Front 4: NFL Week 5

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WEEK 4 RESULTS

Daisy  4 points

Kyle:   3 points

Adriel 2 points

Ryan   2 points

After Daisy correctly predicted 4/10 questions in Week 4, she heads into Week 5 as the champion. This week the Front 4 team welcomes Carlos Delcid to the stage as he attempts to rise to the top against Daisy, Kyle and Ryan.

For Week 5, the panel focuses on the return of Tom Brady, match-ups between the AFC and NFC, upsets and, of course, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Let’s see what the Front 4 team came up with and let us know if you agree or disagree with their predictions.

In Tom Brady’s Return, How Many Points Will the Patriots Beat the Browns By?

0-10, 11-20, 21-30, 30+, The Browns will win


Daisy: 
21-30

In Tom Brady’s return, I definitely see a blowout coming against the Browns. That being said, it won’t be as bad as everyone thinks as the Browns keep the deficit below 30 points.

Kyle: 11-20

The last two times these two teams met, the outcomes are actually quite surprising. In 2013, it took two late touchdowns from Tom Brady to give the Patriots a one-point win. Then in 2010, a Browns team quarterbacked by Colt McCoy was able to come up with a 34-14 win over the Patriots.

That being said, I think the Browns put up a fight, but Brady is never in real danger and the Patriots win by 18.

urlRyan: 30+

Tom Brady is back for Week 5 and the NFL season is pretty much over. Put it in the books. Brady is gonna tear through the league and win the Super Bowl with ease. Could he have gotten an easier game to start off with either? Patriots will be outta sight by halftime.

Carlos: 21-30

The New England Patriots will have no difficulty beating the Cleveland Browns. Look for an angry Brady; a QB that is looking for blood to make up for the four weeks of stats he missed out on. Not only that, but the Patriots defense have held teams to an average of 16 points per game which is good enough for 4th in the NFL. Combine that with a poor Browns defense that has allowed close to 29 points per game and there is no way the Browns can stop the future Hall of Fame quarterback. 

Which Rookie Quarterback Throws For the Most Yards in Week 5?

Dak Prescott vs. CIN, Carson Wentz vs. DET, Cody Kessler vs. NE

Daisy: Carson Wentz

Wentz will beat out the rest of his rookie competition against a Lions team that looks great one week and then looks terrible the next. This could turn out to be one of those terrible weeks for the Lions.

Kyle: Cody Kessler

Kessler throws for the most yards, but mainly because he’ll be playing from behind most of the time so the Browns are going to need to throw the ball often. Garbage time passing yards look the same in the newspaper as close-game passing yards. 

Ryan: Carson Wentz

Wentz looks to be the most polished QB of the bunch so far and he’s coming off a bye week to face a poor Lions defense. The Eagles D actually hasn’t allowed a passing touchdown this season so his upside might be capped by a potential blowout but I still think Wentz has a solid day and throws for more yards than Prescott and Kessler.

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Carlos: Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz is coming off a bye week and will be looking to keep that undefeated record intact. Wentz will throw for the most yards, but it won’t be by much because Prescott will put up a fight as well. In the end, the rest and and an iffy lions team will give Wentz the edge in yards this week. 

Will Either Team From Last Year’s NFC Championship Game Fall to 1-4?

Cardinals @SF, Panthers vs. TB

Daisy: Cardinals fall to 1-4

The Cardinals and the Panthers aren’t looking so good to start of the season. I think the Cards are going to continue that trend and fall short against Chip Kelly’s 49ers this week. Carson Palmer isn’t going to be available in this game due to the concussion he suffered last week, so they’re short at the Quarterback position  and their backup QB didn’t fare too well as he threw 2 interceptions once he came in late against the Rams. Also, Carlos Hyde has been fantastic for the 49ers with 5 rushing touchdowns through the 1st four weeks so look for him to continue his hot streak against the Cardinals.

Kyle: Neither

No. I don’t care who’s QB for the Cardinals, they NEED a win. A loss to the 49ers would almost certainly end their season. The same could be said about the Panthers. Even if Cam doesn’t play, that defense should not and will not allow Jameis Winston to end their season. 

Ryan: Neither

The Cardinals have been one of the most disappointing teams in the league so far but I believe that a date with the 49ers will be exactly what they need to get back on track. I expect the Cardinals’ offense to put up big numbers in this one and move them to 2-3 on the season.

