While Acme Packing Company has been on the money predicting the Green Bay Packers’ performance this season — Matt LaFleur’s team is 4-0 and has covered the point spread in every game — the team sits idle this week on its early bye. Thus, this week’s picks are in, but we’re looking around the league more broadly this week.
Week five has a Sunday Night Football matchup that would be a premier game in many recent seasons. However, the Minnesota Vikings’ uninspiring 1-3 start has their game with the Seattle Seahawks, now 4-0, losing some of its luster. Indeed, it’s a clean sweep at APC with all of our contributors picking Seattle as the victor and the Vikings to drop to 1-4.
One of the more intriguing games on this week’s schedule actually comes on Tuesday, when the 4-0 Buffalo Bills are supposed to play the 3-0 Tennessee Titans. The two teams are an interesting matchup, with Josh Allen and his big arm going up against the run-heavy Titans attack featuring Derrick Henry. Tennessee, however, has been dealing with massive numbers of positive COVID tests, landing a few key players on the reserve/COVID-19 list and continuing to put the game’s scheduling in question. APC is heavily picking the Bills in this one — if the game goes on as planned.
So sit back, laugh at our picks for Thursday night’s game, and enjoy the games with us this weekend.