NFL Week 5 Picks & Vegas NFL Lines: Two NFC playoff contenders clash in week 5 of the NFL picks season as the Green Bay Packers visit the Washington Redskins. The Vegas Lines amkers have posted the Vegas odds for this week 5 NFL picks contest and have installed the Packers as -2½(-110) point NFL picks road favorites.
Green Bay (3-1) and leading the NFC North has not covered the past two games, struggling to win in last weeks NFL picks contests against the Detroit Lions 28-26, despite being a 14 1/2 point Vegas lines favorite. As an offense, the Packers have struggled at times, especially in the run game. Aaron Rodgers has put-up good but not great numbers, throwing for 940 yards and 8 touchdowns but also throwing 5 INTs. Tight end Jermichael Finley has emerged as a top target for Rodgers while WR Greg Jennings has struggled to get untracked. Without Ryan Grant, the running game has really struggled and could also get bogged down against the Redskins in this Sunday's NFL week 5 picks contest.
The running game won’t be a factor according to the Vegas lines makers, though, since the Packers will be looking to throw against the Redskins pass defense, which is ranked next to last in the NFL, yielding more than 300 yards passing per NFL picks contest.
The Redskins (2-2) and in first place in the NFC East have won two close NFL picks battles to divisional foes while losing in heart-breaking fashion to the Houston Texans. In that NFL picks match-up, Matt Schaub ripped apart the Washington pass defense and you can expect more of the same from Rodgers, who could throw the ball 40 times. London Fletcher continues to be a tackling machine for the Redskins but they have only forced six turnovers in four games, but have registered 8 sacks. Green Bay had trouble protecting Rodgers at times against the Eagles and their passing game could be slowed by a good rush.
Green Bay should have enough weapons on offense to control this NFL week 5 picks contest and look for the Pack to cover the Vegas lines on the road.
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