VIKINGS @ RAMS

Minnesota comes into the city of angels following one of the bigger upsets of week three to Josh Allen and the bills. Cousins was able to throw for just under 296 yards and a touchdown. However, it was the turnovers that ultimately handed the game to the Bills on a silver platter. Now that’s not any shade thrown in the Bills direction, they played a great game as an entire unit but it’s kind of hard not to win a game when the other team gives you the ball back 3 times at costly moments. Meanwhile, the Rams welcome the Vikings after an amazing performance by the whole team as well. From Goff who threw for 354 yards, 3 TD’s 1 INT, with Gurley who brought in a total of 164 yards and 1 TD, to Woods and Cooks who produced 104 yards with 2 TD’s, and 90 yards on 7 catches respectively. The Defence was also producing on the defensive side with 2 fumble recoveries, and a special team’s touchdown off a blocked punt. The Vikings are looking to bounce back but bring along some injuries on the defensive side, with the addition of what could be a game time decision for Dalvin Cook. On the other hand, the Rams are also a little banged up with injuries to the secondary; more specifically Aqib Talib, and Marus Peters. Even though both of these elite defences are missing key cogs to their machines; Minnesota will again be left in the hands of Cousins if cook is not able to suit up. This causes them to revert back to (in my opinion) a one-dimensional offence, and coming up against this front seven (which are arguably the best in the league); along with a fast and explosive offence. The Rams are able to fend off a lost and injured Vikings team coming off a short week, and move on to 4-0

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BENGALS @ FALCONS

Bengals and Falcons Play High Scoring Battle

The Falcons are about as injured as they can be on defense. They have bodies laying around everywhere and that isn’t a good sign when Cincinnati is coming into town. I look for Andy Dalton and the Bengals to exploit the middle of the field and eat up the Falcons depleted secondary. Dalton completed 74 of 116 passes for 860 yards in three games and is tied for third in the league with eight touchdowns. Ryan has completed 70 of 106 passes for 897 yards and seven touchdowns, but is hot as five of those TD passes came in a shootout against New Orleans last week, won by the Saints in overtime 43-37.

So his arm is probably still warm.If that goes as planned, the Falcons will be playing from behind early in this one and forced to air it out to Jones and Ridley, which will make this a high scoring affair.

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BUCCANEERS @ BEARS

After a nerve-wracking victory over the Cardinals last week, the Buccaneers are storming into Solider Field to play the Bears on Sunday afternoon.Fitzpatrick still leads the NFL in passing yards per game (410.0) and is second behind Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes in both touchdown passes (11) and passer rating (124.  If the Bears are going to win this game, they are going to have to take the wind out of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s sails. That will all start up front with Khalil Mack and the Rush. They are going to have to set the tone against a high-flying Bucs offense.

Even if the Bears can slow down Tampa Bay, they are going to need to steal a few points. This needs to be the game that Mitch Trubisky and the passing offense gets on track. Field goals likely aren’t going to cut it in this one, so red zone is going to have to also be the dance floor for the Bears skill position players. Whatever happens on Sunday, this one looks like it’s going to be fun.

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LIONS @ COWBOWS

Elliott comes into this contest a little banged up, Stafford seems to be struggling early on in this season. The defensive line of the Cowboys seems to be stepping up and being what everyone has expected of them. This game is in the stadium in Dallas which gives them the home field advantage. Even with a beat up Zeke, I believe that the cowboys at home will be a hard team to beat during this one, everything is just against the Lions in this one. Struggling offense, hurt defensive players. Nothing lines up for the Lions in this one.

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BILLS @ PACKERS

All eyes will be on this Buffalo team that had the historic win over the Vikings last week. Hobbling Aaron Rodgers is not going down easy after a shocking loss to the Redskins. The Bills rookie Quarterback Josh Allen had a impressive first start; especially on a road game, against the number one ranked defence coming into that game. Allen had one throwing TD, and two rushing tds. Mccoy is still questionable and not expected to play. On the Packers side we all wait patiently to see how Rodgers knee has come with another week passed. Randal Cobb is questionable as well and it's not looking in his favor sunday. What are the odds on another Clay Matthews body weight penalty? I expect Geronimo Allison to have a bigger impact with Cobb being banged up. Aaron Rodgers is throwing up 350 yards.

