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NFL picks against the spread, Week 4: SuperContest picks, all picks

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The 49ers are finished for the week, and it’s time to move on to Sunday. I’m back with my third week of LVH SuperContest picks, as well as my picks for the remaining games.

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We are officially entering the quarter mark of the 2017 NFL season for 30 of the 32 teams. Miami and Tampa Bay had a Week 1 bye due to the hurricane, but otherwise, the rest of the NFL will play their fourth game of the season this weekend.

For the fourth straight season, I am back for the Westgate SuperContest. SB Nation's partners over at Odds Shark are sponsoring my entry again. The contest requires selecting 5 games each week and picking them against the spread. This year's contest is expected to have over 2,700 participants, which is a new record for the SuperContest. SB Nation is represented by myself, Matt Ufford, and Jason Kirk, and there are folks from all over the blogosphere involved. I am off to a less than stellar start, with three straight 2-3 performances out of the gates. It was not ideal, but I suppose it could have been worse. There is a running leaderboard here, but you can check how I’m doing against my Odds Shark teammates here. You can follow my standings under the name "Fooch.”

Here’s my Week 4 SuperContest picks:

COWBOYS (-6.5) over Rams
RAVENS (+3) over Steelers
BUCCANEERS (-3) over Giants
49ers (+6.5) over CARDINALS
BRONCOS (-2.5) over Raiders

Yep, I’m taking the points with our San Francisco 49ers! It’s not exactly a perfect matchup, but with the Cardinals offensive line in shambles due to injury, this is a huge opportunity for San Francisco. Two weeks ago, they had Russell Wilson running around fairly regularly. This week, they face an offensive line just as bad as Seattle’s, and a quarterback who is not mobile. Arizona will build on their short passing game, but if the 49ers don’t manage three or four sacks, it will be a disappointment. And that is what they need to win this game.

I stuck with mostly home teams this week, three of whom are favorites. I suppose this is not ideal, but I am scuffling along and need to try something new. What I’ve been doing has not been working. 2-3 each week is not the end of the world, but it’s clearly a losing strategy. And so, let’s shake it up a bit.

Here are all my picks for Week 4. I was 6-10 last week, which brings me to 19-27-1 for the season.

PACKERS vs. Bears (+7): Packers - WIN
Saints vs. Dolphins (London) (+3): Dolphins
PATRIOTS vs. Panthers (+9): Patriots
COWBOYS vs. Rams (+6.5): Cowboys
VIKINGS vs. Lions (+2.5): Vikings
TEXANS vs. Titans (-1.5): Titans
JETS vs. Jaguars (-3.5): Jaguars
BROWNS vs. Bengals (-3): Browns
RAVENS vs. Steelers (-3): Ravens
FALCONS vs. Bills (+7.5): Falcons
BUCCANEERS vs. Giants (+3): Bucs
CHARGERS vs. Eagles (+1.5): Chargers
CARDINALS vs. 49ers (+6.5): 49ers
BRONCOS vs. Raiders (+2.5): Broncos
SEAHAWKS vs. Colts (+13): Seahawks
CHIEFS vs. Washington (+6.5): Chiefs