NFL Picks Week 4: Quick Picks for All Afternoon Games

Adam OdekirkContributor IIOctober 2, 2011

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 25:  Quarterback Chad Henne #7 of the Miami Dolphins looks for a receiver against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks

The Atlanta Falcons will not travel all the way across the country to be embarrassed. The health of Roddy White will not be a huge issue as the Seahawks can expect a steady dose of Michael Turner to control the game for Atlanta.

PICK: ATLANTA

 

New York Giants vs. Arizona Cardinals

New York will arrive in the desert with Osi Umenyiora for the first time this season. That will help minimize the loss of Justin Tuck and ensure that Kevin Kolb still has plenty of pass rush to worry about. Eli Manning will manage the game effectively and the Giants will escape Arizona with a share of the NFC East lead.

PICK: NEW YORK

 

New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders

Not even a cross-country flight will slow down Tom Brady, who is eager to prove that last week was a fluke. Brady and the Patriots will push the tempo early like they did in Week 1 against the Dolphins and force the Raiders to abandon their potent running attack sooner than they would like to. Oakland can't keep up as the Patriots get back on track.

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers moves out of the pocket under pressure from Julius Peppers #90 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

PICK: NEW ENGLAND

 

Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers

The Broncos offense will be surprisingly effective in gaining yardage, but the Packers defense will keep them out of the end zone. Aaron Rodgers will simply overwhelm an improving Denver defense with all of the tools he has available and put the game out of reach early in the second half.

PICK: GREEN BAY

 

Miami Dolphins vs San Diego Chargers

UPSET ALERT! The Miami Dolphins are already fighting for the job of their embattled coach Tony Sparano. Philip Rivers and the Chargers have been shaky along the way to a 2-1 start and a hungry Dolphins defense will capitalize on mistakes and give Chad Henne a shorter field to work with.

PICK: MIAMI