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The Packers and Lions battle for the top spot in the NFC North in the Game of the Week as Jim Poore is back with his weekly picks column against the spread.

It is week number five in the NFL and it has been an entertaining season so far. Let's get right to the picks.

@Cleveland 4 1/2 Buffalo
Both teams could be better than most pundits thought, but that's not saying much.

Browns 23-17

Kansas City 3 @Tennessee
The Chiefs run ends here.

Titans 26-21

@Miami 3 Baltimore
Not sure which Baltimore team shows up, but when they do it will be too late to overtake Miami.

Dolphins 24-16

@St. Louis 12 Jacksonville
The Jags could be the worst team ever.

Rams 30-10

@Cincinnati 2 New England
Patriots winning streak ends as the injuries be too much to overcome.

Bengals 23-20

Seattle 2 1/2 @Indianapolis
The Seahawks are good, the Colts will be better.

Colts 26-24

@Chicago 1 New Orleans
The Saints are one of the top teams in the NFC.

Saints 28-21

Carolina 2 @Arizona
The Panthers will be respectable by year's end.

Panthers 20-16

San Diego 4 1/2 @Oakland

The Chargers are contending in the AFC West and their run continues against the Raiders.

Chargers 29-20

Denver 7 @Dallas
The Broncos look to be unstoppable right now.

Broncos 33-24

@San Francisco 7 Houston

Gary Kubiak may be the real problem in Houston.

49ers 27-17

@Atlanta 9 New York Jets
If the Falcons don't win this one, heads will roll in Atlanta.

Falcons 31-13

Game of the Week

@Green Bay 7 Detroit
A great battle for top spot in the NFC North with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers edging passed the Lions at Lambeau.

Packers 36-31

Stinker of the Week

@New York Giants 2 1/2 Philadelphia

This game is for the NFC L-EAST.

Giants 27-21

Record For Week Four: 10-4-1 (10-5 without the spread)
Record Through Week Four: 29-30-4 (43-20 without the spread)
Game of Week Record: 3-1
Stinker of Week Record: 2-2


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