Week 4 Game Picks

Brian: JETS 20, SEAHAWKS 13

            The Seahawks pummeled Chip Kelly and the Niners last week at home while Ryan Fitzpatrick threw half a dozen interceptions in a loss to the Chiefs. New York is actually the home underdog in this contest as Seattle makes the cross country trek to Met Life for an early kickoff.  Seattle ran the ball much better against San Fran, but I still don’t believe in their offensive line.  The Jets have one of the better defensive fronts in the league which I see as the difference in this game.  Russell Wilson is also battling an MCL sprain which will likely limit his mobility.  Ryan Fitzpatrick still sucks, but he should take care of the ball slightly better to get the win at home.

Ryan:  JETS 24, SEAHAWKS 16

            Seattle may be with out their QB this Sunday.  The Jets may be with out their QB this Sunday.  Fitzpatrick isn’t hurt, he just sucks.  Seattle is a different team away from the “12th Man.”  Their offense in my opinion is average at best with Wilson healthy.  He has a sprained MCL and it hasn’t been decided if he will play or not.  Regardless if he plays or not this is a tough game for the Seahawks.  Across the country to play a frustrated team with a good defense.  Fitzpatrick is awful but their defense won’t let them fall to 1-3.

Brian: RAVENS 24, RAIDERS 20

            Baltimore has jumped out to an early 3-0 record albeit with wins against Buffalo, Cleveland and Jacksonville. Joe Flacco looks to be shaking off the rust week by week as he comes off an ACL tear.  The Oakland defense bounced back nicely against the Titans after allowing back to back 30 point games to start the season.  This will already be the third road game for Oakland, and a difficult one in Baltimore at that.  Oakland hangs tough on the road, but Little Harbs stays undefeated.

Ryan:  RAVENS 30, RAIDERS 27

            Ravens were supposed to have a bounce back year this year.  I didn’t expect them to be 3-0 however.  This will be their stiffest test of the year.  The Raiders have the potential to be a really good team this year.  They’ve been every inconsistent through 3 games.  West coast teams struggle coming east coast for 1 PM kick offs.  If the Ravens play the way they did last week they will lose.  They won’t and will be 4-0.


            Coming off the worst loss under Mike Tomlin the Steelers should not be lacking motivation on Sunday night against Big Red. Pittsburgh will get star running back Leveon Bell back from suspension to pair with Deangelo Williams.  This is a difficult trip for the Chiefs facing a pissed off Steelers squad after they took care of the Jets at home last weekend.  Kansas City doesn’t have the offensive firepower without a healthy Jamaal Charles to hang with the Steelers on the road.  This very well may be a possible playoff preview too in early January.


            With out the Eagles in action this week due to their bye we take a look at their latest opponent.  For the first time all year both prime time games are must watch games.  Can the Steelers rebound and avoid falling to 2-2?  The Chiefs will be another solid test for Mike Tomlin and company.  Bell will be back toting the rock after his drug suspension.  At home the Steelers are tough to beat.  Marcus Peters on AB will be must watch football.  The offense the Eagles ran is very similar to the offense the Chiefs will run.  I don’t expect the Steelers to look bad 2 weeks in a row.

Brian: VIKINGS 17, GIANTS 14

            I went back and forth on this game with the Giants coming off a divisional loss to the Skins while Minnesota dominated Carolina on the road. Let’s remember that the Vikings are still without AP and the offensive line still struggles at times to protect Sam Bradford.  The Giants d-line is much improved from seasons past with Snacks Harrison and Olivier Vernon.  However, at the end of the day the Vikes are at home on Monday Night Football with one of the best defenses in the league.  I think this game is tight throughout and may even come down to the final drive to determine the winner.

Ryan:  VIKINGS 20, GIANTS 13

            The Vikings are a team in win now mode as are the Giants.  Both teams should be 3-0.  One is and will continue to stay undefeated.  This is a tough game for the Giants.  This game is more about when and where it’s being played as opposed to the visiting team.   The Giants are walking into a prime time spot playing a team with the arguably the best defense in the league.  I think it is a low scoring Vikings win.


Brian’s Record:          6-6

Ryan’s Record:           5-7

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