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NFL 2018: Week 4 Predictions

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By: Elias McMillan

 

Last Week: 6-10

Season: 22-24-2

Big Five Games of the Week

Minnesota @ LA Rams – The Vikings absolutely laid an egg at home last week against a terrible Buffalo team. But I believe they can bounce back this week even on the road against a good LA Rams team. The Rams have significant injuries in their secondary and I believe this will give Kirk Cousins full range in terms of attack them through the air. LA’s offense is pretty capable as well but I just think Minnesota will be anxious to get the bad taste from Week 3 out of their system. Winner: Vikings

Miami @ New England – New England had their annual early season “are they done” loss last week. The Patriots will obviously bounce back. But not enough people are talking about this undefeated Miami Dolphins team. They are proving that addition by subtraction can work out if you look at the changes that they’ve made in the offseason, which are now paying off. New England’s defense is struggling right now and I believe that Miami’s offense is capable of attack them through the ground and in the air. Instead of bouncing back at home, I think New England will lose their second straight. Winner: Dolphins

New Orleans @ NY Giants – The Giants finally got a win last week but I think that may have said more about Houston than about them. New Orleans has been apart of a close finish in each game this week. This tells me that their defense needs fixed. I think the Giants will be able to put up points against this team but I don’t think that will be enough for them to win. If they are able to go “tit-for-tat” offensively, I’ll still bet on the Saints to win another close one. Winner: Saints

Baltimore @ Pittsburgh – The Steelers finally won last week so everything’s all-good in Yinzer land. Right? Hardly. Pittsburgh’s defense is poor and they almost blew a 20-point lead last week in the second half. I think Baltimore coming to town will be a good thing for them because they should know what to expect. These games are usually a tough-drag ‘em out type of contest. Everyone knows about Pittsburgh’s struggles on defense but I don’t think the Ravens offense is good enough to exploit it. I am looking at you, Joe Flacco. I wonder if the Baltimore defense will be able to make enough stops against a Pittsburgh offense that has so many ways to beat you. The road team typically has the tougher up hill climb in these matchups. Winner: Steelers

Kansas City @ Denver – Patrick Mahomes is the talk of the NFL right now and the lights will be extra bright on him and the Chiefs offense on Monday night. I’m looking forward to see how this kid deals with being chased by Von Miller for 4 quarters. Going into the 2018 season, I believed that Kansas City would take a step back this year because of their defense. The good news is that I don’t see Denver’s offense being able to push the issue against them especially since Case Keenum will be tasked with out dueling the hottest QB in the league currently. Playing at Mile-High can prove to be a challenge but I believe Mahomes and the gang will be up for it. Winner: Chiefs

The Rest of Week 4

Falcons over Bengals – Rookie WR Calvin Ridley is starting to become an x-factor for the Atlanta offense.

Bears over Buccaneers – Ryan Fitzpatrick will continue to fall back down to earth against a Chicago defense that will get after him. Winston will be the starter when Tampa returns from the bye week in Week 6.

Lions over Cowboys – I’m buying into Detroit’s performance last week but Dallas is a team that cannot score points. Last time I checked, you have to score points to win.

Packers over Bills – Green Bay is not a good team. Buffalo and especially rookie QB Josh Allen would definitely have my attention if they were able to win in Green Bay.

Eagles over Titans – I like Philly here in a low scoring affair. Tennessee is close to being down two quarterbacks. I think Carson Wentz will continue to feel more comfortable back in the lineup.

Colts over Texans – The talk in Texas maybe about the Cowboys’ struggles but what in the world is going on in Houston? Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt, Clowney, Hopkins, Lamar Miller. They are all healthy. Yet, Houston is winless. The hot seat will be on coach Bill O’Brien real soon if they go to 0-4.

Jaguars over Jets – Jacksonville is a good team that just can’t beat Tennessee. It makes no sense but it’s true.

Browns over Raiders – I like Bayer Mayfield to keep Jon Gruden’s Raiders winless in a road upset.

Seahawks over Cardinals – Arizona made the right decision benching Sam Bradford for the rookie Josh Rosen. But this Cardinals team doesn’t look like they are in shape to compete this year.

Chargers over 49ers – The Jimmy Garoppolo injury has taken the air out of the entire season for San Francisco.

Fantasy Picks of the Week

QB: Phillip Rivers (Chargers) – Rivers should have plenty of opportunities against the 49ers that might have trouble scoring points themselves.

