Sure 2018 NFL Preseason Week 4 Losers

Sure 2018 NFL Preseason Week 4 Losers

Written by on August 28, 2018

With the last week of the 2018 NFL preseason here, you’ve got one final chance to cash in with some potentially winning scrimmage season picks. To help you in your quest for success, I’ve got a trio of NFL Preseason Week 4 sure losers that are highlighted by both teams that participated in last season’s thrilling Super Bowl 52 showdown. Now, let’s get to it people!

Sure 2018 NFL Preseason Week 4 Losers

New York Jets (1-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-3)

When: Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM ET Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NFL Preseason Week 4 Odds: NY Jets -2 / Total: 37The Jets came up just short in their 22-16 Week 3 preseason loss to the Giants on Friday, but rookie quarterback Sam Darnold may have solidified his grip on the starting quarterback position even in defeat after going 8 for 16 for 86 yards with one touchdown and no picks.“So far, I think I’ve been really consistent,” Darnold said. “At the same time, obviously there’s little things I can always get better at.”The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles really haven’t looked motivated this preseason and fell to 0-3 by losing to Cleveland 5-0  last Thursday.  Veteran quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles saw his preseason struggles continue as he tossed two costly interceptions in the loss.“There are times where I’m feeling good, but I’m making some mistakes,” Foles said. “It’s as simple as that.

Prediction

The Eagles have nothing to play for in this meaningless matchup while the Jets almost certainly want to build some positive momentum prior to the start of the regular season.I’m going with New York’s Sam Darnold, Teddy Bridgewater and possibly Josh McCown to outplay Foles and talented third string signal-caller Nate Sudfeld to get the win in this preseason finale. The Eagles had their nine-game home preseason winning streak snapped in their humbling 31-14 Week 1 preseason loss to Pittsburgh and I believe they’re just not going to play very hard in a game that means absolutely nothing for them.NFL Preseason Week 4 Pick: Jets 20 Eagles 17

Cleveland Browns (2-1) at Detroit Lions (1-2)

When: Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM ET Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan NFL Preseason Week 4 Odds: Detroit -2 / Total: 36Cleveland struggled offensively, but the Browns played some excellent defense to get past Philadelphia 5-0 in Week 3. Veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor completed 11 of 16 passes for 65 yards and rookie No. 1 overall draft pick Baker Mayfield completed 8 of 12 for 76 yards.  Taylor injured his hand before coming back for a brief stint. Mayfield was checked for a concussion in the second half and tossed a costly interception in the win.“I was very concerned, but I wouldn’t have put him back in if I didn’t think he was fine,” Jackson said. “We’ll continue to look at it and see where we are going into next week.”“Not my best game by any means,” Mayfield said. “I’m disappointed in myself. I got in there with the first team and I’ve got to get the ball out quickly. Not my best game at all.”Detroit got their first win of the preseason under new head coach Matt Patricia by downing Tampa Bay 33-30 in a shootout. Starting quarterback Matthew Stafford went 9 of 18 for 113 yards, but it was backups Matt Cassel and Jake Rudock that led Detroit to victory by combining to go 16 for 23 with one TD pass apiece and no interceptions.

Prediction

It’s all fine and well that Detroit got their first win of the preseason the last time out, but the party’s over for the Lions right about now.First of all, I’m not particularly fond of Detroit’s hiring of Patricia. The Lions are 0-2 SU in their last two preseason home games and just 2-3 SU over their last five. More importantly, I like Cleveland’s situation at backup quarterback way more than I do Detroit’s and that’s the main reason I’m going to urge you to back the revamped Browns in this one.NFL Preseason Week 4 Pick: Browns 23 Lions 21

New England Patriots (2-1) at New York Giants (2-1)

Are the Giants a safe betting pcik for NFL Preseason Week 4?When: Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM ET Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey NFL Preseason Week 4 Odds: NY Giants -2.5 / Total: 38.5New England got manhandled in their 25-14 Week 3 preseason loss to Carolina on Friday as future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady went 12 for 18 for 102 yards and backup Brian Hoyer went 16 for 24 for 109 yards. A handful of mistakes cost the Pats big-time in the loss.“Our execution needs to be better,” Brady said. “You look back at a lot of the things and it’s a lot of us. It’s not so much what the other team is doing.”The Giants improved to 2-1 on the preseason by getting past the New York Jets 22-16 last week as veteran quarterback Eli Manning completed 17 of 23 passes for 188 yards. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard had seven catches for 78 yards in the win.“I thought we did a couple of good things,” Manning said. “Obviously, we’d like to score more when we get into the red zone down there. I thought there were a lot of good things and we moved the ball pretty well.”

Prediction

The Giants have split their last four home preseason games while going 1-3 ATS along the way. Over their last nine home preseason contests, New York is 5-4 SU and 3-5-1 ATS. More importantly for this contest, the New England Patriots have absolutely nothing left to play for. New York will be looking to get the confidence-boosting win in this preseason finale and I think they can, although I’m still not quite sure that backup Davis Webb is going to be the long-term answer for the Giants behind Eli Manning. Ultimately,  this game is ‘super meaningless’ for the Pats, making the Giants the pick to win and cash in!NFL Preseason Week 4 Pick: NY Giants 24 Patriots 21