2016 Week 4 NFL Picks
By the Football Garbage Time Staff
If you followed last year, you won over 60% of your picks, and we aim to do even better this year. We’re off to a decent start, so without further to do, here we go:
Week 4 Games
Ha Kung Wong’s Picks
Ha Kung’s Thoughts:
As I mention every week, copy my picks and you can thank me later. If you like winning, I think I can help.
Also, just because we love competition here at Football Garbage Time, we’re once again going heads up against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks. In Week 3, we essentially tied Urban Sports Scene team, and are now 2-0-1:
— Wally aka Waleo USS (@UrbanSportScene) September 27, 2016
But they’re awesome competitors, and they KNOW their sports, so keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because we’ll be picking all season all long!
Scott King’s Picks
Joanne Kong’s Picks
Buffalo Bills (1-2) @ New England Patriots (3-0)
The last two times these divisional rivals met, the Buffalo Bills defeated the Patriots. Last year, the Bills defeated the Patriots at Foxborough. In week 3, the Bills had an outstanding victory over the Arizona Cardinals, the defense having 4 interceptions, a fumble for a loss, 5 sacks and not allowing a passing touchdown. The Bills defense demonstrated that they are no slouch and are hoping to bring the momentum against the Patriots.
Let’s face it. I hate to say it, but the Patriots look unstoppable this year. Maybe it’s because the Patriots want to show that they are more than deflategate quarterback, Tom Brady. (Which they are, obviously)
So while Tom Brady and family are in Italy enjoying his suspension and sunbathing nude…
— New York Post (@nypost) September 27, 2016
…the Patriots have proved they will be just fine without him.
The biggest advantage for the Patriots are that they are playing at home. The New England defense is obviously better than we thought. Although, I hate to pick the Patriots to win. I see a victory in their future.
Of course, I am hoping I am wrong.
New York Giants (2-1) @ Minnesota Vikings (3-0)
I hate to be disloyal and pick against my New York Football Giants, but there are a lot of factors working against them.
The Giants have a weak secondary, losing rookie Darian Thompson in week 2 against the New Orleans Saints with a foot injury. The good news is that he suffered a sprained foot and will not need surgery, but Thompson will be in a walking boot and evaluated week to week.
The Giants rookie cornerback, Eli Apple, suffered a hamstring injury and cornerback, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, suffered a groin injury in week 3 against the Washington Redskins. It’s not clear whether they will be able to participate in the Monday Night game. You can count on one or both players to be on the field, whether they will be 100% is another question.
But wait, there’s more bad news for the Giants in week 3. Running back Shane Vereen, who replaced running back Rashard Jennings, is ruled out for the season with a tricep injury. Vereen was a major contributor in week 3, rushing for 67 yards and a touchdown. If Jennings, thumb injury, is unable to play in week 4, you can watch for running back Orleans Darkwa who rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown in week 3 against the Redskins.
The Giants still have a solid offensive line with receivers Odell Beckham Jr, Victor Cruz and Sterling Shepard.
Unfortunately, the Vikings have a solid secondary. In week 3, the Vikings made last years NFC champions look inept, holding the Carolina Panthers to only 10 points, no passing touchdowns, 3 interceptions and 8 sacks.
As for the Vikings offense, quarterback, Sam Bradford, has been a great game manager as he adapts to the Vikings scheme, doing exactly what he needs to do…move the ball into the endzone.
The preparation and mental state for both teams will be the key to victory, and mistakes will be their downfall.
Jason Johnson’s Picks
Ryan Whitfield’s Picks
Through three weeks I’m 30-18, number one in our league, and I called the Buffalo upset against Arizona last week. So, in short, listen to me.
Despite historically being a bad team on Thursday night, and the Red Rocket Dalton being historically bad on TNF, the Dolphins suck. Cincinnati wins by a touchdown plus tonight.
Nice win by the Colts last week however it’s time the sexy pick Jaguars wake up this weekend. That offense goes off and the Jaguars win going away.
Falcons have looked explosive so far, and the Panthers are in that classic season following a super bowl loss, and they will continue to struggle to find their grip. This will be a barn burner and the Falcons win on a late Matt Bryant Field Goal and the vaunted Panthers are 1-3.
Last one here we go. The patriots have exceeded or at least met expectations in Brady’s absence. They will turn the reigns back over to Brady at worst at 3-1, with the division lead, and a battle tested team. They are playing with “house money” and this one has all the markings of a let down game. Rex always brings his best against the Patriots and there’s not Brady for a bail out on Sunday. However, this team is already so tested, too talented and deep, and Bill is one game away from proving not just his genius but why he should be revered the hands down best to ever it do it. Get ready a knock out, drag down fight but the Patriots squeak out a low scoring 24-20 win.
Joey Alibro’s Picks
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