Week 4 NFL Matchup Predictions

Week 4 Matchup Predictions

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

Bengals @ Jaguars: The Jaguars' lone victory came as a result of a miracle 80 yard touchdown pass with 45 seconds left. The Bengals lone defeat came against a popular Super Bowl pick in the Ravens. The Bengals' defense is good enough to give Blaine Gabbert some migraines, and Andy Dalton will continue his nice year against the league's 21st ranked pass defense.

Bengals win 28-14.

Sep 13, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA;  Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson (32) carries the football during the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.  The Packers defeated the Bears 23-10.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRESaints @ Packers: As I said earlier, beating the Saints isn't even that impressive anymore. However, beating the Packers doesn't seem nearly as impressive as it once was either. Even so, the Saints defense looks so bad that Cedric Benson is poised for a breakout game running the ball, and Aaron Rodgers just might put up the type of numbers he was expected to put up in each game this season. With the Packers' defense looking good, Brees won't be able to offset his team's defensive deficiencies.

Packers win 38-28.

Redskins @ Buccaneers: The Bucs have played in two very low scoring games, with a very high scoring game sandwiched in between. It's tough to know what to make of this team. RG3 so far has found a way to put up points in every game for the Redskins, so I'm going to bank of the Bucs offense being somewhat inefficient (which it has been two out of three times this year) and the Redskins sticking to scoring around 30 points.

Redkins win 30-20.

Giants @ Eagles: This just seems like the type of game the Giants lose. If they were 1-2 coming off a loss to the Panthers, I'd probably pick the Giants, but with two straight wins and everything going well, I feel like they head into Philly and disappoint. The Eagles are coming back home after a demoralizing loss to Arizona, and will certainly be fired up to play their arch nemesis from New York. This is the hardest game for me to pick this week - I guess that's why they put it on Sunday Night Football. I think we're going to see the Eagles that played the Ravens, rather than the Eagles that played the Cardinals.

Eagles win 30-27.

Bears @ Cowboys: This is the week that the Cowboys offense will finally start clicking. Witten will stop dropping passes, Dez Bryant breaks out, and Miles Austin will just continue his solid year. The Bears defense has been impressive for two weeks, but Jay Cutler seems off his rocker lately, and with Matt Forte unlikely to play, the offense won't be able to do enough against the Cowboys' solid defense.

Cowboys win 24-17.
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9/29/12   |   grangoose2   |   108 respect

Chargers will scalp the Chiefs

9/28/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19921 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   |   62399 respect

"quite the successful gambling problem" made me laugh.