2014 Week 5 NFL Picks: 5* Broncos -9.5, 4* Chargers -7 #freenflpicks #nflpick

[Broncos/JETS]  Having found our first big win in San Diego last week, it is difficult not to head to New York this week.  Even with the spread seeming to rise like a IPO, it is simply too hard to resist going against a Jets team with a quarterback controversy stemming from an average quarterback rating of 66.5i  While its defense is only allowing 320 yards per game, the are also allowing a 47.3 3rd down percentage.  Outscored by nearly 10 points in their last 5 games in managing only 15.8 points per game, the Broncos, who arrive outscoring their opponents by nearly 9 points on nearly 400 yards per game in their last 5 do not appear ready to fall in a trap given that they are led by Manning, 109.  While the Broncos rushing attack has struggled, and are 1-4 ATS in their last five games, look Denver to head to to the air to continue the Jets run of 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games.

[Chargers/RAIDERS] Over the years, there have been plenty of stumbles for the Chargers in Oakland stadium.  Times were different, and the Raiders were not 0-5 ATS in their last five Home games, and not 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.  While the Chargers are only averaging 347 yards per game, they are the hottest team ATS at the moment at 5-0 ATS in outscoring their opponents by 14 points per game. With their quarterbacks averaging only 72.9 rating, they powering only 12.8 points per game in their last five games.  There is no mystery here that Rivers, 116.3 rating will head to the air.  The only mystery is how the Raiders can try to stop it.

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  1. WINNER – Broncos 31, JETS 17 – East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – Peyton Manning had a far better showing than his last trip to MetLife Stadium. Although it took him a little while to get going. Manning tossed three touchdown passes, inching him closer to Brett Favre’s all-time record, and the Denver Broncos held off the New York Jets 31-17 on Sunday afternoon. Manning’s previous game in East Rutherford began with an errant snap that resulted into a safety. It never got better for the Broncos as they were trounced 43-8 by Seattle in the Super Bowl last February. Manning was intercepted twice, finishing 34-of-49 for 280 yards and a touchdown. It was a different story Sunday. Despite being sacked twice and hurried countless other times in the first one-and-a-half quarters, Manning still ended 22-of-33 for 237 yards. Demaryius Thomas had 10 receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown, while Julius Thomas caught four passes for 51 yards and two scores for Denver (4-1), which has won two straight since its Week 3 loss at Seattle. Ronnie Hillman, filling in for an injured Montee Ball, carried the ball 24 times for 100 yards in the triumph. Geno Smith completed 23-of-43 passes for 190 yards with two touchdowns and an interception and rookie second-round tight end Jace Amaro hauled in 10 balls for 68 yards and a score for the Jets (1-5), who have dropped five straight since a Week 1 win against Oakland.

  2. LOSER – Chargers 31, RAIDERS 28 – Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Branden Oliver’s 1-yard touchdown run put San Diego ahead, and an interception by Jason Verrett sealed the outcome in a 31-28 Chargers victory over the Oakland Raiders in an AFC West Week 6 clash. Philip Rivers ended up with 313 yards and three TDs on 22-of-34 passing for the Chargers (5-1), winners in five straight after losing at Arizona to begin the year. Oliver racked up 101 yards on 26 carries, Malcom Floyd totaled 103 yards and a score on five catches, while Eddie Royal and Antonio Gates added a scoring reception apiece. Derek Carr threw for a career-best four touchdowns and 282 yards on 18-of-34 attempts for the Raiders (0-5), who played their first game under interim head coach Tony Sparano, who took over after Dennis Allen was fired on Sept. 29. The Raiders have now lost 11 consecutive games dating back to last season. Andre Holmes clocked in with 121 yards and a pair of touchdowns on just four catches, Darren McFadden totaled 80 yards on 14 carries, with James Jones and Brice Butler adding a TD grab each in defeat.

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