It is most definitely a good thing that I have chosen to take at least this year as a trial run before putting any actual money down on this silly league. I went 5-11 last week against the spread, but did much better straight up 10-6. I knew that it was going to be a bad week when the corpse of the Buffalo Bills was up 21 points on the double digit favorite Minnesota early in that game. Oh well, put it behind me and forge on to Week 4.
A Note about Thursday Night Football (Week 4)
I thought that the Vikings would be able to keep the game close, so I picked them with the spread, but I knew that the Rams would win the game. During the Steelers/Bucs game I texted Chris, “All I know is that KC and LAR are good. The rest of this league is a toss up.”
Week 4 Picks
Once again, to get in under the deadline, I’m only giving picks. No witty comments about the games. However, I’m starting to figure out the schedule of the semester, so witty will be back next week. Maybe I’ll even be able to post an article or two not about sports. Over the last month, this has been 2 Guys talking about the NFL. And, I’m not even that big of a football fan anymore.
Cincinnati at Atlanta (-5): Falcons
Detroit at Dallas (-3.5): Lions
Buffalo at Green Bay (-10.5): Buffalo
Philadelphia (-3) at Tennessee: Eagles
Houston at Indianapolis (-1.5): Colts
Miami at New England (-7.5): Miami
Jets at Jacksonville(-9): Jags
Cleveland at Oakland (-2.5): Browns
Seattle (-3) at Arizona: Seahawks
New Orleans (-3.5) at Giants: Saints
San Francisco at LA Chargers (-9.5): 49ers
Baltimore at Pittsburgh (-3): Steelers
Overall, Week 4 isn’t very compelling. There are a few good games (Bal/Pit, Miami/NE), but nothing that will keep me glued to the computer screen. Simmons and Sal have called these weeks “apple pickers” because you can spend time with your family instead of watching football. I don’t have such a dilemma and we didn’t get paid this week, so apple picking isn’t an option. However, I do have some yard work to do, so maybe I’ll call these “yard work” weeks.