NFL Previews, Week 5

October’s rolled around, and across the league, contenders are separating themselves from the pack. There’s an exciting slate of games to watch over the holiday weekend:

Jacksonville at Pittsburgh: Sunday, October 8th 1:00 PM on CBS

Leonard Fournette and a revamped Jacksonsville defense have the Jaguars looking competitive in the AFC South. This week will give them an opportunity to win a statement game against the Superbowl favorite Pittsburgh Steelers. The Jacksonville secondary versus Pittsburgh’s strong passing attack should be a fun matchup.

Carolina at Detroit: Sunday, October 8th at 1:00 PM on FOX

After a statement win against the New England Patriots, the Carolina Panthers have bounced back to a 3-1 record. They’ll look to build on that momentum this week against a Detroit team that has looked strong on both sides of the ball. Detroit’s potent offense will have to fight for every yard  against a Carolina defense powered by linebacker Luke Kuechly and a strong front-7.

Seattle at Los Angeles Rams: Sunday, October 8th at 4:05 PM on CBS

The LA Rams have spent the first four weeks proving their doubters wrong. After jumping out to a 3-1 start, they will be looking for another strong performance against the 2-2 Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks defense will have to slow down Jared Goff, Todd Gurley and a multifaceted Rams Offense that ranks #1 in the league.

Kansas City at Houston: Sunday, October 8th at 8:30 PM on NBC

This Sunday night matchup could be a playoff preview.  The 4-0 Chiefs, and rookie sensation Kareem Hunt, will be fighting to keep their perfect season going. To do so, they’ll have to slow down a Houston offense led by impressive rookie QB Deshaun Watson. Each team has the star power, on both sides of the ball, to compete for it all this year. This game has the potential to be one of this season’s best.

Happy watching!

 

Justin Kenney is a 2L.

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