The picks are in for Week 5, as the big bye weeks start.
Yep, this is one of those weekends in which a group of teams will be off the NFL slate. That includes the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers -- the London combatants -- as well as the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tell you what: If the latter squad really was trying to deal Josh Freeman, it sure didn't do a very good job. Now Freeman's on the street.
Sketchy reports from back-alley sources have whispered that Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt asked the team to acquire the former Bucs quarterback -- says he wants a QB who will let him get on the field. In other news ...
You have to hand it to Seattle Seahawks fans. They seemingly hit Twitter (my account included) harder than any other fan base, and for good reason. Seattle is a top-notch team that can run the football, play defense -- and still win in today's pass-happy/defense-optional NFL. It's awesome to watch. So of course, I'm picking the Indianapolis Colts to upset the 'Hawks this week.
In Week 4, I went out on a limb and picked a bunch of road teams -- and lost some very close calls. At least the breakdowns of each game were accurate.
This week, we're giving you the strategic storyline that looms largest for each contest. Feel free to share your thoughts ... hit me up @Harrison_NFL. Don't be afraid to get all technical, like J4R3D G4M8L3.
Now, let's get to it ...