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TEXANS @ COLTS

The Colts come back home from Philadelphia with a very close game, winless. They welcome Hopkins and the Texans, who are coming off three straight losses to open the season. Luck has played another mediocre game with 164 yards passing with 1 TD, which without an effective run game has led to another loss. That and the fact that the Colts seem to be the most injury riddled team in the league. Every week it seems as if some new name is on both sides of the ball, and that’s because it basically is. However, even with the ever-changing cast, the Colts defence has managed to produce top 15 stats in three out of four categories. With the placings of 14th, 15th, 15th, 16th, in points allowed, pass yards, rush yards, and total yards respectively. On the flip side Houston has an offence that ranks in the top 15 in three out of four categories. With 24th, 8th, 13th, and 8th, in points, total yards, pass yards, and rush yards. These stats have led to great results in the fantasy world for their big three on offence, but still maintain that glaring goose egg in the win column. This brings an interesting factor of a mid league offence vs a mid league defence. The saying does go “defence wins championships” but its hard to deny that the Texans are one more defensive stop and one less offensive turnover from getting that first win. I personally see the Texans putting those corrections into place and leaving Indy with that long awaited win.

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JETS @ JAGUARS

I’m picking the Jags to win this game for two reasons: they have a better defense, and  home field advantage. The Jets are already aware of the defensive monsters that reside in Jacksonville. However, that doesn’t mean that being a rookie will prevent Darnold from making mistakes. The Jags defense will remind us all that the boogeyman is alive and well. 

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DOLPHINS @ PATRIOTS

Miami is trying to stun the world in this one and take a stranglehold of their division with an upset in New England. Here we are hearing the same old story of “the pats are done” or “their time is up” or “this is gonna be their last year together” and Bill and Tom will come out and prove to everyone that even being the great tandem they are they are going to have some bumps along the way and want to come into this game at home and pound the ball against the Dolphins, especially after how well Sony Michel stepped up last week. Look for Tom to come out in this one and let the ball fly.

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EAGLES @ TITANS

The Eagles are entering week 2 of a Wentz led offence. Week one saw Wentz air it out for 255 yards, one TD, one fumble, and a costly interception. Luckily the Eagles were still able to leave Indianapolis with the win and a sense of confidence that their MVP calibre quarterback was more or less back. This week; Wentz and the Eagles fly into Nashville to take on a semi-healthy Mariota and the Titans. The Titans were able to pull out a close 9-6 victory over the Jaguars last week, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that this game will be anywhere close to he minimal scoring we witnessed in week three. With question marks surrounding how well Mariota will be able to air it out, and the fact that Wentz is easily a better quarterback than Blake Bortles. Look for Wentz to continue his process of shaking off the rust and proving to everyone in the league that the injury has had little to no effect on how he plays. On the other hand. Look for the Titans defence to continue their defensive dominance and pressure Wentz so that he’s not able to establish a comfortable rhythm. Ultimately; this game will be come down to Mariota and his previously injured elbow, Wentz and his ability to extend plays and be himself, and the Titans offence pressuring Wentz into submission. Even though Tennessee may come in with one of the higher ranked defences in the league. History has proven that a healthy Wentz can extend the play to the point of success. With that; Wentz and the Eagles leave Nashville with the W, and a more confident and proven offence. 

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SEAHAWKS @ CARDINALS

This game is really the bottom of the barrel game this week as both teams are struggling to begin this season. Maybe the winner of this game will be able to turn some momentum in the following weeks. Seattle is playing on the road and that adds to the problem for Russell Wilson and company. The Hawks aren’t the best team at home but the 12’s may travel for this divisional game. I see DJ being able to run wild against this depleted seahawks defense, but he’s not going to be able to do so without above par play from Rosen and the other people around him. Russell gets Baldwin back in this game which will help him move the ball through the air. Look for Wilson to show everyone that he’s still one of the best and DJ on the other side to prove that he’s still an elite ball carrier.

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BROWNS @ RAIDERS

Baker Mayfield will be in a completely different atmosphere playing at the coliseum against the winless Oakland Raiders. Baker coming off of a huge win for the team and the fans, ending their 635 day winless streak, but that's just the beginning. Derek Carr arrives trying to prove he's worth his $125 million extension in 2017. Carr and the offence hasn't looked very powerful under new coaching regime(bottom 10 in all except running), and its clear the defense has missed Khalil Mack(again being bottom half of the league) no one is sure exactly what this team is yet. Cleveland looked very slow with Tyrod Taylor controlling the ball, but was electric with Baker mayfield when he entered the game. The game will be a little windy. Cleveland will be without James Burgess Jr. and Damarious Randall. Oakland will be missing Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

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49ERS @ CHARGERS

49ers have had their hearts ripped from them and we haven’t even mad it 1/4 of the way into the season. Jimmy Garrapolo and Jerrick McKinnon have both suffered knee injuries and will both miss the season. But they’ve still got to put a team on the field and so here comes C.J Beathard to come save the day. But does he have enough to come in and be what Jimmy was supposed to be? Sadly, I don’t think so. Beathard and the Niners come to the city of angels to play against the struggling Chargers defense. News broke the Bosa will be out until after the bye week and that is not good news. They’re missing their star piece to rush the passer. Still the high flying offense will be able to outscore the offense of their counterpart, the 49ers.

