Thin Blue Line to win Week 5 Gridiron Green

Bayfield’s Blue won the Week 5 Gridiron Green.

Bayfield police sergeant Ben Stuever pole vaulted to the weekly championship on the strength of a 14-for-15 effort.

Nationwide, that’s in the 92nd percentile.

Kim Gaul of Springfield, Ill., won the national Green with a perfect week of picks.

Packerfan, our Week 2 winner, leads the Gridiron Green with 52 points through five weeks, while three players with the handles sfoster, tnewhard and bhagwan share the Gridiron Gold with 51 points apiece.

Your intrepid prognosticator on The Green Side of Life went 10-4 last week to run his overall record to 42-34.

I started last week with a Rams’ win over the Cardinals on Thursday night, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be 1-for-1 after this week’s primetime game on the NFL Network, too.

Week 6

Bye: Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville, New Orleans.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 6:20 p.m. (NFL Network) – The Titans have been horrendous so far this season, and now they’re operating on a short week against the perennially tough Steelers. This is a no-brainer. Pick: Steelers, 17-13. Line: Steelers by 5˝.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Oakland at Atlanta, 11 a.m. – Raiders are rested after the bye, but the birds at home will fly. Pick: Falcons, 38-15. Line: Falcons by 9.

Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m. – The Cassel has crumbled; enter the not-so-mighty Quinn. Pick: Buccaneers, 19-13. Line: Buccaneers by 3˝.

Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. – Tebow Time? Not yet. It’s another Lucky Strike. Pick: Colts, 14-13. Line: Jets by 3.

Cincinnati at Cleveland, 11 a.m. – Bengals flush the Browns in the Ohio Bowl. Pick: Bengals, 27-20. Line: Bengals by 2.

Detroit at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. – Lions rediscover their roar over the bye week. Pick: Lions, 21-20. Line: Eagles by 5.

St. Louis at Miami, 11 a.m. – Objects in mirror are better than they appear. Pick: Rams, 20-19. Line: Dolphins by 3˝.

Dallas at Baltimore, 11 a.m. – ’Boys go black and blue in Baltimore. Pick: Ravens, 22-17. Line: Ravens by 3˝.

Buffalo at Arizona, 2:05 p.m. – No Wells. No Williams. No win. Pick: Bills, 20-14. Line: Cardinals by 5.

New England at Seattle, 2:05 p.m. (KCNC, KREZ) – So, Brady’s got a running game, too!? Pick: Patriots, 27-16. Line: Patriots by 3˝.

N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 2:25 p.m. – The rematch is reborn. Pick: 49ers, 24-21. Line: 49ers by 5.

Minnesota at Washington, 2:25 p.m. – We’re off the books because of RG3’s injury unknown. We do know this: The Vikings aren’t bad. Pick: Vikings, 20-13. Line: Off.

Green Bay at Houston, 6:20 p.m. (KOBF, KUSA) – Green Bay, we have a problem. Pick: Texans, 33-27. Line: Texans by 3˝.

Monday, Oct. 15

Denver at San Diego, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN; KRSJ 100.5 FM) – This isn’t your Cutler-Rivers rivalry anymore. Let’s see Rivers talk trash to this Broncos’ quarterback ... Pick: Broncos, 31-28. Line: Chargers by 2.