NFL Predictions: 2015 Week 5 Picks

A look at my NFL weekly predictions for Week 5 of the 2015 season.

Full predictions come out on Saturdays. Point spreads come from bovada.lv. Confidence points are for the straight-up predictions ONLY, not the picks against the spread. What are confidence points?

Last Week: 9-6
Last Week against the spread: 8-6-1
Last Week confidence points: 84 of 120

This Week: 7-7
This Week against the spread: 6-7-1
This Week confidence points: 72 of 105

Overall: 44-33
Overall against the spread: 39-36-2
Overall confidence points: 426 of 633

Indianapolis Colts (2-2) at Houston Texans (1-3)
Prediction: Houston 23, Indianapolis 20
Actual Score: Indianapolis 27, Houston 20
Spread Pick: Indianapolis +5.5
Actual Score: Indianapolis 27, Houston 20
Confidence Points: 2

Chicago Bears (1-3) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-3)
Prediction: Kansas City 23, Chicago 20
Actual Score: Chicago 18, Kansas City 17
Spread Pick: Chicago +9.5
Actual Score: Chicago 18, Kansas City 17
Confidence Points: 6

Seattle Seahawks (2-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (4-0)
Prediction: Seattle 20, Cincinnati 17
Actual Score: Cincinnati 27, Seattle 24
Spread Pick: Seattle +3
Actual Score: Cincinnati 27, Seattle 24
Confidence Points: 5

Washington Redskins (2-2) at Atlanta Falcons (4-0)
Prediction: Atlanta 27, Washington 17
Actual Score: Atlanta 25, Washington 19
Spread Pick: Atlanta -7
Actual Score: Atlanta 25, Washington 19
Confidence Points: 14

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3)
Prediction: Tampa Bay 24, Jacksonville 17
Actual Score: Tampa Bay 38, Jacksonville 31
Spread Pick: Tampa Bay -1
Actual Score: Tampa Bay 38, Jacksonville 31
Confidence Points: 10

New Orleans Saints (1-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-3)
Prediction: New Orleans 27, Philadelphia 24
Actual Score: Philadelphia 39, New Orleans 17
Spread Pick: New Orleans +6.5
Actual Score: Philadelphia 39, New Orleans 17
Confidence Points: 1

Cleveland Browns (1-3) at Baltimore Ravens (1-3)
Prediction: Baltimore 23, Cleveland 20
Actual Score: Cleveland 33, Baltimore 30
Spread Pick: Cleveland +6
Actual Score: Cleveland 33, Baltimore 30
Confidence Points: 9

St. Louis Rams (2-2) at Green Bay Packers (4-0)
Prediction: Green Bay 27, St. Louis 21
Actual Score: Green Bay 24, St. Louis 10
Spread Pick: St. Louis +9
Actual Score: Green Bay 24, St. Louis 10
Confidence Points: 12

Buffalo Bills (3-2) at Tennessee Titans (1-3)
Prediction: Buffalo 17, Tennessee 14
Actual Score: Buffalo 14, Tennessee 13
Spread Pick: Buffalo pick
Actual Score: Buffalo 14, Tennessee 13
Confidence Points: 4

Arizona Cardinals (3-1) at Detroit Lions (0-4)
Prediction: Detroit 23, Arizona 20
Actual Score: Arizona 42, Detroit 17
Spread Pick: Detroit +4.5
Actual Score: Arizona 42, Detroit 17
Confidence Points: 3

New England Patriots (3-0) at Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
Prediction: New England 30, Dallas 23
Actual Score: New England 30, Dallas 6
Spread Pick: Dallas +9
Actual Score: New England 30, Dallas 6
Confidence Points: 13

Denver Broncos (4-0) at Oakland Raiders (2-2)
Prediction: Denver 24, Oakland 20
Actual Score: Denver 16, Oakland 10
Spread Pick: Oakland +5.5
Actual Score: Denver 16, Oakland 10
Confidence Points: 8

San Francisco 49ers (1-3) at New York Giants (2-2)
Prediction: NY Giants 23, San Francisco 17
Actual Score: NY Giants 30, San Francisco 27
Spread Pick: San Francisco +7.5
Actual Score: NY Giants 30, San Francisco 27
Confidence Points: 11

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2) at San Diego Chargers (2-2)
Prediction: San Diego 27, Pittsburgh 20
Actual Score: Pittsburgh 24, San Diego 20
Spread Pick: San Diego -3.5
Actual Score: Pittsburgh 24, San Diego 20
Confidence Points: 7

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