ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Sports and Recreation»
  • Team Sports»
  • American Football

NFL SEASON 2014: Week four picks

Updated on December 17, 2014
PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

Justin W. Price, AKA PDXKaraokeGuy, is a freelance writer, blogger, and award-nominated author based out of Juneau, Alaska.

After a 56-14 debacle, this is the sad state of Buccaneers fans
After a 56-14 debacle, this is the sad state of Buccaneers fans | Source

My stats

Me

Week three: 11-5

Season total: 28-20

Prisco:

Week three: 13-3

Season total: 31-17


Exact spread:

me

Week Three: 0/16

Season: 1/48

Prisco

Week Three: 0/16

Season: 0/48


Exact score (game):

me

Week Three: 0/16

Season: 0/48

Prisco

Week Three: 0/16

Season: 0/48


Exact score (team):

me

Week Three: 1/32

Season: 3/96

Prisco

Week Three: 1/32

Season: 3/96


Correct upset specials:

me:

2/3

Prisco:

N/A

Who is thew worst team in the NFL?

See results

As the season progresses, it gets easier to pick winners and losers. The good teams separate from the bad and, as coaches have more and more film to study, surprising other teams gets more difficult.

Last week I finished 11-5, good enough to win a division. Prisco finishes 13-3, enough to win a first round bye. I was correct on my my second upset special, making me 2 out of three on the season. I only pick one exact team score correct, but I was one point off on several.

The Eagles continue to build big deficits and then come from behind to win. the 49ers have been outscored 52-3 in the second half and the Buccaneers gave up more points in one game than eight teams have given up on the season.

Who is the worst team in the NFL currently? My vote goes with Jacksonville, but the Raiders and Buccaneers have also yet to find their way into the win column. What's on tap for week four?

Bye weeks: Browns, Bengals, Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals, Broncos

Song of the Week

Source

Who will win?

  • 20% Giants
  • 80% Redskins
5 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

New York Giants (1-2) at Washington (1-2)

The Giants are coming off a much needed win. The Redskins are back home after a tough loss. Kirk Cousins has been playing well, the Giants defense is terrible. I like the 'Skins.

Giants 21 Redskins 28

result:

Giants 45 Redskins 14

Source

Who will win?

See results

Carolina (2-1) at Baltimore (2-1)

Carolina is coming off an embarrassing loss at home (which was my upset pick of the week) and the Ravens are coming off an emotional, last second win against a surprisingly competitive Browns team. Neither team thrills me, but I like Panthers defense to get after Flacco and force him into some mistakes.

Panthers 20 Ravens 14

result

Panthers 10 Ravens 38

Source

Who will win?

See results

Green Bay (1-2) at Chicago (2-1)

I can't figure out either of these teams. The Packers, though, haven't looked good all season, even in winning. They're coming off a tough road loss against a Bears team that has put together two impressive road wins. The Packers seem to be on the decline.

Packers 17 Bears 23

result:

Packers 38 Bears 17

Source

Who will win?

See results

Buffalo (2-1) at Houston (2-1)

The Bills 2-0 start was about as real as a unicorn. But, so was the Texans, who were embarrassed by a bad Giants team on the road. Both these teams have great defenses but inconsistent quarterback play. This one will be low scoring and ugly.

Bills 14 Texans 19

result:

Bills 17 Texans 23

Source

Who will win?

See results

Tennessee (1-2) at Indianapolis (1-2)

After an impressive opening week win, the Titans have looked flat out bad the last two weeks. Now, they're starting QB may be out. The Colts got a much needed win and demolished the Jags in Jacksonville. Now they come back home where they will do the same thing to the Titans.


Titans 10 Colts 24

result:

Titans 17 Colts 41

Source

Who will win?

See results

Detroit (2-1) at New York Jets (1-2)

The Lions defense has been rather dominant the start the season, to go with an offense featuring many weapons. The Jets have been solid on defense but not good at all on offense. The front seven of the Lions will be too much for the Jets on a short week.

Lions 24 Jets 16

result:

Lions 24 Jets 17

Source

Who will win?

See results

Miami (1-2) at Oakland (0-3)

After defeating the Pats in week one (my upset special that week), the Dolphins have look bad. The Raiders nearly beat the Patriots last week in Foxboro and that defense is good enough to keep them in most ball games. I think the Dolphins are the better team, and Tannehill's job is on the line. He steps up here, and may keep his job in tact for another week.

Dolphins 21 Raiders 17

result:

Dolphins 38 Raiders 14

Source

Who will win?

