NFL Predictions 2014: Week 4

I had a good week last week going 13-3 SU and 12-4 ATS, so that probably means a tougher than usual week for me this week. I split on the Giants game so now the yearly record through 3 weeks and a game stands at 33-16 and 30-18-1.  Onto week 4…

RAIDERS (+3.5) over Dolphins– Neither team has looked good this season and the Dolphins QB may be on his final audition before they change to Moore. I don’t think the Raiders can do enough on offense to win, but I’m not sure Miami can do enough on offense to cover. So I’ll take the Raiders with a points in a close game. Dolphins 16 Raiders 14

BEARS (+2) over Packers– Chicago hasn’t really looked good in their wins, but Green Bay has simply not looked good. They were overwhelmed in Seattle and couldn’t do anything in Detroit. Even against the Jets it was a good half rather than a good game. I don’t think this is the week they turn it around. Bears 27 Packers 20

TEXANS (-3) over Bills– Im not big on either of these teams and its hard to imagine that one of them will be 3-1 after this week.  I believe in a close game the Texans weaknesses wont be as glaring as the Bills. Texans 19 Bills 14

COLTS (-7.5) over Titans– The Colts 0-2 start was never a real concern simply because of how bad the AFC South is and this game should be a cakewalk for Andrew Luck and company. If the Titans are sticking with their coach for the long term this is nothing more than a year to tear things down to start rebuilding in a decent manner. Colts 31 Titans 14


RAVENS (-3.5) over Panthers– Carolina comes off a bad game and I’d expect this game to be similar. They do get DeAngelo Williams back but right now their offense is out of sync and Cam Newton doesn’t look 100%. Panthers defense wont let this go out of control, but I think it will just be a slow but steady pull away by Baltimore. Ravens 24 Panthers 10

JETS (+2) over Lions– Jets found a number of ways to lose the last two games, but this is a very important game for the team and Id expect them to come out firing. I would not be surprised in the least if that the Lions come out sluggish on the road this week. Jets 24 Lions 16

Buccaneers (+7.5) over STEELERS– The line scares me a little bit because I’m never confident in the Steelers as a big favorite anymore and I cant believe that Tampa will look as bad this week. Maybe they get a spark from Glennon, maybe the Steelers injuries help, maybe the Bucs just show some pride. I’ll call them for the cover. Steelers 24 Buccaneers 20

CHARGERS (-13.5) over Jaguars– San Diego is playing as if they will be of the best five teams in the NFL while the Jaguars are one of the three worst. Offensively they may get a little more with Blake Bortles in there but the defense is so bad that it should not be close. Chargers 37 Jaguars 13

Eagles (+5) over 49ERS– Something is certainly wrong with San Francisco and with a 1-2 record this is a game they really need to have to keep pace in the West. Philadelphia hasn’t been impressive and could easily be 1-2. Wide open game this week with big plays and not a lot of defense. 49ers 34 Eagles 31


Falcons (-3) over VIKINGS– The line scares me because even on the road this begs you to take Atlanta, but I just have a hard time seeing the Vikings keep up in this game. Falcons 24 Vikings 13

COWBOYS (+3) over Saints– I really don’t like the way the Saints are playing and even though the Cowboys defense will likely not have any answers I like the way the Cowboys are approaching the games with the run/pass balance. I think if Dallas minimizes the turnovers they will win outright. Cowboys 31 Saints 27

CHIEFS (+3) over Patriots– I have no idea where to go with this game as neither team excites me and the Patriots were just so disappointing last week. Kansas City needs the game more so for the moment I’ll go with them but this is a game Ill waffle back and forth on until kick off. Chiefs 16 Patriots 14