Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 37-21. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Schedule Week 5: What To Expect

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There is a great selection of games to watch this week in the NFL. One game that looks great is the Detroit Lions going up against the Green Bay Packers. It will be interesting to see how Green Bay comes out of their bye week. They face a Lions team that is very good at moving the ball down field and scoring points with relative ease.

Another game that looks promising has the Seattle Seahawks on the road once more taking on the Indianapolis Colts. This game features two great young QBs in Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck that are the main reasons why their teams are off to good starts.

Another aspect of this game is don’t expect too much scoring to happen. Seattle and Indianapolis are very sound on defense where they are ranked 2nd and 4th respectively in points per game.

The other game that will be good to watch is the Houston Texans taking on the San Francisco 49ers. The Texans had a heartbreaking loss last week to Seattle and it will be intriguing to see how they respond.

One match up to look forward to how will the Chicago Bears defense hold up against the New Orleans Saints offense. Drew Brees and Tight End Jimmy Graham are picking apart opposing teams each week. Chicago relies on forcing the opposing team to turn the ball over and this is something that the Saints have not done much of.

The next match up involves what will Peyton Manning and his unstoppable offense do against the Dallas Cowboys. It seems that each week Manning is able to dissect an opposing team and carry his team to victory. They still have not been challenged in a game this season.

The other match up involves how the New York Jets secondary will fare against the air attack from Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. The Jets are good  by only allowing 203 pass yards per game this season, but they will definitely be tested in attempting to slow down the receivers for Atlanta.

The top performers of the week start with Darren Sproles having a monster game with 210 total yards on offense where he will score two TDs. He creates problems with his ability to catch passes and breakaway speed.

Another player that will have a great game is Denver receiver Eric Decker. He will have no problem catching ten passes for 120 yards with two touchdowns. Decker has only caught one TD pass, but leads the team with 14.6 yards per catch.

The other top performer of this week will be LeSean McCoy. He has already 468 rushing yards with two TDs on the season. McCoy is primed to have a big game with 150 yards on the ground and another 80 receiving yards with three total TDs.


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