We are almost a quarter of the way through the NFL season. Don't cry just yet, as there are still 13 weeks left in the season. Seven teams are currently 3-0 as the NFL continues to see upsets and wild finishes. Let's break down the odds for Week 4.
Denver Broncos (-2.5) @ New York Jets Thursday, October 1, 8:20 ET
Denver heads to New York on the short week as they will take on the Jets in the Thursday night matchup. As the Dolphins and Jaguars in Week 3, this isn't the most appealing matchup of the Week 4 slate. The Broncos and Jets are a combined 0-6 on the season, as both teams try to find their footing on the season. The Broncos are without Drew Lock, and the Jets...well, are the Jets. The Thursday night game usually brings some drama, so although the talent level might not be the best, there could be some late-game heroics by Denver or New York.
Indianapolis Colts (-2.5) @ Chicago Bears Sunday, October 4, 1:00 PM ET
The Colts and Bears will be facing off in Chicago this week. Although the Bears have a better record, the Colts are favored in this matchup. This could be because Chicago could also easily be 0-3. They had two incredible comebacks, including a 16-point comeback against Atlanta last week. Indianapolis could very well be 3-0 if it weren't for their fluky loss to Jacksonville in Week 1. The Bears benched Mitch Trubisky last week, and Nick Foles led them to the comeback victory. We get to see how Foles does in his first start with the Bears. The Colts have outscored their opponents 64-18 in the two wins this season. However, Chicago will be a touch task on the road to handle.
Cleveland Browns @ Dallas Cowboys (-5.5) Sunday, October 4, 1:00 PM ET
The Browns and Cowboys face off in the Big D on Sunday. Cleveland took care of the Redskins at home in a high scoring affair, while the Cowboys couldn't get the job done in Seattle on Sunday. This could be a high-scoring game as both offenses have been potent, moving the football. The Cowboys defense needs some work, which could put some value on the Browns at that number. However, Cleveland's two wins came against Cincinnati and Washington, so Dallas will be a good test to see how good the Browns are. The Cowboys should be able to move the football on the Browns defense, which has given up a decent amount of points so far this year.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tennessee (-1.5) Sunday, October 4, 1:00 PM ET
Two 3-0 teams will be taking each other on in Tennessee this weekend. The Steelers took care of Houston on the road and will have to travel again to take on a Titans team that came from behind to beat Minnesota. However, they failed to cover the spread, so how much is the win worth? Although Pittsburgh and Tennessee are 3-0, both teams have looked vulnerable at times as the two have a combined +28 point differential in the six wins. This shows how tight the games have truly been for both sides. Sunday could see another tight matchup, as both defenses continue to look strong in the early part of the season.
New Orleans Saints (-3.5) @ Detroit Lions Sunday, October 4, 1:00 PM ET
After coming off a tough Sunday night loss, the Saints will travel to Detroit to take on the Lions. This is not the ideal start for New Orleans as they have dropped their first two out of three. The Lions, however, picked up their first win in the desert against the Cardinals on Sunday. We could see a lot of offense as the Saints defense has looked vulnerable while the Lions secondary is young and banged up. This Week 4 matchup could be an earl pivotal matchup for how the season will go on for either team. Expect the Saints to try and bounce back this week while the Lions try and win two in a row.
Minnesota Vikings @ Houston Texans (-4) Sunday, October 4, 1:00 PM ET
The Vikings and Texans have not started the way they have wanted too. Both are 0-3 on the season, after being playoff teams the year before. Both offenses looked lost as Minnesota and Houston lost number one receivers this offseason. Stefon Diggs left Minnesota for Buffalo while Deandre Hopkins was traded to Arizona. Now, with 0-3 starts, both teams would probably like a go-to weapon on the outside. Although a win would still make them an early longshot at the playoffs, 0-4 would be a death sentence for the 2020 season, especially for the head coaches of both teams. Not a good look going from a playoff team to 0-4 the following season.
Los Angeles Chargers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-7) Sunday, October 4, 1:00 PM ET
The Chargers head to Tampa Bay for an early matchup on Sunday. The Buccaneers are coming off an impressive win against the Broncos last Sunday, while the Chargers took a tough loss the Carolina this week. Tom Brady continues to cheat father time while Justin Herbert struggled to find success after an impressive NFL debut against Kansas City Chiefs. Now, Los Angeles has the tough task of traveling east for the early timeslot matchup against a very good Tampa Bay team. Let's see if Herbert will be able to drive for a drive with Brady. Sunday, October 4, 1:00 PM ET
Baltimore takes a quick bus ride to Washington this Sunday. The Ravens are on the short week, taking on the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. After winning in Week 1, Washington has lost two straight to the Cardinals and Browns. This is the most lopsided spread on the board, but there could be a chance to find value on the Ravens. They travel after having a short week, which gives them a situational spot. However, they need to figure out how to stop Lamar Jackson while also figure out how to move the football against their lethal defense. Not an easy task on both sides of the ball.
