We have been giving out picks for weeks now, and we wanted to extend our week 4 NFL picks to cover the remaining games. The four teams that remain in the playoffs are the Steelers, Bears, Eagles and the Giants. It is pretty much a dead horse field when it comes to who will be advancing to the next round. So here are our week 4 NFL picks for each team.
Steelers: This is a great game for the Steelers, who looked like they would be in a rebuilding phase after the Ray Rice trade. But, Big Ben has done enough to keep the Steelers in the game. He has three straight games with at least eight carries, and no games over twenty carries. I feel that the Eagles will lose this one to the Cowboys. The Eagles will get bottled up at home but could catch the Steelers on the road in week five. This is a crucial game for the Eagles in my book.
Bears: The Bears got a big win over the Saints, but it was not enough to keep them in the division race. They are still without a sure starter at quarterback, and they are now even facing a pretty good defensive unit that features two high corners that will be trying to contain Jay Cutler. I see the Bears losing to either the Raiders or the Chargers. I do not see them winning out in the Central. The Cards are also a pretty weak division.
Eagles: The Eagles had a great win over the Lions, but things are not quite as bright in their division. They lost their second game to the rival Dallas Cowboys, and are now only one game above the Lions in the division. The Eagles will take this one at home, but could have some trouble in their next two games. I still like the Lions to win out, but there is enough talent here to take the Eagles to the playoffs. If they can go into Dallas and pull this one off, they will be a true contender.
Bills: The Bills have been playing great football and have a very underrated defensive unit. That is why they have only lost two games all year. The game was a great example of what a great defensive unit can do, but this Bills team is much deeper than just their front four. This team will likely be in the top three come January.
Saints: The Saints just continued to put up great wins, while also picking up road wins over some lesser teams. Their offense is no slouch, and their defense is the complete opposite of what we thought. These are two good teams to face off against in the playoffs. The Saints will win out, but this may be a low point for them all year long.