Free NFL Picks: 2010 Week 5 Upsets

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Here at Cappers Info, we are taking a weekly look at the teams that could be ones ripe to pull off some major upsets! Check out the potentially ugly dogs that could come up and bite you in the butt in you aren't careful for NFL Week 5 for pro football betting action!

Underdog Pick #1: Kansas City Chiefs (+290 at Diamond Sportsbook) @ Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, 1:00 ET: We're kind of thinking outside of the box in this game, as it seems like such an obvious choice to pick the Colts and run with them. Yes, we recognize that beating QB Peyton Manning at home is nearly impossible as it is, let alone when there is a sense of urgency on his mind from a 2-2 start to the season. But with two big time safeties out of the game for the Colts (Bob Sanders and Melvin Bullitt) and the fact that this team cannot stop the run as it is, it seems like there are opportunities to be had for the last undefeated team left standing in the NFL. RB Jamaal Charles and RB Thomas Jones are amongst the best in the league, and Jones knows from last season with the New York Jets just how easy it can be at times to run the pigskin on these Colts. Could Manning throw for 400 yards and five scores and make us look really foolish? Sure. But if he isn't very sharp and KC is allowed to hang around in this game, don't be shocked if in the end, two weeks of preparation for the Colts and a stout running attack make the difference for Kansas City.

Underdog Pick #2: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+250 at Diamond Sportsbook) vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday 1:00 ET: Last week, we picked against the Bengals with success, and now, our attention turns to this week's encounter with the Bucs. Again, this is sort of a pick outside of the box, as Cincinnati is going to be a popular survivor pool pick and a reasonable teaser selection as well. However, Tampa Bay is coming off of a bye week and has that winning taste in its mouth. The Bengals aren't that strong of a team and definitely can be had by the right squad. For whatever reason, Paul Brown Stadium hasn't been that imposing in the immediate past either. Chaos could always break out on the bench with the TO and Ochocinco show roaming the sidelines. Last week, WR Terrell Owens had 222 receiving yards… in a losing effort. If he does the same again in the team loses again, look out. The Bucs have nothing to lose. As a result, we'll back 'em.

Underdog Pick #3: Arizona Cardinals (+250 at Diamond Sportsbook) vs. New Orleans Saints, Sunday, 4:05 ET: We aren't so sure that the right team in even favored in this game, let alone by so many points. Sure, we know that QB Max Hall will be starting his first career game for the Cardinals, which probably scares a number of people in the desert. However, if Arizona is strong at one position on the field, DB is where it's at. The Saints have no semblance of a running game whatsoever right now with four backs all sidelined with injuries. Arizona remembers that beat down that the Saints put on it last year in the postseason, and revenge would be particularly sweet. These two might meet again down the road in the playoffs, and the Redbirds are going to want to put their best foot forward. We always love pups at this type of a price, particularly at home in the NFL.

Underdog Pick #4: Oakland Raiders (+230 at Diamond Sportsbook) vs. San Diego Chargers, Sunday, 4:15 ET: The Raiders aren't going to go through this whole season without winning a game in division, and HC Tom Cable knows that this is the best time to try to pick off the Chargers in a number of years. Oakland played San Diego very tough last year twice and nearly came away with victories in each game. However, you have to go back through 13 losses to find the last win in this series. We loved the fight that QB Bruce Gradkowski showed last week against the Houston Texans, and we know that the Bolts have already been blasted once on the road in division this season. Don't be shocked if this one is a very close game throughout, particularly if RB Darren McFadden can get rolling.

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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