Meanwhile, the Panthers take on a Bucs team that has been disappointing since their week 1 win at Atlanta. Jameis Winston hasn’t really taken that next step forward so far and while the Panthers D has been suspect, I expect them to take care of the Bucs, so no, neither team will drop to 1-4.

Carlos: Both

The NFC championship teams from a year ago seem to be fighting for the basement of there divisions. The loser from the Cardinals/49ers game will be in last place in the NFC West and the loser of the Panthers/Bucs game will be in last place of the NFC South.

Both the Cardinals and Panthers will lose again due to QB injuries. No Carson Palmer can be very bad for Arizona as they’ll be asking Drew Stanton to lead the team. With 12 touchdwons and 18 interceptions in his career, it’s going to be a tough task. As for the Panthers, Cam is having concussion problems and is OUT Monday night.  The quarterback is the most important piece and if that piece is missing, it is extremely hard to win.  

Which WR Ends Week 5 in 1st Place in Receiving Yards?

Julio Jones(488), Marvin Jones(482), AJ Green(468)

aj_greenDaisy: AJ Green

Out of the three defenses that these receivers are going up against, AJ Green has the best match up as he lines up across from the Cowboys defense. The Cowboys aren’t on the same level defensively as the Broncos or the Eagles so they could be in for a long day. Sorry Kyle…

Kyle: AJ Green

I have to go with AJ Green. The Cowboys defense is still suspect and with both Julio and Marvin going against some tough competition in the Broncos and Eagles, Green is the clear choice.

Ryan: AJ Green

Julio Jones faces a tough matchup against the Broncos and the Eagles D has been tremendous against the pass all year, so I expect AJ Green to lead the league in receiving yards by the end of Week 5.

Carlos: AJ Green

By the end of week 5, AJ Green will be first in receiving yards. The Broncos and Eagles defenses are top 5 in the league this year and will hold both Jones’s to minimum yards. Look for Green to have a big to jump from 3rd to 1st as it shouldn’t be too hard with Mr. Regular Season, Andy Dalton. I’ll be bold and also predict 2 touchdowns by Green. 

How Many Interceptions Will Ryan Fitzpatrick Throw Against the Steelers?

0, 1, 2, 3+

Daisy: 1

Everyone has been killing Fitz and we have two Jets fans with us on this panel so I’m going to go easy on him and say he’ll get picked off only once.

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Kyle: 1

Fitzpatrick has thrown nine interceptions in his last two games. It’s unheard of. The Steelers still have a serviceable defense, but I think a part of me just doesn’t want to see another awful game from Fitz because if he throws multiple picks, his job could be in jeopardy.

Ryan: 3+

The Fitz Magic of last season seems to have run out and while the Steelers defense isn’t as legendary as in previous years, it won’t stop Fitzpatrick from throwing at least three picks in this one.

Carlos: 0

This week the Jets will surprise a lot a of people and bounce back. You heard it here first. Fitzpatrick is a team leader and doesn’t want to lose his job. He fought so hard to even get a contract and I doubt he wants to sit on the bench and let Geno Smith take over. The Steelers are a great team, but they are beatable as the EAGLES taught us. Gang Green needs to show their heart and Fitz will show why he deserved a contract. 0 picks because I have faith in Ryan.

In AFC vs. NFC Match-ups, Which Conference Picks Up More Wins?


Colts Ravens Texans Broncos Bengals Bills
Bears Redskins Vikings Falcons Cowboys Rams

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Daisy: AFC

I think the struggling Colts will defeat the Chicago Bears, but only if they take advantage of Kevin White’s absence. The Ravens will bounce back from their loss to the Raiders last week. The Vikings will continue their hot start and beat the Texans. Denver will have a tough game against the Falcons, but will remain undefeated. I also see the Bengals and Bills pick up wins. 

Kyle: AFC

Realistically, I could see the AFC sweeping this. The Colts and Ravens have winnable games at home while the Bengals and Bills should be able to go on the road and beat the Cowboys and the Rams. The Broncos have a tough match up at home against the Falcons, but I think being at home helps seal the win. The Texans have a chance to pull off the upset of the week and I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if they did it. 

Ryan: Tie

This is a tough one so I’ll go with a 3-3 split. I think it’ll come down to defense in most of these games, with the Vikings, Rams, Bengals and Broncos all coming out on top because of their D. The other two games are complete toss-ups and for your random stat of the week, since 2008, the Redskins and Ravens are tied for the most one-score games in the league with 24 so expect that game and the Colts-Bears game to come down to the final possession.

