NFL Week 5 Picks: Time For The Underdogs To Take Over

JJ Watt

Baltimore Ravens (+3.5)* at Indianapolis Colts

All the Ravens have done since releasing Ray Rice is go on a three-game winning streak by a combined score of 87-37. The Colts, equally hot in their own right, have destroyed their last two opponents 44-17 and 41-17, respectively.

The difference? The Ravens beat the Steelers, Browns (away), and Panthers, while the Colts beat up on the Jaguars and Titans.

The Colts have struggled to tally wins when facing offenses led by quarterbacks other than Chad Henne, Blake Bortles, Charlie Whitehurst, or even Zach Mettenberger, and they now face Joe Flacco riding high on the heels of the rejuvenated Steve Smith Sr.

Both teams appear to have washed away any doubts from their respective Week 1 losses, but the Ravens have been the more impressive team over the first quarter of the season. Baltimore goes into Indianapolis, wins by a touchdown, and beats the spread.

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Mario Mergola
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