NFL Week 4 Upsets: Which Underdogs Will Win?

9/27/13 in NFL   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Acccording to the Oddsmakers this weekend of NFL action will be filled with close games between evenly matched teams. There are only three games with spreads larger than five points, and two of those spread involved the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars—the best and worst the NFL has to offer. Outside of those two matchups most games are expected to be close.

Sep 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) looks to pass as Carolina Panthers defensive end Wes Horton (96) defends in the fourth quarter. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New York Giants 38-0 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY SportsEven though there might not be any shocking upsets this weekend, let’s take a look at the teams most likely to pull off the betting upsets during Week 4 of NFL football.
Steelers at Vikings
Line: Steelers -1
Both of these teams are pretty bad, but should the Steelers really be a road favorite over anybody right now? The Vikings have at least played in two close games that came down to the final few possessions and could have even won both of them. The Steelers on the other hand have been a complete mess of a team. If the Vikings manage to get a win this Sunday it will hardly be an upset, but it still counts because they are technically the underdog.
Seahawks at Texans
Line: Seahawks -3
The Seahawks are good—actually they are very good. But should they really be a three-point road favorite against one of the best teams in the league? Probably not. This line is a case of the oddsmakers getting caught up in the Seattle hype. The Seahawks will probably not go undefeated this season and will end up with two or three loses on their record, and this game feels like one of them. Houston and the points seem like a early Christmas gift.
Patriots at Falcons
Line: Falcons -2
The Patriots are rarely ever an underdog, and just looking at this line seems weird. Atlanta is a very good team and desperately needs a win to avoid starting the season 1-3, but would anyone be surprised if they lost to the 3-0 Patriots? New England has not look great during the first part of the season, so the Falcons should be able to squeak this one out.
Giants at Chiefs
Line: Chiefs -5
How fortunes have turned in the course of one NFL offseason. The New York Giants are 0-3 while the lowly Kansas City Chiefs are 3-0. The analysis here is simple, the Chiefs are due for a loss and the Giants are due for a win. And it wouldn’t be that shocking if it happened during this matchup.
Dolphins at Saints
Line: Saints -6.5
The Dolphins have been flying under the radar, and not many people may have noticed that they are a very good team. The Saints will be high-scoring as usually but do not sleep on Miami. They might just win this game outright.
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