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Free NFL Picks - Week4 All Games Predictions
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Arizona at Atlanta, Sunday, 1:00 Atlanta -7
Storylines: Falcons attempting to bounce back from a 23-3 rout at the hands of the Saints on Monday night...Cardinals will stick with quarterback Kurt Warner as their starter, after Warner's fumbled snap led directly to the team's 16-14 loss to the Rams last Sunday...Warner has thrown four interceptions, fumbled eight times (losing two) and absorbed nine sacks through three weeks...Falcons lead the league in rushing offense (225 yards per game)...Running back Edgerrin James (231 rushing yards, 2 TD) still seeking his first 100-yard outing as a Cardinal... Atlanta defensive end John Abraham (groin), who has missed the last two games, is expected to return on Sunday...Falcons linebacker Edgerton Hartwell (knees), who missed the entire preseason as well as the team's first three games, could play as well...Atlanta kicker Morten Andersen, who scored the team's only points against the Saints, will make his 2006 home debut.
Fast Fact: The Cardinals are 0-3 in their last three trips to Atlanta, and have scored a total of 23 points in the three defeats.
Prediction: Falcons will find their groove on the ground, and Arizona will continue to be plagued by offensive mistakes. Falcons 27, Cardinals 15.
San Diego at Baltimore, Sunday, 1:00 San Diego -2˝
Storylines: One of two battles of unbeatens (Bears/Seahawks) on the Week 4 docket...Ravens are 3-0 for the first time in franchise history, while Chargers are seeking first 3-0 start since winning their first four in 2002...The status of San Diego safety Terrence Kiel unknown for Sunday, after Kiel was reportedly arrested on drug charges Tuesday...Ravens linebacker Bart Scott is tied for the league lead in sacks (5) as Week 5 begins...Chargers are the only NFL team that has yet to allow a sack or commit a turnover, while Ravens are tied for the league in takeaways (11) and are tops in the NFL in turnover margin (+10)...Baltimore defensive end Terrell Suggs expected to play despite leaving last week's 15-14 win over the Browns with a hamstring injury...San Diego is No. 1 in the league in scoring offense (33.5 points per game)... Ravens kicker Matt Stover has made 29 consecutive field goals, including a game-winning 52-yarder last week...San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers trying to move to 3-0 as an NFL starter.
Fast Fact: Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer will be making his first formal appearance in Baltimore since Week 10 of the 1980 season, when he was in his first year as defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns.
Prediction: Look for the Baltimore defense to get after Rivers, who is bound to make some mistakes sooner or later. Ravens 24, Chargers 20.
Minnesota at Buffalo , Sunday, 1:00 Buffalo -1
Storylines: Vikings and Bills each trying to respond after suffering bitter home defeats to division opponents last week...Minnesota dropped a 19-16 decision to Chicago, and Buffalo was a 28-20 loser to the New York Jets... Buffalo's Dick Jauron seeking his first home victory as Buffalo head coach, and Bills quarterback J.P. Losman vying for his first home win as a starter since Week 1 of the 2005 season...Bills running back Willis McGahee leads the NFL with 311 yards as Week 4 begins... Vikings have not scored an offensive touchdown in their last nine quarters...Minnesota linebacker Ben Leber (sprained knee) considered questionable for Sunday, and tackle Pat Williams (sprained ankle), who played for the Bills from 1997 through 2004, is expected to play...Buffalo linebacker Takeo Spikes (hamstring) considered questionable...Vikings running back Chester Taylor has carried an NFL-high 75 times...Minnesota's Brad Childress is 1-0 on the road as a head coach, having guided the Vikings to a 19-16 win at Washington on Sept. 11.
Fast Fact: The Vikings are 4-2 in Buffalo all-time, including wins in each of their last two trips to the city.
Prediction: Minnesota lost its early-season magic against the Bears last week, and they'll struggle to regain it against a desperate Buffalo team. Bills 17, Vikings 13.
New Orleans at Carolina , Sunday, 1:00 Carolina -7˝
Storylines: The Saints, the surprise occupant of first place in the NFC South, head to Carolina to face a Panthers team that many predicted would win the division...Carolina was upset, 23-20, by New Orleans at home in Week 1 of the 2005 season...Saints seeking their first 4-0 start since 1993, when they won their first five...Panthers have lost five fumbles through three games, tied for the NFL high...Carolina receiver Steve Smith returned to the lineup last week after missing all of preseason and the first two weeks of the regular season with hamstring injuries, catching seven passes for 112 yards in a 26-24 win over the Buccaneers...Panthers middle linebacker Dan Morgan (concussion), who was injured in Week 1, will miss his third straight game...New Orleans rookie running back Reggie Bush still seeking his first NFL touchdown...Bush is averaging just 3.7 yards per rush, but leads the Saints with 19 receptions on the year...Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme has a 72.3 passer rating and has been sacked nine times through three contests.
