NFL Week 5 Predictions - NY Giants vs Houston Vegas Odds & Free NFL Picks: Heading into the NFL week 5 predictions contests, the Houston Texans (3-1) are looking to put some distance between themselves and the other AFC South contenders while, at the same time, solidify themselves as a legitimate playoff contender. Standing in their way are the New York Giants (2-2) in this non-conference NFL predictions match-up in week 5 of the NFL schedule. Houston is a -3(-115) point NFL predictions favorite at home.
Houston has one of the most potent offenses in the NFL this NFL predictions season. That the Texans have the 6th ranked passing offense behind Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson is not a surprise but what it is shocking is that Houston also possesses the 1st ranked running attack in the NFL. This output from a team that could not run the ball at all in 2009. Arian Foster has racked-up 537 yards on the ground and 4 touchdowns so far this NFL predictions season. He has also excelled at the big play with 4 runs of 20+ yards. Johnson and Schaub still have their numbers but the offense is much more balanced, and effective this NFL picks season.
The New York Giants will be a challenge for the Houston passing attack in today's NFL week 5 picks contest with the 2nd ranked passing defense. The Giants have generated 11 turnovers and 16 sacks, harassing opposing quarterbacks with a strong pass rush by Justin Tuck, and Osi Umenyiora. Opponents have thrown only 5 touchdown passes so look for the Texans to lean on Foster to open-up the passing game in today's week 5 NFL picks contest.
Houston will face a stiff challenge in this NFL week 5 predictions battle and how they handle the Giants will be telling as they move forward into the NFL picks season. The Texans have passed their early season tests thus far and should cover the Vegas NFL spread at home.
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