NFL Week 5 Picks: Predictions, Vegas Odds Before Thursday Night

October 8, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Just like that, a quarter of the 2015 NFL season is consigned to the past. Already, some of the narratives that drove the 2014 campaign have been flipped completely. 

The NFC South, which last year sent a Carolina squad with a 7-8-1 record to the postseason, now boasts two of the league's six undefeated teams in Atlanta and Carolina. 
While last year was the year of the rookie wide receiver, with the likes of Odell Beckham Jr., Kelvin Benjamin and Jarvis Landry (among others) making immediate impacts, there has only been one such wideout this year: Oakland's Amari Cooper. 
The cult of Chip Kelly was going strong after he steered Philadelphia to a 10-6 record in only his second year with the team. Now, with the Eagles sputtering to a 1-3 start, his unorthodox machinations no longer look like they are going to bring a sea change to the league anytime soon.
Sure, some things have remained the same. New England is undefeated, Aaron Rodgers is mastering ...

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