NFL 2016 Week 4 Game Picks & Analysis – FootballSunday, October 2, 2016 9:02
Picks & analysis for 2016 NFL Week 4.
NFL Week 4
Last Week: 6 – 9 – 1 = .400
Overall Tally: 22 – 25 - 1 = .483
Specials 1 – 3 Cumulative Specials: 4 – 8 = .333
Totals Picks: 5 – 2 Cumulative Totals = 12 – 8 = .600
GAME OF THE WEEK 1 – 2
|10/2 8:30 ET||At Pittsburgh (2-1)||-5 GW [O]||Kansas City (2-1)||47|
The Pittsburgh Steelers and their traditionally superb defenses have been relegated to the NFL cellar.
As a Steelers fan, no more depressing words could be written.
The Steelers were embarrassed as a football team last week and their pathetic performance in all aspects of the game was indefensible. Pun intended.
AFC teams who aspire to play in a conference championship game against the Pats or Broncs don’t let a rookie quarterback urinate on their cleats
I’ve been hoping the new “bend but not break” philosophy, DC, Kevin Butler, employed against the Native Americans and Cincy would be a bridge he could devise some creative inside schemes featuring Ryan Shazier, aka, Shazam! Shazier is injured again and won’t play; Butler’s bridge might end up in worse shape than the river Kwai’s
Carson Wentz, “went” all over the Black & Gold defense all day, the way Tom Brady will in a few weeks and the way Alex Smith could tonight.
The Chiefs have what the Steelers want—a competent secondary with CB Justin Peters entering the quarter point of the season as the runaway DPOY.
Last week, the Bald Birds toasted the Steelers Pee-fense for over 150 YAC via their screen game. Philadelphia HC, Doug Pederson learned his offensive ropes from Andy Reid—who will hang the Steelers with virtually the same offensive scheme.
We think Mike Tomlin’s defensive squad will adjust—if only from sheer embarrassment—and exploit an inconsistent Chiefs OL racked with injury.
With LeVeon Bell returning from suspension, the Pittsburgh offense should return to form in front of the towel waving Heinz Field crowd.
If not, towels are perfect for tears.
Steelers 30 Chiefs 20
LOCK OF THE WEEK 1 – 2
|10/2 1:00 ET||At Baltimore [O]||-3.5||Oakland||46.5|
As predicted before the season, the Magpies have a burr in their beak not only from their dismal 2015 record, mainly due to one of the worse injury “bugs” in modern football history,
No doubt, John Harbaugh has reminded his murder of crows a gaggle of pundits has predicted Baltimore is in for another poor season and, indeed, may never recover from the loss of defensive legends Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, the Ray Rice debacle, or the mediocre performance of franchise QB, Joe Flacco.
I would remind Steelers and Bengals fans, the Ravens take a back seat to no one when it comes to consistent top shelf talent evaluation and coaching.
The Raidas, meanwhile, are still learning how to walk that walk.
It doesn’t help they’re flying 3000 mils to playa an early game.
We’re taking the Over.
Ravens 29 Raidas 23
UPSET SPECIAL 2 – 1
|10/2 9:30am||Indianapolis US||-2.5 [O]||Jacksonville(At London||49|
This call is based on logistics as much as talent scheme, or any team’s collective psychology. The Jaguars are accustomed to playing the London game. Stay in the same hotel, keep the same schedule and know how to adjust to the time difference and “foreign” soil.
Any team they play has a built in disadvantage.
In football strategy terms, both teams have the annoying habit of shooting themselves in the hoof/paw. It’s annoying to watch as a fan: Big play—penalty—rinse and repeat until thoroughly frustrated.
These Spotted Cats, despite their shortcomings have talent on both sides of the ball and with another good draft could become a relevant team.
The Horseshoes conversely can’t seem to draft well enough to protect their 140 million dollar QB, Andrew Luck—or find a defense to have his back, or a receiving corps to compliment his talent.
Luck might not make it through the season; Coach Chuck Pagano should have the same worry.
Jags 28 Colts 23
OVER/UNDER OF THE WEEK 0 – 3
|10/2 4:25 ET||Dallas (2-1) O/U||-2.5||At San Fran. (1-2)||45|
This is an easy pick for me. I think these two clubs are defensively challenged and their organizational integrity in dire trouble.
We expect it, and love it from Jerry Jones. We don’t mind repeating our fervent hope that Mister Jones lives well into his hundreds continuing to operate with the same sharp, clear thinking—albeit deluded and often disturbing—needed to run the most valuable franchise in sport. I sincerely wish he achieves the brilliant success “Dem Cowboys” have enjoyed for the last 22 years.
Too bad, we are also becoming accustomed to the soap opera by the bay which used to be authored by the legendary Al Davis and has since his death been written by the mind of Niners’ GM Trent Baalke and poorly edited by Jed York and his kin.
The 49ers lead professional sports in players under 30 who retire and have been dysfunctional since they fired the “difficult” Jim Harbaugh. A move that has worked out so well.
Offenses thrive in a dysfunctional football organization. Defense—sustained, excellent, and dominating defense requires heart, desire, and commitment.
These organizations are having none of it.
We’ll play the Over.
Cowboys 30 Niners 17
NFL Lines For Week 4 – NFL Football Line Week Four
NFL Line 10/2 – 10/3, 2016
|Date & Time||Favorite||Line||Underdog||Total|
|10/2 9:30 AM||Indianapolis US||-1 [O]||Jacksonville(At London)||47.5|
|10/2 1:00 ET||At Washington||-7.5||Cleveland||48|
|10/2 1:00 ET||At New England||-3.5||Buffalo||41|
|10/2 1:00 ET||Seattle||-1||At NY Jets||40|
|10/2 1:00 ET||Carolina||-3||At Atlanta||48.5|
|10/2 1:00 ET||Detroit||-3.5||At Chicago||48|
|10/2 1:00 ET||At Houston||-4||Tennessee||40.5|
|10/2 1:00 ET||At Baltimore LW||-3.5 [O]||Oakland||45|
|10/2 4:05 ET||Denver||-3.5||At Tampa Bay||43|
|10/2 4:25 ET||Dallas O/U||-2||At San Francisco||44.5|
|10/2 4:25 ET||At San Diego||-4||New Orleans||54|
|10/2 4:25 ET||At Arizona||-9.5||Los Angeles||43.5|
|10/2 8:30 ET||At Pittsburgh GW||-3.5 [O]||Kansas City||48|
|10/3 8:30 ET||At Minnesota||-4.5 [O]||NY Giants||43|
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