Week 3 was all about the backup quarterbacks. From the temporary ones like Kyle Allen to the backups-turned starters like Daniel Jones, NFL Week 4 betting presents our first taste of byes along with some important games on the calendar. Here are five to keep an eye out for.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Green Bay Packers
NFL Week 4 Betting Odds: Packers -4.5
The Packers have defended Lambeau Field early on in the season like no other team has their home stadium in recent years. Green Bay is 14-0-1 straight up in its last 15 home games played in September. Now they will try to stay undefeated against a desperate Eagles side that can’t afford to fall to 1-3. Philadelphia is extremely beaten up on both sides of the football, including in particularly at the wide receiver position. With so many key players missing, the Eagles will have a tough time on the road on a short week.
New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills
NFL Week 4 Betting Odds: Patriots -7
Football fans in Buffalo are feeling pretty good following a 3-0 start. However, Bills fans could be in for a rude awakening with the Patriots in town this weekend. New England has won 17 of the last 20 meetings between these teams dating back to 2009. This year’s edition of the Patriots posted the second-best point differential of any team in the Super Bowl era through its first three games.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Detroit Lions
NFL Week 4 Betting Odds: Chiefs -6
The Chiefs have done pretty much everything they can under head coach Andy Reid. That is, with the exception of AFC Championships and Super Bowl wins. However, one thing Kansas City hasn’t done under Reid is beat an NFC opponent on the road. The Chiefs are 0-4 straight up on the road against NFC opponents since the beginning of the 2017 season. Coming off a 3-0 start, they head to Detroit looking to snap that skid against the undefeated Lions.
Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens
NFL Week 4 Betting Odds: Ravens -7
Few would have projected Cleveland would follow up all of the offseason hype surrounding the team with a 1-3 start to the season. However, that is looking very likely as they head to Baltimore at 1-2. The Browns are coming off a tough loss to the Los Angeles Rams in which they were missing every single starter from their secondary. With the injuries adding up, Cleveland will be in a tough spot heading into this AFC North showdown with the Ravens. Baltimore is coming off a close loss in Kansas City in which they showed they have what it takes to contend with the best in the AFC.
Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints
NFL Week 4 Betting Odds: Cowboys -3
By the time the Saints marched into Seattle and beat the Seahawks with Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback, they were absolutely sick of hearing that they couldn’t win with him. Now, New Orleans will meet the undefeated Cowboys on Sunday Night Football with a motivational edge.
Remember, the Saints had their 10-game winning streak snapped at Dallas in Week 13 last season. The Saints can return the favor this week by ending the Cowboys perfect 3-0 record if they can put together another strong effort.