2021 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 5

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Indianapolis Colts (1-3) at Baltimore Ravens (3-1)

Monday, October 11, 8:15PM ET

I’m sorry, but I just cannot get behind the Indianapolis Colts right now. They’ve underwhelmed all year long and just got their first win this past weekend against a reeling Dolphins club. I find the possibility of them toppling the Baltimore Ravens hard to believe.

Right now, the Ravens are one of the hottest teams in football right now. Although many of their wins have been close calls, they’re still winning and in dramatic fashion. Lamar Jackson is leading the charge, with a huge assist from a Baltimore defense that seems to get better week after week.

In this, I’m looking for the Ravens’ outstanding front seven to make Carson Wentz uncomfortable every time he drops back. And when the Colts try to give the ball to Jonathan Taylor, the Baltimore defense will again step up and shut it down — just as they did with the Broncos this past weekend.

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I’m sorry, but this Colts team isn’t what we thought they were. The Ravens, however, are legit contenders and will look like it on Monday night.

Prediction: Ravens win 24-10 | Spread: Ravens (-6.5)