RB: Kenyan Drake (Dolphins) – Many are waiting on a breakout out game from Drake. It could come this week in New England.

WR: Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants) – The New Orleans secondary is back to being bad. That should be good news for New York’s top receiving target.

TE: Travis Kelce (Chiefs) – Kelce is pretty reliable is playing with house money with how well the Chiefs offense is operating.

DEF: Jacksonville – I like the Jaguars defense to limit rookie QB Sam Darnold this week.

 

 

 

 

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NFL 2017: Week 4 Predictions!

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By: Elias McMillan

 

Last Week: 8-8

Season: 27-20

Big Five Games of the Week

Detroit @ Minnesota – Detroit lost a heartbreaker last week in a game that they played well enough to win. And that was against one of the better teams in the NFC. Despite the disappointment of that loss, I think the Lions should move forward from last week with at least some sense of confidence. Minnesota is coming off a strong home victory against Tampa Bay, which saw Case Keenum probably have his best day of his career. Keenum looked so comfortable last week at home but I don’t want to buy too much into last week’s performance. Maybe Tampa Bay’s secondary is really bad. I think Detroit can be the healthier and better team on Sunday, even on the road. Minnesota’s running game and defense could make the Vikings a tough out at home, but I feel confident in Matt Stafford. Prediction: Lions 25 – Vikings 23

Pittsburgh @ Baltimore – I thought the deal was if you played in London, you would have a bye week and following week. That is not the case. Man, did Baltimore pick a great time to play their worst football in a long time. After getting their teeth kicked in last week by Jacksonville, they go home to face the rival Steelers. Pittsburgh is coming off their annual, per usual, loss on the road against a opponent that they should have crushed. Plus, with the entire national anthem fiasco, head coach Mike Tomlin is fed up and I think that attitude will trickle down to his football team. Besides all of the media hoopla, I think Pittsburgh is just generally upset about how they played last week. I can’t explain what happened to the Ravens last week and I know they usually find a way to play Pittsburgh close. But I think the Steelers will truly “unleash hell” in Baltimore on Sunday. Prediction: Steelers 30 – Ravens 14

Tennessee @ Houston – The Texans were really close to gaining an impressive road victory in New England last weekend. Houston’s defense will keep them in games this season and things will really get interesting once rookie QB Deshaun Watson gets more comfortable. Tennessee took care of business at home last week but they’ll face a major road hurdle this week in Houston. Tennessee would like to leap frog the Texans in the AFC South this year but I don’t see them doing that with the lack of playmakers on their defense. It would be something if QB Marcus Mariota could put this Titans team on his back and carry them to a big road victory but I just don’t see that happening. Prediction: Texans 28 – Titans 21

Oakland @ Denver – The Raiders looked horrible last week. Maybe it was the cross-country traveling? I don’t know but the offense was absolutely unproductive. I don’t see things in Oakland getting better this week as they will visit an angry Denver team that is also coming off a bad loss in Buffalo. If Washington’s defense was able to stifle the Raiders offense, I think Denver’s should be able to least hold their own. Prediction: Broncos 27 – Raiders 20

Washington @ Kansas City – Washington has been a lot better than I expected so far in this young season. The defense is active. The running game was working last week. And QB Kirk Cousins is coming off a strong performance. Washington will face their greatest challenge so far this season on the road against a red hot Kansas City team. The Chiefs have been the most impressive team in the AFC so far this season. Rookie Kareem Hunt could be on his way to rookie of the month honors but QB Alex Smith deserves a lot of credit as well. The Chiefs are also covering well for the injury to defensive leader Eric Berry as the defense hasn’t really missed too many beats without him. Kansas City has a great home field advantage at Arrowhead and Washington could potentially be walking into a buzz saw on Monday night. But I’ll give Washington credit as they have been playing good football recently. I don’t see Kirk Cousins winning this big game on the road. Prediction: Chiefs 31 – Washington 24

The Rest of Week 4

Packers over Bears – Both Chicago and Green Bay are coming off overtime victories. I don’t think the Packers are very good this season but I don’t think the Bears have the defense to stop Aaron Rodgers.

Saints over Dolphins – London games are silly. You know what else is silly? Losing to the New York Jets. Miami better get it figured out.

Falcons over Bills – Atlanta survived last week and they’ll face a Bills team on home that doesn’t travel well.

Bengals over Browns – Cincinnati actually looked like a football team last week. If they drop this one at Cleveland, Marvin Lewis might as well not come back to southern Ohio.

