NFL Week Four Predictions: Will The Colts Get Past Jacksonville?


Here are my week four NFL predictions.

Jets 24 Dolphins 13

As I have been saying since July, the Dolphins are not a very good team, and they will continue their rough opening to the season in London against their division rivals. The Jets’ defense will overpower Ryan Tanehill, and Ryan Fitzpatrick tosses two touchdowns to lead them to a nice win.

Colts 20 Jaguars 17

This one is going to be a lot closer than many expect, even if Andrew Luck plays. The Colts have an awful defense, and an awful offensive line. I believe the Jaguars will take advantage of those two things, but a late Blake Bortles turnover does them in.

Bills 30 Giants 16

When Buffalo isn’t playing the Patriots, they look very good. I think they will actually make the playoffs this year as a wild-card, and they will feast on the Giants this week.

Panthers 24 Buccaneers 17

Carolina will advance to 4-0, but be weary of their playoff chances, because I like the Falcons coming out of that division right now. Cam Newton and that defense are playing well, but the Matt Ryan-to-Julio Jones connection is just laughably dangerous.

Eagles 27 Redskins 16

It’s the NFC East, so it’s impossible to predict, but Philly will build off their first win of the season last week against the Jets, and take advantage of three more Kirk Cousins interceptions. #FreeColtMcCoy

Raiders 28 Bears 17

Yes, the Oakland Raiders will be starting the 2015 season with a 3-1 record. I know it’s crazy, but they are a talented young team, and the Bears just flat-out suck. I said this offseason the Raiders were building a quality team up there, and they would surprise some folks this season. Playoffs? Probably not, but they are closer than many think.

Falcons 23 Texans 17

Houston’s front seven is terrific, but they don’t have an answer for Julio Jones, and that will be the difference in this game. However, even if the Texans drop to 1-3, the way their division is set up, they could honestly still be the favorites heading into week five.

Bengals 31 Chiefs 20

The Bengals are probably the second best team in the AFC right now, and since it is the regular season, and they have yet to play in primetime, Andy Dalton is still a capable quarterback. The Chiefs don’t know how to play offense, and Jamaal Charles can only carry them so far.

Chargers 27 Browns 17

I picked the Chargers to win the AFC West, and while that prediction isn’t looking great right now, they should have no problem taking down Cleveland. I think Phillip Rivers has a huge bounce-back game.

Packers 34 Niners 17

Aaron Rodgers. 49ers defense. Good Lord.

Cardinals 26 Rams 20

Arizona is one of three teams that actually look good through three weeks (Pats, Packers), and that is largely due to the play of quarterback Carson Palmer. The old veteran has been on fire thus far this season, and I expect that to continue against the Rams.

Vikings 22 Broncos 20

This is the third time I have picked against the Broncos this year, and I think this time it’s going to come to fruition. Their defense is top notch, but their offense is awful, and I think the Vikings will take advantage of that. Adrian Peterson will find a way to get the running game going, which will allow Teddy Bridgewater to make a few big plays.

Cowboys 27 Saints 23

Even if Drew Brees ends up playing, the Saints suck as a team, and the Cowboys have enough firepower to outscore them. Dallas needs to run the ball to take some of the pressure off of Brandon Weeden, and Weeden himself can’t turn the football over.

Seahawks 20 Lions 17

Detroit will keep this game close because Seattle’s offensive line still has some major issues, but Matthew Stafford will be overwhelmed by the Seahawks’ defense in the fourth quarter.