NFL Week 4 Picks and Predictions

Week 4 of the NFL season kicks off tonight with AFC North rivals Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the Baltimore Ravens. Our OBR experts are back with their weekly predictions, did anyone pick the Steelers without Big Ben? Which two were crazy enough to pick the Cleveland Browns to win?

Game Andrea Barry Fred Hayden Lane Jared Rick
Last Week 11 - 5 13 - 3 13 - 3 11 - 5 14 - 2 8 - 8 12 - 4
Overall 27 - 21 29 - 19 34 - 14 26 - 22 30 - 18 28 - 20 30-18
BAL Vs PIT BAL BAL BAL BAL PIT BAL BAL
NYJ VS MIA NYJ MIA NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ
JAX VS IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND
NYG VS BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF NYG BUF
CAR VS TB CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR TB
PHI VS WAS WAS PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI
OAK VS CHI OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK
HOU VS ATL ATL HOU ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL
KC VS CIN CIN CIN CIN KC CIN CIN CIN
GB VS SF GB GB GB GB GB GB GB
STL VS AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ STL ARZ
MIN VS DEN MIN DEN DEN DEN DEN MIN DEN
DAL VS NO NO DAL NO NO DAL NO DAL
DET VS SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA
Byes: TEN, NE
This Week
Browns Vs. Chargers Score
Jared The Browns get away from home, get away from the noise and get a win. San Diego has a talented QB/WR combo but the Browns have more talent than they showed last week. Pride wins out and the narrative changes to "Maybe they can be competitive" even for just one week. 20 - 17 CLE
Andrea There is a clear-cut path to the Browns defeating the Chargers. The problem is it involves things the Browns don't do well, such as run the ball effectively, stop the run on defense and put pressure on Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. Add into this the on-the-road element and it's going to be too much for the Browns to handle on Sunday. SD 30-17
Barry Last week, I opined that the Browns running game would finally appear and that we would see a better performance from their defense. I was wrong. Totally wrong. Hopefully this week represents a bounceback, but I've learned my lesson and won't predict it. Just too many fundamental problems, particularly with the run defense, for me to predict anything other than a comfortable Chargers win. SD 34-17
Fred After the 3 "easy" games the Browns weren't expected to fare well the rest of the season. The Chargers are very beatable, but until the Browns prove to me they can run the ball and stop the run, it's hard to pick them. SD 24-20
Hayden There's no real reason that the Browns should win this, which is why they'll probably win. Philip Rivers should have fun with the seemingly disfunctional Browns secondary, but for some reason, they'll finally come to play. Offensively, McCown will have to carry the load again and will be as serviceable as he needs to be. CLE 23-20
Lane Strength vs weakness -- Browns on the short-end SD 27-17
Rick It would be really nice if the Browns came together as a team and used all of the outside 'noise' as motivation to beat the Chargers this week. It would be nice. SD 28-17

Are Hayden and Jared crazy for picking the Browns? What about Lane for picking the Steelers, Andrea for picking Washington, Barry for picking Houston and the rest of the picks that were against the grain? Where do you agree? Where do you disgree?


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