Thursday, October 1, 2009

NFL Weekend Preview: Week 4

You may be unaware of this, but there is a small little football game happening Monday night in Minnesota. The only problem with this photo is that #4 will be playing for the guys in purple that night.

Okay, so I pretty much took it on the chin in last week's predictions, but every now and then even the greatest have an off day. I'm right back at it this week with an all new batch of NFL prognostications for the weekend! Enjoy!

Bears 20 Lions 16 – Congrats to the Lions for breaking up that rather embarrassing stretch of losing 19 games in a row. I’m not, however, expecting them to start up a positive streak this Sunday.

Bengals 30 Browns 13
– The Browns are really bad, and the Bengals just might be legit. I don’t expect this game to be even remotely close. I can’t even remember the last time I fully expected the Bengals to blow a team out, but it feels good to have Cincy in the winners role…if for no other reason than the novelty effect.

Colts 26 Seahawks 10 – Those green jerseys are going to be a blight on the Hawks record for years to come, I could see it having the same lasting negative effect as the time in the 1970’s when the White Sox decided to wear shorts. My biggest wonder is whether or not they will actually have the lack of self-awareness to decide to wear the snot green again.

Giants 38 Chiefs 17
– The Chiefs look like a team that has nothing together, and the Giants look to have everything together. This is pretty much my lock of the week, All Together Now! Giants win big.

Patriots 27 Ravens 24
– This game has the potential to be a classic. If it wasn’t for a certain indecisive quarterback playing his old team, this would be the game of the week. I have gone back and forth on this one, I can see either team winning. However, I think I’m going to go with New England since it’s at their place. This game is a coin flip.

Redskins 7 Buccaneers 6 – I am convinced that both of these teams are abjectly horrible, and yet Vegas is giving more than a touchdown edge to the Skins. I have zero interest in watching this game, but I’m guessing the Bucs keep it within the spread. This may be the least interesting game in history. Hardly any fantasy interest, zero playoff implications, unless you’re betting on this game or are from DC or Tampa, you’re probably not watching this game.

Titans 20 Jaguars 10 – If ever an NFL team desperately needed a win, it’s Tennessee heading into Jacksonville. The Titans are better than they have looked to this point, but have been hit hard by a brutal opening schedule. I don’t know if they have enough to get back into contention, but they should have enough to take care of the Jags.

Texans 31 Raiders 22
– I have zero reasons to believe in the Raiders. They have looked absolutely atrocious this season, and against the Broncos they were pathetic, and I have a feeling the Texans can handle them. Houston has fallen apart under the weight of sleeper expectations, but perhaps they start putting it together this week. They are better than they have shown to this point, I really believe it!

Saints 40 Jets 28 - The Jets have looked good so far, but I have a feeling their fantastic run is about to end on Sunday in a game that resembles a track meet. The Saints are good at track meets.

Bills 17 Dolphins 14
- This weekend is full of hit or miss games. On paper, this AFC East matchup is one of the misses.

49ers 30 Rams 17 - The Rams will get a win sometime this season, but I don't think it will be against the resurgent Niners who are out for blood after getting beat at the very end by Favre and the Vikes.

Broncos 27 Cowboys 21 - Even when the Broncos looked inept in the preseason, I was touting their chances in this game. I have a feeling they actually get their first impressive win. I'll be at Invesco Field cheering them on!

Chargers 29 Steelers 13
- Let the severe concern commence in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are ripe for picking right now.

Packers 27 Vikings 26
- This game will be hyped plenty, I don't think I need to add to it, but sometimes you just can't help yourself! FAVRE FAVRE FAVRE!!! PACKERS PACKERS PACKERS!!! VIKINGS VIKINGS VIKINGS!!! (Count me in the group cheering for Green Bay because I find the way that Favre weaseled his way into Minnesota to be shameful.)

My Picks Scorecard:

Last Week: 9-7
Season to Date: 34-14

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