The Guru Predicts.... Week 4 In The NFL

Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The real NFL Referees are back and so is my confidence in my picks!

The referees are back! It should take, oh, about 3 plays for someone on the Browns or Ravens to be unhappy with a call on Thursday Night Football. It is good to have some guys on the field that actually know the rules, though, and after a week that saw 9 underdogs win outright - the most EVER - I am hoping it is time that the NFL's big boys start winning and all of these upsets come to an end.

It was a tough week last week for me with just 5 wins in 16 games. OUCH! I did pick the Cardinals to beat the Eagles, and we all know the Packers SHOULD count as a victory. Oh well, on to this week. I sense a 13-3 beauty! here we go!

WEEK 3 5-11 That hurts!
TOTAL 25-23 Still holding my head above water!
GAME PICK COMMENT
BROWNS @ RAVENS
http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Ravens_Icon_Tiny.jpg The Browns are the worst team in the NFL. John Harbaugh is 8-0 in his career against the Browns. Joe Flacco is entering elite status. 'Nuf said!
PANTHERS @ FALCONS The Falcons have swept through 3 games against the AFC West and now head home to take on the Carolina Panthers. In what could have been Cam Newton's coming out party last week on Thursday Night Football, the Panthers were crushed by the Giants and Newton was getting tongue-lashed by Steve Smith. Falcons.
PATRIOTS @ BILLS http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Patriots_Icon_Tiny.jpg Last season the Patriots blew a 21-0 lead in Buffalo and lost to the Bills. Last week, the Patriots blew a 9-point lead with under 8 minutes to go to lose to the Ravens. The two have absolutely nothing to do with each other, but after falling below .500 for the first time since 2003, the Patriots won't lose another.
VIKINGS @ LIONS http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Vikings_Icon_Tiny.jpg The surprise of last weekend was the Vikings win over the previously undefeated 49ers. Perhaps even more impressive was the dominating fashion in which in happened. Christian Ponder looks like a NFL quarterback and Adrian Peterson is proving to be super human. Detroit, on the other hand, is hobbled at quarterback and their secondary is putrid.
CHARGERS @ CHIEFS http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Chargers_Icon_Tiny.jpg Still trying to figure out a way for both teams to lose, but other than a tie someone is going to come out on top. San Diego looked lost last week against Atlanta while the Chiefs overcame a 24-6 third quarter deficit against the Saints in hopes of jump-starting their season. I think that is statement about the Saints. I'll take San Diego.
SEAHAWKS @ RAMS http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Rams_Icon_Tiny.jpg Karma is a nasty b***h, trust me. The Seahawks were handed a win against the Packers on Monday night and have spent the entire week answering questions about it. Jeff Fisher has the Rams competitive again and they are not a team I would want to play this season.
49ERS @ JETS http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Giants_Icon_Tiny.jpg The 49ers head east after a beatdown by the Vikings in Minnesota. While no coach likes to lose, the Niners were likely guilty of feeling a bit TOO good about themselves and Sunday's wake-up call will probably snap San Fran back into shape after a tough week of practice. The Jets lost their best player for the season and Tim Tebow can't play defensive back - at least I don't think he can.
TITANS @ TEXANS http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Texans_Icon_Tiny.jpg Houston looks like the real deal. They dominated the Broncos on both sides of the ball for 50 minutes and the final score made it look a lot closer than it really was. Tennessee looked dead until last Sunday's wild win over the Lions. Divisional games are never easy but Gary Kubiak has the Texans playing at a very high level.
RAIDERS @ BRONCOS http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Broncos_Icon_Tiny.jpg We knew there were going to be some growing pains and we knew the schedule early on was going to be brutal. That has to stop right now for the Broncos if they are going to win the AFC West. While it is hard to say this Sunday's showdown with the Raiders is a 'must-win', the Broncos need to start dominating the AFC West and they need to start dominating at home. They have done neither against the Raiders, with Oakland winning the last 4 at Mile High. Peyton changes all that this weekend.
DOLPHINS @ CARDINALS http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Cardinals_Icon_Tiny.jpg Arizona is the surprise team of 2012 sitting at 3-0 with wins over the Seahawks, Patriots and Eagles. The Cards' defense is as good as it gets and Miami is coming to town with a rookie quarterback. No a good recipe, unless you like seafood.
BENGALS @ JAGUARS http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Bengals_Icon_Tiny.jpg After getting crushed in Week 1 by the Ravens, the Bengals have won two straight, including a solid W against the Redskins in RGIII's home debut. Andy Dalton is starting to get it rolling, and the Bengals can run the ball. Mike Mularkey finally got a late win and Blaine Gabbert looks competent at least. Cincinnati has too much, however.
SAINTS @ PACKERS http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Packers_Icon_Tiny.jpg Coaching is important in the NFL. Sure, you need great players, but you'd better have a great leaser of men at the Head Coach position as well. The Saints lost their coach for the season and the impact is showing up on the field. At 0-3, New Orleans' season may already be over. Couple that with a trip to Lambeau to face an angry Packers team, and, well, let's start looking at the 2013 NFL Draft!
REDSKINS @ BUCCANEERS http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Buccaneers_Icon_Tiny.jpg Shanny's Redskins may be in a little bit of trouble. That win over the Saints in Week 1 doesn't look as impressive now with the Saints at 0-3 and the 'Skins at 1-2. With their NFC East schedule on tap, the 'Skins can't afford to fall much further behind. Tampa is playing hard for 60 minutes and could give RGIII all he can handle.
GIANTS @ EAGLES http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Eagles_Icon_Tiny.jpg You just never know what is going to happen when NFC East teams meet. The Giants looked horrible against the Cowboys in Week 1, then last week blew out the Panthers on the road. The Eagles seem to be teetering on the edge, with Andy Reid and Michael Vick surely feeling the pressure. Throw all of that out the window, however, with the Eagles picking up a big win.
BEARS @ COWBOYS http://cdn0.sbnation.com/legacy_images/milehighreport/images/admin/Cowboys_Icon_Tiny.jpg Jay Cutler back on primetime after his meltdown on Sunday Night Football against the Packers. Must-see TV. Who will Cutler bump this time? Will Brandon Marshall drop another touchdown pass? It isn't often that the Dallas Cowboys aren't the tabloid headlines and I have a feeling they like it that way.

There ya have it! Agree? Disagree? Let me know in the comments! GO BRONCOS!

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