Week Four NFL Picks of the week! Going through FIVE, only five of the most favorable and noteworthy picks among the NFL this week. This week starts the bye weeks so take that into consideration as well.
Sunday 1:00 P.M. Jacksonville Jaguars(2-1) vs New York Jets(1-2)
Despite the Jets being home, they have nothing going for them. Josh McCown looks as good as a High School quarterback starting his first game ever. The Jets defense although they have upside are out there on the field way too much for them to produce, therefore teams have found a way to expose them. After Jacksonville put the beat down on Baltimore 44-7, Blake Bortles and the Jaguars look to continue that once again. Easy choice go the Jaguars here, and even with a -3 spread, they will cover that no need to worry.
Sunday 1:00 P.M. Carolina Panthers(2-1) vs New England Patriots(2-1)
New England may be -9 in this game and although they did not cover the spread last week vs Houston, this Carolina team has not looked great. On the bright side though their defense does rank #1 in the NFL while the Patriots defense ranks #32, but the Panthers offense ranks 28th while the Patriots rank 1st. It’ll be a battle between Tom Brady and this Panthers defense, Cam Newton and the Panthers offense has not been able to help out at all this season and I’d rather put my fortune in Tom Brady’s hands. Go Patriots but not covering the spread.
Sunday 4:00 P.M. Philadelphia Eagles(2-1) vs Los Angeles Chargers(0-3)
The attendance has been horrendous in Los Angeles, for this to be considered a home game is comical. It’s more of a meet up on the West Coast for these two, don’t let the Chargers home field advantage get into your head, there is none. With Melvin Gordon questionable and the Chargers offense led by Keenan Allen and Phillip Rivers, the Eagles defense has the ability to hold them off. If the Eagles protect Wentz and establish the passing game then it’s a possible Eagles win. The Eagles offense is ranked 9th while their defense is ranked 21st, the Chargers are an average team with a 18th ranked offense and 13th ranked defense. The Chargers hold the advantage here out of the last three matchups the Chargers have won two of the three dating back October 2005. Go with the Eagles, especially since the Chargers are minus two.
Sunday 4:25 P.M. Oakland Raiders(2-1) vs Denver Broncos(2-1)
Despite the Raiders being 2-1, they have not been great on either side of the ball this season as their offense ranks 23rd and their defense ranks 26th, going up in a divisional game here Derek Carr will have a lot to prove to show his worth as a starting QB. Trevor Siemian has shown signs of reliability back there for Denver and has not played poorly at all, Denver’s offense is 10th and their defense is ranked 4th. At home in Denver, this will be a good matchup for the Broncos and a chance to take an edge over Oakland in the division. The Raiders hold the advantage here in their last three matchups the Raiders have won two of three dating back to December 2015. Go Broncos, covering the spread as well.
Monday Night Football 8:30 P.M. Washington Redskins(2-1) vs Kansas City Chiefs(3-0)
Kansas City’s offense in Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce has been off the charts they seem to find the open field and exploit defenses like it’s nothing. After shocking the Patriots in a come from behind win week one victory, the Chiefs have been steady sailing since then. The Redskins have seen their struggles in Jordan Reed, Terrelle Pryor and Kirk cousins along with finding a starting running back. The Redskins offense is nothing that scares one but with the Chiefs defense being ranked 28th in the NFL it may be a favorable matchup for Washington. The Chiefs offense is though ranked 3rd in the NFL going up against a defense that is ranked 5th. This will be a dual between the Chiefs offense and Redskins defense, whichever one edge the other one out could come away with this game, don’t sleep on Washington. Chiefs are looking to remain undefeated and I think that happens this week, go Chiefs but covering the -9 spread but be a bit difficult.