Fast Fact: The road team has won the last five games in the Saints/Panthers series.
Prediction: The Saints are good enough to hang in this game, but Carolina's superior defense will send them to their first defeat. Panthers 17, Saints 12.
Miami at Houston , Sunday, 1:00 Miami -3˝
Storylines: Texans looking to hand head coach Gary Kubiak his first NFL win...Quarterback Daunte Culpepper seeking to build on his first win as Miami's starter, a 13-10 victory over the Titans last Sunday...Houston defensive coordinator Richard Smith served in the same capacity with the Dolphins last season...Texans quarterback David Carr leads the NFL in passer rating (113.6) as Week 4 begins...Culpepper has a 72.3 passer rating... Dolphins have allowed 15 sacks through three games, tied for the highest figure in the league...Texans rookie defensive end and No. 1 overall draft pick Mario Williams still looking for his first NFL sack...Houston surrendered 495 total yards in a 31-15 loss to the Redskins last week, and allowed Washington quarterback Mark Brunell to complete his first 22 passes...Ron Dayne (25 carries, 95 yards on the year) expected to start at running back for the Texans for the second consecutive week... Texans are last in the NFL in total defense (483.7 yards per game), scoring defense (32.7 points per game), and passing defense (320.7 yards per game).
Fast Fact: In his only career meeting with the Texans (2004), then-Viking and current Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper completed 36-of-50 passes for 396 yards and five touchdowns in a 34-28 Minnesota win in overtime.
Prediction: Dolphins don't look ready to snap out of their early-season funk, and the Texans see a winnable game in their midst. Texans 16, Dolphins 14
San Francisco at Kansas City , Sunday, 1:00 Kansas City -7
Storylines: Quarterback Damon Huard, opening his second game in place of the injured Trent Green (concussion), will make his first start at Arrowhead Stadium...Herm Edwards still seeking his first win as Kansas City head coach...Chiefs trying to avoid their second 0-3 start in three years...Kansas City has totaled just 16 points in its first two games, and running back Larry Johnson has yet to score his first touchdown of the year...49ers tight end Vernon Davis (broken fibula) will not play, and running back Frank Gore (abdomen) considered questionable...49ers have lost five fumbles through three games, tied for the NFL high...San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith has thrown for 814 yards and three touchdowns without an interception through three games...Niners rank among NFL leaders with 12 sacks on the season, but are still seeking their first interception of the year...Ex-Redskins, Panthers, and Packers wide receiver Rod Gardner could make his debut in a Kansas City uniform this week.
Fast Fact: The 49ers have scored 20 or more points in five consecutive games dating back to last season, the longest such stretch for the franchise since Weeks 3-9 of the 2002 season, when they accomplished the feat six straight times.
Prediction: Kansas City offense should be able to get well against a San Francisco defense that has some major deficiencies. Chiefs 28, 49ers 16.
Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets , Sunday, 1:00 Indianapolis -9
Storylines: Surprising Jets trying to hold onto a share of first place in the AFC East, and also attempting to give head coach Eric Mangini his first home victory...Indianapolis will be vying for New York sweep, after defeating the Giants, 26-21, on the road in Week 1...Mangini was 7-2 against Peyton Manning while with the Patriots from 2000 through 2005, but his only matchup vs. Manning as the team's defensive coordinator (2005) resulted in a 40-21 loss...The Colts' Marvin Harrison (334) and Jets' Laveranues Coles (331) are 1-2 in NFL receiving yards as Week 4 begins...Coles (24 receptions) and Harrison (22 receptions) are 1-2 in the league in catches... Coles (calf) officially listed as questionable for Sunday, but is expected to play... Indianapolis defensive tackle Corey Simon (knee) is doubtful, and safety Bob Sanders (knee) is questionable...Jets rank last in the AFC with just 2.6 yards per rush...Martin Gramatica could kick for Colts for a second straight week, as Adam Vinatieri (groin) is questionable.
Fast Fact: Colts quarterback Peyton Manning completed 14-of-31 passes for 137 yards and two interceptions in a 41-0 defeat at the hands of the Jets in a 2002 AFC First-Round Playoff, which marks the last time Manning faced the Jets on the road.
