Bleacher Reports Expert Week 5 NFL Picks

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We close with a near-pick'em between 2020 NFC divisional champions who have struggled in 2021. But the Seattle Seahawks have been flailing a lot more than the Washington Football Team, and there's evidence the two teams are headed in opposite directions of late. 

With that in mind, nearly the entire panel is laying a single point with Washington at home in prime time.

"This is a difficult call between a pair of teams that haven't come close to meeting expectations in 2021," Davenport said. "But while the Seahawks continue to flounder, Washington has peeled off a couple of wins, including a stunner over the Buccaneers a couple of weeks ago.

"If Russell Wilson was close to 100 percent, he'd have his way with Washington's secondary. But he has looked absolutely awful the past two games, and the Washington offense is playing substantially better of late. Seattle's nightmare season rolls on."

But Gagnon, who leads the pack this season, disagrees. He can't imagine Wilson laying another egg, even if it just means redemption for his ego. Washington hasn't been reliable and is without top defender Chase Young, and this is the Seahawks' last shot at competing this season. It's possible a veteran Seattle team will dig deep, but the vast majority of the crew isn't counting on that. 



Davenport: Washington

Gagnon: Seattle

Kenyon: Washington

O'Donnell: Washington

Rogers: Washington

Sobleski: Washington


Score Prediction: Washington 27, Seahawks 20


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