NFL Week 4: Picks and predictions heading into the quarter pole of the season

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New England is in a tough game at Atlanta, and Chicago is getting three points against Detroit.

Perhaps bettors are seeing a different Lions team than I am. It's fully possible.

The 3-0 Bears are improving with each game, including an impressive overall defensive performance against the error-prone Steelers.

Perhaps I'm incorrect in my assumption the Lions, probably the least disciplined teams over the last three years, somehow prevent opposing defenses from exerting their will upon them. It seems strange the Lions would be three point favorites, even at home, but I'm fine with taking Chicago to cover and win in this game.

As for the rest of the action in Week 4:

San Francisco (-3.5) over ST. LOUIS

Pittsburgh (off) over MINNESOTA (London)

Baltimore (-3.5) over BUFFALO

Cincinnati (-5) over CLEVELAND

Indianapolis (-9) over JACKSONVILLE

HOUSTON (+3) over Seattle

TAMPA BAY (off) over Arizona

Chicago (+3) over DETROIT

Jets (+4) over TENNESSEE

Dallas (-2) over SAN DIEGO

Washington (off) over OAKLAND

Philadelphia (+11) over DENVER

ATLANTA (off) over New England

NEW ORLEANS (-7) over Miami

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