Week 4 NFL picks, predictions
This seems to sum up the difficulty of weekly NFL picks and predictions: Two winless teams opened as favorites in Week 4, according to consensus betting lines at Sportsbook Review. Apparently the throw-out-the-record-book cliche applies to almost every pro football game, not just rivalries.
The 2019 NFL season thus far has presented its share of surprises, including the rebounds of a handful of teams that failed to make the playoffs last year.
Four teams that missed the postseason in 2018 — the Bills (3-0), Lions (2-0-1), Packers (3-0) and 49ers (3-0) — are undefeated through the first three weeks of the 2019 season. This year marks the fourth time (2013, 2003 and 2002) at least four teams have started the season undefeated through their first three games after missing the postseason the previous year since 1990, when the current playoff format was put in place.
One of those teams is guaranteed to remain undefeated through Week 4, as San Francisco has a bye this week. As for the rest, here are our picks and predictions for Week 4 of the 2019 NFL season, all the way through the Monday night game in Pittsburgh.