Week 5 of the 2021 NFL schedule gets underway tonight when the LA Rams travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks in a huge NFC West clash. Yes, it is still early in the season, however, the 2-2 Seahawks don’t want to drop too far behind the 3-1 Rams and the first-place Arizona Cardinals, who are sitting at a perfect 4-0.
Week 5 – A must-win for these teams?
With the addition of a 17th regular-season game, is Week 5 a “must-win” for teams? It sure is. Let’s start with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Two seasons ago people were talking about a new dynasty for the then Super Bowl 54 Champion Chiefs. That has changed quickly. After losing to the Bucs in a very one-sided game in SB 55, the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes haven’t been that dominant force they were the past two seasons.
Now sitting at 2-2, K.C. will host the surging 3-1 Bills on Sunday night. The last thing the Chiefs want is to drop to 2-3 in the tough AFC West.
Other teams that are desperate for a win in Week 5 are the Seahawks, Niners, and Steelers, The super desperate squads include the 0-4 Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jags. When teams start a season 0-5 their odds of making the playoffs are under 20-percent.
Schedule, Odds, TV Start times, and picks
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Below is a look at the NFL Week 5 schedule, TV start times, and picks ATS.
Thursday, October 7
LA Rams (-3) at Seattle, FOX/NFL/PRIME 8:20 p.m.
Sunday, October 10
- NY Jets at Atlanta (London), (-3) NFL 9:30 a.m.
- Philadelphia at Carolina, (-3.5) FOX 1 p.m.
- Green Bay (-3) at Cincinnati, FOX 1 p.m.
- New England (-9) at Houston, CBS 1 p.m.
- Tennessee (-4) at Jacksonville, CBS 1 p.m.
- Detroit at Minnesota, (-9.5) FOX 1 p.m.
- Denver at Pittsburgh, (-1) FOX 1 p.m.
- Miami at Tampa Bay, (-10) CBS 1 p.m.
- New Orleans (-2) at Washington, CBS 1 p.m.
- Cleveland at LA Chargers, (-1) CBS 4:05 p.m.
- Chicago at Las Vegas, (-5) CBS 4:05 p.m.
- San Francisco at Arizona, (-5) FOX 4:25 p.m.
- NY Giants at Dallas, (-7) FOX 4:25 p.m.
- Buffalo at Kansas City, (-2.5) NBC 8:20 p.m.
Monday, October 11
Indianapolis at Baltimore, (-7) ESPN 8:15 p.m.
ATS Picks – Seahawks, Chargers, Dallas, Chiefs