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Which NFL teams are on bye week in Week 5?

Philip Marsh
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Four teams will get a breather next weekend.

The NFL bye weeks are set to start this weekend, and will continue to run until Week 14 of the season.

The majority of bye weeks will see four teams taking a well-deserved rest, while six different franchises will have their respective bye weeks in Week 7 and Week 13.

The full set of 32 teams will also be in action during Week 8 and Week 12.

DAZN takes a look at which four teams will be on bye week in Week 5.

Cleveland Browns

It has been a mixed start to the 2023 season for the Cleveland Browns, who go into their bye week 2-2.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson has shown glimpses of his elite talent, but the season-ending injury to Nick Chubb has taken the sting out of the Browns' offence.

Their defence however has been fantastic. Only four teams have allowed fewer points against than the Browns.

Impressive wins against Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans have been overshadowed by defeats against AFC North rivals Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.

Los Angeles Chargers

Having started the season 0-2, the Los Angeles Chargers go into the bye week off the back off consecutive wins.

Narrow defeats against the Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans made for the worst possible start to the season, however wins against the Minnesota Vikings and rivals Las Vegas Raiders see the Chargers sitting at 2-2.

Justin Herbert has been near-perfect so far, but did suffer an injury to a finger on his non-throwing hand late on against the Raiders - an injury Herbert himself described as "tis but a scratch, a flesh wound" in reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Nonetheless, the bye week should allow time for Herbert recover from the injury before the Chargers return to action in Week 6 against Dallas Cowboys.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers go into the bye week 3-1 after an impressive start to the 2023 season which has surprised many.

Baker Mayfield has at times shown why he was selected number one overall in the 2018 NFL draft, as they have chalked up wins over the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints.

They did taste defeat in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles but the 4-0 Eagles are a tough opponent for any team.

The NFC South is a wide open division, so the Buccaneers will be hoping they can pick up where they left off in Week 6 in a tough match-up against the Detroit Lions.

Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks round up Week 4 action with their Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants.

Victory against the Giants would be a third straight success for Pete Carroll's side, who have beaten the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers the past two weeks.

Other than their shock defeat against the Los Angeles Rams - courtesy of a stellar performance from rookie Puka Nacua - the Seahawks have been impressive so far in 2023.

Seattle will return in Week 6 with a road trip to face the struggling Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

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