Time to be honest. The NFL is unpredictable. Who would have guessed that the Bills….THE BILLS would smoke the Vikings like they did? Or that the Packers would lay a egg? Or Baker Mayfield would spark the Browns?
So will be Week 4 of the NFL season be any different or wild? Probably not but us here at Fangirlish are going to give it our best shot to figure it out.
So here’s your faithful band of pickers — Alyssa, Lizzie and Charles as we take a stab in the dark to figure out who will win this week in the N….F…..L.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Los Angeles Rams (Thursday Night)
Charles: LAR 21, MIN 10 – The Rams are hurting on defense but I think that Kirk Cousins will give them enough mistakes to take advantage of.
Lizzie: LAR 30, MIN 10 – I think the Rams might be the best team in football right now, so I can’t pick anything else.
Alyssa: LAR 28, MIN 14 – I’d like to say the Vikings rebound after getting embarrassed by Josh Allen and the Bills. But they play the Rams. It doesn’t look good.
New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Charles: JAX 12, NYJ 9 – I feel like the Jaguars are going to have a lot of Field Goal Battle games in the future.
Lizzie: JAX 21, NYJ 10 – It’s the Jets. Enough Said.
Alyssa: JAX 24, NYJ 10 – Now, this is an ideal situation when you’re looking to rebound after an embarrassing upset. Just, don’t overlook this team either, ‘kay?
Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots
Charles: NE 31, MIA 10 – “The Patriots are done! They are tired on defense now.” Heard all this before and still think New England wins by double digits.
Lizzie: MIA 31, NE 24 – Oh, yeah, I’m really going for it. The Patriots have never really liked playing the Dolphins, so hey, upset time!
Alyssa: NE 24, MIA 17 – I’m not entirely convinced that Miami is the real deal, given their first three opponents. This will be their first real test. And I just don’t see Tom Brady losing three straight.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tennessee Titans
Charles: PHI 17, TEN 14 – Carson Wentz is still shaking the rust off but the Eagles defense can still make enough plays to win against a very tough Titans team.
Lizzie: PHI 21, TEN 14 – This is one of those scary games, because I’m picking what makes sense and the league hasn’t made much sense this year.
Alyssa: PHI 21, TEN 14 – Even with a less than 100 percent Carson Wentz, the Eagles should win this game. Should. Who knows what’ll happen anymore though.
Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts
Charles: IND 17 , HOU 17 – These teams deserve a tie.
Lizzie: IND 17, HOU 17 – I’m gonna join in the fun with Charles on this one. Why not?
Alyssa: IND 21, HOU 17 – I can’t believe the Texans are gonna go 0-4. Don’t let me pick division winners anymore.
Buffalo Bills vs. Green Bay Packers
Charles: BUF 31, GB 24 – I have no worries about Aaron Rodgers and his leg or offense. I have TONS of worries about that still terrible Packers defense. Clay Matthews will get a roughing-the-passer call in the third quarter by the way.
Lizzie: GB 24, BUF 17 – I’d love to pick the Bills but my brain just won’t let me.
Alyssa: GB 24, BUF 17 – I’d love nothing more than the Packers to lose to the Bills. But after last week’s reality check, something tells me they’ll be ready for Josh Allen and his hurdles.
Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys
Charles: DET 31, DAL 23 – Lions have some confidence and momentum. The Cowboys have absolutely none of either right now.
Lizzie: DET 24, DAL 24 – The Lions are a weird team, and when they’re on a roll, they can usually maintain it for a bit.
Alyssa: DAL 24, DET 20 – The Cowboys offense has to get it together for at least one game, right? Might as well be against the Lions.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears
Charles: CHI 17, TB 14 – Defense over Offense. Every Single Time.
Lizzie: CHI 21, TB 17 – I did learn my defense will win tough games lesson years ago with my Broncos.
Alyssa: CHI 24, TB 21 – The only reason I’m picking the Bears is because of their defense…and my belief that Mitch Trubisky will put together just a “good” performance. That’ll be enough with this defense.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Atlanta Falcons
Charles: ATL 44, CIN 34 – This will be a fun game. If Matt Ryan and Andy Dalton don’t have 300 yards each with 3 TDs, I would be stunned.
Lizzie: ATL 41, CIN 31 – Offensive slugfest! And I’d pick Matt Ryan for any such slugfest, almost any day.
Alyssa: ATL 31, CIN 20 – The Falcons are the best 1-2 team in the NFL. And they’re out for blood. Have fun, Cincy.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals
Charles: ARI 13, SEA 10 – Just picking the Cardinals because I hope Rosen does good in his first official start.
Lizzie: SEA 14, ARI 10 – I don’t even care.
Alyssa: SEA 23, ARI 10 – Even Josh Rosen can’t save the Cardinals from this mess.
Cleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders
Charles: CLE 31, OAK 24 – All Aboard the Baker Mayfield bandwagon!! CHOO CHOO!!!
Lizzie: CLE 28, OAK 24 – It makes me happy to pick against the Raiders, and hey, I like the Browns now.
Alyssa: CLE 24, OAK 17 – Two wins in a row for Cleveland? No, I’m not delusional, but it sure feels like it, doesn’t it?
New Orleans Saints vs. New York Giants
Charles: NO 31, NYG 24 – Not sure what to say about this game except Drew Brees is still really really good.
Lizzie: NO 35, NYG 20 – Drew Brees, that’s all I’m saying.
Alyssa: NO 27, NYG 21 – Giants defense > Saints defense. But Drew Brees > Eli Manning.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Charles: LAC 24, SF 3 – Chargers, if you all don’t win this one……
Lizzie: LAC 24, SF 10 – The Chargers should win this easily, but then again,when have the Chargers ever done anything easily?
Alyssa: LAC 31, SF 13 – I don’t even know who will be quarterbacking the 49ers, but it’s not going to be pretty without Jimmy Garoppolo.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Sunday Night)
Charles: BALT 14, PIT 10 – Just a gut feeling but the Steelers still don’t seem right to me. Going with the upset pick here.
Lizzie: BALT 20, PIT 13 – Hahahahaha the Steelers suck.
Alyssa: PIT 31, BALT 27 – This game suddenly got interesting. Gotta give it to the home team here.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos (Monday Night)
Charles: KC 30, DEN 13 – I hope the Broncos defense can slow down Mahomes but I highly doubt it.
Lizzie: KC 31, DEN 14 – I hate you Casey Keenum.
Alyssa: KC 21, DEN 17 – I think the Broncos defense officially welcomes Pat Mahomes to the NFL, but Case Keenum finds a way to give the game back. Prove me wrong, Case.