Cowboys over Rams – I’m still waiting on the Dallas wet towel. But the Cowboys responded well on the road last week. The Rams looked impressive last Thursday and have the extra rest. I don’t trust that QB though. Dallas has the league leading sack getter. WATTBA.

Patriots over Panthers – Carolina is 2-1 but its time to start panicking about Cam Newton. He is truly not himself. Tom Brady is though. He never changes.

Jaguars over Jets – Man, I don’t trust either of these teams. It would make sense that the Jets would play well in a second straight home game. But then again, Jacksonville looked real strong last week. But this week’s game is not in London. Hmmm.

Cardinals over 49ers – If Arizona doesn’t get their offense figured out, San Fran could make this a game.

Fantasy Football Picks of the Week

QB: Alex Smith (Chiefs) – I know Washington’s defense completely shut down David Carr last week but I don’t see Smith and the Chiefs being gun shy at home.

RB: Mark Ingram (Saints) – Miami is having trouble with stopping the run.

WR: Doug Baldwin (Seahawks) – Baldwin is underappreciated and he usually has strong showing at home.

TE: Zach Ertz (Eagles) – Ertz is coming off a great game last week. Philly will attack LA through the air this week.

DEF: Dallas – I can’t believe I’m saying this. But Dallas currently has the league’s top run defense and sack leader. I don’t feel great about Jared Goff on Sunday.

 

Eagles over Chargers – Philly almost blew a 14-0 4th quarter lead last week. The Chargers seem to blow it every week.

 

Giants over Buccaneers – So much for that Jameis Winston hype train. Tampa must respond at home this week against a winless and desperate Giants team.

 

Seahawks over Colts – I think Seattle is really tired of Richard Sherman’s act. The guy was an absolute disgrace in Tennessee last week. But home visit for Seattle seem to work like a magic elixir.

NFL 2016: Week 4 Predictions!

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Will the return of Le’Veon Bell lift the Steelers offense on Sunday night?

By: Elias McMillan

 

Last Week: 9-7

Season: 29-19

Big Five Games of the Week

Buffalo @ New England – The Bills looked really bad in Week 2. So last week against a much better Arizona team, they were able to pull out all the stops and score a big home victory. Buffalo will look to ride that momentum into New England on Sunday as they take on the Patriots. New England can do no wrong currently. Despite all of the personnel losses on both sides of the ball, they are 3-0. You have to be impressed to see their defense playing at the level that it is right now. But that defense really hasn’t been pressed by a good offense this season. Buffalo may not be a complete offense right now but they can do one thing very well: run the football. I think Buffalo will be successful in the run game on Sunday rather if it’s LeSean McCoy doing the damage or QB Tyrod Taylor. The starting QB for New England this week remains a mystery. Buffalo has plenty of defensive woes right now but no coach knows Bill Belichick’s offense better than Rex Ryan. I think the Ryan brothers are going to have a good game plan this week against a Patriots offense that can really only run the ball successfully. New England will be looking forward to the return of Tom Brady next week. This week, they will be shocked and upset at home to the underdog Bills. Prediction: Bills 32 – Patriots 21

Seattle @ New York Jets – Russell Wilson suffered a knee injury last week but he is planning to play through it. I think this will prove to be a bad decision going up against the Jets on the road this week. Wilson already is dealing with shaky offensive line play and his week, that line will face a powerful, disruptive Jets front four on defense. The Jets took their lumps last week on the road but this week they will be the ones handing out the lumps. Everyone was no hard on Ryan Fitzpatrick last week. And maybe for good reason. It’s never good to throw SIX interceptions in one game. But on the other hand, Kansas City’s defense is really good. Fitzpatrick will face another good defense this week in the Seahawks. I think Fitz will be helped out this week by his defense. The Jets will play ball control football with the defense getting stops and the offense taking advantage of the extra opportunities to score. New York will be without Eric Decker and that might hurt them in the passing game. But Seattle has a rep of being a weaker team on the road. I’m taking the Jets in an upset. Prediction: Jets 21 – Seahawks 20

