Steelers and Cowboys Headline NFL Week 5 Schedule

Steelers and Cowboys Headline NFL Week 5 Schedule

Week 5 of the 2024 NFL season opens with a Thursday night Prime Video matchup of the Atlanta Falcons hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At first glance, this NFL betting odds matchup epitomizes the over-saturation of NFL prime-time matchups. Yet the Buccaneers and Falcons could be an entertaining affair. Last year, journeyman QB Baker Mayfield resurrected his career by leading the Buccaneers to a surprise championship in the NFC South. The Buccaneers indeed took advantage of a bad division, but take advantage they did. And Mayfield cashed in with a new $100 million contract.

2023 NFL Week 5 Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 3

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons, 8:15 p.m. ET (Prime Video)

Sunday, Oct. 6

  • New York Jets vs Minnesota Vikings (at Tottenham, London), 9:30 a.m. ET (NFL Network)
  • Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Cleveland Browns at Washington Commanders, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Dallas Cowboys at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC)*

Monday, Oct. 7

  • New Orleans Saints at Kansas City Chiefs, 8:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)

NFL Week 5 Schedule Overview

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons continue to take a lot of sports betting fire. Cause by the drafting of Michael Penix Jr after importing Kirk Cousins to take over as the starting quarterback shortly before that. Atlanta rejected the hire of Bill Belichick. Instead, they hired Raheem Morris, who has a career win percentage of .356. Good luck with that, A-Town.

NBC Sunday Night Football will take veteran fans back when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Dallas Cowboys. Previously, the Cowboys and Steelers have met in three Super Bowls. Concurrently, both franchises are in Pro football betting odds desperation mode.

Now, Pittsburgh is going all in with a quick-fix gamble on Russell Wilson. Wilson was a miserable flop as QB of the Denver Broncos in the past two years. Further, Pittsburgh gave up on local hero Kenny Pickett, who was shipped to the Philadelphia Eagles. Justin Fields, who was a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears is backing up Wilson as the QB of the future.

Namely, Mike McCarthy arrived in Dallas in 2020, replacing Jason Garrett. McCarthy has proven to be an upgrade, at least in the regular season. But McCarthy’s teams have faired poorly in the playoffs putting him directly on the hot seat. Consider that owner Jerry Jones is close friends with Bill Belichick. There will be plenty of speculation of a change every time that Dallas loses.

ESPN Monday Night Football brings the New Orleans Saints at the Kansas City Chiefs. Of course, Kansas City is TV ratings gold and will be a solid favorite. New Orleans lost its edge ever since Sean Payton bailed as head coach after the retirement of Drew Brees. Former Raider Derek Carr will be under center for the Saint. Last year, he finished 9-8 last year as a team that liked to tease fans and gamblers.

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