NFL Picks Week 4: Bold Score Predictions for All 16 Games

John Rozum@Rozum27Correspondent ISeptember 30, 2011

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25:  Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills calls signals behind   Eric Wood #70 against the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Much like every week, fans all over the country are making their picks for the upcoming NFL games.

Also, you can be sure to expect a day filled with excitement, drama and pandemonium because that's what pro football brings us each week.

To that end, here are the scores for each game in Week 4.

Lions at Cowboys

Tony Romo and the Dallas offense doesn't get completely shut down, but neither does the Detroit offense as they are much better than Washington's.

Detroit 27, Dallas 20

Panthers at Bears

It's a must-win game for the Bears, while the Panthers are feeling confident coming off their first win.

Chicago knows a loss here might be the last straw for 2011, and they escape the pesky Panthers at home.

Chicago 24, Carolina 20

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 18:  Peyton Hillis #40 of the Cleveland Browns carries the ball against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Bills at Bengals

Until the Bills' offense gets shuts down, they're going to keep winning games.

And although the Bengals have a solid defense, they haven't played an offense quite like Buffalo's.

Buffalo 30, Bengals 17

Titans at Browns

Cleveland gets RB Peyton Hillis back this week, whereas the Titans just lose their best WR in Kenny Britt.

In addition, RB Chris Johnson continues to feel the aftermath of holding out on camp.

Cleveland 21, Tennessee 17

Vikings at Chiefs

It's bad enough that RB Jamaal Charles and safety Eric Berry are out, but it's also not looking good for Chiefs' DB Brandon Flowers (ankle injury).

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 26:  Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins stands on the field against the Dallas Cowboys during their game at Cowboys Stadium on September 26, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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That said, RB Adrian Peterson remains in Minnesota and thanks the front office for his new contract by dominating once again.

Minnesota 34, Kansas City 10

Redskins at Rams

Right now, it's gut-check time for the Redskins, because despite losing to Dallas, how you respond is what matters.

However, St. Louis knows they're vulnerable and takes advantage of Rex Grossman's decrease in confidence that carries over from Week 3.

St. Louis 20, Washington 17

Saints at Jaguars

Although the Jags' have a solid defense, the Saints' offense is much, much more high-powered than anyone else they've played.

QB Drew Brees shreds on the road, and the Jacksonville drops their third straight.

New Orleans 38, Jacksonville 20

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Quarterback  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants talks with head coach Tom Coughlin during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Steelers at Texans

The Steelers got away with one versus Indianapolis, but that won't fly this week in Houston.

The Texans know they played well in the loss to New Orleans, and they're eager to get back in the win column, while Pittsburgh has yet to fix the offensive line.

Houston 31, Pittsburgh 21

49ers at Eagles

This is a statement game for the Eagles since they've underachieved through three games.

San Fran, however, is feeling good after getting a road win in Cincy after a tough home loss to Dallas.

Philly get the W though, because they're frankly just too talented for San Fran, and the defense finally steps up big.

Philadelphia 23, San Francisco 14

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 11:  Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 11, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Giants at Cardinals

After three games, the Arizona Cardinals have not been playing up to expectations, especially with all their offseason acquisitions.

The Giants on the other hand, have played very well since after Week 1, are coming off a big win in Philadelphia and simply have more confidence in getting the job done.

New York 26, Arizona 23

Falcons at Seahawks

Last week, Seattle won a big divisional game at home, while the Falcons lost a big divisional game on the road.

This week, the two clash in The Great Northwest, but the Falcons pull away late as the Seahawks offense continues to struggle despite having an underrated defense.

Atlanta 27, Seattle 9

Dolphins at Chargers

Miami is currently on a six-game losing streak and isn't feeling very confident, whereas the Bolts are starting off slow in terms of performance, but still have a winning record.

San Diego continues to build momentum for midseason, while the Dolphins continue to look for a new head coach.

San Diego 28, Miami 7

Patriots at Raiders

Arguably the game of the week with so many critics hopping on the Oakland-bandwagon, New England needs a road win to get reestablished in the AFC.

But, thanks to Darren McFadden controlling the time of possession, Tom Brady's opportunities are limited despite his great play, and the Silver and Black get the upset W.

Oakland 27, New England 23

Broncos at Packers

Slated to be the biggest blowout of the week, the Denver Broncos look to be at war with themselves.

The defense has improved, but they're still no match for Aaron Rodgers and company, while the offense continues to struggle, however it won't matter who's under center because the Packers defense is getting back to normal.

Green Bay 35, Denver 14

Jets at Ravens

At first glance, it looks to be a great defensive battle like it was in 2010, except this time around the Jets rush defense has been severely exposed thanks to Oakland, and Baltimore is beginning to come together.

Also when the two met last season, Ed Reed was out, and Mark Sanchez still only threw for 74 yards.

This time however, Sanchez finds out what the Ed Reed experience is all about.

Baltimore 24, New York 10

Colts at Buccaneers

The Colts continue to get thunder struck by injuries, while the Bucs' manage to win despite not playing up to their potential.

Something has to give in this one, and unfortunately for the Colts, Tampa Bay gradually pulls away after another slow start.

Tampa Bay 28, Indianapolis 13

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