Oakland @ Baltimore – The Ravens are the 3-0 team that no one is talking about. Probably because they haven’t beaten anyone of significance. But beating teams that you are suppose to beat will go a long ways in terms to getting into the post season. Baltimore just has to keep on trucking along until they face a great challenge. And then, we will see how good they really are. I also haven’t seen them play a lot this season so far. I know that it helps that Joe Flacco is back. Their running game is a mystery to me. Baltimore is getting decent play out of their receivers. And their defense is currently ranked 2nd in the league. The Raiders gutted out a tough victory last week on the road but they’ll have a harder time this week in Baltimore. Derek Carr and the Raiders offense will be a great test for Baltimore’s defense. Oakland’s defense played its best game last week but that unit has mostly been a disappointment in this season. There is a great chance that Flacco will have his best performance of the season this Sunday if he is able to stay away from the Raiders pass rush. Prediction: Ravens 26 – Raiders 17

Kansas City @ Pittsburgh – What happened to Pittsburgh last week, no one saw coming. Giving up 34 points to a rookie QB? Sure, I could see that. But only putting up 3 points on offense? I didn’t know that the Eagles defense was that good. Maybe they are not. Maybe the Steelers just had an off day offensively. But if Philadelphia’s defense was able to play that well, what will happen this Sunday night in Pittsburgh when the Chiefs come to town? As we saw last week, Kansas City’s defense is really good and they will force turnovers. They are tough to run on and they have a good secondary. Ben Roethlisberger is coming off of two straight weeks of lackluster performances. I know he will bounce back as he always does but it will be hard for him this week against the Chiefs defense. I think the return of Le’Veon Bell for the Steelers will greatly affect Pittsburgh’s chances on Sunday. Kansas City has a tough defensive line but Bell can be used it so many different ways on offense. It will be hard for the Chiefs to key on Bell and DeAngelo Williams. Pittsburgh’s defense takes a lot of heat but this week, I believe that match up well against Kansas City’s offense. Jamaal Charles might be making his season debut on Sunday night but Pittsburgh still has a highly ranked run defense. QB Alex Smith will be asked to do more that usual in this matchup but that may not be a bad thing for the Chiefs. I’ve said before that Smith is underrated and he’ll have a chance to look much better than what he really is against the Steelers secondary. Pittsburgh will be looking for the chance to rebound after a bad performance last week and they will really want this one at home. It will be close but I’m taking the home team. Le’Veon Bell will make the big play late in this game to clinch a victory for the home team. Prediction: Steelers 25 – Chiefs 23

New York Giants @ Minnesota – I love what Minnesota is doing right now. They lose their starting QB, RB and left tackle but they are still winning ball games. How? Look at their defense. Sacking the QB, creating pressure, causing turnovers. And they are doing it with talent that they drafted. Other teams in the league need to look at Minnesota as an example. Having a decent defense can overcome shortcomings on offense. Plus, you have to bring in high priced free agents to improve defensively. Minnesota drafted top talent on defense and it is starting to pay off. The Giants have been disappointing so far this season. Their defense is improved but the offense is struggling to put up the numbers that everyone thought they would. I think that offense will continue its struggles on the road in Minnesota this Monday night. The way Eli Manning threw that game away late last week was kind of embarrassing. Manning is going to have another tough go at it this week against the Vikings defense. I think the Giants defense will be able to keep New York in the game but they wont win it for them. It will be up to Eli Manning to solve the Vikings defense late in the game in front of a raucous Minnesota crowd. I like the home team. Prediction: Vikings 29 – Giants 24

The Rest of Week 4

Bengals over Dolphins – Miami tried their best to lose to Cleveland at home last week. They are having a tough go at it. Cincinnati better take care of business in this one.

Colts over Jaguars – I feel sorry for anyone who is planning to get up early to watch this one being played in London. Jacksonville was supposed to be everyone’s sleeper team. What happened?

Panthers over Falcons – Good news for Cam Newton: he won’t be facing the Minnesota defense this week. This will be a good game but Carolina’s defense will be the difference.

Lions over Bears – Chicago is sad. But at least their fans can troll Detroit fans about the MLB Playoffs?

Washington over Browns – Terrelle Pryor will have another strong performance but Cleveland will still lose. Expect that to be the theme in Cleveland for the rest of the season. If I were a Browns fan, I would be watching Louisville/Clemson very closely on Saturday night.

Texans over Titans – J.J. Watt is out for the season but Houston will rally and beat a tough Tennessee team at home.

Broncos over Buccaneers – Trevor Siemien is playing better each week. So much for a Super Bowl hangover. Denver is looking really good right now.

Cardinals over Rams – Arizona will be ready to rebound from a disastrous trip to Buffalo. If the Rams keep winning, we can make fun of their move to LA anymore. That’s no fun. C’mon Arizona!

