2010 Week 5 NFL Picks & Vegas Odds: After a blowing a late lead against the Denver Broncos at home in last weeks NFL predictions contest, the Tennessee Titans (2-2) now face the challenge of going down to Dallas to tackle the Cowboys in a non-conference week 5 NFL picks match-up. Vegas odds makers have placed the Cowboys as -7(-110) point NFL predictions favorites at home.
Tennessee allowed the Broncos to put-up 10 unanswered points to win 26-20 in last weeks NFL picks contest, all within the last minute and a half of the NFL predictions battle. The Titans turned over the ball twice, and had trouble getting Chris Johnson untracked. He finished with just 53 yards as Denver concentrated on shutting down the run game in that week 4 NFL picks battle. Vince Young had a good game with a touchdown pass and no turnovers, but he’ll need to elevate his overall game against the Cowboys today as the Titans take on Dallas in today's week 5 NFL picks contest. Teams have been stacking the line to stop the run game and the passing game needs to contribute. The Titans rank 30th in the NFL in passing offense, and the key to this week 5 NFL picks battle will be Vince Young vs the Dallas defense.
Dallas (1-2) is a top ten defense against the run heading into their week 5 NFL pciks match-up and that will be a key element of their game plan against the Titans. Linebacker Keith Brooking, the leading tackler on the team, will have the main responsibility of challenging Johnson, as will DeMarcus Ware, who will have outside contain, similar to how James Harrison played him when the Titans played the Steelers. Dallas has been an average this NFL predictions season, though, and Young could find some throwing lanes if he can avoid the rush.
This is an important week 5 NFL picks contest for both teams and Tennessee cannot afford a hangover from their disappointing loss to the Broncos. The Titans will keep this week 5 NFL predictions contest close and cover the NFL spread, but look for Dallas to hang-on for the NFL predictions victory.
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