NFL Picks Week 4
Alan Saunders: 31-16
Mike Asti: 29-18
Parker Hurley: 29-18
Ron Lippock: 28-19
Mike Asti: 8-8
Parker Hurley: 9-7
Ron Lippock: 10-6
Alan Saunders: 11-5
Philadephia Eagles at Green Bay Packers
Hurley: Eagles, they are healthier than the past two weeks
Saunders: Eagles, just because weird stuff happens on Thursdays.
Washington Redskins at New York Giants
Asti: Giants, although I wouldn’t be shocked if Danny Dimes gets humbled.
Hurley: Giants, Danny Dimes rolls
Saunders: Giants? I guess.
San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins
Asti: Chargers. There’s no reason for anyone to ever pick the Dolphins.
Saunders: Chargers. Why would anyone pick the Dolphins?
Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts
Hurley: Colts in a close one
Saunders: Raiders, but I could see this going either way. Not a believer of either team.
Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans
Asti: Texans, granted Kyle Allen is actually a nice boost for Carolina.
Hurley: Panthers, that offense looked better with Kyle Allen
Kansas City Chiefs at Detroit Lions
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
Hurley: Ravens roll as the Browns still try to find themselves
Lippock: The Browns will play the Ravens tough and this will be closer than some expect. The Ravens have one of the best run offenses and defenses, while the Browns are middle of the pack on both. The Ravens ability to establish the run game and make the Browns’ offense one-dimensional should create turnovers by Baker Mayfield that will be the difference in this game.
Baltimore 30, Cleveland 16
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills
Asti:Patriots. Death, taxes and the Patriots beating the Bills.
Hurley: Patriots defense is too much for a young QB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Hurley: Vikings, they have a better offense in a game with two great defenses.
Saunders: Vikings, in a game that might not reach double digits. Both strong defenses, good running games, miserable quarterbacks.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos
Asti: Broncos. Will Uncle Rico be at this game to cheer on Garnder Minshew?
Hurley: Broncos, Vic Fangio is coaching for his job four games in. He gets one at home.
Saunders: Jaguars. This is now a Garnder Minshew fan account.
Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
Hurley: Cowboys, The Kellen Moore offense in the Super Dome will be fun to watch
Saunders: Saints. Seriously underrated them last week. Won’t make that mistake again.
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Asti: Steelers. As bad as it’s been for the Steelers, it’s been even worse for the Bengals. Pittsburgh has more talent and Rudolph appeared more comfortable as the game went on in San Francisco.
Steelers 26, Bengals 13
Hurley: This is a game the defense needs to win. With a poor offensive line and a new offensive scheme, if this young up-and-coming group cannot step up on a national stage at home against a division rival that they have typically owned, it is time to start questioning who is running the defense. The offense finds enough life in a sloppy Monday Night win highlighted by a rejuvenated defense.
Steelers 20, Bengals 17
Lippock: In this battle of the basement, the Steelers and Bengals represent 2 of the bottom 6 defenses in terms of points allowed and yards allowed per game. Not to be outdone, both offenses are in the bottom 8 in points per game as well. The difference? I see more upside in Pittsburgh – with the arrival of Minkah Fitzpatrick and the development of the young QB and WR’s on offense, there’s a hope and expectation of bigger and better things. I see just enough of that potential breaking through to give the Steelers their first win of the season.
Steelers 24, Bengals 16
Saunders: A week on film will help get Randy Fichtner and Mason Rudolph in sync. The defense has yet to put together a complete game, but keeps getting closer. Finally, the Steelers just don’t lose to the Bengals at home on Monday night football.
Steelers 23, Bengals 10