Thursday, September 25, 2014

NFL Week 4 NFC East Preview & Pick

The NFC East gets an early jump this week with the Giants and the Redskins battling it out on Thursday Night Football. New York snapped its two-game skid to start the season with a solid victory over Houston last Sunday, while Washington fell to 1-2 with its loss to the Eagles.

If you read last week’s post for the Week 3 games in the NFC East you would recall that I was very leery about the game against the Redskins because of quarterback Kirk Cousins. True to form he lit-up the Eagles’ secondary for 427 yards passing and three scoring strikes, but it still was not enough to get the win on the road. As an interesting side bar, I read somewhere that DeSean Jackson stated that the only thing he cared about was getting 100 yards receiving and at least one score (and people still wonder why Chip Kelly cut him from the team).

Eli Manning played much better for the Giants last week after tossing four interceptions in his first two games, so Thursday’s game should make for an interesting matchup between two teams trying to avoid that dreaded 1-3 start.

Just about everyone jumped-ship on the Cowboys after their dismal performance against San Francisco, but it is hard for any team in the NFL to win when your quarterback throws three interceptions. Tony Romo has returned to form in his past two games so I guess it was a bit early for me to take Dallas out of the race for the division title. The Cowboys will have a huge test on their hands this Saturday night with a 1-2 New Orleans Saints’ team coming into Big D.

If you think that erasing double-digit deficits to win games is an easy thing to do in the NFL then think again. By going down by 10-points to the Redskins in last week’s 37-34 win, Philadelphia became the first team in the history of the league to trail by 10 points or more in its first three games of the season and still come away with a win.

I am not going to tip my hand on the “NFC East Pick of the Week” for my Week 4 NFC East preview, but I feel pretty confident that I am going to run my record on the year to a perfect 4-0, while the team we all know and love does the exact same thing.

Here is the link to this week’s piece on Doc’s Sports.

Expert NFL Betting Picks: Weekly NFC East Predictions Week 4

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