Prediction: Jets defense simply doesn't have the strength to deal with Manning for 60 minutes. Colts 31, Jets 10.
Dallas at Tennessee , Sunday, 1:00 Dallas -9˝
Storylines: Cowboys play first game since reports surfaced of a suicide attempt by wide receiver Terrell Owens on Tuesday night...Owens, who suffered a broken ring finger in the team's win over the Redskins in Week 2, is considered questionable for Sunday...Kerry Collins will start his fourth straight game at quarterback for the Titans, after speculation arose that rookie and No. 3 draft pick Vince Young was being considered as this week's starter...Titans franchise has not started 0-4 since the Oilers opened the 1984 season 0-10 en route to a 3-13 finish...Titans have committed eight turnovers through three games, tied for the league high...Cowboys wide receiver Terry Glenn expected to play despite cutting his thumb in practice on Monday...Dallas quarterback Drew Bledsoe has a 68.0 passer rating thus far, while Collins has posted a 42.3 mark...Tennessee running back Chris Brown (turf toe), who missed last week's 13-10 loss to the Dolphins, is considered questionable for Sunday.
Fast Fact: The Cowboys are 12-5 all-time following bye weeks, including 2-1 under Bill Parcells.
Prediction: Even amid the distractions, the Cowboys should have little trouble disposing of the woeful Titans. Cowboys 24, Titans 10.
Detroit at St. Louis , Sunday, 4:05 St. Louis -5
Storylines: Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who coached the Rams from 2000 through 2005, makes his formal return to St. Louis...Detroit's Rod Marinelli still seeking his first win as an NFL head coach... Rams offense has just two touchdowns in its first 12 quarters, both coming on passes from quarterback Marc Bulger to receiver Torry Holt...Holt's younger brother, Terrence, has started all three games for Detroit at free safety this year... Lions last lost their first four in 2001, when they started 0-12 and finished 2-14...St. Louis rookie defensive end Victor Adeyanju will start in place of Anthony Hargrove, who missed practice time last week, as well as the team's win over the Cardinals, due to a personal matter...Lions have yet to record their first interception of 2006, and have not posted a quarterback sack since Week 1... Detroit quarterback Jon Kitna threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns in last week's 31-24 loss to Green Bay, Kitna's first 300-yard passing day since 2003, when he played for the Bengals.
Fast Fact: The St. Louis Rams have not scored a second-half touchdown at the Edward Jones Dome in any of their last four home contests.
Prediction: Lions are sick of losing, and will show as much with an inspired effort that will leave Marinelli and Martz smiling. Lions 19, Rams 14.
New England at Cincinnati , Sunday, 4:15 Cincinnati -6
Storylines: Bengals trying to start 4-0 for the second consecutive season...Cincinnati enters Week 4 in a tie with Baltimore atop the AFC North, while New England shares the AFC East lead with the Jets...Bengals are fresh off an impressive 28-17 win over the Steelers, while the Patriots come off a 17-7 home defeat at the hands of the Broncos...Cincinnati wide receiver Chad Johnson was held to one catch for 11 yards last Sunday...Patriots running back Corey Dillon, the Bengals' all-time leading rusher, will return to Cincinnati to face the team he played for from 1997 through 2003...New England wide receiver Chad Jackson (hamstring) and safety Eugene Wilson (hamstring) both listed as questionable for Sunday...Cincinnati will be without center Rich Braham (knee) and safety Dexter Jackson (ankle)...Bengals are tied for the NFL lead with 11 takeaways, while Patriots are tied with a league-low one takeaway.
Fast Fact: Current Patriots running back Corey Dillon carried 22 times for a then-NFL record 278 yards in a 31-21 win for the Bengals over the Broncos in Cincinnati's first-ever win at Paul Brown Stadium on Oct. 22, 2000.
Prediction: Carson Palmer will locate the many holes in the New England defense, and Tom Brady and the Pats won't keep up on the other end. Bengals 31, Patriots 23.
