NFL Week 5 Predictions: Ravens vs Broncos NFL Picks & Vegas Odds: In a key AFC Conference week 5 NFL picks match-up, the Baltimore Ravens host the Denver Broncos in week five of the NFL schedule. Vegas odds have the Ravens as -7(-115) point NFL predictions favorites at home where they have won their only home NFL picks contest. Denver is 1-1 on the road this 2010 NFL schedule.
Once again, Baltimore (3-1) is riding high on the shoulders of their rugged defense, which comes into the week 5 NFL picks match-up ranked as the #1 defense against the pass, despite just one interception on the year, by linebacker Ray Lewis in last week’s 17-14 NFL predictions victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lewis once again leads the team in tackles and seems rejuvenated in 2010. NT Haloti Ngata is a force in the middle and safety Dawan Landry and linebacker Terrell Suggs are playmakers. Cornerbacks Fabian Washington, Chris Carr, and Lardarius Webb have been covering receivers better than expected, though have yet to intercept a pass, and they’ll need their coverage skills against the Broncos.
Denver (2-2) has a surprising NFL picks record forged mostly on the arm of Kyle Orton. With a rushing game that is ranked last in the NFL, Orton has passed for 1,419 yards and 6 touchdowns. His main weapons have been journeyman Brandon Lloyd and the resurgent Eddie Royal, who each have caught 25 balls. Correll Buckhalter leads the running backs with 11 catches including the game-winner in last week's NFL predictions contest.
This is a week 5 NFL picks contests that features strength against strength, and weakness vs. weakness. Baltimore has had trouble defending the run while Denver can’t run the ball at all. Denver is first in passing offense while the Ravens are first in pass defense. Whichever team imposes its will has the best chance of winning the bweek 5 NFL picks contest. This will be a close game, with Denver covering the spread, but look for Baltimore to walk out with the win.
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