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APC Week 5 NFL Picks: Packers should improve to 3-1-1 with win in Detroit

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Despite the offense’s struggles recently, APC and Packers fans are pretty optimistic about this Sunday’s game against the Lions.

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The Green Bay Packers currently hold a record of 2-1-1, sitting in second place in the NFC North and trailing the Chicago Bears by a half-game. That tie could very well come back to be a problem for someone at the end of the season, but for now Green Bay is just hoping to match Chicago in the win column.

On deck for the Packers is a divisional game in Detroit, where Matthew Stafford and a talented group of receivers await. Green Bay’s receiving corps is dealing with injuries to every veteran player, however, so Aaron Rodgers will likely be throwing to the team’s rookie wideouts early and often on Sunday.

Still, APC is confident in the Packers’ ability to defeat the 1-3 Lions, and it’s a clean sweep for our contributors in this week’s picks.

Week 5 Picks

Game Tex Jason Peter Kris Bob Jon M Jordan Matub Mike Paul Shawn Wendi Zach APC Pick
Game Tex Jason Peter Kris Bob Jon M Jordan Matub Mike Paul Shawn Wendi Zach APC Pick
IND @ NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE*
GB @ DET GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB*
ATL @ PIT ATL PIT PIT ATL ATL ATL PIT ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL PIT ATL
TEN @ BUF TEN TEN TEN BUF BUF TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN BUF TEN TEN
MIA @ CIN CIN CIN CIN MIA CIN CIN CIN CIN MIA CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN
BAL @ CLE BAL BAL BAL CLE BAL CLE CLE BAL BAL BAL BAL CLE BAL BAL
DEN @ NYJ DEN DEN NYJ DEN DEN DEN NYJ DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN
JAX @ KC KC KC KC JAX KC JAX KC KC JAX JAX JAX KC KC KC
NYG @ CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR*
OAK @ LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC OAK LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC
MIN @ PHI MIN PHI PHI MIN MIN PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI MIN PHI PHI PHI
ARI @ SF SF SF SF ARI ARI SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF
LAR @ SEA LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR*
DAL @ HOU HOU HOU HOU DAL HOU DAL DAL HOU HOU HOU DAL DAL HOU HOU
WAS @ NO NO NO NO NO WAS NO NO NO NO WAS NO WAS NO NO

Now to our standings update. Matub had a stellar week in week 4, going 12-3 and leading the pack with a few individuals finishing at 11-4. That now pulls him into a tie with Jon Meerdink, who went 10-5 last week to keep his overall hit rate steady at 0.667. Jason’s 9-6 record in week 4 leaves him one game back overall in third place.

FanPulse Game Picks

APC FanPulse Pick: Packers win by 7
Pride of Detroit FanPulse Pick: Packers win by 2
Vegas point spread: Packers favored by 1.5

Both Packers and Lions fans are seeing a Green Bay win this week at Ford Field as well. Predictably, Green Bay fans think the Packers will win by a bigger margin than Detroit fans, with the difference being about five points when comparing the two. Both look at the Packers as a good bet to beat the point spread, with Lions fans coming in just over the spread on average.