3 Highest Over/Under Totals for NFL Week 5

David Kaestle
Baltimore Ravens v Kansas City Chiefs
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Every week there are games where more points are scored than most would expect, meaning the total likely hit the over. One such shootout in Week 4 was a 55-40 upset win by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Los Angeles Rams. That game had an over/under of 49.5 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, yet it hit a whopping total of 95.

As we look to Week 5, there are a few games that stand out as potential shootouts with high over/under totals. Here are the three games with the highest over/under totals for NFL Week 5 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

1. Atlanta Falcons at Houston Texans (Over/Under: 49)

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The Atlanta Falcons have done a poor job of limiting points on the road, surrendering an average of 27.5 PPG in away games this season (No. 26 in the NFL). While the Houston Texans' passing defense has given up on a ton of yards, ranking No. 21 in the NFL in that regard (259.0 per game), that could allow for more scoring opportunities for an already-potent Falcons offense. If Atlanta can exploit this weakness with one of its clear strengths, that could lead lots of points in Houston on Sunday.

2. Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks (Over/Under: 49.5)

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As mentioned above, the Rams are coming off a point-fest in Week 4. With an over/under of 49.5 points, this "Thursday Night Football" matchup with the Seattle Seahawks could turn into another high-scoring affair. Seattle is in the middle of the pack in terms of points allowed, at 22.2 points per game (No. 14 in the NFL), but the Seahawks do allow more points at home, surrendering 26.5 PPG. On offense, the Rams and Seahawks rank No. 6 and No. 9, respectively, in PPG, so both have proven they have the ability to light up the scoreboard.

3. Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs (Over/Under: 57)

No matter who the opponent is, the Kansas City Chiefs are seemingly on this list every week. Week 5 is no different as they welcome the Indianapolis Colts into Arrowhead. The Chiefs lead the league or are close to it in most scoring statistics. They are tied with the Baltimore Ravens for most PPG (33.8) and tied for No. 2 with the Dallas Cowboys in PPG at home (33.0). The Colts also average 23.5 PPG while also allowing 25.5 PPG, which ranks No. 24 in the NFL. Combine that with the Chiefs' explosive offense and we could see a ton of points in this one – even if most of them come from Kansas City.

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