I went 8-8 last week straight-up, and 8-8 against the spread as well. For the season, that puts me at 31-17 straight-up, and 24-21-3 against the spread. For a comparison, check out the "experts" over at ESPN.
Here are my picks for the NFL's Week Four:
Sunday, October 2nd
Detroit 3-0 at Dallas 2-1 - 1:00 PM [Line: Cowboys by 1]
The Lions have scored the second most points in the NFC. The Cowboys won without scoring a touchdown last week against Washington.
RJ's Pick: Detroit by 3
Carolina 1-2 at Chicago 1-2 - 1:00 PM [Line: Bears by 6.5]
The Panthers got their first win of the season last week against Jacksonville. The Bears lost at home to Green Bay last week, 27-17.
RJ's Pick: Chicago by 10
Buffalo 3-0 at Cincinnati 1-2 - 1:00 PM [Line: Bills by 3]
The Bills shocked New England last week, 34-31. The Bengals are the only team in the AFC North with a losing record.
RJ's Pick: Buffalo by 8
Tennessee 2-1 at Cleveland 2-1 - 1:00 PM [Line: Pick 'em]
The Titans have allowed the second fewest points in the NFL. The Browns narrowly beat Miami last week, 17-16.
RJ's Pick: Tennessee by 9
Minnesota 0-3 at Kansas City 0-3 - 1:00 PM [Line: Vikings by 1.5]
The Vikings blew a double-digit halftime lead for the third straight week last Sunday, eventually falling to Detroit in overtime. The Chiefs have scored just 27 points through three games, fewest in the league.
RJ's Pick: Minnesota by 5
Washington 2-1 at St. Louis 0-3 - 1:00 PM [Line: Redskins by 1.5]
The Redskins suffered their first defeat of the season last week, losing to division rival Dallas on MNF. The Rams have the worst point differential in the NFC.
RJ's Pick: Washington by 6
New Orleans 2-1 at Jacksonville 1-2 - 1:00 PM [Line: Saints by 6.5]
The Saints have the second best passing offense in the league. The Jaguars have the least productive passing offense in the NFL.
RJ's Pick: New Orleans by 11
Pittsburgh 2-1 at Houston 2-1 - 1:00 PM [Line: Texans by 4]
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has more INTs than TDs through three games; he has also lost four fumbles. The Texans allowed 40 points last week; they had given up just 20 total points through their first two games.