week 4 NFL picks…the week of nicktgal


The fourth week of the NFL is tomorrow, which is kind of like weekly Christmas.  No, Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa all in one.  Here at Forth and Backwards we celebrate all religions!

Unlike the weeks 1 and 3, which seem to have been two coincidental statistical outliers that should have never happened and have absolutely no relevance to my actual NFL prediction ability, week 4 will prove to be the week that turns nicktgal around.

To this week’s picks.

Competing with me this week are the regulars, Heartless and Chewbacca, and, which is becoming a pattern, Nick Capoccia.

Our first guest this week is Harris Decker of the University of Hartford and the well-done, awesome blog “The Truth About Music.”  Once you get bored of us, which I’m surprised hasn’t already happened, head over there, it puts us to shame (www.truthaboutmusic.com).

And the second is Nick D’andrea from Marist.  You may have seen him in his award-winning Park Ford commercial.

I really do hope one of them relegates Nick Capoccia, his frequent texts about how “he should get paid to pick games” are becoming annoying.

Who’s it going to be this week?  Besides me, of course.

Matchups nicktgal Tino lover Chewbacca Capoccia Harris D’andrea
Broncos@ Titans(6.5) Titans Broncos Titans Broncos Broncos Titans
Ravens@ Steels(-2.5) Ravens Ravens Steelers Ravens Ravens Ravens
Bengals(-3) @Browns Bengals Bengals Browns Bengals Bengals Bengals
Lions@ Packers(-14) Lions Lions Packers Packers Lions Packers
Panthers@ Saints(-13.5) Saints Saints Saints Saints Panthers Saints
49ers@ Falcs(-6.5) 49ers Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons
Seahawks(-2) @Rams Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Jets(-6.5) @Bills Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets
Colts(-7) @Jaguars Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts
Texans(-3) @Raiders Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans
Cardinals@ Chargers(-9) Chargers Chargers Cardinals Chargers Chargers Chargers
Redskins@ Eagles(-5.5) Redskins Redskins Redskins Eagles Redskins Eagles
Bears@ Giants(-3.5( Bears Bears Giants Bears Bears Bears
Patriots(-1) @Dolphins Dolphins Patriots Patriots Dolphins Patriots Patriots

seeing Let Me In tonight,



2 Responses to “week 4 NFL picks…the week of nicktgal”

  1. thirdand10 Says:

    Nicktgal, I like all your picks except the Titans laying 6.5. I’d love to hear your rationale on it. I did my locks of the week and picked the Bronco’s for a myriad of reasons. Take a look: http://thirdand10.wordpress.com

  2. nicktgal Says:


    Thanks for reading.

    Without Knowshon Moreno the Broncos running game is anchored by Buckhalter and Maroney: 2.2 ypc and 2.0 ypc, respectively. Tennessee’s average run defense should be more than sufficient for those backs.
    Orton is playing well, but Tennessee’s pass defense should shut down the overachieving, noob (yeah, I use video game terms for sports) receivers.

    On a second note, I’ve been a supporter of the Broncos “they’re better than they seem” notion for way too long. I’m tired of trusting them, they make me cry.

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