Week 5 offered us a little more surprise than we saw in Week 4. The Bills and Cardinals -- my two lowest-rated teams in the NFL -- both won games despite gaining only 220 yards apiece. This happened the same week the Cleveland Browns won another football game.
The Minnesota Vikings were the other underdog that got a victory, bouncing back after losses to the Bills and the Rams with a road win over the defending champs in Philadelphia. Two clear Super Bowl contenders in the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams each passed difficult tests with wins over Jacksonville and in Seattle, respectively. They are the only two remaining undefeated teams at this point in the season.
Most importantly, Drew Brees set the NFL record for career passing yards on Monday night against the Washington Redskins in a 43-19 victory. Rumors are flying around the internet that I was actually spotted in attendance crying during the Drew Brees celebration (at about 2:40 in this video).
I can neither confirm nor deny these allegations. What I do know, however, is that we have the most exciting week of NFL matchups to this point in the season on deck this weekend. Let's dive into some of the other details that stuck out to me in Week 5 -- and how we can apply them to our betting process for Week 6.