Week 5 Bold Predictions right now
By: Jake Rajala
The first chapter of Week 5 is thankfully in the books (except for the memes). In a couple of days, the main entree of Week 5 will be served. With that said, I’m going to take a fun, unique angle by untwining five bold predictions for Week 5! Let’s begin.
Micah Parsons and Aaron Donald each have at least two sacks
The 3-1 Dallas Cowboys battle the loaded, yet disappointing 2-2 Los Angeles Rams this weekend. Each NFC Team exhibits a greek-god-like defender. The Boys have second-year (yes, you read that correctly) Micah Parsons, while the Rams carry the mythical Aaron Donald. Parsons had two sacks in Week 1 and two sacks in Week 2. Meanwhile, AD is still looking to have a splash performance this season. I foresee each Parsons rising on the big stage by having a couple of sacks and AD dismantling the Boys OL (that won’t even have Jason Peterson) for two sacks.
Geno Smith throws three touchdowns
The New Orleans Saints may have been drinking the same cool aid that the Denver Broncos tasted this past off-season. The Saints managed to allow the Carolina Panthers to have their first win since the Pyramids were built, then they strangely lost to Tom Brady in the regular season, and then their defense bled against Justin Jefferson last week. I expect DK Metcalf, who torched the Saints last season, to have a monster performance in Week 5. With that said, I expect his QB to throw a few touchdowns. All in all, I expect the Hawks to ascend and the Saints to descend in Week 5.
Ja’Marr Chase has 150+ receiving yards and 2+ touchdowns
The Baltimore Ravens weren’t sexy against Tyreek Hill & I anticipate the utterly explosive Ja’Marr Chase to also hurt the Ravens secondary. Chase is still waiting to pop onto the scene this season, but he should find gold in a pivotal moment of the season against his arch-nemesis.
Tom Brady throws five touchdowns
It may not seem dreamy to predict the GOAT Tom Brady to go off in Week 5, but he has the golden opportunity to pad his stats against a pedestrian Atlanta Falcons defense. Let’s not forget that Chris Godwin is healthy & hungry to feast again.
The Raiders defeat the Chiefs
Let’s be honest — Josh McDaniels isn’t feeling super-chill at 1-3 and bottom of the AFC West. The Raiders have a prime opportunity to bounce back against a divisional foe that lost to Matt Ryan not too long ago. Davante Adams can absolutely win his match-up against L’Jarius Sneed. The Raiders can’t afford to be 1-4 and I predict them getting a crucial win against a foe that doesn’t have every advantage against them.