2014 Week 4 Picks
*Note: due to time constraints, we will not be reviewing week 3
(Week 2-3, Season 10-10, 115-89-2)
Week 4 Picks
New York -4 (105) vs Atlanta
New York has been on a roll recently and seems to have finally figured out their new offensive scheme. Conversely, Atlanta is reeling from injuries on its offensive line and is struggling on defense. We expect New York to get after Matt Ryan all day and move the ball efficiently on offense in a home blow out win.
St. Louis +7 (120) @ Philadelphia
Like Atlanta, Philadelphia is struggling with injury issues along its offensive line. The impact for Philadelphia is particularly severe because of Nick Foles inability to throw receivers open or anticipate when his receivers will be open. Foles often only throws once a receiver becomes open. While St. Louis does have its faults, their pass rush will amplify this fault in Foles. We like St. Louis to lose a very close game.
San Francisco -5.5 vs Kansas City
While we have been lower than most on San Francisco's defense this year, it has been impressive over the last few weeks. While Kansas City's win last Monday was impressive, New England was bad more than Kansas City was good. We like San Francisco to bully Kansas City's offense, generating turnovers for their offense on their way to a big win.
Cincinnati -1 @ New England
While we continue to believe New England will be a top team by year end, they are still an absolute mess on the offensive line and Cincinnati is about the worst match up for any team struggling in that area. We like Cincinnati to win handedly on the road.
Washington +7 (105) vs Seattle
As this game is on Monday night, we don't expect the typical "sluggish" play we'd usually expect from a West Coast team playing an early game on the East Coast. However, we still think Seattle is a different team on the road and that they will not be able to impose their will on a Washington team that has actually put up great numbers (when they don't turn it over). Seattle may certainly win, but it will be close