NFL Week 4 Predictions
The Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Chargers, New York Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers remaining win less after three weeks. The Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons are the only two teams in the NFL after three weeks with a perfect record.
The Jacksonville Jaguars won a game once again in London against the Baltimore Ravens last week. The New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins will play each other this week in London.
The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't show up for the National Anthem last week except for offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva outside the tunnel. Team owners were locking arms with players during the anthem as well last week. This was all because of what President Trump said about the NFL.
My record last week was 6-10 and my record overall this season is 25-22.
Chicago Bears 17 Green Bay Packers 20: Tarik Cohen and Jordan Howard haunted the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. They hope to do the same on Thursday Night against the Green Bay Packers. The Bears running backs will keep the Packers defense on there toes all game. At the end of the day, Aaron Rodgers will come to the rescue once again for the Packers just like last week against the Bengals.
New Orleans Saints 24 Miami Dolphins 17: Drew Brees played well last week. If Josh McCown can do a good job against the Dolphins defense so can Brees. The Saints defense looked better last week. They will continue to get better. Jay Cutler won't be the problem for the Dolphins offense, it will be Jay Ajayi. He either rushing for 2 yards or 200 yards.
Buffalo Bills 24 Atlanta Falcons 38: The Bills have been more disciplined under McDermott the first three weeks of the season than they have over the past few years under Rex Ryan. LeSean McCoy and Tyrod Taylor have played well so far the Bills offense. Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense is just on a mission right now.
Pittsburgh Steelers 14 Baltimore Ravens 17: Both of these teams were caught looking ahead last week. This week, they won't be caught looking ahead and they will want to beat up one another. Both offenses are struggle and field position will be a big deal on Sunday. Justin Tucker will make the one big kick that Chris Boswell won't.
Cincinnati Bengals 21 Cleveland Browns 10: The Battle of Ohio will also be known as the toilet bowl for the AFC North this season. One of these teams will puck up their first win of the season unless it ends in a tie. The Bengals just have more talent than the Browns when it's all said and done.
Los Angeles Rams 21 Dallas Cowboys 28: This will be a good challenge for the Rams. Jared Goff and Todd Gurley have been playing well so far this season for the Rams. The Cowboys defense can be suspect at times, but they must be aware of Demarcus Lawrence at all times. Lawrence can easily ruin the Rams offense. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott will find a way to come through for the Cowboys once again.
Tennessee Titans 17 Houston Texans 20: Marcus Mariota has played well through the first three weeks, but this will be a tough road team for him and this offense. They have moved the ball well up and down the field so far. The issue for the Titans will be trying to stop DeShaun Watson and the passing game.
Detroit Lions 21 Minnesota Vikings 24: This game should go down to the wire. The Vikings have played a lot better than I imagined without Sam Bradford. Case Keenum did just fine and Stefon Diggs has made a difference on offense for Minnesota. The difference in this game on Sunday will be which running game steps up.
Carolina Panthers 20 New England Patriots 30: Tom Brady will find a way to be magical once again. Brandin Cooks was a difference maker for the Patriots last week and he will be again this week. Cam Newton has been struggling with his accuracy and the Patriots will pick him off a couple of times this week.
Jacksonville Jaguars 28 New York Jets 14: The Jaguars might have finally established an identity for themselves, but they can't slip up against the Jets if they want to be a playoff team. Leonard Fournette has played well so far and he will maul the Jets defense.
San Francisco 49ers 20 Arizona Cardinals 23: The 49ers putting up a surprising 39 points against the Rams last week and they still lost. If the Cardinals don't win this week, they might as well start pressing the panic button. Carson Palmer has looked better lately. Larry Fitzgerald has been balling. The defense needs to step up for Arizona.
Philadelphia Eagles 31 Los Angeles Chargers 20: This could be the ultimate trap game for the Eagles. They had an emotional win at home last week against the New York Giants. The Chargers have been close in every game, but they always invent a new way to lose every week. The Eagles might have established a consistent running game which will set up play action for Carson Wentz and the passing game.
New York Giants 17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27: The New York Giants hearts were stung last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. The road isn't getting any easier for them. The offensive line looked better, but they have no running game. Tampa Bay's defense won't play terribly like last week. Jameis Winston will exploit a not so hot Giants defense.
Oakland Raiders 20 Denver Broncos 24: The Raiders surprisingly didn't show up against the Redskins last week. The Raiders will show a better effort this week, but traveling to Denver will be tough. Amari Cooper will be on lock down once again, but if Michael Crabtree is out, he will have to step up. Trevor Siemian will bounce back at home against a suspect Raiders defense.
Indianapolis Colts 20 Seattle Seahawks 28: Jacoby Brissett has the made the Colts a respectable opponent over the past couple of weeks. Playing in Seattle on a Sunday Night will be tough for them. Seattle needs to show no signs of weakness this week or there will be even bigger concerns in the Emerald City.
Washington Redskins 17 Kansas City Chiefs 27: The Redskins have shown more competitive spirit than I thought they would have for the first three weeks of the season. This is why they're off to a 2-1 start. Kirk Cousins has made the right decisions with the football the past couple of weeks and his decision making will be tested big time on Monday Night against the Chiefs. Can the defense answer another tough challenge and shutdown Kareem Hunt and the offense? I don't think it will happen.