NFL Predictions Week 4: Can Bears and Steelers Go 4-0?
Week four of the NFL is upon us and there are two unbeaten teams that will put their perfect records on the line on Sunday.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears will both be in action and both could be 4-0 as the NFL heads into the fifth week of the season next weekend.
This is the part where we start having a little fun with things.
It's time to throw some predictions around about the games taking place tomorrow afternoon and not just who will win and who will lose.
We'll look at possible player performances, flops, surprises, and everything in between.
If you're ready, let's get to it.
No. 10: Changes Will Be Made in The Bay Area
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There are problems in the Bay Area with the San Francisco 49ers.
This wasn't a team that was supposed to be this disappointing so fast. If they drop this game against Atlanta, which is entirely possible, there will be some big changes taking place next week.
No. 9: There's a TD For TO
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After not grabbing a touchdown pass for the last two weeks, Cincinnati Bengals' wide receiver Terrell Owens finally gets on the board with his first touchdown catch of the season.
No. 8: Arian Foster Proves Week One Was No Fluke
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Arian Foster broke onto the scene after a 231-yard performance against the Indianapolis Colts in week one.
Since then, he's combined for 175 over the last two games against the Redskins and Cowboys.
But, facing off against the Raiders' defense, Foster will show proof that week one wasn't a fluke.
No. 7: Chicago Bears Stay Unbeaten
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Chicago Bears' quarterback Jay Cutler is averaging almost 300 passing yards per game (290 ypg) but facing the New York Giants, who are only giving up 169.3 yards per game won't be an easy task.
One thing Cutler can count on is not having to worry about Giants' defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka who will be out indefinitely with a bulging disc in his neck.
The Bears are coming off a win over the Green Bay Packers at home last week and will stay unbeaten after this one.
No. 6: Donovan McNabb Sticks It to His Former Team
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This is game Donovan McNabb had to be looking at when the 2010 NFL schedule was released.
The former Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback will be back with the Washington Redskins and he will face his former team on Sunday.
McNabb will want to prove that trading him was a mistake and will do just that, leading the Redskins to the win.
No. 5: Peyton Manning Spreads It Around
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The Indianapolis Colts will be in Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars, a team that's already been on the wrong side of a blowout this season.
Peyton Manning has Austin Collie as his favorite target last week, he'll be spreading the ball around to a few more receivers this week and will have a few of his receivers feeling pretty good about themselves.
No. 4: The Detroit Lions Just Can't Get Past Themselves
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The Detroit Lions need a win, they want a win. Unfortunately for them, and the city of Detroit, they'll have to suffer through another loss in Green Bay against the Packers.
This one might not be pretty either.
No. 3: Ryan Mathews Finally Breaks Out
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Make no mistake about it, the one person more disappointed in rookie running back Ryan Mathews is Ryan Mathews. He expects better of himself.
After missing their game last week against Seattle, Ryan Mathews will be back in the backfield for the San Diego Chargers and will finally show the fans and his teammates why the team drafted him so high.
No. 2: Matt Ryan, Michael Turner Lead Falcons Past Floundering 49ers
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The San Francisco 49ers seem to be in a tailspin that they're unable to stop. The Atlanta Falcons are catching them at the exact right time.
Falcons' quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Michael Turner will have a field day against their defense and will push the 49ers to the brink of a full out meltdown.
No. 1: Pittsburgh Steelers
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have one more week before their star, Ben Roethlisberger, returns to the team and returns under center.
Charlie Batch held down the fort last week after Dennis Dixon went down with an injury, an injury that will force him to miss the remainder of the season.
They will face a stingy defense in the Baltimore Ravens but will be able to do just enough to get the win going into their bye week.