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Predicting Bengals-Bills and all Week 5 games

Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison offers his predictions for Week 5 of NFL games.

New York Jets (2-2) at Cleveland Browns (0-4)

No idea why/how the Browns are favored in this one.

Pick: Jets 17, Browns 13

Carolina Panthers (3-1) at Detroit Lions (3-1)

There won’t be anything funny about this one, Cam

Pick: Lions 34, Panthers 24

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San Francisco 49ers (0-4) at Indianapolis Colts (1-3)

And the first pick in the 2018 draft goes to…..

Pick: Colts 21, 49ers 20

Tennessee Titans (2-2) at Miami Dolphins (1-2)

Both teams took a lashing from the ugly stick last week, but Miami bounces back.

Pick: Dolphins 27, Titans 14

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Los Angeles Chargers (0-4) at New York Giants (0-4)

The Chargers probably feel more comfortable on the road than their empty home.

Pick: Chargers 28, Giants 27

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1)

The water coolers will be safe Sunday.

Pick: Steelers 35, Jaguars 14

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Arizona Cardinals (2-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-1)

Arizona has lost five of its last six in the Eastern time zone.

Pick: Eagles 24, Cardinals 20

Seattle Seahawks (2-2) at Los Angeles Rams (3-1)

A test of whether the Rams are for real. Psst, they are.

Pick: Rams 21, Seahawks 20

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Baltimore Ravens (2-2) at Oakland Raiders (2-2)

No Derek Carr, no problem.

Pick: Raiders, 24, Ravens 10

Green Bay Packers (3-1) at Dallas Cowboys (2-2)

It’s going to be Armageddon in Dallas when the team slips to 2-3

Pick: Packers 31, Cowboys 27

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Kansas City Chiefs (4-0) at Houston Texans (2-2)

How long will the only unbeaten team stay that way? At least one more week.

Pick: Chiefs 27, Texans 23

Minnesota Vikings (2-2) at Chicago Bears (1-3)

The Mitch Trubisky era begins with a thud vs. QB tormentor Mike Zimmer

Pick: Vikings 28, Bears 9

Buffalo Bills (3-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-3)

The Bills aren’t as good as their record, and the Bengals aren’t as bad as theirs.

Pick: Bengals 16, Bills 13

Last Week: 10-5

This Year: 39-21

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