NFL Week 5 Predictions: Favorites in Danger of Being Shocked

October 3, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We saw some favorites suffer shocking defeats in Week 4 of the 2012-2013 NFL season, including the Detroit Lions and the rising Seattle Seahawks.
So what can we expect in Week 5?
There are several matchups that figure to test favorites this week. Heck, some favorites may even lose.
Here are my predictions for Week 5.
Arizona Cardinals (at St. Louis Rams)
While the Arizona Cardinals have proven to have a much-improved defense this season, there are still issues with the offense, which means most games (even wins) should be close.
While the Cardinals blew out the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3, they also beat the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins by a combined nine points, and they averaged 21.3 points in those games.
The run offense of the Cardinals needs some work, and Arizona is happy as long as quarterback Kevin Kolb simply manages the game. Against a tough pass defense in St. Louis which has allowed 6.8 yards per ...

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