NFL Week 4 Predictions: Forecasting the Entire Slate

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Sep 27, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones (11) runs after a reception against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Panthers are an ugly 3-0, but hey, wins are wins and they have gone onto the field each and every week and took home a victory. The Buccaneers are getting fully healthy and should be able to make this a contest. It will all come down to whether Jameis Winston can play well or not, and I expect he does. However, Tampa Bay will come up short in a contest that will be closer than expected.

Prediction: Panthers 24, Buccaneers 21

Oakland Raiders at Chicago Bears

The Bears are awful and are legitimate favorites for the 2016 number one overall pick. The Raiders’ offense has been rolling in recent weeks with Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Latavius Murray leading the way. This terrible Bears’ defense has no chance of slowing down the Raiders’ attack.

Prediction: Raiders 38, Bears 27

Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons are rolling at 3-0, while the Texans have too many questions surrounding the team. The return of Arian Foster (assuming it happens) will certainly help, but Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are simply too much for the Texans to handle. If Foster plays, Houston has a chance of making this a game, but I have a hard time seeing them win here on the road regardless.

Prediction: Falcons 24, Texans 17

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