I have some great news and some good news.
I’ll start with the good news. I confidently picked against my Philadelphia Eagles against the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday.
I was wrong.
The Eagles won 25-20 to get their first victory of the season. That win moved them into first place in the NFC (L)East with a 1-2-1 record! Let the celebration begin!
The great news is I finally got the better of Daily Gazette news columnist Sara Foss for the first time this season. I went 10-5, while Sara was 9-6. I am 40-22-1, while Sara is 43-19-1.
You can play The Daily Gazette U Pick ‘Em Football Contest by going to https://dailygazetteprofootball.upickem.net/.
Here are my Week 5 picks, which are subject to change due to know how many more teams will have players test positive for COVID-19.
Tampa Bay 41, Chicago 33
Carolina 31, Atlanta 20
Buffalo 40, Tennessee 19
Kansas City 31, Las Vegas 21
Arizona 35, N.Y. Jets 10
Pittsburgh 31, Philadelphia 21
L.A. Rams 38, Washington 7
Baltimore 27, Cincinnati 20
Houston 26, Jacksonville 19
San Francisco 24, Miami 20
Cleveland 40, Indianapolis 24
Dallas 20, N.Y. Giants 9
New England 19, Denver 17
Seattle 38, Minnesota 28
New Orleans 38, L.A. Charges 20
WEEK 5 TV SCHEDULE
(Announcers, games subject to change)
FOX23 (WXXA), NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video — Tampa Bay at Chicago, 8:20 p.m. (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink).
CBS6 (WRGB) — Buffalo at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (Tom McCarthy, Jay Feely); N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson).
FOX23 — Arizona at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. (Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin).
NBC13 (WNYT) — Minnesota at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya).
DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket — Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Amanda Balionis); Las Vegas at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn); Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Sherree Burruss); Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake); Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (Chris Myers, Brock Huard, Jennifer Hale); L.A. Rams at Washington, 1 p.m. (Brandon Gaudin, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver); Miami at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. (Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Lindsay Czarniak); Indianapolis at Cleveland, 4:25 p.m. (Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta); Denver at New England, 4:25 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins).
ESPN — L.A. Chargers at New Orleans, 8:15 p.m. (Steve Levy, Brain Griese and Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters).