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5 NFL Teams That Will Definitely Lose in Week 5

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Losing Teams in Week 5 of the NFL

Losing Teams
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The 2013 season has caught many NFL fans off guard. Teams that no one expected good performance from have made a splash in the first four weeks of the season. Quite a few of the playoff teams from last season have struggled. There’s always teams that surprise at the beginning of every season only to show their true colors in the latter weeks.

With a new head coach and quarterback, the Kansas City Chiefs have been dominant, earning themselves a 4-0 record behind stellar defensive performances. The Detroit Lions appear to a team that not one NFL franchise wants to face as Reggie Bush has added a new dynamic to the team. The Cleveland Browns have won two straight games even after letting backup quarterback Brian Hoyer take the reins due to Brandon Weeden’s injury and let their star running back go in Trent Richardson.

Along with the surprises comes the given. The Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning look unstoppable while the New England Patriots continue to win even with the loss of four strong offensive players. The Seattle Seahawks had a scare last week in Houston but managed to pull out another win and remain undefeated behind phenomenal defensive play.

So what will Week 5 of the NFL season result in? Well, there are games that look like you can pencil in the winner already but there are a few games that may turn out to be a fight for a win.

These next five teams are ones that you can go ahead and give the loss to already. Whether it’s due to poor play on both sides of the ball or the matchup will prove to be too much to handle, they will record a strike in the loss column.

Tristen Challe is a Fantasy Writer for Rantsports. Follow him on Twitter @TristenChalle or on Google

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No 5 Chicago Bears

Bears
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This team seems to be up and down every season only to lead the fans on to false hopes. After a strong start, they were embarrassed by Bush and the Lions and looked like a completely different team than we’ve seen in the early weeks. Facing the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field on Sunday, the Bears again show their weakness and stand no chance against Drew Brees and the quick feet of Darren Sproles.

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No 4 New York Giants

Giants
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They may appear to have a shot at gaining their first win on Sunday against the Eagles but don’t be fooled. The Giants are struggling on an all-around basis and the offensive style that the Eagles bring to the field will be too much for them to handle.

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No 3 New York Jets

Jets
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Not a good week for New York teams as the Jets matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Superdome. Expect big things from the Matt Ryan to Julio Jones hookup and overwhelm the Jets defense. There virtually is no running game for the Jets and Geno Smith has accounted for 11 turnovers already this season. Another blowout loss looks quite possible for the Jets this week.

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No 2 Dallas Cowboys

Giants
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Dallas may have a 2-2 record but they are very susceptible to the pass as they currently rank 27th against the pass. With the Denver Broncos clicking on all cylinders and Peyton Manning playing at an unbelievable level, Dallas won’t be able to withstand the high-octane offense from the Broncos.

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No 1 Detroit Lions

Lions
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This is my flier pick for the week as the Green Bay Packers are coming off a bye, which let the banged up team have a little extra time to heal. After a tough loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Packers will be hungry for a win. Stopping Bush is a must for the Packers and as long as Aaron Rodgers and company can put points on the board, which is basically a give, they will be able to come out with a win. The game may be a shootout but I give the edge to the Packers.