NFL Game Rankings: Week 4 Edition
Let's head to the rankings and find out.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (0-3) vs. Minnesota Vikings (0-3) - 1 PM ET, CBS (Game in London)
We might have entered the season thinking these two teams could be doing battle with both at 3-0, but things haven't quite worked out for either of them up to this point. The Steelers offense has been horrible, and Christian Ponder hasn't been much better at quarterback for the Vikings. The London experience is always unique to watch, and at least they'll get to see two stars in Ben Roethlisberger and Adrian Peterson. The game itself might not be too pretty, but at least someone will come out with a victory. Unless, of course, they tie. Let's hope that doesn't happen.
4. New England Patriots (3-0) at Atlanta Falcons (1-2) - 8:30 PM ET, NBC
The Falcons have their backs against the wall in a must-win game against the still undefeated Patriots. Atlanta's start has been surprising, but this might be the spot where everything can turn around for them. It's a prime time game in the Georgia Dome, so you know the crowd will be rocking come Sunday night. But if the Falcons can't find a way to stop Tom Brady and company through the air, they may be in for a long night. 1-3 would not be good, and I think the Falcons find a way to squeak out a win.
3. Seattle Seahawks (3-0) at Houston Texans (2-1) - 1 PM ET, FOX
Pete Carroll's Seahawks are the most dominant team in the NFL right now. They were the sexy pre-season pick to advance to the Super Bowl out of the NFC, and they are definitely playing like a team that could. Meanwhile, the Texans laid an egg last weekend in Baltimore, but defensively they have the tools to slow down Russell Wilson and the Seattle offense. Some are calling this a possible Super Bowl preview. To me, the Texans are a long way from that. The Seahawks, on the other hand, are the real deal. This should be a nail-biter though.
2. Chicago Bears (3-0) at Detroit Lions (2-1) - 1 PM ET, FOX
The Chicago defense has taken the NFL by storm. They are creating a ton of turnovers, and Jay Cutler and the offense are making sure they score off of those turnovers. With Nate Burleson out for the Lions, the Bears should be able to turn even more attention to Calvin Johnson. For some reason, I still feel like the Lions will win this game. It's hard to pick against this red hot Bears team, but they're due for a letdown and it may happen here. If so, the Lions would stand atop the NFC North.
1. Miami (3-0) at New Orleans (3-0) - 8:30 PM ET, ESPN (MNF)
Did anyone see the Dolphins' 3-0 start coming? Probably not. But they've managed to go undefeated through three in impressive fashion with wins over the Colts and Falcons. This game will be the most difficult challenge of the season though for the Dolphins, as the Superdome on a Monday night is a different kind of atmosphere. I expect the Saints to jump out to a quick lead and have Miami on their heels from the get-go. The Saints move to 4-0 and prepare for a showdown with the Bears the following week.
Which game are you looking forward to most this weekend?