Vinnie has another mix of home and away teams, favorites and underdogs to recommend to you. This includes opinions on some Week 4 games whose teams might see one another again in the postseason.
Gimme the Bengals minus the points.
Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings (-3.5)
: Since looking good against Matt Forte in Week 1, Green Bay’s run defense has really fallen off. Adrian Peterson could really do a ton of damage on his home turf on Monday night. Then there’s Brett Favre, back in his all-too-familiar role of primetime quarterback, and he, too, should be able to get things done against the Packers defense. Aaron Rodgers is an emerging quarterback who can take it to any team, but that isn’t going to happen often enough this week. A big factor in
Gimme the Vikings minus the points.
Oakland Raiders @ Houston Texans (-9.5)
: Steve Slaton matches up well against Oakland’s subpar run defense, and Matt Schaub is playing about as well as any quarterback right now, but this point spread seems awfully high to Vinnie. Granted, it’s a home game for the Texans plus JaMarcus Russell gives most any opposing team a shot in the arm. But a glaring matchup that the Raiders would do well to exploit centers around how badly
Gimme the Raiders plus the points.
New York Jets @ New Orleans Saints (-6.5)
: Drew Brees has picked up where he left off a year ago, expertly dissecting defenses again this season. Nor can you argue with the results of the Jets’ aggressive defense and its effect on games. This is a great game between undefeated teams, one Vinnie is hoping to watch every minute of. Sure, it’s more palatable to go with Brees’ chances than a rookie quarterback’s in a game of this magnitude. But while the Saints defense is pretty good in its own right, Rex Ryan’s team appears at least good enough to keep
Gimme the Jets plus the points.