NFL 2021: Ken Schott’s Week 5 picks, TV listings (update)

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley celebrates his touchdown in overtime to defeat the New Orleans Saints 27-21 last Sunday in New Orleans. (Brett Duke/The Associated Press)

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley celebrates his touchdown in overtime to defeat the New Orleans Saints 27-21 last Sunday in New Orleans. (Brett Duke/The Associated Press)

(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.

THURSDAY

L.A. Rams 28, Seattle 27

SUNDAY

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

MONDAY

Baltimore 27, Indianapolis 17

WEEK 5 TV SCHEDULE

(Subject to change)

THURSDAY

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).

SUNDAY

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).

MONDAY

ESPN Indianapolis at Baltimore, 8:15 p.m. (Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters).

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