NFL teams made statements — both good and bad — last week as the arrival of Week 4 signals the end to the first month of the season. While there are no divisional games on the schedule for a second straight week there are still plenty of intriguing matchups to entertain football fans.
One game that won't be happening, however, is Pittsburgh vs. Tennessee. The NFL announced on Oct. 1 that this game has been postponed and rescheduled for Oct. 25 (Week 7) due to several positive COVID-19 tests among Titans players and personnel. And after initially postponing New England-Kansas City because of positive COVID-19 tests on both teams, the NFL moved the game to Monday night.
Week 4 gets started with Denver taking on the New York Jets on "Thursday Night Football." Both teams have had to deal with a bunch of injuries, which is part of the reason why each is 0-3, so maybe Thursday night can serve as a turning point – one way or the other.
On Sunday, Seattle (at Miami) and Chicago (vs. Indianapolis) are undefeated teams playing in the 1 p.m. ET window, while those looking bounce back from tough losses include Baltimore (at Washington), New Orleans (at Detroit), Dallas (vs. Cleveland), and Arizona (at Carolina).
Later on Sunday, Las Vegas returns home to host a Buffalo team that blew a 25-point lead at home to the Rams only to score the game-winning touchdown with 15 seconds left to stay undefeated.
The "Sunday Night Football" game has a Philadelphia team that had to fight and claw its way back to just tie Cincinnati last week out in San Francisco to play a 49ers team that's trying to weather a rash of injuries. The Week 4 slate concludes with the reeling, winless Falcons going up against the undefeated, high-scoring Packers at Lambeau Field on "Monday Night Football."
So which teams will come out on top in every NFL game in Week 4? Athlon's own Rob Doster (@AthlonDoster) and Ben Weinrib (@benweinrib), along with AthlonSports.com contributor Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer), predict the winners for every game this week:
NFL Week 4 Predictions
Jacksonville at Cincinnati
Cleveland at Dallas
Baltimore at Washington
Arizona at Carolina
Minnesota at Houston
Note: Pittsburgh vs. Tennessee has been rescheduled for Oct. 25 (Week 7) due to COVID-19 concerns with the Titans. Week 4 is being treated as a bye week for the two teams.
*Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia ended in a tie.