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2014 NFL Picks, Week 5: APC Unanimously Predicts a Packers Win

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We feel good about the Packers' chances on their home field tonight against another division rival.

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It's Thursday, which means we're ready with our NFL picks once again, this time for week five. We had an abysmal week overall in week four, as only two of us were over .500 on the week and our consensus picks barely pulled above that mark.

This week, we look to rebound by apparently taking the chalk, as there are few disagreements among our picks this week. In fact, a whopping eleven of this week's 15 games saw all five of us make the same unanimous selections.

One of those games, however, is tonight's battle between the Packers and Vikings. We all feel that bad weather, a questionable Teddy Bridgewater, and a likely raucous crowd at Lambeau Field will be too much for Minnesota to overcome on a short week. Therefore, all five of us have the Packers winning, though we likely vary on how difficult we expect the game to be.

Week 5 Picks

Game Tex Jason Josh Aron Brendan Consensus
MIN @ GB Gb_medium
Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium
CHI @ CAR Chi_medium
Car_medium
Chi_medium Chi_medium Chi_medium Chi_medium
CLE @ TEN Cle_medium
Cle_medium Cle_medium Cle_medium Cle_medium Cle_medium
STL @ PHI Phi_medium
Phi_medium Phi_medium Phi_medium Phi_medium Phi_medium
ATL @ NYG Nyg_medium
Nyg_medium Atl_medium
Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium
TB @ NO No_medium
No_medium No_medium No_medium No_medium No_medium
HOU @ DAL Dal_medium
Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium
BUF @ DET Det_medium
Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium
BAL @ IND Ind_medium
Bal_medium Ind_medium Ind_medium Ind_medium Ind_medium
PIT @ JAX Pit_medium
Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium
ARI @ DEN Den_medium
Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium
KC @ SF Sf_medium
Sf_medium Kc_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium
NYJ @ SD Sd_medium
Sd_medium Sd_medium Sd_medium Sd_medium Sd_medium
CIN @ NE Cin_medium
Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium
SEA @ WAS Sea_medium
Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium

There are a whole bunch of us taking the chalk this week, and I'm sure we'll all pay for it in some fashion. We certainly did a week ago, when there were a number of upsets, as you can see in the standings below.Also, if you're curious how the most technologically advanced prediction system in the world expects the game to play out, it has the Packers winning 27-21.

Standings

Author Overall Week 4
Brendan 37-24 8-5
Josh 33-28 8-5
Jason 32-29 6-7
Tex 32-29 5-8
Aron 31-30 5-8
Consensus 35-26 7-6