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2016 NFL Picks, Week 4: APC picks Lions over Bears, Vikings over Giants

While the Packers sit idle, the rest of the NFC North remains in action. APC picks those games and the rest of the NFL’s contests here.

Detroit Lions v Chicago Bears Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers may be on their bye week this Sunday, but Acme Packing Company continues to pick all of the NFL games across the league. This week, the NFC North is featured in a pair of games, with one contest pitting the two teams at the bottom of the division and the only undefeated squad returning home for a prime-time NFC battle.

In one of the early Sunday games, the 1-2 Detroit Lions travel to the shores of Lake Michigan to face the winless Chicago Bears. Jay Cutler’s status is still in question, but the Bears have looked pretty poor regardless of the quarterback situation. Furthermore, they will be without running back Jeremy Langford and corner Kyle Fuller, which leads most of APC to lean towards the Lions in this matchup.

Then on Monday night, the 3-0 Minnesota Vikings will host the New York Giants, who enter off a late loss at home to Washington last week. After the Vikings’ defense shut down Cam Newton and the Panthers last week on the road, it appears that our contributors feel good about them doing the same to the Giants’ offense as well.

Here are our picks for week 4!

Week 4 Picks

Week 3 Results

It was a brutal week for APC’s authors - only four of the twelve contributors finished better than 8-8, and just two of those (Kris and Mike Vieth) were 10-6. Here are the overall rankings by correct pick percentage, including each writer’s week 3 record.

  • Kris Burke 0.688 (10-6)
  • Mike Vieth 0.625 (10-6)
  • Vermont Cubs Fan 0.625 (8-8)
  • Jason B. Hirschhorn 0.604 (8-8)
  • Jon Meerdink 0.594 (9-7)
  • Alex Petakas 0.583 (8-8)
  • Evan “Tex” Western 0.563 (8-8)
  • Paul Noonan 0.563 (9-7)
  • Ben Foldy 0.542 (5-11)
  • Zach Rapport 0.521 (7-9)
  • J.E. Barnett 0.521 (6-10)
  • Gary Zilavy 0.469 (6-10)
  • Consensus picks 0.583 (7-9)