Tha Sports Junkies 101

TSJ-101 Week 5 Prime Time Pick Em


All three prime time games for week 5 feature games all from the National Football Conference. On Thursday Night Football, the Arizona Cardinals travel to Santa Clara, California to take on the San Francisco 49ers. The Cardinals will be without starting quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer was concussed in the Cardinals week four loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Chip Kelly and his 49ers are coming of a tough loss against the Dallas Cowboys.

On Sunday night Eli Manning and the New York Giants take a road trip to Lambeau Field to face Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are coming off of a bye, and the Giants were held to 10 points by the Minnesota Vikings.

Week five concludes on Monday Night Football with the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The defending NFC champions are off to a 1-3 start and will be without reigning MVP Cam Newton. They’ll host Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers. The Bucs have lost their past six games to the Carolina Panthers.

Staff Picks

Lawrence-Jason Dukes: Cardinals, Packers, Buccaneers

Jeff Richardson: Cardinals, Packers, Panthers

Austin Denius: Cardinals, Packers, Panthers

Andy Gallagher: 49ers, Packers, Panthers

Anthony Vallesteros: 49ers, Packers, Panthers

Nick Wright: Cardinals, Packers, Panthers