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NFL week 4 game picks: Can Raiders keep it going in Chicago?

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After a brutal week two in which only one of the staff didn't have a losing record (yours truly at 8-8), we have what could be the best week of picks ever. One in which six of seven staffers had a record of 14-2 or better. The better was Nitesh who pulled down a 15-1 record. The one worse was Jeff, who was apparently attempting (and succeeding) to sabotage his previous spot at the top of the rankings with a 9-7 record.

For once, it was the one person who did NOT pick the Raiders to win that turned out to be wrong (Jeff). The rest of us correctly picked the Raiders breaking their long drought in the East and pulling off their second-straight victory to improve to 2-1 on the season.

This week it looks again to be a clean sweep* of predictions that the Raiders will win. And why not, it is the first time in three years they've been favored on the road. That's not for nothing. Not that it matters, they weren't favored last week and we all (but one) knew better.

Other picks we all agree on are the Falcons over the Texans, Colts over the Jags, Bengals kicking the Chiefs farther down the stairs, the old US capital city over the new one, the Chargers rebounding against the Browns, the Packers taking a bye week in San Francisco, the Cards beating the Rams, and the Seahawks over the cowardly Lions.

Week 4 Levi Asher Tyler G Marcus RDreamer Jeff Nitesh
Week 3 total 14-2 14-2 14-2 14-2 14-2 9-7 15-1
Overall record 32-16 31-17 29-19 29-19 28-20 28-20 27-21
Baltimore at Pittsburgh PIT BAL PIT PIT PIT BAL BAL
N.Y. Jets at Miami NYJ NYJ NYJ
Oakland at Chicago OAK OAK OAK OAK ??* OAK OAK
Houston at Atlanta ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL
N.Y. Giants at Buffalo BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF NYG
Jacksonville at Indianapolis IND IND IND IND IND IND IND
Kansas City at Cincinnati CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN
Philadelphia at Washington PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI
Carolina at Tampa Bay CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR TB CAR
Cleveland at San Diego SD SD SD SD SD SD SD
Green Bay at San Francisco GB GB GB GB GB GB GB
St. Louis at Arizona ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI
Minnesota at Denver DEN DEN DEN DEN MIN DEN DEN
Dallas at New Orleans DAL NO DAL NO DAL DAL NO
Detroit at Seattle SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA

*RDreamer's pick for the Raiders game will be revealed in his Friday Foretelling.

And just to put us in our place, so we don't think we're geniuses at this stuff, the fans put up some impressive numbers as well. Here are the best of last week, courtesy of Adds99. All but one of these top predictions picked the Raiders to win. I won't call out the one who didn't, I will let them admit it if they feel so inclined.

2015 Week 3 Killuminati Adds99 Tyrants Hubris 20crow Blackfreighterraider Jstwin98 Demnes ryrivers hamsterWmca RAIDERGUYS92 sly b* raider dreamz OAKRAIDER64 Baman
Week 3 Rank t-1st t-1st t-1st t-1st t-1st t-2nd t-2nd t-2nd t-2nd t-2nd t-2nd t-2nd t-2nd t-3rd
Week 3 Record 14-2 14-2 14-2 14-2 14-2 13-3 13-3 13-3 13-3 13-3 13-3 13-3 13-3 12-4
Overall record 31-17 30-18 28-20 20-12 14-2 30-18 29-19 26-22 21-11 21-11 13-3 13-3 13-3 29-19
Overall Rank 1st t-2nd t-2nd t-3rd t-3rd

To make you picks for this week, look for Adds99's fanpost.