Chargers over Saints – Drew Brees said that he was looking forward to playing his old team. Phillip Rivers will be looking forward to playing against the Saints defense.

49ers over Cowboys – Here’s an upset. San Francisco will give Dallas the tough game that Chicago didn’t give them last week. San Fran isn’t really good but the Cowboys defense will make Blaine Gabbert look much better than he really is.

Week 4 Fantasy Football Picks

QB: Joe Flacco (Ravens) – The Raiders give up the most yards in the air on defense. Flacco will air it out at home this week.

RB: Todd Gurley (Rams) – Arizona couldn’t stop the run last week. LA will use Gurley to their advantage this week.

WR: Marvin Jones (Lions) – Jones is turning into the breaking out player in the Lions offense so far this season.

TE: Dennis Pitta (Ravens) – Pitta is catching a lot of passes so far this season but he has yet to score a TD. Expect that to change this week.

DEF: New York Jets – I like the Jets defense this week against a banged up Russell Wilson.

 

NFL 2015: Week 4 Predictions!!

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By: Elias McMillan

Last Week: 13-3

Season: 30-18

Big Five Games of the Week

Baltimore @ Pittsburgh – Ravens/Steelers are still a great rivalry but it won’t feel the same tonight without Ben Roethlisberger or Terrell Suggs. Baltimore is winless going into tonight’s game and their backs will really be against the wall tonight in Pittsburgh. Baltimore has talent on both sides of the ball but their defense has really let them down in the first 3 games of this season. Baltimore will be desperate tonight to turn things around and they usually play Pittsburgh tough on the road. I expect them to really attack the Steelers defense from all angles because they have to prepare for their defense to give up a lot of yards. Pittsburgh won ugly last week and they might have to do the same tonight. No Roethlisberger means Mike Vick will be in at QB. Vick is well past his prime but he can still do things on the field that Landry Jones or Bruce Gradkowski cannot. Vick has only been in town for a month so I’m not sure how much of the offense he has down but the most important thing for him tonight should be ball protection. Vick has been a turnover machine late in his career and Steeler fans might witness this in person for the first time tonight. Pittsburgh will need to lean upon Le’Veon Bell tonight in order to get enough offense to win this game. Losing Roethlisberger will be too much of a great deal for Pittsburgh tonight, I think. I’m taking Baltimore to end their losing streak tonight and we’ll see another great outing from veteran WR Steve Smith. Ice up, son. Prediction: Ravens 23 – Steelers 14

New York Giants @ Buffalo – If you listen to the media types, the NFC East is wide open because the division is currently horrible. Wait. That might be true. But still, the Giants aren’t a good football team with now. But they did play last Thursday well and they should be all rested up for this meeting in upstate New York against the Bills. LeSean McCoy hasn’t been the player that he was in Philly so far this season in Buffalo. Maybe because he isnt at 100%. But whatever the case, the Bills offense is doing just fine behind new star QB Tyrod Taylor. Taylor has been so efficient and he is making things look easy out there. Though McCoy has struggled, the Bills have gotten great play from rookie RB Karlos Williams. The Bills may also be without WR Sammy Watkins on Sunday so they will really have to lean on the playmaking ability of Taylor. New York has been in consistent on both sides of the ball and that wont due on Sunday in Buffalo. That Buffalo front four will get after Eli Manning and stuff the run. WR Victor Cruz will be out again on Sunday so Odell Beckham Jr will have to carry the load at WR again because the Giants are lacking serious depth at that position currently. I also don’t think the Giants defense will be able to get enough stops to keep Buffalo off the scoreboard. I’m taking the home team. Prediction: Bills 29 – Giants 20

Kansas City @ Cincinnati – Once again, the Bengals are rolling early into a season. QB Andy Dalton is playing great and so is the offense as a whole. The defense is doing enough to keep them in games. And you can see how there past experiences have prepared them in how to weather certain situations in the ball game. Maybe things will be different this season in Cincinnati. But for now, they’ll face a tough opponent on Sunday in the Chiefs. It looks as if the book on this Chiefs team has been written. The offense will go only as far as Jamaal Charles will take them. Alex Smith can’t make all the throws and he wont be able to lead the Chiefs down the field when the game is on the line. The Chiefs have a great front seven and they can pressure the QB while stopping the run. But the secondary gives up a lot of yards and they just lost one of their starting CB for the season due to injury. Having Charles and that great front seven on defense still makes Kansas City a tough out I think but the QB position and the secondary will probably hold the Chiefs back all season. I think Cincinnati is playing well enough right out to take care of business at home on Sunday. A.J. Green is playing lights out right now and the matchup between him and impressive rookie CB Marcus Peters should be a good one. Prediction: Bengals 27 – Chiefs 17

