NFL Week 5 predictions: Mikey's crystal ball

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Mikey returns to form without having to buy a new crystal ball. Can it continue?

Wow. Mikey's Crystal Ball was looking great at 10-3 before Lawrence Tynes dropped a near impossible boot 2 yards short and Tony Romo became Tony Romo again. But 10-5 is better than 4-12 any day. With that, let's have a look at Week 5.....

Arizona at St. Louis-How much mileage will be saved if the Rams move back to Los Angeles, thereby keeping every NFC West team in, you know, the Western time zone? These are the things I think about when these teams show up on my TV, because the football itself isn't something I'm crazy about. And I still can't believe when it comes to Arizona, I just can't. Cardinals 23, Rams 17

Miami at Cincinnati-Don't look now, but Marvin Lewis has the Bungles looking good again. Bengals 19, Dolphins 16

Cleveland at NY Giants-If you are not nervous, you are not paying attention. I want Tom Coughlin to convince the Giants that this is the Super Bowl, because otherwise they will start looking ahead to San Francisco, and I want them to remember that beat down suffered in Cleveland four years ago on Monday night, that I think was also in Week 5. There was Week 5's home loss to the Seahawks last year. Then there is the obvious-you absolutely cannot lose to an 0-4 team. Giants 27, Browns 13

Green Bay at Indianapolis-It's the triumphant return of Jeff Saturday to Indy! This game would be a blowout if the Packers had a defense, but they kind of don't. Packers 34, Colts 27

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh-Here we go Steelers, here we go! Steelers 21, Eagles 20

Atlanta at Washington-At the end of the day, the Redskins are still the Redskins. They are improved, but not enough to beat this steamrolling Falcons' team. Falcons 27, Redskins 24

Baltimore at Kansas City-Mikey will be at this game, watching the continuation of Jamaal Charles playing the role of Chris Johnson, keeping one eye on the scoreboard and hoping to see the Giants ring up some points. Ravens 24, Chiefs 14

Chicago at Jacksonville-You just know the Bears will come back down to earth in a game they should win. In fact, I'm going out on a big fat limb here. Jaguars 19, Bears 16

Seattle at Carolina-Will Russell Wilson ever top 200 yards passing? Will Cam be able to do more damage than Aaron Rodgers against this suddenly tough Seahawks' D? No, and yes. Panthers 23, Seahawks 19

Buffalo at San Francisco-Boy, this one should be interesting. Not. Niners 34, Bills 10

Denver at New England-Peyton against Brady, the sequel. Josh McDaniels running a victory lap to fire up the crowd after his Pats demolish the Broncos at Foxboro. If you picture it, it will happen. Patriots 37, Broncos 34

Tennessee at Minnesota-Don't look now, the Vikings are contenders. Raise your hand if you saw that coming. Raise your hand if you think it will continue. That's what I thought. Vikings 21, Titans 14

San Diego at New Orleans-Drew Brees against his former team. Drew Brees trying to will his awful team to their first win of the season in Week 5. I'd pick a blowout for the Saints here, but they don't have a defense. Saints 30, Chargers 27

Houston at NY Jets-By all accounts, the Jets should be 1-3 on their way to 1-4, but Joe Philbin gifted a win to them two Sundays ago. And if the Jets struggled against the Niners, you may want to look away from the TV on Monday night. Texans 27, Jets 10

Last week: 10-5

Season record: 35-28

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