Week 4 is here! Picks to follow tomorrow - here's the Thursday game:
Packers over Eagles - Is the Packers defense for real? The Eagles are dealing with injuries to their WR core, but another dominant showing from the D will go a long way to cementing the revamped Packers defense as elite. I like the Packers to take this one in a low scoring affair.
Falcons over Titans - Slow starts for both teams which had playoff aspirations to begin the season. I think Atlanta starts to right the ship here with a win at home.
Giants over Redskins - The Redskins might be one of the worst teams in football, they look terrible on both sides of the ball. The Giants are energized behind their new QB, I'll take them in a close one.
Chargers over Dolphins - Easy win against the tanking Dolphins.
Colts over Raiders - Indianapolis keeps rolling at home.
Texans over Panthers - Houston looks really strong 4 weeks into the season, with some Drew Brees heroics being the only thing between them and a 3-0 record. I think this game will be close, but Houston's defense will be too much for Carolina.
Chiefs over Lions - Stafford is hurt but should play. Detroit can't keep up with the best team in football.
Ravens over Browns - I think Baltimore comes into this game with a chip on its shoulder. They've heard all the hype around the talented Browns and will be highly motivated to calm it even further. I like them in a game that comes down to the last possession.
Patriots over Bills - I think this is the highest spread I've ever seen between two 3-0 teams (7.5 points). NE owns the AFC East (especially Buffalo), this will be a comfortable victory.
Rams over Buccaneers - Heartbreaking loss for Tampa last week. I don't think they have the talent to keep up with LA.
Cardinals over Seahawks - I'm not sold on the Seahawks this year and the Cardinals have always given them some trouble. I'll take Arizona in an upset here.
Vikings over Bears - Chicago has key injuries on their DL which will make stopping Minnesota's run game a challenge. Trubisky will struggle mightily against a very good Vikings defense that has struggled some against the pass this season. This will be an ugly game that will likely be decided by a defensive play late vs. herioics from either QB.
Broncos over Jaguars - Denver's had a tough schedule to start the season and they draw another tough D in Jacksonville. I like them to get their first win at home.
Cowboys over Saints - This will be a good indicator for New Orleans on how much they can rely on Bridgewater while Brees is out. He'll have to be more than a game manager if they want to keep up with Dallas.
Steelers over Bengals - From the highs of the Sunday night NO-DAL game we have this terrible Monday night matchup. I guess I'll take Pittsburgh.
Last week: 13-3