One of the most interesting games on the schedule in Week 4 is Thursday Night Football’s matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The current betting lines are favoring the Ravens, who want to avoid going winless through four weeks, while the Steelers will do their best not to collapse in the absence of Ben Roethlisberger due to a knee injury. Both teams are chasing the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North, and both teams are in crisis mode.
Many will view the Oakland Raiders visiting the Chicago Bears as a battle of the basement teams, but this game should serve as a good litmus test for the Raiders as a legitimate team-on-the-rise. If Oakland can go into Chicago and beat a broken Bears team convincingly, it should open the eyes of the rest of their 2015 opponents. The betting lines have the -3 favored Raiders doing exactly that this Sunday. Meanwhile, it’s becoming a very real possibility that the Bears could be the second team in NFL history to go 0-16.
The Denver Broncos will host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon, in what could be a real test for Peyton Manning and a real threat for the Broncos to lose their first game of the season. The Vikings have been stifling on defense, shutting down both the Detroit Lions and the San Diego Chargers for convincing wins. The betting lines currently favor the Denver Broncos, however, they have struggled against good pass rushing teams, which is exactly what Minnesota is.
For more on the betting lines for Week 4, check out our best picks this week against the spread.
NFL Week 4 Schedule
|Matchup||Date||Time||Favorite||Over / Under|
|Ravens at Steelers||1-Oct-15||8:25pm EST||Ravens -2.5||44|
|Jets at Dolphins||4-Oct-15||9:30am EST||Jets -1||Pick'em|
|Panthers at Buccaneers||4-Oct-15||1:00pm EST||Panthers -3||40.5|
|Texans at Falcons||4-Oct-15||1:00pm EST||Falcons -6.5||47|
|Jaguars at Colts||4-Oct-15||1:00pm EST||Colts -9||47.5|
|Chiefs at Bengals||4-Oct-15||1:00pm EST|
|Giants at Bills||4-Oct-15||1:00pm EST||Bills -6||47|
|Raiders at Bears||4-Oct-15||1:00pm EST||Raiders -3||44.5|
|Eagles at Redskins||4-Oct-15||1:00pm EST||Eagles -3||47.5|
|Browns at Chargers||4-Oct-15||4:05pm EST||Chargers -7.5||45.5|
|Packers at 49ers||4-Oct-15||4:25pm EST|
|Vikings at Broncos||4-Oct-15||4:25pm EST||Broncos -6.5||41.5|
|Rams at Cardinals||4-Oct-15||4:25pm EST||Cardinals -6.5||42.5|
|Cowboys at Saints||4-Oct-15||8:30pm EST|
|Lions at Seahawks||5-Oct-15||8:30pm EST||Seahawks -9.5||43.5|