Week number 4 in the NFL is here and we are left with only five undefeated teams. It has been and up and down year so far for many, and injuries and suspensions have reeked havoc on almost every team (just ask the 3-0 New England Patriots). As we start to separated the contenders from the pretenders, it’s becoming clear who will emerge victorious on a week by week basis. Here are the three teams I believe are can’t miss wins this week:
New England Patriots (3-0)
The Patriots are playing their fourth and final game of the Tom Brady suspension and it come against perhaps their easiest opponent. Despite an impressive showing by the Buffalo Bills last week when they took care of the Arizona Cardinals 33-18, the just don’t have the talent or the coaching to keep up with Bill Belichick and his Patriots. New England has gotten better every week despite missing their future Hall-of-Fame quarterback, losing their incredible back-up, Jimmy Garoppolo in the middle of game 2 to injury, and having their third string quarterback, Jacoby Brissett, play hurt in the second half of game 3. All the Patriots have done was beat a top NFC contender on the road in the first game, destroy a division Rival in the second game and embarrass and shut out a Super Bowl contender in the third game. Despite possibly being down to there fourth signal caller, wide receiver Julian Edelman, I can’t see an inconsistent Buffalo Bills team being the one to give the Pats their first lost. Look for the Patriots to win 27-13.
Houston Texans (2-1)
Houston just came off an embarrassing loss to the New England Patriots where they were shut out on offense and allowed a third string quarterback to out smart their highly ranked defense. Now the lose Pro Bowler J.J. Watt for at least the next eight games, most likely the whole season. With all this being said I can’t see them dropping their second straight game, especially at home versus a team like the Tennessee Titans. Even with the loss of Watt, they should have enough to slow down Demarco Murray and pressure Marcus Mariota. On offense look for DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller to have great games and I fully expect to see Lamar Miller gain at least 80 yards on the ground. Houston wins 34-20.
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3)
Jacksonville is the home team for the first London game of the year and lucky for them, they get to play the battered and beaten Indianapolis Colts. This will not be a matter of the best team winning, it will be the healthiest. The Jaguars have gotten off to a very disappointing 0-3 start, but they were very much in two of the games. I see this as the game where they finally get of the snide. Jags win 24-20.