See results

Tampa Bay (0-3) at Pittsburgh (2-1)

After allowing 56(!) points last week, Mike Glennon came in and saved the team form getting shut out. But they look bad. The Steelers just destroyed the Panthers in Carolina (my upset pick from last week). The Bucs are worse than the Panthers and the Steelers are home. It's going to be a long season for the Bucs.

Buccaneers 14 Steelers 31

result:

Buccaneers 27 Steelers 24


Source

Who will win?

See results

Jacksonville (0-3) at San Diego (2-1)

I thought the Jags were going to be better this year. I was wrong. Blake Bortles gets his first career start against a physical Chargers team on the road. Blow out.

Jaguars 10 Chargers 27

Result:

Jaguars 14 Chargers 33

Source

Who will win?

See results

Atlanta (2-1) at Minnesota (1-2)

The Falcons lit up a bad defense last week for 56 points. The Vikings have scored 16 points since dropping 34 in week one. They're still bad. The Falcons offense porous defense will keep it close, but the Falcons will prove to be too much.

Falcons 28 Vikings 23

result:

Falcons 28 Vikings 41

Source

Who will win?

See results

Philadelphia (3-0) at San Francisco (1-2)

The Eagles are a scoring machine, but they haven't faced a legit defense all season. They can't keep falling behind, especially not against a desperate Niners team, which has been outscored 52-3 in the second half this season. I think like all Chip Kelley teams, a tough, physical defense will stifle a powerful offense when it counts.

Eagles 24 49ers 26

result:

Eagles 21 49ers 26

Source

Who will win?

See results

New Orleans (1-2) at Dallas (2-1)

A battle of no defenses should be fun to watch.. The Cowboys are a surprising 2-1. DeMarco is Murray is the difference here, as he can bleed clock in the fourth quarter.

Saints 27 Cowboys 31

result:

Saints 17 Cowboys 38

Source

Who will win?

See results

Upset Special

New England (2-1) at Kansas City (1-2)


Tom Brady looks like a 37 year old and the the Pats in general look out of sync and struggled mightily against a bad Raiders team in Foxboro. The Chiefs don't look much better but they are coming off a big road win and I don't see them losing two in a row at Arrowhead, which is always a tough place to play.

Patriots 16 Chiefs 20

result:

Patriots 14 Chiefs 41

My Poetry Collection

Thanks for Reading

A FREELANCE WRITER, HONORS STUDENT AND GOVER PRIZE FINALIST, JUSTIN W. PRICE (AKA, PDXKARAOKEGUY)IS A POET, SHORT STORY, BIOGRAPHY AND HUMOR WRITER. HIS POETRY COLLECTION,DIGGING TO CHINA, WAS RELEASED FEBRUARY 2ND, 2013 BY SWEATSHOPPE PUBLICATIONS AND IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM, BARNES AND NOBLE AND THROUGH YOUR LOCAL BOOKSELLER.

HIS WORK IS ALSO FEATURED INBEST NEW FICTION (2014 EDITION), AND HAS APPEARED PREVIOUSLY INTHE RUSTY NAIL, EFICTION, THE CRISIS CHRONICLES, THE HELLROARING REVIEW, BURNINGWORD, SEE SPOT RUN AND THE BELLWETHER REVIEW. HE PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS MANAGING EDITOR OFEPOETRY MAGAZINEAND THE BRIDGEONLINE NEWSPAPER.

HE WORKS IN A MEAT AND SEAFOOD DEPARTMENT FOR A HEALTH FOOD GROCERY STORE. HE ALSO WORKS AS FREELANCE WRITER, EDITOR, AND GHOSTWRITER, AND IS WORKING TOWARDS HIS PH.D. HE LIVES IN A SUBURB OF PORTLAND, OREGON WITH HIS WIFE, ANDREA, THEIR LABRADOODLE, BELLA, AND A NAMED SHPOO, SAUVEE.

PLEASE VISIT HISPROFILE FOR MORE INFORMATION. THANKS!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image
      Author

      Justin W Price 3 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      I have a league picking against the spread, too. It's much harder... and games like Dallas and New Orleans worry me because they can score so many points. Essentially, with the home team getting three points, Dallas is a 1/2 point favorite, basically a pick 'em. Does your league use confidence points? If so, take Dallas to cover with low confidence.

    • DeborahNeyens profile image

      Deborah Neyens 3 years ago from Iowa

      Justin, with just one exception, our picks for the week are identical for the straight up winners. But in my pool where we pick against the spread, I am having a really tough time deciding on my double shock. Dallas, maybe? They're getting 3-1/2 points and I think they're going to win outright.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)