nfl-predictions:-week-four

NFL Predictions: Week Four


Neil Reynolds

American Football Expert & Columnist

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Last Updated: 30/09/21 1:14pm

    Jeff Reinebold slipped further behind Neil Reynolds after Week Three of their NFL Predictions, despite pushing his chips into the middle of the table with some gutsy picks last weekend.

    As well as hosting Inside The Huddle on Sky Sports NFL every Tuesday at 9pm, Neil, along with Jeff, release a weekly audio edition of ITH every Wednesday in which they make their game picks.

    Neil now holds a 34-30 lead over Jeff on the season, courtesy of his Week Three score of 12 and Jeff’s of 11, which was secured courtesy of a Sunday night win for the Green Bay Packers over the San Francisco 49ers.

    2021 Prediction Results

    Neil ReynoldsJeff Reinebold
    Week One97
    Week Two1312
    Week Three1211
    Total Points3430

    Click on the link below to listen to this week’s ITH podcast and read on to see Neil and Jeff’s Week Four predictions…

    Week Four Predictions

    Neil ReynoldsJeff Reinebold
    Jaguars @ BengalsBengalsBengals
    Browns @ VikingsVikingsBrowns
    Cardinals @ RamsRamsRams
    Buccaneers @ PatriotsBuccaneersBuccaneers
    Raiders @ ChargersChargersRaiders
    Titans @Jets, Sun, 6pmTitansTitans
    Chiefs @ EaglesChiefsChiefs
    Panthers @ CowboysCowboysCowboys
    Giants @ SaintsSaintsSaints
    Lions @ BearsLionsLions
    Texans @ BillsBillsBills
    Colts @ DolphinsDolphinsDolphins
    Washington @ FalconsWashingtonWashington
    Seahawks @ 49ers, Sun, 9.05pm49ers49ers
    Ravens @ Broncos, Sun, 9.25pmBroncosRavens
    Steelers @ PackersPackersPackers
    Bold indicates live on Sky

    Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cincinnati Bengals

    Thursday Night Football, live on Sky Sports NFL, Friday, 1.20am

    Can No 1 overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence earn his first NFL win on Thursday night?

    Can No 1 overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence earn his first NFL win on Thursday night?

    NEIL PICKS: Bengals

    “I’m losing count now. I think it’s 18 losses in a row for the Jaguars, so I’ve got to go with Cincinnati.”

    JEFF PICKS: Bengals

    “I’m going with the Bengals too, although I’m a little concerned about their defense which is a bit banged up on a short week. But Jacksonville are struggling offensively and it’s not much better on the other side of the ball.”

    Cleveland Browns @ Minnesota Vikings

    Sunday, live on Sky Sports NFL and Sky Max, 6pm

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is playing at an MVP level to start the 2021 season

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is playing at an MVP level to start the 2021 season

    NEIL PICKS: Vikings

    “This is tough, but I am going with my guy Kirk Cousins. And I’ll tell you why; they very easily could be 3-0 to start the season and Cousins should really be in the MVP conversation.

    “If you put a No 12 and ‘Brady’ on his back, he would be. He has a 74 completion percentage, 318 passing yards per game, eight touchdowns and no interceptions. Vikings for the win.

    JEFF PICKS: Browns

    “I’m taking Cleveland. I think they have an overall better football team and I saw some spark out of their defense against Chicago last week.”

    Arizona Cardinals @ Los Angeles Rams

    Sunday, live on Sky Sports NFL, 9.05pm

    Brian Baldinger breaks down Matthew Stafford's starring performance in leading the Los Angeles Rams to victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week Three

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    Brian Baldinger breaks down Matthew Stafford’s starring performance in leading the Los Angeles Rams to victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week Three

    Brian Baldinger breaks down Matthew Stafford’s starring performance in leading the Los Angeles Rams to victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week Three

    NEIL PICKS: Rams

    “It’s a very different proposition for the Rams defense this week, going from facing Tom Brady to Kyler Murray.

    “This one is tough to call, but I’m going with the Rams at home because I really am a believer in what they’re doing.”

    JEFF PICKS: Rams

    “Murray has played extremely well over the first three weeks. The Cardinals are maybe a team that has gone under the radar a little bit; they have a very talented defense, weapons on offense and the quarterback is showing some consistency – he was always so up and down previously.

    “The Rams have the big edge with the Los Angeles home crowd in that beautiful stadium, and I just look at their offense and say ‘Wow!’. The way they can run the ball, what Matthew Stafford brings to them, Cooper Kupp is having an amazing year! They’re a good football team and I’m just leaning their way.”

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New England Patriots

    Sunday Night Football, live on Sky Sports NFL, Monday, 1.20am

    Tom Brady is set to return to Foxborough on Sunday night to face his former team the New England Patriots

    Tom Brady is set to return to Foxborough on Sunday night to face his former team the New England Patriots

    NEIL PICKS: Buccaneers

    “There’s some guy called Brady who is apparently going back to Gillette Stadium. I don’t know if you’ve heard this story?! This one is just fascinating!

    “But I just think Brady’s Bucs have too much firepower. I see Tampa Bay winning easily.”

    JEFF PICKS: Buccaneers

    “It is going to be a hugely emotional game for Brady. He can say all he wants, and Bill Belichick the same, but this isn’t ‘just another game’. They both want it so bad.

    “I wish this game was two weeks away, with a bye week or something leading up to it, because with every press conference Belichick does, the more prickly he gets with the media – and that’s when he is at his best!

    “I agree though; I think that, while the Bucs secondary is banged up and they’re not getting to the quarterback as much as they’d like, it’s just too tall an order for Mac Jones and the Patriots.”

    Las Vegas Raiders @ Los Angeles Chargers

    Monday Night Football, live on Sky Sports NFL, Tuesday, 1.15am

    Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler described Justin Herbert's progress from last season like night and day but believes there's still a long way to go

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    Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler described Justin Herbert’s progress from last season like night and day but believes there’s still a long way to go

    Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler described Justin Herbert’s progress from last season like night and day but believes there’s still a long way to go

    NEIL PICKS: Chargers

    “The Raiders are the first team in NFL history to open a season 3-0 beating teams that all had 10 wins the year before.

    “But I’m going for the Chargers in this one. I’ve seen enough from Justin Herbert to know that this kid is special, really special.”

    JEFF PICKS: Raiders

    “I had very tempered expectations for my Raiders at the start of the season, but offensively they are really explosive. I’ve always liked Derek Carr, I never understood all the criticism levelled against him and he is currently playing at a very high level.

    “But it’s defensively where the change has come. They are so much better on that side of the ball.”

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