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SAINTS @ GIANTS

Eight TD's in 3 games with a league high 104 points through three weeks; Drew Brees coming off a monster five-touchdown night hopes to stun the Offensively confused New York Giants. Eli has seemed to have issues leading the gifted talent around him.  He looks afraid to get sacked, the O-line has had some downs coming into this game, Eli is missing deep opportunities worried about being hit. Odell Beckham Jr is looking good. Really good. Saquon is impossible to hit on first contact. Everything on paper looks towards a powerful offence. If Eli can find his Mojo, they should be able to put up points on a Saints Defence who is 32nd best in the NFL for points allowed(34 points per game). This definitely isn't the defence we fell in love with last year.

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RAVENS @ STEELERS

If you are a Baltimore fan, you might be a little worried. Away game Flacco is a lot different then Home game Flacco. The Steelers had swept the Ravens last year, and everyone knows Big Ben loves his home games. The Steelers have been penalty prone and will have to clean up if they want to walk away with this game. The Ravens have been averaging 32 points a game, a little higher then Pittsburgh's 29 points. Big Ben has had great success playing with his star running-back and wide receiver, if your watching you know i mean James Conner and JuJu Smith-Shuster(That doesn't sound right if your a big Steelers fan). The Steelers are second in passing yards per game, but the defense has been the opposite, being bottom ten in almost every aspect. I expect Ben to be slinging the ball today, it will be up to Flacco to keep up. Big Ben won't have weather to blame if this game goes sideways. The Ravens are a little banged up, Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley, and the majority of the Cornerbacks all hurt. No major injuries on the Steelers side of the ball

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BRONCOS @ CHIEFS

A different kind of test for the Chiefs offense this week with the man-to-man heavy Broncos defense, but at the end of the day, their defense is just okay. The concept of man coverage being the choice against the Chiefs sounds odd given how many different players can win one-on-one matchups especially against an “OK” defense. The Chiefs should really get minimal pushback from the Broncos defense, as long as there isn’t a complete meltdown up front. Sammy Watkins vs. Bradly Roby and Travis Kelce vs. anyone on their defense should be huge mismatches favoring the Chiefs all game long.

When the Broncos have the ball they haven’t really shown any ability to be consistent passing the ball around the field. Case Keenum is willing to sling the ball into tight windows and make some fantastic throws but that also comes with the risk of turning the ball over. He’s also easily frazzled and doesn’t like to take hits if he can realistically get the ball away. Their run game has been very good so far, using athletic OL in space and decisive, one-cut RBs.

The game shouldn’t be particularly close unless things go poorly for the Chiefs in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Divisional games can always be tricky and a little wonky, especially on a Monday night, but the Broncos simply are a mediocre football team. A different kind of test for the Chiefs offense this week with the man-to-man heavy Broncos defense, but at the end of the day, their defense is just okay. The concept of man coverage being the choice against the Chiefs sounds odd given how many different players can win one-on-one matchups especially against an “OK” defense. The Chiefs should really get minimal pushback from the Broncos defense, as long as there isn’t a complete meltdown up front. Sammy Watkins vs. Bradly Roby and Travis Kelce vs. anyone on their defense should be huge mismatches favoring the Chiefs all game long.

When the Broncos have the ball they haven’t really shown any ability to be consistent passing the ball around the field. Case Keenum is willing to sling the ball into tight windows and make some fantastic throws but that also comes with the risk of turning the ball over. He’s also easily frazzled and doesn’t like to take hits if he can realistically get the ball away. Their run game has been very good so far, using athletic OL in space and decisive, one-cut RBs.

The game shouldn’t be particularly close unless things go poorly for the Chiefs in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Divisional games can always be tricky and a little wonky, especially on a Monday night, but the Broncos simply are a mediocre football team.

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This Week; Andrew: 6/16 Dylan: 6/16 Herbie: 6/16 Mitch: 7/16

Season; Andrew: 28-36 Dylan: 31-33 Herbie: 31-33 Mitch: 31-33