Week 4 NFL Football Picks: October 3rd 2010
WEEK 4 NFL FOOTBALL PICKS – OCTOBER 3RD 2010
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We were a rather unfortunate 2-2 in the NFL last week, as Tennessee won outright and the Eagles crushed the Jaguars as we expected. We probably should have been 3-1 though, as we lost the ‘under’ in the Chargers vs. Seahawks game when Leon Washington returned two kicks for touchdowns. We had no such excuse for our other loser, as the Steelers crushed our Bucs. Here are four more NFL picks for Week 4.
San Francisco 49ers +6½ over Atlanta Falcons: The 49ers were in a dreadful scheduling spot last week, but now the shoe is on the other foot. The bad loss by San Francisco last week was not surprising considering they were playing a non-conference game following an emotional Monday night effort against the Saints. Now, it is the Falcons that played the Saints last week, and the fact that they pulled off the upset triggers a nice angle, as teams that upset the Super Bowl Champions are 16-24 ATS the following week for a 60.0 percent fade.
Tennessee Titans -6½ over Denver Broncos: The Titans continue to be underappreciated and undervalued, but that is just fine with us! The Broncos have a weak rushing defense, and they must now contend with possibly the best running back in football in Chris Johnson and a dual threat quarterback in Vince Young. On the other side of the ball, the lethal Tennessee pass rush will put a lot more pressure on Kyle Orton than the Colts did, so don’t look for another 400-yard passing performance. If that is not bad enough, the Broncos were excited about playing the Colts and are now in a letdown spot.
St. Louis Rams +1 over Seattle Seahawks: So, the Seahawks win a game by seven points where they have a returner run back two kicks for touchdowns, and they are now favored on the road? Sure, Seattle is improved under Pete Carroll, but the Rams look to be even more improved. Sam Bradford is the real deal and he has shown tremendous poise for a rookie. Granted, Steven Jackson is injured and is doubtful, but St, Louis did not miss a beat with Kenneth Darby running the ball last week. On the other side of the ball, the Rams will have a very good defense for years to come the way Chris Long, James Laurinaitis and Ronald Bartell are playing right now.
Washington Redskins +6 over Philadelphia Eagles: Donovan McNabb returns to Philadelphia, and he was probably already thinking about passing against his old mates during his lackluster outing at St. Louis. He obviously knows the Eagles’ defense very well, and truth be told, the Philly secondary is not very talented, so look for McNabb to play more like he did in his great game vs. Houston two weeks ago than he did last week. Also, the emergence of running back Ryan Torain last week means that Clinton Portis could sit out a few more series and that should make the entre running game better.
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