Week 4 NFL Matchup Predictions

Week 4 Matchup Predictions

9/27/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Chargers @ Chiefs: I think it's official - beating the Saints isn't that impressive anymore. The Saints are now 0-3, and each of their opponents are 1-2, meaning that none of their opponents have beaten anyone but the Saints. In saying that, I'm not going to jump on the Chiefs (who beat the Saints on Sunday) against the Chargers, who got spanked by an exceptional Falcons team last week. Jamaal Charles is a beast, but the Chargers won't let him run for eight thousand yards like the Saints did. I'm still looking at a Chiefs team that lost 35-17 against the Bills in Week 2, and a Chargers team that's ranked fourth against the run.

Chargers win 24-20.
Sep 16, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the 2nd half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE
Seahawks @ Rams: The Seahawks are always tricky, because you could see them completely dominate a team at home, then go out and look like a completely different group of guys on the road. With the real referees returning, they won't get the game gift-wrapped and handed to them - but they won't need it to be. Their defense is spectacular and Marshawn Lynch should have his way with the league's 21st ranked run defense.

Seahawks win 27-17.

49ers @ Jets: The 49ers are coming off of a bad loss to the Vikings, but I'm going on record now saying that was a fluke game (I'm sure many people would agree with me on that). The Jets are coming off of an overtime victory against the Dolphins, in which kicker Dan Carpenter missed two very make-able field goals that would have won the game for Miami. The Jets, without Darrelle Revis, now face a far superior team in the 49ers, who are very angry about losing last week. This vicious 49ers team will take their anger out appropriately on the football field.

49ers win 28-13.

Titans @ Texans: The Texans have won in relatively impressive fashion in each game this season. They finally got their first real test against the Broncos last week, and took off to a 31-11 lead. The Broncos closed in on them in the fourth quarter, but I expect the Texans exceptional defense to hold up better in the future. With no running game, the Titans offense will have an incredibly hard time getting anything done against the Texans 4th ranked pass defense.

Texans win 30-10.

Dolphins @ Cardinals: Well, I'm sold. The Cardinals are a legitimate team. Their defense is solid and their offense is efficient - sort of like a poor man's 49ers - but I guess while the Cards lead the Niners in the NFC West, we'll have to say that the 49ers are a poor man's Cardinals. The loss of Beanie Wells will prove to be a good thing in Arizona, as I believe Ryan Williams will respond very well to a heavier workload. The Cardinals return home to a crowd that is eager to see their team be relevant again, and the struggling Dolphins will travel out west only to be sent home with a loss.

Cardinals win 27-13.
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9/29/12   |   grangoose2   |   108 respect

Chargers will scalp the Chiefs

9/28/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19897 respect

 AGREE with all........EXCEPT......LIONS will crush the VIKES.......and 2 upsets....CHIEFS OVER CHARGERS........and the JAGS TO SURPRISE THE BENGALS........

9/28/12   |   GFortier   |   520 respect

i respect the upsets you've picked here-- Vikings over Lions, Eagles over Giants. The Vikes chances against the Lions is, of course, very much dependent on whether or not Stafford plays. I consider the Eagles and Giants a toss-up everytime they play, much like the Jets and Dolphins. It doesn't seem to matter what their record is or how they've played, their matchups take on a life of their own.

9/28/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61976 respect

"quite the successful gambling problem" made me laugh.