NFL: Week 5 Preview

The shocks just keep on coming in the National Football League and there could again be some upsets on the road in Week 5.

Broncos look to add to Jets’ woes

There was so much hope surrounding the New York Jets at the start of the season, especially after their 48-17 victory at Detroit Lions in Week 1. Quarterback Sam Darnold could do no wrong and the Jets were finally going to be a team to look out for.

Well, the NFL does have a way of bringing teams back down to earth with a bump and since that win over the Lions, the Jets have gone on a three-game losing streak.

The Broncos have not yet found their rhythm and like a host of teams they find themselves with a 2-2 record.

Not many gave Denver a hope last time out but they did put themselves in a winning position against the Kansas City Chiefs, only to fall to a 27-23 defeat.

The Broncos have the strength to bounce back and against the free-falling Jets, Denver can get back to winning ways and are 2.05 to do so at the Metlife Stadium.

Ravens to edge out free-scoring Browns

It has already been a season to remember for the Cleveland Browns, as they prepare to host the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Field.

That 21-17 win over the Jets last month will live long in the memory and some Browns fans might still be recovering from that night!

There were signs that win was coming, having previously drawn 21-21 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Browns have kept on causing teams problems.

QB Baker Mayfield continues to inflict damage on defences but four turnovers last week against the Oakland Raiders ultimately cost them, in a 45-42 thriller in California.

The Ravens, who will be looking to force more turnovers out of this exciting Cleveland offense, go into this encounter on the back of a strong 26-14 away win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Although back-to-back wins in the NFL are notoriously difficult, Baltimore will fancy their chances and the Ravens are 1.97 with a -3.5 handicap on Sunday.

Fresh Panthers to do Giants damage

The Carolina Panthers will be chomping at the bit to get going for Week 5 of the NFL and will be raring to go for the arrival of the New York Giants on Sunday.

For QB Cam Newton and his team-mates that 31-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on September 23 will feel like a long time ago.

All the prep between then and this weekend will have been on getting a result against the Giants, who currently sit rock bottom of the NFC East following their 33-18 defeat to the New Orleans Saints in the Big Apple.

Having signed free agent safety Eric Reid, Carolina have been working on improving their roster as they strive to reach the Super Bowl once again.

At the Bank of America Stadium it is hard to see the Giants being able to cause an upset and the -7 points handicap is available at 1.97 for the hungry Panthers, who have a running game to hurt any team on their day.