By: Shawn Davis
I’m not sure I’ve ever picked a perfect week before as I did in Week 3 by going 16-0. You know what’s next, right? I’ll butcher Week 4 and all will be right with the universe again.
After this week, the season with be a quarter of the way through. (Man…it’s going by so fast.) Going into the weekend it does feel more normal than it has since the regular season began. Let us all keep our fingers crossed though because someone seems bound to do something idiotic.
Week 4 picks:
NY Giants 24 @ Washington 23: Kirk Cousins will play well again but Eli Manning and the Giants walk out of this one 2-2.
Green Bay 20 @ Chicago 23: This has “Meltdown in Chicago” written all over it, can’t you just see that headline nationally? I don’t necessarily trust either team in this contest. Aaron Rodgers could throw for 400 yards with four touchdowns while Jay Cutler could throw two or three crushing interceptions to hand the Packers a game that, on paper, they should lose. I think the Bears find a way to win.
Buffalo 16 @ Houston 17: Texans…barely.
Tennessee 26 @ Indianapolis 31: It should be closer than the final score I predicted but I see the Colts getting up on the Titans early and fighting off a rally.
Carolina 17 @ Baltimore 27: I don’t know who the Ravens are but someone is going to expose them one of these weeks. This is not that week – and Steve Smith is not washed up.
Detroit 27 @ NY Jets 16: The Jets will not be able to score enough and that will hurt them against the Lions.
Tampa Bay 10 @ Pittsburgh 24: Steelers.
Miami 9 @ Oakland 5: Is this game actually airing? Yeah it is in Los Angeles as the local game – and I’ll be watching something else. Those who could not get tickets to this game at Wembley will be elated – and spared.
In an effort to explore European interest in American football – with eyes on potentially placing a franchise there (bad move) – the NFL chose to export this game?
Jacksonville 13 @ San Diego 24: I want to pick the Jaguars just because the Chargers are getting so much hype. (I really don’t see why.) Reality, however, hit me right after I looked at the fact that the Jaguars have been outscored by 75 points thus far in the season (league-worst in that area). Let’s go Blake Bortles.
Atlanta 31 @ Minnesota 17: Teddy Bridgewater starts taking snaps but he won’t be able to lead enough drives that yield touchdowns against a Falcons team determined to show last year’s record of 4-12 was an aberration.
Philadelphia 24 @ San Francisco 26: Santa Clara fans get their first home victory!
New Orleans 34 @ Dallas 27: This feels like a division game in that these teams tend to play each other quite often (they’ve faced off the last three seasons). The Cowboys are having a tough time getting consistent play from their secondary and hosting Drew Brees will only amplify that.
New England 27 @ Kansas City 21: Key injuries on defense lead me to doubt the Chiefs’ ability to keep the Patriots from walking out with a win.
Last Week: 16-0