NFL Picks Week 4: Teams That Will Remain Unbeaten

Justin WeltonAnalyst IIOctober 2, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: Charles Tillman #33 of the Chicago Bears leaps on a pile stopping James Starks of the Green Bay Packers as Aaron Rodgers #12 watches at Soldier Field on September 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 27-17.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Teams that start 4-0 make the playoffs more often than not. Here are teams that will remain unbeaten when Week 4 is over.

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay hosts the Denver Broncos in Week 4. Kyle Orton continues to get pressure from Broncos’ fans, and it will continue against the Packers defense.

Aaron Rodgers looks like the best quarterback in the NFL. He hasn’t slowed down one bit in 2011, and he gives you no reason to believe he will.

It is tough to make the postseason, let alone win a Super Bowl after winning it all the previous season. They have started their quest 3-0, and their streak will continue in Week 4.

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo is 3-0 heading to Cincinnati to play an underrated Bengals defense. Ryan Fitzpatrick should be able to find his weapons on the perimeter, and the rushing attack should have a decent day.

The Bills need this game if you look at the large picture. They play Philadelphia, New York Giants and Jets, Washington and Dallas in the following five weeks. If they want to be serious about winning the AFC East, they have to win this game against an inferior football team.

Detroit Lions

I haven’t been believers in the Detroit Lions in 2011, but I have to give them their due.

Their offense, led by quarterback Matthew Stafford, has been dynamic this season. Stafford has thrown for over 900 yards and nine touchdowns. Calvin Johnson has proven why he is the best wide receiver in the game. He has six touchdown catches in three games.

They travel to face the Dallas Cowboys, who are battered and bruised. Tony Romo is injured, the offensive line has struggled and their offense has made mistakes through three games.

If the Lions plan on making people believers, improving to 4-0 in Dallas would be a great start.