Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Lines: Week 4

NFL 2012 - Week 4
Lines - a collective collaboration with Eighth Round Pick

Using our collective insight (and 
Football Locks),  teams up with  () to bring you our Lines for Week 4 of the NFL Season. Let's look at the previous week:

Kev (3-2) bested Hispandrix (1-4) in the Lines yet again, this brings Kev up to a 7-8 for the year, and myself at a miserable 2-13.

Week Three Picks
  • Cleveland +3
  • Arizona +3.5
  • New England +3
  • Denver +2
  • Jacksonville +3
  • San Francisco -6.5
  • Detroit -3.5
  • Indianapolis -3.5
  • Washington -3
  • Buffalo -3
Hispandrix's Take
For starters, this season can go tuck itself in. It's been a rough start, and no one would have ever seen coming what has transpired in 3 Weeks of the NFL Season.

Baltimore (-12) vs. Cleveland: Total 44
Baltimore is a machine, and is playing at home. The win against the Patriots was just what the doctor ordered. Also, the Ravens are now 10-0 at home since last season. Cleveland's last two showings in Baltimore have resulted in well played games. The last time there was a blowout was in the 2009 season, where Baltimore won 34-3. I like the Ravens defense to eat Brandon Weeden alive.

San Francisco (-4) at NY Jets: Total 40.5
Darrell Revis going down for the year is a huge deal. It may even make Alex Smith look decent here. Yes, they have Landry & Cromartie still, however, he leaves such a huge gap in the Jets scheme of things. Also if you don't buy that, Mark Sanchez vs. the 49ers defense. Enough said.

New England (-4) at Buffalo: Total 51.5
After the controversial loss in Baltimore, and the suspension of Bill Bellicheck, I wouldn't want to play this team, even if it is in Buffalo. Fred Jackson MAY come back, but as of now the workload is on Tashard Choice. Even so, I'm looking for the Patriots to get things done this weekend, and make an example out of the Bills.

Arizona (-6.5) vs. Miami: Total 39.5
The most impressive team this season, and one of the last few teams to be undefeated is riding a huge high after beating the Patriots & Eagles in the past two weeks. Most would scream or say meltdown or trap game here, but in Arizona? Nah. I don't see that happening. Beanie Wells is on IR now, which mean Ryan Williams (assuming he stays healthy), will have his time. Kolb is arguably getting better, and finding his chemistry with Larry Fitzgerald. The one weapon the Dolphins really had to win is hurt.

Cincinnati (-2.5) at Jacksonville: Total 42.5
Jacksonville finally showed signs of life last week, thanks to MJD. The Bengals just came off spoiling RGIII's home debut in Washington. The Bengals aren't necessary the real deal in my opinion, but they shouldn't have many problems handling the Jaguars. A heavy dose of AJ Green should help.

Kevin's Take
NE -4. Going against my own grain here picking a road favorite. Don't see New England struggling again.

MN +5. Believe the hype on this Vikings team. Also, Detroits D is horrible.

SD +1. Man has this line moved. Why is KC getting so much love? They didn't look good last week. Take the point and run.

StL +2.5. Every time the Rams are home dogs this season you have to ride them. You are welcome.

NYG +1.5. Homer pick. But the road team always wins in this series. Always.

Week Four Picks
  • New England -4
  • Minnesota +5
  • San Diego +1
  • St. Louis +2.5
  • NY Giants +1.5
  • Baltimore -12
  • San Francisco -4
  • New England -4
  • Arizona -6.5
  • Cincinnati -2.5

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