Week five was another close call for the Chief Chooser, who has flirted with disaster almost every week this season. A 7-7 mark moved the season record to 42-35 (.545), hardly something to crow about, but many weeks remain to rectify the low winning percentage. The Falcons and Dolphins are idle this week.

Thursday, Oct. 10

Giants at Bears

Bears bounce back and keep the lowly Giants winless for at least one more week … CHICAGO 24-19.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Packers at Ravens

Green Bay will miss Matthews but should outscore the Crows … PACKERS 34-27.

Eagles at Buccaneers

Philadelphia wins a yawner … EAGLES 20-16.

Steelers at Jets

Pittsburgh remains winless …NYJ 24-16.

Panthers at Vikings

I love seeing Scam stinking it up … NORSEMEN 23-13.

Raiders at Chiefs

An old AFL hatefest amid a sea of red … KC 29-16.

Rams at Texans

Tempting to take the Rams over a faltering Texans squad, but … HOUSTON 21-10.

Bengals at Bills

Tigers will shred Buffalo offense … CINCY 28-10.

Lions at Browns

A short drive and a real toss-up … LIONS 23-20.

Titans at Seahawks

Seattle just does not lose at home … SEABAGS 32-9.

Jaguars at Broncos

Please avert your eyes … DENVER 56-13.

Saints at Patriots

New Orleans defense will hit Brady, and soft Tom does not respond well when he is being knocked around … SAINTS 26-20.

Cardinals at 49ers

Niners starting to show some shine again … SAN FRAN 33-14.

Redskins at Cowboys

No way Romo has another 500 yard game, but he will not need one … DALLAS 31-17.

Monday, Oct. 14

Colts at Chargers

Look for Trent Richardson to have a big game … COLTS 27-21.