NFL Week 5 Top 3 Match-Ups

NFL Week 5 Top 3 Match-Ups

words_Jordan Hagedorn

Last week’s Top 3 Match-Ups turned out to be fun games to watch. The Ravens beat the Steelers on a Joe Flacco touchdown to T.J. Houshmandzadeh with 32 seconds left in the game, the Redskins held off the Eagles after a late surge and the Patriots put on a special teams show, spanking the Dolphins.

This week’s Top 3 Match-Ups feature a future hall of famer against his former team, one of the best quarterbacks in the league putting a team on his shoulders and a huge showdown in the AFC.

Minnesota Vikings at New York Jets

Legendary QB Brett Favre takes on his former team, the New York Jets this week on Monday Night. Favre played just one season for the Jets in 2008 before retiring. He came out of retirement to play for the Vikings last year and returned to play this season as well.

Favre has a new weapon in Randy Moss who was traded to Minnesota on Wednesday. Moss wasn’t happy in New England, so he was shipped to the team he started his NFL career with. Jets CB Darelle Revis called out Moss again this week after saying he wasn’t playing hard in the second half of the Patriots/Jets game in week 2. Revis had originally called Moss a “slouch” last year. Favre, the old gunslinger takes on the young gun Mark Sanchez in what should be a great match-up as both teams are Super Bowl contenders.

Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins

Another intriguing game pits the Packers at the Redskins. The Packers are coming off narrow victory over the Lions and the Redskins notched a big win over the Eagles last week. The Pack will need to lean on QB Aaron Rodgers, as their running game has been a little shaky. Donovan McNabb and the Redskins are 2-2 and at the top of the NFC East but are looking for a huge win this week.

Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts

The Chiefs and Colts square off in another excellent match-up this week. Kansas City is the only remaining unbeaten team in the NFL, while Peyton Manning and the Colts are looking to bounce back from their late 3-point loss to the Jags last week. This should be the Chiefs’ biggest test for far this year and will give them an idea of where they stack up against one of the best teams in the AFC.