ESPN NFL Picks: Week 5

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Sep 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws while being hit by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Akeem Dent (52) in the first half at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati @ New England
The Patriots are undefeated and continue to find ways to win with a banged up offense. Wide receiver Danny Amendola may return this week from a groin injury. I believe his return would assure them of a victory. On the defensive side, the Patriots will have to find a way to win without defensive lineman Vince Wilfork (Achilles). He is one of the best defensive linemen in the league and he will be missed but New England always seems to find someone to step into a starting role and perform at a very high level. Cincinnati is 2-2 and is playing better than their record shows. However, they scored just six points last week against the Browns and New England rarely loses at home. I like New England.