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2014 NFL Picks, Week 4: Split Decision on Packers-Bears

It's a close call in our picks for the Packers-Bears game this week, but we give Green Bay the nod by the slimmest of margins.

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It's Thursday, and that means it's time for our non-fabulous five to pick the week four games around the NFL. Week three was a bit of redemption for a few of us, as you'll see shortly.

This week features the best rivalry in football with the Packers and Bears squaring off, but there are really few traditionally good games on the schedule. There's certainly nothing approaching the level of Broncos-Seahawks last Sunday afternoon. Still, there should be quite a few highly competitive games, which should make picking the week four schedule pretty challenging.

Here are our picks for this week, and as always, they are for entertainment purposes only.

Week 4 Picks

Game Tex Jason Josh Aron Brendan Consensus
NYG @ WAS Was_medium
Was_medium Was_medium Was_medium Was_medium Was_medium
GB @ CHI Gb_medium
Gb_medium Gb_medium Chi_medium
Chi_medium Gb_medium
BUF @ HOU Buf_medium
Hou_medium
Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium
TEN @ IND Ind_medium
Ind_medium Ind_medium Ind_medium Ind_medium Ind_medium
CAR @ BAL Car_medium
Bal_medium
Car_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium
DET @ NYJ Det_medium
Det_medium Det_medium Nyj_medium
Det_medium Det_medium
TB @ PIT Pit_medium
Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium
MIA @ OAK Oak_medium
Oak_medium Mia_medium
Oak_medium Mia_medium Oak_medium
JAX @ SD Sd_medium
Sd_medium Sd_medium Sd_medium Sd_medium Sd_medium
ATL @ MIN Atl_medium
Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium
PHI @ SF Sf_medium
Phi_medium
Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium
NO @ DAL Saints2_medium
Saints2_medium Saints2_medium Saints2_medium Dal_medium
Saints2_medium
NE @ KC Ne_medium
Ne_medium Kc_medium
Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium

That's right, we've got a 3-2 vote in favor of the Packers this weekend. Call me, Jason, and Josh optimists, I guess, but I personally believe in Aaron Rodgers' ability to bounce back after a tough game, especially against the Bears and their safeties.

We appear to have fewer unanimous picks than usual this week - only Washington, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Atlanta get the clean sweep.

As for last week, a few of us finally redeemed ourselves after a brutally poor performance to start the season in teh first two weeks. High-five, Brendan - nice job in week three.

Standings

Author Week 3 Overall
Brendan 12-4 29-19
Tex 12-4 27-21
Aron 10-6 26-22
Jason 9-7 26-22
Josh 9-7 25-23
Consensus 10-6 28-20