Steeler Nation, can you believe that it’s already week 4 of the 2014 season! Time flies when your having fun, so let’s keep the good times rolling!Each week the writers of Steelers N Stuff will give you their picks of the week against the spread. Now remember, these picks are for amusement purposes ONLY. Do not try these picks at home, they are made by trained professionals.
Season Record W-L-T Steve 5-7-0 Brandon 9-3-0
$$$$ Washington -3.5 over the Giants… Washington QB Kirk Cousins has been on fire since taking over the offense and that should continue against a questionable Giants defense this week. The Washington defense is a strong one and should be able to shut down Eli Manning and a struggling Giants offense.
$$$ Saints -3 over the Cowboys…The Saints are marching into Dallas and I look for Drew Brees and the Saints to take advantage of the Cowboys weak pass defense. Cowboys QB Tony Romo does not seem completely recovered from his back issues and Saints head coach Sean Payton is very familiar with the Cowboys having been part of the organization from 2003 to 2005. Look for the Saints to roll.
$$ Steelers -7.5 over the Buccaneers… The Steelers should be able to cover this spot easily but as we know they rarely make it easy as of late against a lower caliber team. This could be a trap game but I’m going with the Steelers . I just cant see the Buccaneers 30th ranked offense and 28th ranked defense keeping it close. Look for a big Steelers win on both sides of the ball.
$ Ravens-3 over the Panthers… As much as I hate to do it I’m going to take the Ravens in this match up.The Panthers running backs are very banged up and I think former Panther WR Steve Smith is looking for a little revenge as he takes on his former team.
Brandon’s picks of the week…
$$$$ Falcons -3 over the Vikings… The Atlanta Falcons got a huge win last Thursday night over a sub par Buccaneers team. However, I believe the team found confidence. The Falcons found a way to create pressure, make a lot of time for their Pro Bowl quarterback and executed a perfect game plan. The Falcons get a win over a Vikings team who is going through a lot of problems right now.
$$$ Steelers -7.5 over the Buccaneers… The Steelers must show they are not a joke. How can they do this? Get another big win to show last week’s win against the Panthers was no fluke. They will do this against a weak Buccaneers team.
$$ Lions -1.5 over the Jets… Last week, the Lions offense was not what it should have been with the weapons they possess. This week, I believe the Lions will get a win on the road over the Jets.
$ Patriots -3.5 over the Chiefs… The Patriots are a different team in prime time. On Monday night, I expect the Patriots to get a big win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots will be on the road, so they must come out and silence that crowd early.