Forecaster Frank's Lessons From Week 4

Another mediocre week, posting a record of 8-8. Here is what we learned. 

Thursday Night

Jax +7.5 (o/u 46)

My Pick Bengals 27 Jaguars 21

Score Bengals 24 Jaguars 21

It has been a grind so far for Urban Meyer, who saw his Jaguars jump out to a 14-0 lead before the Bengals came back and won on a last-second field goal. At least he found a way to relieve his tension. 

Result: WIN

Sunday at 1

Atl +1.5 (o/u 48)

My Pick Falcons 20 Washington 17

Score Washington 34 Falcons 30

The officials had a terrible game as they made several mistakes that nearly gave the Falcons the win. However, ball don't lie, and the Football Team survived to get to 2-2. 

Result: LOSS

Buf -16.5 (o/u 47)

My Pick Bills 41 Texans 13

Score Bills 40 Texans 0

It was ugly as I expected, with the Texans were trampled by the Buffalo Stampede as Davis Mills wishes he could have phoned home. Time to trade Deshaun Watson to Miami.

Result: WIN

Det +2.5 (o/u 42)

My Pick Lions 23 Bears 20

Score Bears 24 Lions 14

This week Matt Nagy stayed out of the way and allowed a new play-caller, which helped Justin Fields excel; the Lions meanwhile continued to get in their own way. 

Result: LOSS

Dal -4.5 (o/u 50.5)

My Pick Cowboys 38 Panthers 17

Score Cowboys 38 Panthers 28

The Cowboys look like the real deal, as the Panthers played well but could not overcome a poor start, as Sam Darnold had an impressive second half.

Result: WIN

Ind +1.5 (o/u 42.5)

My Pick Colts 17 Dolphins 13

Score Colts 27 Dolphins 17

The Dolphins played a terrible game, as the offensive line struggled, and Jacoby Brissett had trouble getting the ball down the field. It is a giant mess in Miami.

 Result: WIN

Min +2 (o/u 51.5)

My Pick Vikings 27 Browns 24

Score Browns 14 Vikings 7

The Browns' defense is legitimate, as they shut down the Vikings. Kirk Cousins again was unable to win a close game, as the Vikings scored one touchdown in a game that was there for the taking. 

Result: LOSS

NO -7.5 (o/u 42)

My Pick Saints 37 Giants 7

Score Giants 27 Saints 20 (OT)

The Saints had this game in their pocket but could not put the Giants away. This has to be a concern with Jameis Winston as the Giants using Saquon Barkley won in overtime. 

Result: LOSS

Ten -7.5 (o/u 44.5)

My Pick Titans 34 Jets 10

Score Jets 27 Titans 24 (OT)

The Titans limped in with their receiving core banged up and limped out with a loss as the Jets landed in victory lane. 

Result: LOSS

KC -7 (o/u 54.5)

My Pick Chiefs 44 Eagles 20

Score Chiefs 42 Eagles 30

The Chiefs bounced back from two losses and won as Patrick Mahomes was strong, but the defense remains a concern as the Eagles scored 30 points.

Result: WIN

Sunday Late Games

Rams -4.5 (o/u 54.5)

My Pick Rams 33 Cardinals 20
Score Cardinals 37 Rams 20 

The Rams suffered a letdown as the Cardinals went into SoFi Stadium and came away with a statement victory.

Result: LOSS 

Sea +3 (o/u 52)

My Pick Seahawks 31 49ers 27

Score Seahawks 28 49ers 21

The Seahawks got the win that they needed to get back on track as Russell Wilson had a solid game to get back to 2-2.

Result: WIN

Bal +1 (o/u 44.5)

My Pick Ravens 20 Broncos 16

Score Ravens 23 Broncos 7

The Ravens flew to victory, as the Broncos suffered their first loss, with Teddy Bridgewater getting knocked out of the game with a concussion.

Result: WIN 

GB -7 (o/u 45.5)

My Pick Packers 30 Steelers 10

Score Packers 27 Steelers 17

Ben Roethlisberger's struggles continued as the Packers continued to rise in the NFC North, winning easily.

Result: WIN 

Sunday Night

TB -7 (o/u 49.5)

My Pick Buccaneers 37 Patriots 17

Score Buccaneers 19 Patriots 17

Rain fell throughout the night, as Tom Brady seemed somewhat overwhelmed by the moment. However, he made the plays in the end as the Buccaneers got the win in Foxboro.

Result: LOSS 

Monday Night

LV +3.5 (o/u 52.5)

My Pick Raiders 27 Chargers 24

Score Chargers 28 Raiders 14

The Chargers may have found a quarterback as Justin Herbert was impressive as the Chargers overcame the crowd and the Raiders to win on Monday Night Football. 

Result: LOSS