Vikings vs Eagles

The Vikings vs Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings last season’s NFC Championship game. The Vikings hope to produce a different result in a regular season matchup when the two teams meet on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. PT/4:25 p.m. PT on FOX.

What to Know
On Sunday Philadelphia take on Minnesota at 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia are the favorites in this one — although they were the favorites in their last matchup, too, so the odds might count for a little less.

Philadelphia fought the good fight in their overtime contest last Sunday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result. They fell just short of Tennessee by a score of 23-26. Philadelphia’s loss came about despite a quality game from Carson Wentz, who passed for 348 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Minnesota came within a touchdown against the Rams, but wound up with a 31-38 loss. This makes it the second defeat in a row for Minnesota.

With both teams hitting sour notes in their previous games, they will no doubt be looking to produce a better outcome in this one. The two teams might be coming in a bit winded after having run the length of the field multiple times (Philadelphia picked up 465 yards, Minnesota 476).

How To Watch
When: Sunday at 4:25 PM ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Pennsylvania
Follow: CBS Sports App

The Eagles are a solid 3 point favorite against the Vikings.

This season, Philadelphia are 1-3-0 against the spread. As for Minnesota, they are 1-2-1 against the spread

Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Eagles as a 2.5 point favorite.

The Vikings are off to an unexpected 1-2-1 start after suffering their second consecutive loss last week to the Los Angeles Rams. Despite throwing for 422 yards and three touchdowns, quarterback Kirk Cousins couldn’t lead his new team to a win over quarterback Jared Goff, star running back Todd Gurley, and the Rams talented receiving corps, who tallied give total touchdowns against Minnesota’s secondary.

Philadelphia sits at an even 2-2 going into Week 5’s contest against the Vikings. The Eagles fell to the Titans in Week 4 by just three points in overtime. Franchise quarterback Carson Wentz looked strong in his second start back for Philadelphia, despite the final score. Wentz went 33-of-55 for 348 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Jordan Matthews in the end zone.

Falcons vs Steelers

The Falcons vs Steelers will take on a team with almost as many problems as they have this Sunday, set to face the 1-3 Atlanta Falcons at Heinz Field in Week 5. Both teams have struggled to stop teams from putting points on the board in 2018, while their offenses have been somewhat similar statistically, even if Atlanta has been scoring with more frequency.

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Falcons vs Steelers

Historically, Pittsburgh has owned the Falcons in these matchups, boasting a 13-2-1 dating back to 1966. But with these two teams only meeting once every for years, this record has little bearing on the upcoming game beyond bragging rights for the fans. In something of a strange quirk of these contest as of late, three of the last four games have gone to overtime, with the Falcons responsible for the last tie Pittsburgh was involved in back in 2002 prior to their Week 1 result.

Just the thought of Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley lining up against the Steelers’ secondary is the stuff of nightmares, and it is hard to be confident that Pittsburgh will record their first home win of the year. As bad as they have looked at times this season, the Falcons have been far more competitive in their games and it could be another long afternoon for the Steelers on Sunday.

Week 5:
Game: Atlanta Falcons (1-3) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2-1)

Date: Sunday, October 7

Kickoff: 13.00 p.m. ET

Venue: Heinz Field

TV Channel: FOX, broadcast locally on WPGH-TV, with Chris Myers and Daryl Johnston as commentators and Laura Okmin the sideline reporter. Check the national broadcast map to see if the game is on in your area.

Online: Game Pass on delay in the U.S and live for international viewers or live in the U.S via a subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket. The NFL Game Center will update the action on a play-by-play basis.

Radio: Steeler Nation Radio with Bill Hillgrove and Tunch Ilkin as commentators and Craig Wolfley as the sideline reporter. Broadcast live on WDVE 102.5 FM and WBGG 970 AM in the Pittsburgh area and via their local affiliates. Listen online via and with the Steelers Official Mobile App. Alternatively, you can listen to a radio broadcast on SiriusXM.

You can also follow Behind the Steel Curtain on Twitter to catch all of the highlights as they happen, and be sure to check back with us after the game for our post-match roundup.

The Steelers primary concerns for Week 5 center around Vince Williams and Darrius Heyward-Bey, both of who missed practice the first days of training this week. Morgan Burnett is also looking increasingly doubtful after he was downgraded from limited on Wednesday to out on Thursday. If none of these names can be full participants on Friday, they will not play against the Falcons.

Broncos vs Jets

The Broncos vs Jets look to get back to some winning ways against the struggling New York Jets (1-3). To do that, the Broncos likely need to get better offensive production from Case Keenum. Part of that will include a strong rushing attack, which Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave is looking to expand.

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Broncos vs Jets

“Royce has done a super job breaking tackles after contact,” Musgrave said on Thursday. “Both he and Phillip [Lindsay] are running really well. We need to get more of them, more turns, take the training wheels off of those two young guys and let them go because they’re doing great. When I talk about that, I’m talking to myself: Take the training wheels off.”

The Broncos philosophy has been more about running to step up the pass than it has been to run, run, run. However, if they are producing chunk yardage in the run game, there should be no reason to not do more of it.

Defensively, Von Miller and the Broncos should be able to make Sam Darnold feel uncomfortable all game long. It should be an easy win for Denver, but nothing ever seems to come easy for this team nowadays.

Here is how to watch.

TV Schedule
When: Sunday , October 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Mile High time

Where: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

Channel: CBS / Channel 20

Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst), Evan Washburn (sideline reporting)

Radio: KOA – 850 AM | 94.1 FM & The Fox – 103.5 FM | Spanish Radio KNVR 1150 AM

Is Bill Murray on the sidelines for the New York Jets? It sure does feel like Groundhog Day for them. The Denver Broncos come into town off a tough loss with a tough defense. Where have we heard this story? For New York, the story is the same as Week 4. The only difference is that they’re at home.

Denver is coming in foaming at the mouth, because they feel they should’ve beaten Kansas City. On top of that, they feel the officials missed a call that had a role in costing them the game.

Sam Darnold looks like a rookie, as expected. Also, the offensive line can’t protect or open holes for the running game.

On the other side, Case Keenum isn’t living up to his contract either. He opened the season with three touchdown passes, but has none since, and his overthrew an open receiver on what could’ve been a game-winning touchdown pass.

It’s an unfortunate situation for the Jets, because the Broncos are going to play out of their minds in this game. Expect the pass rush to get to Darnold and get to him frequently. He will find himself on his back a lot in this game.

Also, the Broncos have a good offensive line that will give Keenum the time he needs to find his receivers, and they will burn this Jets pass rush. This game won’t be close, and may be over by the end of the third quarter, much like the game in Jacksonville.