5 NFL Teams That Will Definitely Win in Week 4

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5 NFL Teams That Will Definitely Win in Week 4

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It is never easy to make early-season predictions in the NFL. Granted it’s a small sample size, but not a lot of people would have guessed the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers would have the same record as the Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals through Week 3.

Furthermore, two 2012 playoff teams, the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings, are winless, and the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated. The NFL is full of uncertainties to begin the season, but the fog gradually clears up as the year goes on. There are a couple of teams on this list that would have been underdogs a month ago, but are now the clear favorites.

There are also some matchups this week that are going to be better contests than we originally thought. Arizona at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington visiting the Oakland Raiders, and Miami going to the New Orleans Saints are much tougher games to call than they would have seemed at the beginning of the season. The Bucs and Redskins are playing bad teams but are huge messes themselves. The Dolphins, on the other hand, are much more competitive than most people thought they would be.

Unlike the aforementioned games, the matchups on this list should not be close. I think we’ve seen enough tape at this point to be able to make an accurate prediction on these particular games. I’ve listed them from what should be the ugliest blowouts, to the less lopsided beat downs. So without further ado, here are the five teams that are a sure thing to win in Week 4.

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5. Kansas City Chiefs

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The New York Giants travel to KC on Sunday, and they're bringing their dumpster fire offense to face a tremendous big-play defense. The Chiefs D and the Arrowhead crowd will be tormenting the league leaders in giveaways for the entire game, and it should get painful to watch. If you're interested in more of my thoughts on this game, you can click here.

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4. Indianapolis Colts

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The Colts hit the road to face this year’s most likely candidate for a winless season in the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags average a pathetic 230.3 yards of total offense per game, good for worst in the NFL. The second worst is a significantly higher 282 yards per game by the Bucs. Indy is coming off of a performance in which they owned the 49ers in their house. It’s highly unlikely they will have a problem with Jacksonville.

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3. Denver Broncos

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Chip Kelly’s “innovative” coaching style is not a sustainable way to win football games. He gets too creative for his own good as evidenced by the incredibly stupid and confusing two-point conversion attempt in the first quarter against Kansas City. If he wants to get cute with the Broncos, he better have some better tricks than that. Denver is a far superior team to Philly, and they'll be playing at home.

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2. Cincinnati Bengals

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I’m willing to admit that the Minnesota probably would have made this list last week. Cleveland upset the Vikings in a sloppy win, but a win nonetheless. It was a great victory for a team that was receiving heavy criticism for giving up, but unfortunately, I’m afraid the party’s over for the Browns. Brian Hoyer against the Bengals defense is going to make for a long day in Cleveland.

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1. Tennessee Titans

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The New York Jets are better than most of us thought, but they aren’t better than the Titans and certainly won’t beat them in their house. The Jets’ defense is pretty good so this may not be the biggest blowout of the week, but the Titans should still control this game. They have a pretty nice defense of their own, they’ll be at home, and most importantly, they protect the football much better than the Jets. The Titans have yet to turn the ball over while New York has given it up eight times.