2021 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 5

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Chicago Bears (2-2) at Las Vegas Raiders (3-1)

Sunday, October 10, 4:05PM ET

The Las Vegas Raiders failed to retain their undefeated status in Week 4, but that doesn’t mean they’re suddenly on the decline — that’s just a statement on the Chargers’ talent. Unfortunately for the Chicago Bears, they don’t offer nearly as daunting of a challenge in Week 5.

The Bears may be coming off a win, but they’re not exactly smokin’ hot at this moment. There are still some questions under center, which has forced David Montgomery to basically become the entire Chicago offense. The defense has played well, but there’s too much pressure on its shoulders with the offense floundering at times.

That’s not going to bode well for the Bears in this game with the Raiders offense looking like one of the league’s best right now. They’re going to have a difficult time slowing Derek Carr, Darren Waller and the rest of the Raiders’ passing game. Plus, it’s not like they’re going to score a slew of their own touchdowns.

Chicago keeps it interesting with some defensive stops and a couple of big plays on offense, but Carr and Co. prove to be too much to handle. The Raiders get back on track and improve to 4-1.

Prediction: Raiders win 34-20 | Spread: Raiders (-5)