Bolts from the Blue Staff NFL Picks: Week 5

Ezra Shaw

Four weeks in, the competition remains strong among the BFTB Staff. Which writers are the best at picking NFL winners each week and which are the worst?

Week 3 was rough on everyone. Only 7 of the 17 people on staff picked better than .500 in Week 3. Thankfully for those of us playing, Week 4 went a little better. Only 3 people ended up at sub-.500.

Last week's winner was AvengingJM, who went a phenomenal 13-2, just edging out Jeff's solid 12-3.

On the season, Richard and jkvandal are tied for the lead at 42-21. Nick is only one game behind at 41-22, and there are 5 of us (myself included) just 2 games back at 40-23.

John Richard Crean Jeff SDBM jkvandal AJM Robert Kevin
Last Week: 9-6 11-4 8-7 12-3 9-6 9-6 13-2 8-7 8-7
This Season: 40-23 42-21 40-23 40-23 35-28 42-21 38-25 40-23 36-27
Season %: 0.635 0.667 0.635 0.635 0.556 0.667 0.603 0.635 0.571
BUF @ CLE
DET @ GB
NE @ CIN
KC @ TEN
JAC @ STL
PHI @ NYG
SEA @ IND
BAL @ MIA
NO @ CHI
CAR @ ARI
SD @ OAK
DEN @ DAL
HOU @ SF
NYJ @ ATL
Patrick Zach David Jason Kyle Nick Andrew Jerome
Last Week: 8-7 9-6 7-8 10-5 8-7 7-8 7-8 9-6
This Season: 38-25 40-23 32-31 38-25 39-24 41-22 32-31 33-30
Season %: 0.603 0.635 0.508 0.603 0.619 0.651 0.508 0.524
BUF @ CLE
DET @ GB
NE @ CIN
KC @ TEN
JAC @ STL
PHI @ NYG
SEA @ IND
BAL @ MIA
NO @ CHI
CAR @ ARI
SD @ OAK
DEN @ DAL
HOU @ SF
NYJ @ ATL

This week seems to favor the visiting teams overall. I only picked 4 of the home teams to win this week. Risky bet? Probably.

The staff is unanimous in expecting the Chargers, Broncos and Rams to all win. Last week, we all went 2-1 in our unanimous picks, hopefully we can make it 3-0. But if not, I could see the Rams falling to Jacksonville. *stifled laughter*

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