Four teams that missed the postseason in 2018 – Buffalo, Detroit, Green Bay and San Francisco — are undefeated through the first three weeks of the 2019 season. It marks the fourth time that at least four teams have started the season undefeated through their first three games after missing the postseason the previous year since 1990 when the current playoff format was instituted, joining 2013, 2003 and 2002. Here’s a quick look at every Week 4 game alongside the latest NFL Odds. The Jets and 49ers are on the bye.
2019 NFL Week 4 Odds, Overview & Predictions for Each Game
Philadelphia at Green Bay (-4)
The Thursday night game. Green Bay sits alone stop the NFC North at 3-0, while the Eagles are a disappointing 1-2 and could be without their top two receivers, DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery, again this week. Jackson is for sure out. There’s a chance that Jeffery returns from his calf injury. NFL Week 4 Pick: Packers.
Carolina at Houston (-4.5)
The Panthers already have ruled out starting quarterback Cam Newton for this one with a foot injury. “What Cam needs right now is time and rest for his foot,” explained coach Ron Rivera. “We want him at 100 percent when he’s ready, so there’s no exact timetable for his return.” Kyle Allen was phenomenal in Cam’s absence Sunday at Arizona (19-for-26, 261 yards, four touchdowns). NFL Week 4 Pick: Texans.
Cleveland at Baltimore (-7)
Matchup of former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks in Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson. Jackson completed 22-of-43 passes for 267 yards in the Ravens‘ 33-28, Week 3 loss to the Chiefs, adding eight rushes for 46 yards and a touchdown. Mayfield, meanwhile, struggled in a loss to the Rams. NFL Week 4 Pick: Ravens.
Washington at NY Giants (-3)
The Redskins on a short week after playing Chicago on Monday. The Giants saw rookie QB Daniel Jones have a spectacular debut in Sunday’s win over Tampa Bay but lost superstar running back Saquon Barkley for 4-8 weeks to an ankle injury. NFL Week 4 Pick: Giants.
LA Chargers at Miami (+16)
These Dolphins may well be the worst team in modern NFL history. The switch at quarterback to Josh Rosen did no good in Sunday’s loss to Dallas. Rosen completed 18-of-39 passes for 200 yards in the 31-6 defeat, adding three rushes for 13 yards. The Chargers have lost back-to-back games. NFL Week 4 Pick: Dolphins.
Oakland at Indianapolis (-6.5)
Coach Frank Reich said top Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton “re-aggravated the quad” injury in the Week 3 win over the Falcons. Hilton should be considered questionable for the team’s Week 4 matchup against the Raiders. The injury happened just before halftime in Week 3, and Hilton was unable to return. Top linebacker Darius Leonard remains in the concussion protocol. NFL Week 4 Pick: Colts.
Kansas City at Detroit (+7)This is the first time that Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes will play an NFL regular-season game in a dome. And he might face a Lions team without its best cornerback in Darius Slay. He’s dealing with a hamstring issue and in question. NFL Week 4 Pick: Lions.
New England at Buffalo (+7.5)
Matchup of 3-0 teams – who thought Buffalo would be unbeaten? The Bills have played three pretty bad teams, though in the Giants, Jets and Bengals. Tom Brady is 30-3 in his career against Buffalo. NFL Week 4 Pick: Bills.
Tennessee at Atlanta (-4)
Both clubs are 1-2. The Titans have both a quarterback and offensive line problem. QB Marcus Mariota already has been sacked 17 times and hasn’t been very good when he’s still upright as it is. It’s his first-ever game vs. Atlanta. NFL Week 4 Pick: Falcons.
Tampa Bay at LA Rams (-9)
Bucs should be 2-1 but kicker Matt Gay missed a chip-shot field goal as time expired in Sunday’s one-point loss to the Giants. Coach Bruce Arians said on Monday that the fifth-round pick “ain’t goin’ anywhere” and said the franchise’s rough history with kickers won’t lead him to change his mind. NFL Week 4 Pick: Bucs.
Seattle at Arizona (+4)
Rookie No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray is still looking for his first NFL win. Murray completed 30-of-43 passes for 173 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Cardinals‘ 35-20, Week 3 loss to the Panthers.
Murray rushed eight times for a season-high 69 yards after rushing for just 17 yards Weeks 1-2. He absorbed eight sacks, often running backwards on them and setting the offense back in a big way. NFL Week 4 Pick: Seahawks.
Minnesota at Chicago (-3)
Short week for the Bears after playing Monday at the Redskins. The Vikes have the NFL’s rushing leader in Dalvin Cook. Cook rushed 16 times for 110 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ Week 3 win over the Raiders, adding four receptions for 33 additional yards. NFL Week 4 Pick: Bears.
Jacksonville at Denver (-3)
Jags on extra rest after beating the Titans in Week 3 on Thursday. Will Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey be on the field? He wants a trade and had the audacity to call in sick to practice on Monday. The Broncos are winless and punchless on offense. NFL Week 4 Pick: Jaguars.
Dallas at New Orleans (+3)
Preview of the NFC title game? Of course, the Saints remain without Drew Brees following thumb surgery. Backup Teddy Bridgewater completed 19-of-27 passes for 177 yards with two touchdowns while adding another 12 yards on three carries Sunday in New Orleans’ Week 3 victory over the Seahawks. NFL Week 4 Pick: Saints.
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (-4)
The worst Monday night matchup of the season with both clubs winless. In his first NFL start this past Sunday, Mason Rudolph completed 14-of-27 passes for 174 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Steelers’ Week 3 loss to the 49ers. The Bengals, meanwhile, remain without top WR AJ Green. He has yet to play this season off ankle surgery. NFL Week 4 Pick: Bengals.