2018 NFL – Week 4 Predictions

Week 3 Record: 0-5

Last week was rough, but we learned from it and are coming back strong this week. We look to stabilize this week then start pushing the envelope next week as we start having teams come back from Byes.

Season Record: 12-27

 

Week 4 Picks

Bengals +5.5 at Falcons

Cincinnati has been strong, on offense, this year averaging just under 30ppg which is good for sixth in the NFL. They struggled week three in Carolina without Joe Mixon, but they are poised to put up big numbers in the Mercedes-Benz dome against a depleted ATL defensive unit. Already without stud LB Dion Jones, the dirty birds lost starting safety Ricardo Allen for the year, and Takk McKinley is ailing as well.

Lions +3 at Cowboys

Detroit might be in for a let down game, but Dak has been so bad this year that he might be in danger of the Cowboys moving off him when the opportunity comes. The Lions will be able to throw all over Dallas, look for another big week from Kenny Golladay. Additionally, the Cowboys defense is bad without Sean Lee. Sean Lee is not only out this week but also may be sidelined for several weeks going forward. Fading America’s Team here as well as likely for the next few Sundays.

Colts -1 vs Texans

The Texans have been awful this year and things don’t appear likely to turn around until they address their O-line woes. Indianapolis has been solid, in both their losses they have been trailing by four on the final drive with a chance to score a go-ahead TD. They look much improved in both trenches, and they get Marlon Mack back this week.

Raiders -2.5 vs Browns

John Gruden’s Oakland Raiders should not be 0-3. They’ve shot themselves in the foot time and time again by trying to get too cute with things – look no further than last week’s failed 4th and goal attempt from the 1 when they didn’t give Marshawn the ball. If we learned anything from the Seahawks Super Bowl blunder, wouldn’t it be to always feed Marshawn at the goal line? Baker looked good against a defense that didn’t prepare for him and will be riding high off the win.

Chargers -10.5 vs 49ers

Losing Jimmy G is both a death blow to the Niners this year but is also kind of perfect for them. By going down so early in the season, Jimmy almost guarantees he’ll be at full strength for the start of next year, and now they’ll most likely have a top five pick in the 2019 NFL draft. SF will come out behind CJ Beathard but lack the firepower to keep up with LA.

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