It’s Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season and we’ll be keeping you up to date on all the action and the biggest storylines all day long. The Week 5 slate has some great matchups and storylines starting with the Giants and Packers in London, and we’re here to help you unfold it. Check back regularly to find out everything you need to know.
Week 5 schedule
Colts 12, Broncos 9 (OT) (takeaway)
Giants 27, Packers 22 (in London) (Takeaways)Steelers at Bills, 1pm ET (Gametracker)Chargers at Browns, 1pm ET (Gametracker)Texans at Jaguars, 1pm ET (Gametracker)Bears at Vikings, 1pm ET ( Gametracker)Lions at Patriots, 1pm ET (Gametracker)Seahawks at Saints, 1pm ET (Gametracker)Dolphins at Jets, 1pm ET (Gametracker)Falcons at Buccaneers, 1pm ET (Gametracker)Titans at Commanders, 1pm ET ( Gametracker)49ers at Panthers, 4:05pm ET (preview)Eagles at Cardinals, 4:25pm ET (preview)Cowboys at Rams, 4:25pm ET (preview)Bengals at Ravens, 8:20pm ET (preview)
Raiders at Chiefs, 8:15 p.m. ET (preview)
Browns-Chargers in a firefight
Last season’s encounter between the Browns and Chargers resulted in 89 points — a 47-42 win in Los Angeles. We have another shootout on Sunday as the teams collectively have 55 points going into the fourth quarter. The most recent score came courtesy of Kareem Hunt, whose score at six feet gave Cleveland the lead back.
Who is Dyami, you ask? It’s Commander Dyami Brown who was selected from North Carolina in the third round in 2021. It’s understandable if you don’t know him, because in his first 19 career games, he made just 13 catches for 171 yards and zero touchdowns. He already received 105 yards and his first two touchdowns of his career on Sunday, including this beautiful one-handed snag.
It’s all been Patriots in New England on Sunday. And while rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe hasn’t carried the charge, he’s been more than capable of replacing Mac Jones. Zappe completed 16 of his 19 passes for 165 yards, one interception and this on-target touchdown to Jakobi Meyers to extend the advantage.
First career TD
Yells at Velus Jones Jr. of the Bears, who scored his first career TD on a dump-off jet sweep to bring the Bears within one score.
First career INT
Oh no, Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence tried to force a pass into the end zone on the 2nd and 1st of the seven-yard line and threw the right to Derek Stingley Jr., the #3 overall pick in this year’s draft. Big mistake by Lawrence holds the game all the way.
Lockett calms the crowd
The Saints seemed to go into halftime with a lead. Then Alvin Kamara fiddled and Geno Smith did what he did all year, swinging the ball into a tight window to Tyler Lockett for the 35-yard touchdown in the closing seconds.
Josh Allen is Insane
It’s like Josh Allen Madden plays on easy sometimes. Against a defense of Steelers who came into the game and allowed 251.5 yards per game, he has 348 yards and four touchdowns… IN TWO QUARTER. Even crazier is that Allen only completed 14 steps. That’s 24.9 yards per completion, which is explosive just off the charts.
That was Justin Jefferson’s statistic in the first half. Ten receptions (on 10 targets) for 138 yards. One of, if not the best wide receivers in football is playing against the Bears.
Catch of the day?
Of course anything is possible, but I don’t think we’ll see a better catch today than Darnell Mooney’s against the Vikings. What a beauty!
Gabe Davis have a day!
An ankle injury slowed Gabe Davis through the first month of the season. He missed week 2 and in the games he played, he only managed eight receptions for 138 yards. Well, he sure looks healthy against the Steelers, because he’s won 160 yards… IN THE FIRST HALF. He already has touchdowns of 98 and 62 yards for an average of 80 yards per catch. That is ridiculous.
Cousins on fire
Kirk Cousins in prime time? No, thank you. Kirk Cousins Abroad? Not ideal. But Kirk Cousins at 1 p.m. ET? That’s where the Vikings quarterback excels, and he’s been clear against the Bears so far. He completed 17 straight passes to start the game, which is a franchise record. Those completions resulted in 176 yards and a touchdown, as Minnesota is in complete control.