Minnesota @ Denver – Last week, Adrian Peterson looked like he was back to being his old self. Minnesota is going to need more of that from Peterson on Sunday, as they’ll be facing the best defense in the league right now in the Denver Broncos. Denver’s defense has been impressive so far this season. They have a great pass rush and they defend the pass well down the field. I think Denver maybe a bit vulnerable against the run so Minnesota would be better served by giving Peterson a full load on work on Sunday. I don’t think Teddy Bridgewater will be able to win this game with his arm or legs. Minnesota’s defense has been a bit overlooked though. They might be able to keep the Vikings in this game. Denver’s running attack is still a work in progress which means, Peyton Manning will still have to be the driving force on this offense. A lot has been said about Manning decline this season but he proved last week that when you need a big play, he can still come through in the clutch. This should be a good game to watch and I’ll put my trust into Manning and the fact that Denver will have more playmakers on the field than Minnesota. Prediction: Broncos 33 – Vikings 21

Dallas @ New Orleans – The Cowboys completely fell apart last week at home in the second half. In the first half against Atlanta, they were running the ball well and getting stops on defense. They will need to do more of that for a full 60 minutes this week in New Orleans. The Saints aren’t a good football right now and that was before the Drew Brees injury. The Saints have plenty of defensive problems and their offense just isnt the same with Jimmy Graham or a healthy Brees. The Saints will have to win this game with their offense, which might be possible. Dallas still has its defensive issues with getting pressure on the QB and stopping the run. Josh McCown is, well, Josh McCown but he can be Brees like if he has the time in the pocket. Seriously. Plus, RB Mark Ingram is a tough runner so should be excited to play against this Cowboys front seven. Last week, QB Brandon Weeden didn’t pull the trigger enough down field and that in return made the offense predictable and too vanilla. The Saints have an awful secondary so Weeden will have to let it rip on Sunday night. Both defenses in this game are bad right now but the best defensive player in this game is on Dallas (LB Sean Lee). I expect a lot of points to be scored in this game but it will be Lee who will make the last defensive stop for Dallas on the road. Prediction: Cowboys 34 – Saints 28

The Rest of Week 4

Dolphins over Jets – The Jets went back to being the Jets last week. If Miami can’t win in London, they might leave head coach Joe Philbin on the flight back to South Beach.

Falcons over Texans – Atlanta is clicking on all cylinders right now.

Raiders over Bears – Chicago is having a fire sale right now and its just Week 4. It’s going to be a tough year for John Fox but he’ll get the roster that he wants in the offseason. Until then, lets see what Oakland can do with this 3-1 start.

Colts over Jaguars – It will be time to panic in Indy if they lose this one at home to Jacksonville. Wait, I said that last week too.

Panthers over Buccaneers – Cam Newton deserves more credit around the league for Carolina’s kinda surprising start this season.

Eagles over Washington – They might move this game because of hurricane weather conditions. The wet weather might favorite Washington if they actually play game. Philly’s front seven should be able to stuff Washington’s running attack.

Chargers over Browns – Cleveland had a buzz but they sat him back on the bench. Browns gonna Brown.

Cardinals over Rams – St. Louis cant score points. I bet the Arizona defense might out score them in this game.

Packers over 49ers – Aaron Rodgers and the media should just go get a room. But seriously, Rodgers is really good at throwing the football.

Seahawks over Lions – Detroit has gotten a lot of bad breaks so far this season. And that will probably continue on Monday at Seattle, where the Seahawks are usually great.

Fantasy Football Picks of the Week

QB: Andy Dalton (Bengals) – Dalton has been great so far this season and he’ll face a weak Chiefs secondary at home on Sunday.

RB: Melvin Gordon (Chargers) – The Chargers rookie RB might have a break out game on Sunday against Cleveland who still cant figure out how to stop the run.

WR: Steve Smith (Ravens) – Smith has been the only consistent thing going for Baltimore so far this season. They’ll need him to be great again tonight as Pittsburgh doesn’t have a CB that can keep up with him.

TE: Charles Clay (Bills) – Without Sammy Watkins, Tyrod Taylor will focus on Clay in the passing game on Sunday.

DEF: Arizona – The Cardinals defense should have a field day against a Rams offense that can barely muster any points lately.