(Updated at 2:20 p.m. Friday)
So the New York City-area football teams each won their first games of the season last Sunday. How stunning was that? I know I wasn’t expecting it.
And I saw the Washington Football Team pull out a win over the Atlanta Falcons in the final minute in a game that the Falcons seemed to be in control of.
Meanwhile, my Philadelphia Eagles at least gave the Kansas City Chiefs a game. It’s too bad the Eagles’ defense is a sieve.
Speaking of being a sieve, I had a mediocre week for the third time in four outings. I went 8-8 to go to 35-29. I’m in last place in the Daily Gazette’s U Pick ‘Em VIP contest. I have been better at picking the NASCAR order of finish in the paper’s auto racing contest.
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Here are my picks for Week 5.
L.A. Rams 28, Seattle 27
Atlanta 24, N.Y. Jets 17
Minnesota 31, Detroit 18
Washington 21, New Orleans 13
New England 24, Houston 3
Tampa Bay 35, Miami 10
Green Bay 34, Cincinnati 30
Pittsburgh 24, Denver 16
Carolina 35, Philadelphia 28
Tennessee 30, Jacksonville 20
L.A. Chargers 27, Cleveland 24
Las Vegas 30, Chicago 20
Arizona 38, San Francisco 31
Dallas 35, N.Y. Giants 14
Buffalo 31, Kansas City 27
Baltimore 27, Indianapolis 17
WEEK 5 TV SCHEDULE
(Subject to change)
FOX23 (WXXA), NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video — L.A. Rams at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink; APV: Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer).
NFL Network — N.Y. Jets vs. Atlanta, from London, 9:30 a.m. (Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta, AJ Ross and Melissa Stark).
FOX23 — Green Bay at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Lindsay Czarniak); N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi).
CBS6 (WRGB) — Miami at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson).
DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket — Philadelphia at Carolina, 1 p.m. (Joe Davis, Greg Olsen, Pam Oliver); Denver at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (Brandon Gaudin, Mark Schlereth, Sarah Kustok); Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Jennifer Hale); New England at Houston, 1 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Amanda Balonis); Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (Tom McCarthy, Tiki Barber); New Orleans at Washington, 1 p.m. (Spero Dedes/Jay Feely); Chicago at Las Vegas, 4:05 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn); Cleveland at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins); NBC13 (WNYT) — Buffalo at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m. (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya).
ESPN — Indianapolis at Baltimore, 8:15 p.m. (Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters).