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

JJ Watt

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+10.5) at New Orleans Saints

While the Titans continue to fail to beat the spread seemingly every week, the Buccaneers finally reversed course on their pathetic season and followed the trend not only to beat the spread, but the Steelers, as well.

The Saints are coming off a similarly embarrassing nationally televised loss as the Buccaneers did one week prior, and New Orleans’ 1-3 start has its season hanging in the balance. With a treacherous road ahead, the Saints will need to win every game on the schedule against opponents with losing records, and that begins Sunday against Tampa Bay.

The Saints win the game, but have simply not done enough to warrant giving a double-digit spread to a division opponent. Buccaneers lose by a touchdown and beat the spread.

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Mario Mergola
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