Cleveland at Oakland , Sunday, 4:15 Cleveland -2˝
Storylines: Only battle of winless teams on the Week 4 docket...Second-year quarterback Andrew Walter, subbing for the injured Aaron Brooks (shoulder), expected to make his first NFL start for the Raiders...Oakland is the NFL's only team without a touchdown as Week 4 begins, and is last in the league in total offense (145 yards per game)...Cleveland trying to avoid first 0-4 start since 1999, when it started 0-7...Raiders trying to avoid a second consecutive 0-3 start... Oakland has allowed 15 sacks through its first two games, tied for the highest figure in the league...Browns have committed eight turnovers through three games, tied for the league lead...Cleveland running back Reuben Droughns (shoulder) expected to play after missing last week's 15-14 loss to the Ravens...Browns quarterback Charlie Frye leads the team in rushing yards (60) and touchdowns scored (3) through three games...Oakland running back LaMont Jordan averaging just 1.9 yards per rush.
Fast Fact: Cleveland quarterback Charlie Frye's first (and to date only) road win as an NFL starter came in a 9-7 triumph for the Browns in Oakland last Dec. 18th.
Prediction: Browns are bad, but the Raiders will make them look like the AFC Pro Bowl team. Browns 18, Raiders 12.
Jacksonville at Washington , Sunday, 4:15 Jacksonville -3
Storylines: Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell, who set an NFL record with 22 consecutive completions in last week's 31-15 over the Texans, will face the franchise he played for from 1995 through 2003...Brunell set an NFL record by completing 22 consecutive passes in last week's 31-15 win over the Texans... Washington attempting to avoid a second straight FedEx Field loss, after falling (19-16) to the Vikings in their home opener on Sept. 11th... Jacksonville wide receiver Matt Jones (groin), who played but did not catch a pass in last week's 21-14 loss to the Colts, expected to start against Washington...Jaguars rookie running back Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 103 yards on 13 carries last week, also catching four balls for 32 yards out of the backfield... Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis leads the NFL with three interceptions...Washington defense has just three sacks and one interception through its first three games.
Fast Fact: Jack Del Rio's last meeting with Joe Gibbs came in a 24-7 win for Gibbs' Redskins over Del Rio's Vikings in a 1992 NFC First-Round Playoff, when Del Rio was a linebacker with Minnesota.
Prediction: Brunell and the still-developing Washington offense will struggle to move the ball consistently, and the Redskins defense will continue to suffer from a lack of big plays. Jaguars 23, Redskins 16.
Seattle at Chicago , Sunday, 8:15 Chicago -3
Storylines: Only battle of 3-0 teams on the Week 4 docket, and one of two matchups of unbeatens (Ravens/Chargers)...Maurice Morris expected to start in place of Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander, who is slated to miss his first game in seven NFL seasons with a cracked bone in his left foot...Alexander told reporters on Tuesday that he had not ruled out playing, but Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren suggested that he would proceed with caution in respect to the player... Seahawks in search of first 4-0 start in franchise history, while Bears seeking their first 4-0 start since 1991... Chicago running backs still looking for their first rushing touchdown of the year...Bears quarterback Rex Grossman has a 100.9 passer rating through three games...Last Super Bowl runner-up to start 4-0 the following season was the 1997-98 Green Bay Packers, coached by Holmgren...Chicago tight end Desmond Clark (foot/ankle) considered questionable.
Fast Fact: Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren is 14-2 in his career against the Bears.
Prediction: Seattle will fight tooth-and-nail, but without Alexander, they won't have the punch to win in the Windy City. Bears 16, Seahawks 15.
Green Bay at Philadelphia , Monday, 8:30 Philadelphia -11
Storylines: Eagles trying to keep a handle on sole possession of first place in the NFC East, while Packers try to build on last week's 31-24 win in Detroit...Eagles and Packers were both 0-3 in Monday night games last season...Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb leads the NFL with 960 passing yards as Week 4 begins...Packers signal-caller Brett Favre, who has thrown an NFL-high 120 passes through three weeks, will return to the site of his heartbreaking loss in a 2003 NFC Divisional Playoff...Philadelphia is tied for the NFL lead in sacks (16), and defensive end Trent Cole enters Week 4 tied for the individual lead in that category (5)...Philadelphia running back Brian Westbrook has a league-high five touchdowns... Eagles are No. 1 in the league in passing offense and total offense...Packers are allowing more than 300 passing yards per game...Green Bay has not won two straight games since the tail end of the 2004 season... Westbrook (knee), wide receiver Donte' Stallworth (hamstring), and safety Brian Dawkins (concussion) all listed as questionable for Monday.
Fast Fact: The Packers are 0-8 in Philadelphia since last winning there in 1962.
Prediction: Green Bay showed signs of life in the win over the Lions, but they're not ready to run with the Eagles for 60 minutes. Eagles 33, Packers 10.
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