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Fearless Rick's NFL Week 4 Picks - Early Games

Rick Gagliano | September 25-28

All times Eastern - Click here for late games.

Thursday, September 25

New York Giants at Washington Redskins (-3 1/2, 46) 8:25 pm - The Giants stunned Houston, 30-17, while the Redskins lost a tough one to the Eagles in Philly Sunday night, 37-34.

A traditional, East division rivalry, the Giants have had the upper hand over the years, and, with their first win of the season in the books, look for them to capitalize on Redskin errors as the G-Men evole.

Prediction: Giants 24 Redskins 20


Sunday, September 28

Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts (-7 1/2, 45 1/2) 1:00 pm - Big divisional game, and even though the Titans were shut down by the Cincinnati defense in last week's 33-7 loss, they should rebound to keep this one close and potentially pull off the upset.

Indy hammered Jacksonville last week, 44-17, but Andrew Luck and his pals won't find the going so easy against an improving Titan defense.

Prediction: Colts 23 Titans 19


Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens (-3, 40 1/2) 1:00 pm - Losers on Monday night to Pittsburgh, 37-19, the Panthers' defense was exposed and exploited.

The Ravens got by an improved Browns team by the narrowest of margins last week, 23-21, but are very dominant at home. Might be some crying in the Caroinas before this one is done.

Prediction: Ravens 21 Panthers 13


Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans (-3, 40 1/2) 1:00 pm - The Bills find themselves tied for first place in the AFC East at 2-1, though many believe that won't stand for long, especially after being manhandled by San Diego in Orchard Park last weekend, 22-10.

If the Giants' defense could handle the Texans, as they did in a 30-17 win, the Bills should have no problem, especially up front, where Buffalo is very solid.

Prediction: Bills 23 Texans 20


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Green Bay Packers (-1, 50) at Chicago Bears 1:00 pm - Detroit held the Pakcers to just a touchdown in their 19-7 win last week and the Packers have to go on the road and win against a fierce divisional rival, a tall task.

The Bears are beginning to look like the class of the NFC North, and with good reason, especially if their defense can find more bodies to man the secondary and Jay Cutler remains healthy. 2-1 Bears have a chance to put some distance between themselves and the Packers with a win and should do so.

Prediction: Bears 31 Packers 21


Detroit Lions (-1 1/2, 44 1/2) at New York Jets 1:00 pm - Jets showed some moxie in their Monday night, 27-19 loss to the Bears, and an early pick-six off the arm of QB Geno Smith put them behind and kept them there.

They should pick it up in their second straight home game, though, odd as this may sound, they'll do it with defense and a couple of big plays, possibly on special teams. This battle figures to be one of the more contentious of the weekend slate.

Prediction: Jets 17 Lions 10


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Miami Dolphins (-4, 40 1/2) vs. Oakland Raiders (in London) 1:00 pm - Those Brits better like our American football, because we keep sending over some very chump teams that are likely not playoff material.

Miami should get the job done, as their flight to London is a bit shorter than that of the Raiders, who just might think this is a bye week. Hint: it's not.

Prediction: Dolphins 27 Raiders 17


Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers (-7, 44 1/2) 1:00 pm - While this may look like the lock of the century to many, after Pittsburgh slammed Carolina, 37-19, and the Bucs were embarrassed by Atlanta, 56-14, it should be pointed out that Tampa played on Thursday, whereas the Steelers won on Sunday night, so there may be an edge for the entry from the NFC South here.

This could be one of the uglier games of the week, but we'll side with Tampa Bay in hopes that they haven't completely lost all hope for the season in the upset of the week. Just kidding. The Steeler probably won't allow a Tampa Bay TD until this one is under wraps.

Prediction: Steelers 31 Buccaneers 10

All times Eastern - Click here for late games

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