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NFL Week 5 viewer's guide

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Peyton Manning and Tom Brady renewing their legendary rivalry of excellence isn't the only thing to monitor during Week 5. Can the Falcons and Texans remain undefeated? Are the Browns and Saints primed to finally get that elusive first win? How will the rookie quarterbacks fare against some contenders?

    • Miami at Cincinnati

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Rookie Ryan Tannehill has exceeded expectations early, finding leading receiver Brian Hartline again and again. A potentially tough matchup for a team void of corners like the Bengals. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Bengals victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Brian Hartline is coming off a historic performance, and was a hot name off the waiver wire as a result. Is he a lock to start in Week 5? Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Brandt: Hartline an early surprise
      » Hartline gets 'Madden' rating boost
      » Rookie QB Week 4 ranks: RT1 or RG3?
      » Jake Long not his Pro Bowl self
      » Dolphins' Bush says knee feels better
    • On Twitter:

      #MIAvsCIN
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Green Bay at Indianapolis

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Coach Chuck Pagano has taken a leave of absence following a sudden leukemia diagnosis, and the Colts will be playing for him against a Packers team that hasn't lived up to expectations. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison predicts a Packers victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Reggie Wayne and Jordy Nelson are must-start options for your fantasy football team in Week 5. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Luck, Rodgers very similar
      » Arians: Colts focusing on Pack
      » Jennings ruled out vs. Colts
      » Pack ready to play without Jennings
      » Pack still among NFL's elite
    • On Twitter:

      #GBvsIND
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Baltimore at Kansas City

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      On paper, this doesn't look like much of a game. But the Chiefs are playing at home, in front of a raucous crowd, and that won't make it easy for quarterback Joe Flacco to run his no-huddle. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison predicts a Ravens victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      It's tough to bench a player of Dwayne Bowe's caliber, but fantasy owners should be worried about his Week 5 prospects. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Debate: Are Ravens looking Super?
      » Brandt: Pitta an early surprise
      » Chiefs' Boss out for season
      » ATL picks: Unanimous for Ravens
      » Photos: Cheerleaders in Week 4
    • On Twitter:

      #BALvsKC
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Cleveland at New York

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The Browns might be 0-4, but they have been competitive in each of their games. The Giants, fresh off a tough loss in Philadelphia, could try to put it on the Browns fast More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison predicts a Giants victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Another week for the Browns without Joe Haden means Eli Manning could feast on Cleveland's secondary. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Family wants Cribbs to quit
      » Nicks will miss Browns game
      » Giants' Randle dismisses criticism
      » ATL picks: Surprising Browns fun fact
      » 'A Football Life': When it all fell apart
    • On Twitter:

      #CLEvsNYG
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The sub-.500 Steelers could get a boost in the battle of Pennsylvania with the return of key players from injuries. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison predicts a Steelers victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      A tough Eagles defense makes Ben Roethlisberger a risky fantasy option this week. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » 'Sound FX': Coleman soars high
      » Will Eagles fly above all in NFC East?
      » Does Vick need to change his style?
      » Tomlin eyed Vick for Steelers
      » Evolution of the Steelers' colors
    • On Twitter:

      #PHIvsPIT
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Atlanta at Washington

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      A legitimate MVP candidate -- Matt Ryan -- faces a rookie sensation -- Robert Griffin III -- in what could turn into a thrilling shootout. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison predicts a Falcons victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Ryan should be considered an absolute must-start fantasy option against a Redskins defense that has allowed 10 touchdown passes this season. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Ryan, RG3 off to hot starts
      » Are Falcons or Texans more complete?
      » Ryan is top MVP candidate
      » Playoff picture: If season ended today
      » Evolution of the Redskins' colors
    • On Twitter:

      #ATLvsWAS
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Seattle at Carolina

      Sun 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Lots of good X's-and-O's chess here, with the Seahawks' aggressive defense getting after Cam Newton, who could gash Seattle for big gains on the ground. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison predicts a Panthers victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Both DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart are major risks against the Seahawks' talented defense. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Lombardi: Time to sit Wilson
      » ATL picks: Majority for Panthers
      » Rivera made questionable calls in Week 4
      » Newton dances through warmups
      » Top 10 NFC West(ern) teams of all-time
    • On Twitter:

      #SEAvsCAR
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Chicago at Jacksonville

      Sun 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall are just starting to hit a groove, which means it could be a long afternoon for the Jaguars unless they can get Maurice Jones-Drew rolling. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison predicts a Bears victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Who makes the grade for your fantasy football team in Week 5? Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Bears' Tice: 'Jay and I are fine'
      » Cutler more than just great villain
      » ATL picks: Unanimous for Bears
      » Playoff picture: If season ended today
      » Photos: Cheerleaders in Week 4
    • On Twitter:

      #CHIvsJAC
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Tennessee at Minnesota

      Sun 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      One of a handful of shocking teams this year, the Vikings rebuilt using an accelerator. Can they keep it going against the visiting Titans? More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison predicts a Vikings victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Chris Johnson finally had a big game in Week 4, but don't expect the good times to continue into Week 5. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Who is better 3-1 team: Vikings or Eagles?
      » Vikes brilliant on special teams
      » Brooks: Rebuilding year for Vikings? Not so fast
      » Frazier on Vikes' turnaround
      » Power rankings: Vikings rise, Titans fall
    • On Twitter:

      #TENvsMIN
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Denver at New England

      Sun 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      It doesn't get any better than Manning vs. Brady. They've grown older. Hair has thinned. One faces questions about his arm strength, the other is starting to hear queries about how long he wants to continue playing. And yet, on the football field, perhaps nothing will change. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison: predicts a Patriots victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Peyton Manning faces an old nemesis, and that could mean a big game for No. 18. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Tale of the tape: Broncos vs. Patriots
      » How will Belichick defend Manning?
      » Where are 2-2 teams headed?
      » A 2-2 team could reach Super Bowl
      » ATL picks: Unanimous for Patriots
    • On Twitter:

      #DENvsNE
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Buffalo at San Francisco

      Sun 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      This should be a close game, and it should be a matchup of two possible playoff teams. But it's so hard to tell these days what the Bills are. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison predicts a 49ers victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      The Bills have been dreadful against the run, which makes Frank Gore a must-start fantasy option. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Top 10 NFC West(ern) teams of all-time
      » 49ers bust out bag of tricks
      » Debate: Are 49ers still Super?
      » Is Kaepernick putting pressure on Smith?
      » Rollin' with LaMichael James
    • On Twitter:

      #BUFvsSF
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • San Diego at New Orleans

      Sun 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Drew Brees can set another major NFL record, and do so against a team that let him go following the 2005 season. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison predicts a Saints victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Concerned about Jackie Battle as the Chargers' No. 1 back? Don't be, as Ryan Mathews should have a big game in New Orleans. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Brees can top Johnny U.
      » Harper on Saints' bad start
      » Saints try to stay positive
      » ATL picks: Saints will get first win
      » Payton can attend game
    • On Twitter:

      #SDvsNO
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Houston at New York

      Mon 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Because we, as a society, love to rubberneck. That's why we'll be checking this out on Monday night. The Jets are a train wreck. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Elliot Harrison predicts a Texans victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Matt Schaub is a surprise sit-of-the-week selection for the Week 5. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » 'Sound FX': Jets fall 34-0
      » Biggest problem for the Jets
      » Texans top NFL.com Power Poll
      » Jones: Jets in disarray
      » Will owner push for Tebow?
    • On Twitter:

      #HOUvsNYJ
    • Watch: Game Preview

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