Most teams are a quarter of the way through their NFL season -- the contenders and the pretenders are becoming clearer by the week. Here are the NFL Week 5 game previews for the Thursday night and early Sunday contests.

Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers, Thursday 8:25 ET

Arizona was a trendy pick to win the Super Bowl, but they haven't looked good at all this season, stumbling to a 1-3 start. Carson Palmer has struggled behind center and is now out with a concussion, bringing out one of the worst backups in Drew Stanton. If the Cardinals want any chance to salvage their season, this is the game to do it in.

Cardinals 24, 49ers 20

Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts, Sunday 1:00 ET

There's no guarantee Jay Cutler will regain his starting spot when he returns from injury. Jeremy Langford shouldn't regain his starting spot at running back if Jordan Howard keeps looking good in that position. If the Colts lose this game, coach Chuck Pagano should find himself out of his job.Colts 31, Bears 17

New England Patriots at Cleveland Browns, Sunday 1:00 ET

This is Tom Brady's first NFL game since his four-game Deflategate suspension was finally served. Expect him to have his way with the hapless Browns.Patriots 34, Browns 13

Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions, Sunday 1:00 ET

The Eagles are the most surprising undefeated team left in the NFL, thanks to the stellar play of quarterback Carson Wentz and the defense.

They should be on upset alert from a Lions team looking to save their season.Lions 24, Eagles 23

Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins, Sunday 1:00 ET

Neither of these teams are going anywhere this season. The most intriguing aspect of this game is whether or not Hurricane Matthew will force it to be cancelled.

Dolphins 16, Titans 14

Houston Texans at Minnesota Vikings, Sunday 1:00 ET

Two NFL teams who are playing well despite breaking in new quarterbacks (Brock Osweiler and Sam Bradford). Home advantage should decide this game.Vikings 23, Texans 17

New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday 1:00 ET

After a strange offensive shutdown, the Steelers kicked their offense back into high gear against Kansas City with the return of running back Le'Veon Bell.

Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick can't seem to throw the ball to his own team anymore.Steelers 38, Jets 10

Washington at Baltimore Ravens, Sunday 1:00 ET

The Ravens are reeling from their first loss of the season and just cut starting running back Justin Forsett. They should return to their winning ways in Week 5.Ravens 24, Washington 21

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