2019 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 5

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Chicago Bears (3-1) at Oakland Raiders (2-2)

Sunday, October 6, 1PM ET

This Chicago Bears defense is dangerous. We’ve seen it week after week, with Khalil Mack and Co. routinely being the difference between a win and a loss. In Week 5, when they venture to London to take on the Oakland Raiders, that’ll continue to be the case.

Although the Chicago offense will likely be led by backup quarterback Chase Daniel, that’s not exactly a bad thing. He played well in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings, leading the Bears on four scoring drives and putting enough points on the board to earn the W. Against the Raiders’ 21st-ranked defense, I foresee more success for Daniel in Week 5.

Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for Derek Carr and the Oakland offense. The Bears defense has been downright disruptive through four weeks, constantly harassing quarterbacks and capitalizing on nearly every mistake made by opponents. Chicago has a +6 turnover differential, and its defense has a huge part in that early-season success.

The Raiders certainly won’t roll over, but they also don’t have the offensive firepower to win this one. Even with Daniel at the helm, the Bears get the win and continue jockeying for positioning in what could be the toughest division in the NFL.

Prediction: Bears win 21-13