Carlos: Tie

In the AFC vs NFC matchups, the conferences will tie 3 to 3. It’s as simple as the home teams will win. Sometimes being at home just carries you to the W. 

Will the AFC East or NFC East Have More Wins?

Daisy: AFC East

The AFC East will get wins from the Patriots and the Bills while the only win from the NFC East will come from the undefeated Eagles so that means, unfortunately, it’ll be another week of hearing Eagles fans brag about their perfect season so far.

Kyle: AFC East

The Patriots are the only one of the eight teams that has an almost definite win. The rest of the AFC East is unreliable as the Jets have the Steelers, the Bills have the Rams and the Dolphins play the Titans. As for the NFC East, the Cowboys and Giants play the Bengals and Packers which will be tough. The Redskins and Ravens will do battle and that could go either way. It then comes down to the Eagles coming off a bye to play the Lions. The Eagles should be able to win, but I’ll trust Tom Brady over a rookie quarterback.

Ryan: Tie

The Patriots will roll; the Jets will roll over. The Bills will run into a brick wall and the Dolphins will get run over. 1-3 for the AFC East. Meanwhile, the Cowboys will fall short to the Bengals, the Eagles will beat up on the Lions, the Giants will throw a temper tantrum in a loss to the Packers and the Redskins will lose by one point to the Ravens. Not a good week for the East leads to one victory each.

Carlos: Tie

The AFC East and NFC East will both have 2 wins. The Dolphins aren’t good. The Bills are not consistent. The Giants are facing a tough Packers team that is coming off a bye. The Redskins have a good Ravens team in their way. I think the Pats, Jets, Cowboys and Eagles get W’s for their divisions.  

Which QB With Their New Team Will Throw For More Yards in the Texans/Vikings Game?

Brock Osweiler or Sam Bradford

Daisy: Brock Osweiler

Despite throwing some interceptions early in the season, I think Brock is able to turn a corner agains the Vikings. He has more potential than Bradford and should be able to throw for more yards on Sunday.

Kyle: Brock Osweiler

Brock Star. The Texans have allowed a league-low 163 passing yards a game and Sam Bradford isn’t known for his flashy numbers. I think Bradford finishes below 200 yards, while Brock eclipses the 200-yard mark. 

Ryan: Sam Bradford

The Vikings defense has been playing too well for me to have any confidence in picking Brock Osweiler so I’ll go with the efficient, yet unspectaular Sam Bradford to get the job done in this one.

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Carlos: Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford is doing what he needs to do in order to help the Vikings win. They are undefeated and I see Bradford having a nice 200 yard day along with one touchdown to lead the Vikings to another win. 

Will the Rams Score At Least 20 Points Against the Bills?

Daisy: No

I’m not sure if the Rams will even get 14 points, let alone 20. The Rams have gotten off to a great start, but I think they fall back to earth with a loss against the Bills.

Kyle: No

The Rams are 3-1, yet, they’ve only scored 20 or more points once. I say that continues and they score 17 points and that could actually end up being enough to beat Rex Ryan and the Bills. Dare I say the Rams will be atop the NFC after week 5? 

Ryan: No

Considering the Bills just shutout the Patriots I’ll say they keep the Rams under 20 but still lose the game. As strong as the Bills defense has been, I think the Rams D has the better game and helps them improve to 4-1.

Carlos: Yes

The Rams will score 21 points and be able to hold on for the win. This will not be a flashy, offensive game and expect a low-scoring affair. 

Upset of the Week

Daisy: 49ers over Cardinals

I’m sticking to what I said earlier and going with the 49ers to take down the Cardinals without Carson Palmer.

Kyle: Texans over Vikings

I’m going Texans over Vikings. Sam Bradford has been pretty much perfect so far. The Vikings have been almost perfect so far. All that perfection has to take a step backwards eventually. The Texans have a solid defense and it’s time for the Vikings train to slow down just a bit.

Ryan: Bears over Colts

It’s not so much that the Bears inspire confidence, but more that I don’t trust the Colts, especially coming back from London with a loss last week. I’m surprised they don’t have a bye this week and I think that means another L for them.

Carlos: Jets over Steelers

The Jets will defeat the Steelers. Man, that sounds good. As I mentioned before, the Fitz will have no interceptions and the Jets defense should be able to keep them in the game. The secondary has struggled, but the team has what it takes to bounce back this season and it starts with a win against Pittsburgh. 

Do you agree with our picks? Let us know in the comments who you think will be the champion after Week 5.


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