It’s Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season, and we’re keeping you updated on all the action and biggest storylines throughout the day. The Week 5 slate has some fantastic matchups and storylines beginning with the Giants and Packers in London, and we’re here to help you watch it unfold. Check back often to find out everything you need to know.
Week 5 schedule
Colts 12, Broncos 9 (OT) (Takeaways)
Giants 27, Packers 22 (in London) (Recap)
Steelers at Bills, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Chargers at Browns, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Texans at Jaguars, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Bears at Vikings, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Lions at Patriots, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Seahawks at Saints, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Dolphins at Jets, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Falcons at Buccaneers, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Titans at Commanders, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
49ers at Panthers, 4:05 p.m. ET (Preview)
Eagles at Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)
Cowboys at Rams, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)
Bengals at Ravens, 8:20 p.m. ET (Preview)
Raiders at Chiefs, 8:15 p.m. ET (Preview)
Geno still cookin’
Geno Smith has been one of the NFL’s best stories through four weeks, and he’s off to another great start against the Saints. Two passes, two completions, 65 yards, and this 50-yard strike to DK Metcalf strike on the run to put the Seahawks ahead.
The No. 4 overall pick isn’t just a lockdown cover cornerback. Sauce Gardner can make plays in the backfield, too, and Teddy Bridgewater learned the hard way on his first snap of the game. Coming on a corner blitz, Gardner blew up Bridgewater to force intentional grounding in the end zone. That’s a safety! 2-0 Jets.
Chubb can’t be stopped
Nick Chubb may be the best pure running back in the NFL, so the Chargers might want to wrap up the Browns’ three-time Pro Bowler. It didn’t happen on this play, as Chubb stepped out of one tackle, avoided another and bounced off a third before rumbling down the right sideline for the 41-yard touchdown.
A potentially disastrous start turned into the perfect one for the Bills. After Taiwan Jones muffed the opening kickoff, backing up Buffalo on its own two-yard line, Josh Allen more than made up for it by unloading a dart that floated 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 running back Saquon Barkley came back in a big way during the second half of Sunday’s game against the Packers. Barkley’s 41-yard catch and carry set up his go-ahead 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 cut New York’s deficit to 17-10 in the second quarter. The score was the result of some trickery from Brian Daboll’s offense, as Bellinger’s score came off a reserve play following a 40-yard run by Barkley.
Marcedes Lewis sighting!
Tight end Marcedes Lewis got into the end zone for his first touchdown since the 2020 season as Green Bay added a second first-half touchdown in London Sunday. Lewis’ score gave the Packers a 17-3 lead over the Giants in a matchup between two 3-1 teams.
Rain nowhere in sight for Week 5
If you’re in any sort of fantasy league, it’s always worth checking 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. Yet when the 1 p.m. games kicked off last weekend, the Eagles’ Jake Elliott was in my starting lineup. Unsurprisingly, he flopped.
For those worried about inclement weather for Week 5, whether for fantasy purposes or otherwise, don’t be. As of Friday afternoon, at least according to Rotowire’s weather report, nine of the 15 games set for Sunday and Monday are expecting clear skies, three are expecting partly cloudy skies and three are being played in domes, where you’d expect optimal conditions. Of all the contests, only one has any chance of rain at kickoff. That’s the Texans against the Jaguars in Jacksonvillle…with a 2% chance of precipitation. Don’t expect wind to be much of a factor, either, per 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 to blame but those on the field (or in your lineup).