The commanders’ violation has been nonsensical for the past two weeks. Carson Wentz is trying to change that in Week 5, and he looked to sophomore year Dyami Brown to do this. With Brown in one-on-one coverage, Wentz launched a perfect deep ball that his wide angle caught in pass, which he took 75 yards for the score.
Rookie RB breaks loose
Second round rookie Breece Hall has improved every week for the Jets, and he’s already made a huge first half game against the Dolphins. No one grabbed Hall from the backfield, leading to an easy throw and catch that went 79 yards to the Miami 1-yard line. Michael Carter then found the end zone to put New York in double digits.
Ekeler to the races
The Chargers desperately needed a spark and got one from Austin Ekeler, who made one and went to the races for a 71m win. Thanks to Greg Newsome II, though. He tracked down Ekeler before crossing the goal line, which ultimately netted him four points as Los Angeles had to settle for a field goal.
Geno is still cooking
Geno Smith has been one of the NFL’s best stories in the past four weeks and he’s off to a great start again against the Saints. Two passes, two completions, 65 yards, and this 50-yard attack to DK Metcalf ran to give the Seahawks the lead.
The No. 4 overall pick isn’t just a lockdown cover cornerback. Sauce Gardner can play in the backfield too, and Teddy Bridgewater learned the hard way on his first snap of the game. After a corner blitz, Gardner blew up Bridgewater to ground intentionally in the end zone. That’s a safety! 2-0 Jets.
Chubb is unstoppable
Nick Chubb may be the best pure running back in the NFL, so the Chargers may want to take out the Browns’ three-time Pro Bowler. It didn’t happen during this game, as Chubb got out of a tackle, avoided another, and bounced back for a third before rumbling down the right sideline for the 41-yard touchdown.
A potentially disastrous start became the perfect start for the Bills. After Taiwan Jones muffled the opening kick-off and supported Buffalo on his own two-yard line, Josh Allen more than made up for it by firing a dart that soared over the heads of two Steelers defenders and into the hands of Gabe Davis. The explosive wideout took it the rest of the way for a 98-YARD touchdown on the opening drive.
Barkley fights back
After missing some time with a shoulder injury, Giants who returned Saquon Barkley came back in a big way during the bottom half of Sunday’s game against the Packers. Barkley’s 41-yard catch and carry set up his leading touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter.
Giants ‘trick or treat’ for TD
Daniel Bellinger’s touchdown run was certainly a treat for Giants fans, as the tight end’s score narrowed New York’s deficit to 17-10 in the second quarter. The score was the result of some cheating from Brian Daboll’s foul, as Bellinger’s score came from a reserve play after a 40-yard run by Barkley.
Tight end Marcedes Lewis hit the end zone for his first touchdown since the 2020 season when Green Bay added a second first-half touchdown in London on Sunday. Lewis’ score gave the Packers a 17-3 lead over the Giants in a matchup between two 3-1 teams.
No sign of rain for week 5
If you’re in some fantasy league, it’s always worth checking out the weather. Don’t make the same mistake I did.
Last week, the remnants of Hurricane Ian brought heavy rain for the Jaguars-Eagles matchup in Philadelphia and the Bills-Ravens showdown in Baltimore. Rain is usually a bad thing for fantasy, and it’s especially bad for kickers. But when the games started at 1:00 PM last weekend, Jake Elliott of the Eagles was in my starting lineup. Unsurprisingly, he flopped.
For those concerned about bad weather for week 5, be it for fantasy purposes or otherwise, fear not. As of Friday afternoon, at least according to Rotowire’s weather report, nine of the 15 games for Sunday and Monday expect clear skies, three expect partly cloudy skies and three will be played in domes, where you would expect optimal conditions. Of all games, there is only one chance of rain at kick-off. That’s the Texans against the Jaguars in Jacksonville…with a 2% chance of precipitation. Also, don’t expect wind to be a big factor, according to RotoGrinders Chief Meteorologist Kevin Roth.
What I’m really trying to say is that if your favorite team (or fantasy team) loses in week 5, there’s no one else to blame but those on the field (or in your lineup).