take undefeated records into hostile territories

(Cincinnati.com)

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap leads a physical Bengals attack.

One month into the season and the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals are the lone two undefeated teams still standing. Both teams have done it minus big numbers from wide receivers Larry Fitgerald and A.J. Green — who have one touchdown between them this season. It’s been the defensive units ranked first (Cardinals) and second (Bengals) in scoring which has been the difference.

This week, the Cardinals travel to Sports Authority Field at Mile High to take on the Denver Broncos while the Bengals head to Foxboro to take on the discumbobulated New England Patriots.

Bye: Dolphins and Raiders

 

Thursday October 2 Time (ET) TV The Skinny Post After Further Review
Minnesota at Green Bay 8:25 PM CBS/NFL Downpour at Lambeau could slow down the hot Packers, but that’s about it. Teddy Bridgewater is 50/50 to go tonight. Packers 23 – Vikings 17
Sunday October 5 Time (ET) TV The Skinny Post  After Further Review
Chicago at Carolina 1:00 PM FOX Jay Cutler struggling, so is Carolina’s D. Injuries in the Panthers backfield surface AGAIN! Bears 18 – Panthers 14
Cleveland at Tennessee 1:00 PM CBS Both teams are giving up close to 30 ppg. The Browns should get Ben Tate back this week. Browns 24 – Titans 22
St. Louis at Philadelphia 1:00 PM FOX The Eagles will throw Shady at the Rams dead-last run defense. Rams will look to air out Eagles shaky secondary. Eagles 29 – Rams 20
Atlanta at NY Giants 1:00 PM FOX TE Larry Donnell came through for the Giants at the right time, changes the entire offense. Which Falcons team shows up? Giants 24 – Falcons 23
Tampa Bay at New Orleans 1:00 PM FOX The Bucs are feeling good about themselves. The Saints are not. Tampa’s run game keeps it close. Saints 30 – Buccaneers 24
Houston at Dallas 1:00 PM CBS At some point the Cowboys are gonna have to rely on Tony Romo to win a game. This isn’t the week. Cowboys 23 – Texans 20
Buffalo at Detroit 1:00 PM FOX The Bills QB shakeup is a head scratcher. The Lions D is some head bussas. Lions 31 – Bills 13
Baltimore at Indianapolis 1:00 PM CBS Can’t say enough about Steve Smith or the effectiveness of the Ravens run game. Andrew Luck will be challenged. Ravens 27 – Colts 24 (OT)
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS The Steelers are mad as hell and need a release. It won’t be fair to pound on the Jags, but someone has to. Steelers 31 – Jags 14
Arizona at Denver 4:05 PM FOX A week off means 8-10 catches for Wes Welker. The Cards D will hold their own. Broncos 27 – Cardinals 25
Kansas City at San Francisco 4:25 PM CBS The Niners D showed up big time last week, ditto the Chiefs. What gives? Chiefs 23 – Niners 17
NY Jets at San Diego 4:25 PM CBS If Phillip Rivers can avoid the Jets rush, he’ll have his way. Jets need a healthy Eric Decker to compete. Chargers 35 – Jets 20
Cincinnati at New England 8:30 PM NBC The end may finally be coming for the Patriots, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t. Patriots 28 – Bengals 20
Monday October 6 Time (ET) TV The Skinny Post After Further Review
Seattle at Washington 8:30 PM ESPN The team with the most physical defense and running attack wins this one. Seahawks 17 – Washington 14
Last Week 5-8, 2014 Season 17-12

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