NFL Week 5 Thursday Night Picks
Welcome to our weekly NFL Pick’em. The hosts of the My Fantasy Podcast (Dan, Brandon and Orlando) pick every game straight up and crown one champion of all champions at the end of the season.
After a second week in a row of dreadful picks, the guys promise to rebound in Week 5. We did not have one picker last week get above .500…again.
Standings after Week 4
Dan Schalk: 34-29
Brandon Reid: 36-27
Orlando Torres: 33-30
As you know, we have one “celebrity picker” each week and they will battle it out for supremacy and bragging rights. Our Week 4 celebrity picker, Dillon Davis-Tirado has claimed the top spot with an 8-8 week.
Celebrity Picker Standings
Dillon Davis-Tirado (Week 4): 8-8
Casey Birch (Week 3): 6-10
Our “celebrity picker” for Week 5 is sports and entertainment writer Patrick Rahall….
Thursday Night Picks
New England Patriots (2-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1)
Dan Schalk: New England Patriots. Despite their troubling defense, I do not pick against Tommy and Billy on Thursday nights.
Brandon Reid: Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I know I’ll regret this pick, but the way the NFL has been the last two weeks, and as bad as the Patriots defense is, I’ll go with Famous Jameis at home. New England has given up 250 more yards than the second worst defense in the NFL, Indianapolis. They are 2-2 and have already lost two of their three home games. While Brady is getting his numbers, this team is old and battered. They’re having the typical Patriots Super Bowl hangover year. New England is favored by 5.5. I’ll take the points, and the Bucs to win the game.
Orlando Torres: New England Patriots. I think this game could come close to the hype to the Thursday night game we saw in Week 3. Both teams have pretty bad defenses, but their offenses can light up the scoreboard just about anytime. I’m picking the Pats to bounce back in what should be a close game.
Patrick Rahall (Celebrity Picker): Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Patriots defense is dead last in every category, and Stephon Gilmore has proven that he’s more of a $14 million/year liability than a shutdown corner. I expect the Bucs passing offense to have a big day and win this in a shootout.