Arizona Cardinals (-4) @ Carolina Panthers Sunday, October 4, 1:00 PM ET
The Cardinals travel cross country to take on the Panthers on Sunday. Arizona fell to the Lions at home as the Panthers pulled off an upset over the Chargers in Los Angeles. Now, both teams square off in a Week 4 matchup. The Cardinals have shown improvement from 2019 already this season. Carolina is in sort of a rebuild and will also be without Christian McCaffery again on Sunday. Matt Ruhle, Joe Brady, and Teddy Bridgewater have been a solid coach, coordinator, quarterback combo so far this season. Let's see if the Cardinals can knock them off their games as the Panthers have struggled defensively.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cincinnati Bengals (-3) Sunday, October 4, 1:00 PM ET
After falling to the Dolphins on Thursday night, The Jaguars head to Cincinnati for Week 4. Jacksonville is fortunate that they have a mini-bye heading into the week. The Bengals have a bitter taste in their mouth after tying with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. This is the second time in 12 years that the Eagles and Bengals have tied. Regardless, Cincinnati is getting closer to the win column by not losing in Week 3. They are the favorite heading into Sunday against the Jaguars, so Joe Burrow will do everything he can to get his first NFL to win. The Jaguars have been impressive, however. Yes, they lost to the Dolphins on Thursday night but beat the Colts Week 1 and almost took down the Titans in Week 2.
Seattle Seahawks (-7) @ Miami Dolphins Sunday, October 4, 1:00 PM ET
Seattle heads to Miami on Sunday in what is the longest distance between opponents in the NFL. It would take 48 hours to drive to Miami from Seattle, and the flight is just under six hours. Fun stuff. Anywho, the Seahawks knocked off the Cowboys at home this Sunday as the Dolphins took down the Jaguars on Thursday night. Miami is fortunate to have the mini-bye taking on one of the best teams in the NFL. Although Seattle is a seven-point favorite, there could be some value on Miami as the travel and weather could play a factor in the matchup on Sunday.
New York Giants @ Los Angeles Rams (-11.5) Sunday, October 4, 4:05 ET
The Giants and Rams square off in an afternoon matchup in Los Angeles. The Giants are coming off an embarrassing loss, while the Rams made a comeback from being down 28-3, but could not pull it off in Buffalo. The Rams and Giants spread are one of the more lopsided ones, and rightfully so. New York had their best chance to win a game against a very banged up 49ers team, and they failed miserably. For the Rams, they faced a true road test in Buffalo and almost pulled off an insane comeback. This week could be telling on what these two teams are truly made of.
Buffalo Bills (-3) @ Las Vegas Raiders Sunday, October 4, 4:25 ET
Buffalo heads to Las Vegas from a prime matchup in Sin City. The Bills dominated the Rams before LA came roaring back to only lose at the end of regulation. The Raiders were embarrassed this week in New England as bitter Bill Belichick came out and dominated Vegas. Now, the Raiders will look to win their second game in the new stadium. Buffalo is a tough matchup for Las Vegas, but you never know what Jon Gruden has planned. Josh Allen is looking like an MVP candidate early on and will get to prove it again this Sunday.
New England Patriots @ Kansas City Chiefs (-7) Sunday, October 4, 4:25 ET
The Chiefs and Patriots will be the best matchup on the Week 4 slate. The Patriots are coming off an imposing win over the Raiders while the Chiefs have the short week against the Ravens on Monday night. Seeing a seven-point spread with these two teams is surprising, given how great Belichick is as a coach. However, Andy Reid has his greatness, and thanks to Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs can run away with a game at any time. This could come down to which defense plays better. Cam Newton is showing how good he is with the Patriots, and the Chiefs offense is already lethal.
Philadelphia Eagles @ San Francisco 49ers (-6) Sunday, October 4, 8:20 ET
Not the best Sunday night matchup this season as the Eagles will travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers. Philadelphia tied with Cincinnati last week in what has been a rough first three weeks for the Eagles. The Niners have an incredible amount of injuries at key positions. Although, they did beat the Giants on back-to-back road games this week even with a banged-up team. This game could be sloppy. Although the Niners played well last week, the Eagles do have more talent than the Giants.
Atlanta Falcons @ Green Bay Packers (-7) Sunday, October 4, 8:15 ET
Can the Falcons blow a two-score lead in the fourth quarter three weeks in a row? Atlanta allowed the Bears to come from behind and win down 26-10, just a week after the Cowboys came back from 29-10. Green Bay had an impressive road win in New Orleans on Sunday night, as Aaron Rodgers continues to show the NFL he is the best quarterback in the league. Two high flying offense will square off, and it will be interesting to see if Atlanta can keep it close. If they do, then we should wonder how they will blow another win in Week 4.