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NFL Week 5 games: 5 best bets on favorites

Looking at the NFL Week 5 games, these five favorites have the best chance to cover their respective spreads this weekend.

5. Tennessee Titans (-4.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars

The Titans lost to the New York Jets last weekend. If they can’t handle the Jaguars, who are dealing with a host of issues both on and off the field, are the only winless AFC team remaining. While rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence could prove a problem for Tennessee’s vulnerable defense, the Titans are far more talented. If the Titans stick to a formula of pounding Derrick Henry and targeting A.J. Brown, they’ll be in good shape.


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4. Baltimore Ravens (-7) vs. Indianapolis Colts

The Ravens have long been very good against overwhelmed rosters. Baltimore gets such an opponent with Indianapolis this Monday night in Charm City. John Harbaugh’s club has won three straight, including a 23-7 victory over the previously unbeaten Denver Broncos a week ago. While the Colts have some talent, quarterback Carson Wentz doesn’t have much to work with as receiver T.Y. Hilton is still sidelined with a neck injury. Look for Lamar Jackson and Co. to handle the Colts.

3. New England Patriots (-8) at Houston Texans

The Patriots have a legion of injuries along the offensive line, but New England still should cover the eight points. New England is 1-3 like the Texans, but the Patriots have far more talent and arguably the greatest coach of all time. Meanwhile, the Texans are trying to beat Bill Belichick with head coach David Culley captaining his fifth game, and a third-round rookie quarterback in Davis Mills. There’s no reason to see an upset here.


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2. Green Bay Packers (-3) at Cincinnati Bengals

Aaron Rodgers has been playing very well since the Week 1 embarrassment to the New Orleans Saints. And while the Bengals are 3-1, their defense doesn’t have the firepower to match what Green Bay is about to unleash. The Packers are banged up along their offensive line, but they still have receivers Davante Adams and Randall Cobb along with tight end Robert Tonyan and running back Aaron Jones. It should be enough to ward off the Bengals, who despite also having a nice cast of weapons, aren’t on Green Bay’s level yet.

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-10) vs. Miami Dolphins

Easiest play of the week. Tampa Bay has few healthy cornerbacks left, but the Dolphins are without speedy receiver Will Fuller and quarterback Jacoby Brissett is hardly a threat to go downfield. Miami also has one of the worst offensive lines, something of a massive, massive issue against the Bucs’ front seven.

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