NFL Picks Week 4: 5 Survivor Pool Picks That Are Sure To Hit

Kyle Vassalo@VassaloBRFeatured ColumnistSeptember 29, 2011

NFL Picks Week 4: 5 Survivor Pool Picks That Are Sure To Hit

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    Congratulations. If you are reading this article, it means you didn't pick the Browns in Week 1, the Ravens in Week 2 or the Jets in Week 3, like so many survivor-pool hopefuls did.

    Picking teams becomes more difficult every week, as there are less elite teams to choose from. After the Colts and Chiefs nearly came away with victories last week, it's clear no team is a sure loss week in and week out.

    Here are five survivor pool picks that are bound to hit this week.

Buffalo Bills

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    Who would have thought the Bills would be one game away from going 4-0? The Bills are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now, and before their flame goes out, you should cash in now.

    Being cute and "saving" teams is the best way to buy yourself a quick exit. The Bengals have a talented defense, but the Bills are going to put up points and the Bengals don't have the offensive firepower to keep up.

New Orleans Saints

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    The Jaguars have a stout defense despite their 1-2 record, but Drew Brees will win a shootout with Blaine Gabbert 10 times out of 10. Marques Colston is making his return, which will only add to the scoring frenzy the Saints are going to put forth.

    Nobody has kept New Orleans under 30 points this season, and the Jaguars haven't scored 30 all season long. It's going to be a tough day for Jacksonville, regardless of what they do on the ground.

New York Giants

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    After losing to the Seahawks, the Cardinals proved they are one of the worst teams in the entire league. They can't stop the pass, they can't stop the run, and the Giants are going to tear their defense apart.

    A big win on the road against Philadelphia gave the Giants a huge confidence boost last week. The NFC East is wide open, and the Giants aren't going to give up a chance to pick up an easy win this week.

    Given the way they performed last week, going on the road and taking on the Cardinals is going to be a piece of cake.

Green Bay Packers

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    The Packers are one of the worst teams in the NFL against the pass, but nobody has been more effective against the run this season. While they give up yards through the air, they've also had five picks this season and are sure to add to that total this week.

    With the Broncos in disarray, there is no way they are going to be able to go on the road against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers this week. Denver can't move the ball, and their defense will be powerless against the Packers, whether Ryan Grant plays or not.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    The Colts nearly came away with a victory last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but with Kerry Collins falling victim to a concussion, their uphill battle gets a bit steeper.

    The game is in Tampa Bay and the Bucs aren't going to miss out on an opportunity to really blow an opponent away for the first time all season. Tampa Bay racked up 10 wins last season beating up on inferior teams, and Monday Night will be no different.