By Stacey Pressman
Special to Page 3

The NFL's most notable mom is on the rise in Week 5. Congratulations to Mama McNabb who went 11-3 for a week-high 12 points, which ties her with James Blake for the top spot overall.

Heather Mitts
Heather Mitts has abandoned her allegiance to the Miami Dolphins.
Because of a bye week, Mama was forced to deviate from her beloved Eagles as her lock of the week. And while picking the Patriots over the Dolphins wasn't exactly uh, going out on a limb, it got the job done and raised her overall point total to 54.

Meanwhile Jermaine Dye and Heather Mitts had decent showings by picking 10 and nine winning teams, respectively. Mitts was the only contestant to correctly choose the Lions over the Falcons, and by benching the Dolphins, added an additional point to her total.

Quotable:
I have fun picking these games each week. Donovan thinks it's funny that I am playing against Bow Wow and some of these other people. My family is getting a big kick out of it. They like to help me out, Donovan of course doesn't help, but his wife Roxie likes to talk about the games with me -- Wilma McNabb

If my man (QB A.J. Feeley) isn't starting, I think I can
pick against them. -- Heather Mitts

The rules:

  • Games are picked straight up
  • Poolers pick one lock-of-the-week, indicated by an asterisk*
  • Every other game is worth +1 if won and 0 points if lost
  • Lock is worth +2 points if won and -2 points if lost
  • Five points added to overall score for a perfect week
  • In the event of a tie, pool will extend to postseason

    WEEK 5 CELEBRITY PICKS/RESULTS
     
    MATCHUP Nick Lachey
    Performer
    Drew Lachey
    Performer
    Holly Robinson Peete - Actor Andy Roddick
    Tennis player
    Lions-Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons
    Dolphins-Patriots Patriots* Patriots* Patriots* Patriots*
    Bucs-Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints
    Browns-Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
    Vikings-Texans Vikings Vikings Vikings Texans
    Giants-Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys
    Raiders-Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts
    Jaguars-Chargers Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars
    Bills-Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets
    Cardinals-Niners Cardinals Niners Cardinals Cardinals
    Rams-Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
    Panthers-Broncos Panthers Panthers Panthers Broncos
    Ravens-Redskins Ravens Redskins Ravens Ravens
    Titans-Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers
    WEEK 5/POINTS 6-8 (7) 6-8 (7) 6-8 (7) 6-8 (7)
    OVERALL/POINTS 42-32 (44) 43-31 (48) 44-30 (43) 44-30 (41)

     
    MATCHUP Heather Mitts
    US Olympian
    Steve Harris
    Actor
    Jermaine Dye
    MLB outfielder
    Pat McGee
    Singer
    Lions-Falcons Lions Falcons Falcons Falcons
    Dolphins-Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots* Patriots*
    Bucs-Saints Saints Saints Bucs Saints
    Browns-Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
    Vikings-Texans Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings
    Giants-Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Giants Giants
    Raiders-Colts Colts* Colts* Colts Colts
    Jaguars-Chargers Chargers Chargers Jaguars Jaguars
    Bills-Jets Jets Bills Jets Jets
    Cardinals-Niners Niners Cardinals Niners Niners
    Rams-Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
    Panthers-Broncos Panthers Broncos Broncos Broncos
    Ravens-Redskins Redskins Ravens Redskins Redskins
    Titans-Packers Titans Packers Titans Packers
    WEEK 5/POINTS 9-5 (10) 7-7 (8) 10-4 (11) 8-6 (9)
    OVERALL/POINTS 39-35 (44) 42-32 (41) 45-29 (50) 46-28 (51)

     
    MATCHUP James Blake
    Tennis player
    Bow Wow
    Performer
    Luke Walton
    Lakers forward
    Wilma McNabb
    Donovan's Mom
    Lions-Falcons Falcons Falcons* Falcons Falcons
    Dolphins-Patriots Patriots* Patriots Patriots* Patriots*
    Bucs-Saints Bucs Saints Saints Bucs
    Browns-Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
    Vikings-Texans Vikings Vikings Texans Vikings
    Giants-Cowboys Giants Cowboys Cowboys Giants
    Raiders-Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts
    Jaguars-Chargers Jaguars Chargers Chargers Chargers
    Bills-Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets
    Cardinals-Niners Cardinals Cardinals Niners Cardinals
    Rams-Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
    Panthers-Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
    Ravens-Redskins Ravens Ravens Redskins Ravens
    Titans-Packers Packers Packers Packers Titans
    WEEK 5/POINTS 9-5 (10) 8-6 (6) 7-7 (8) 11-3 (12)
    OVERALL/POINTS 52-22 (54) 48-26 (47) 48-26 (50) 49-25 (54)

    Stacey Pressman is a freelance producer for ESPN as well as contributing writer to ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine's "The Jump" She can be reached at StaceyPressman@aol.com.