One of the reasons we look forward to the weekends, especially during football season, is the pools we all get into.
We pick our teams, we pay our money, and we scream at the television when a team isn't winning that we normally wouldn't root for. But that's what makes it fun, right?
Not to be funny, but while I'm listening to one of the sports stations I enjoy so much, I hear a commercial for "stone cold locks." I've always wanted to do that myself so I figured I would give you my "stone cold locks" for week four of the NFL.
Without further ado, here are my picks for every single game in week four of the NFL.
I'm taking the Denver Broncos in this one for the simple reason that Jacksonville hasn't beaten a decent team unless the Raiders and Giants are considered 'decent' all the sudden.
I like Kyle Orton to have a big game in this one.
Terrell Owens will be slightly a little more happy on Sunday than normal, if only because he caught his first touchdown pass of the season.
The Browns could be getting Jake Delhomme back from a sprained ankle on Sunday but that's not going to be good enough to be the victors.
Gotta give credit to Charlie Batch for holding down the fort last week. He'll be asked to do so again as the Baltimore Ravens, and their stingy defense, will be in town to face the Steelers.
Batch will need one more solid performance before the Steelers hit their bye week and they have their star quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, come off suspension for week six.
Though this might be a defensive battle, the Steelers will get just enough from Batch to get the job done.
I'd really like to pick against the Bears because of the uniforms they were sporting last week, but I'll try not to hold that completely against them.
The Bears will be at the new Meadowlands' Stadium to face the New York Giants.
I was quite impressed, though not really, at the Giants' ability to be flagged for more than four personal foul penalties. I've honestly never seen that before.
Anyway, the Bears are playing good football and will continue to do so in a win over the Giants.
I know I'm going out on a limb with this but that's why we can have some fun with these kind of articles. If you can't have fun with sports, what's the point?
Donovan McNabb will making his return to Philadelphia as a member of the Washington Redskins and you have to believe that he's wanting to prove a point to them.
There's always something to be said about a player, or team, playing with emotion. It seems to make them play that much harder.
The Redskins will get that kind of performance from McNabb and, not only that, will get the win.
The Houston Texans were hoping to, finally, win the battle of Texas against the Dallas Cowboys. That didn't exactly go the way they planned it.
This week, they'll have a favorable match up against the Oakland Raiders.
Texans running back Arian Foster and quarterback Matt Schaub should have big days against a lackluster run defense and should win big.
The Seattle Seahawks are coming off a win over the San Diego Chargers thanks to two kick returns for a touchdown by Leon Washington.
They better hope for that kind of luck against Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams who picked up their first win of the season last week.
This might be a close game, but I'll give the Rams the edge in this one.
Wasn't there a time where we would almost never pick the New England Patriots to lose? Now, it seems like we second guess picking them to win.
The Patriots will be in Miami to face the Dolphins who are coming off a loss last week to the New York Jets.
Tom Brady will keep his team in the lead through the entire game and will keep the Dolphins' secondary guessing all game long.
When the New Orleans Saints are winning, they're not making it easy, their combined margin of victory has been eight points in wins over Minnesota and San Francisco.
After a loss in overtime to the Falcons last week, the Saints will have the winless Carolina Panthers. While Panthers' running back DeAngelo Williams could have a big day against a less than average Saints' run defense, New Orleans will still come away with a victory in this one.
The San Diego Chargers have something to prove. They want to show their fans, and the NFL, that their 1-2 start is not indicative of the team they are.
They'll be back home in the comfortable confines of Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday to host the Arizona Cardinals who aren't exactly up to par talent wise with the Chargers.
Philip Rivers is coming off a franchise record breaking day through the air last week and they'll be getting their rookie running back, Ryan Mathews, back from a high ankle sprain.
This is a win the Chargers need and a win they will get.
The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't known to be a great defensive team against the pass. They couldn't stop Philip Rivers and I doubt very highly they'll stop a better passing quarterback in Peyton Manning.
This could be a long day for the Jags.
Since running back Ryan Grant went down with a season ending injury, it's put a lot more strain on Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers. So far, he's handled it just fine.
They will be home on Sunday to face the winless Detroit Lions in a game that should feature a lot of points, but only on the Packers' side of things.
After a season opening loss, the Jets have looked like the team that most expected to see when the pre-season predictions first came out.
They scored a big win at home over New England before taking down Miami on the road.
This should be another win for the Jets as they travel to Buffalo to take on the winless Bills.
The San Francisco 49ers are a team full of turmoil and drama with no end in sight. Just their luck, they'll be in Atlanta to face Matt Ryan, Michael Turner and the Falcons.
If head coach Mike Singletary wasn't having fun after the first week of the season, he won't enjoy this one either.