NFL Week 4: Score Predictions

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Packers over 49ers, 44-17.

No surprise here. This game will be a breeze for the second-best team in the NFL (the best team is on a bye this week…).

You can bet that Aaron Rodgers is squirming in his sleep in anticipation of playing one of the NFL’s worst pass defenses this Sunday. A heavy dose of Randall Cobb in the first half will seal the 49ers’ fate in this one.

Cowboys over Saints, 20-10.

The battle between Brandon Weeden and Drew Brees will be won by the guy with a better backfield behind him. The Saints’ run defense ranks a discouraging 24th, which bodes well for Joseph Randle, who’s riding high after a career day against the Falcons in Week 3.

Back to the quarterbacks, it looks like Brees is on the downswing of his illustrious career. Things aren’t looking too good for the winless Saints in an AFC South division that holds two of the remaining 3-0 teams, Carolina and Atlanta.

Seahawks over Lions, 37-22.

Drafting Calvin Johnson in the second round was my biggest mistake in the month of August (one of them, at least). I’m actually sitting Johnson in Week 4, as his matchup against Richard Sherman in Seattle is about as appetizing as a day-old apple fritter.

I see the Seahawks using Jimmy Graham to the best of his ability in this game after under-utilizing him so far this season. A stat line of eight catches for 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns out of the former Saint will power the Seahawks to 2-2 on the year.

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