Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Week 4 NFL predictions

Thomas Bassinger

23-25 spread

27-21 overall

3-0 lock

1-2 upset

Jacksonville 24-22

Cleveland 30-20

Buffalo 31-27

N.Y. JETS 24-19

Atlanta 27-20

Chicago 27-24

Tennessee 17-16

Baltimore 24-20

Tampa Bay 15-14

Rick Stroud

22-25 spread

22-15 overall

1-2 lock

1-2 upset

Indianapolis 23-20

Washington 30-21

New England 17-16

Seattle 23-21

Carolina 30-27

Detroit 30-20

Houston 28-20

Baltimore 17-13

Dallas 17-6


Arizona 30-14

Pittsburgh 24-20

Minnesota 20-10

Ernest Hooper

17-31 spread

26-22 overall

1-2 lock

0-3 upset

Indianapolis 14-10

Cleveland 20-13

New England 21-13

Seattle 21-17

Carolina 30-24

Detroit 24-17

Houston 20-10

Baltimore 17-7

Denver 13-7

Dallas 24-10

San Diego 30-24


Pittsburgh 34-30

Minnesota 30-20

Tom Jones

16-32 spread

27-21 overall

1-2 upset

1-2 spread

Cincinnati 27-17

Indianapolis 24-16


New England 20-10

Seattle 21-16

Atlanta 27-20

Detroit 24-14

Houston 26-17

Baltimore 27-19

Denver 26-10

San Francisco 22-14

San Diego 30-21

Arizona 33-9

Pittsburgh 28-20

N.Y. Giants 20-13

Greg Auman

16-32 spread

25-23 overall

0-3 lock

0-3 upset

Indianapolis 24-17

Washington 31-20

New England 21-13


Carolina 31-28

Detroit 20-10

Tennessee 21-17 (UPSET)

Oakland 24-21

San Francisco 21-20

San Diego 41-35

Arizona 31-17

Pittsburgh 21-17

N.Y. Giants 27-24

Martin Fennelly

15-33 spread

25-23 overall

0-3 lock

1-2 upset

Cincinnati 24-16

Jacksonville 31-30


New England 20-10

N.Y. Jets 17-16

Carolina 31-28

Detroit 24-20

Houston 20-19

Baltimore 23-21

Denver 20-19

San Francisco 23-21

San Diego 34-28

Arizona 23-10

Pittsburgh 27-20

Minnesota 21-19

Tampa Bay Times' NFL picks

Times writers picks for Week 4 of the NFL schedule. CAPS indicate lock of the week; italics indicates upset special.

Week 4 NFL predictions 10/01/16 [Last modified: Saturday, October 1, 2016 7:31pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Rays journal: Erasmo Ramirez ready to start a day after closing game

    The Heater

    MINNEAPOLIS — RHP Erasmo Ramirez was on the mound to finish Sunday's 15-inning marathon win over the Twins and will start tonight's game against the Rangers.

    The Rays’ Erasmo Ramirez throws 12 pitches in the 15th inning against the Twins to earn the save then says after the game that he’s ready to make his scheduled start against the Rangers: “My arm feels good.”
  2. Rays exhausted but happy after 15-inning win over Twins (w/video)

    The Heater

    MINNEAPOLIS — Before the Rays eventually won Sunday's 6½-hour, 15-inning marathon against the Twins 8-6, they did plenty to lose it. And we need to get that out of the way first.

    The Rays’ Evan Longoria enjoys a laugh after scoring, barely, to tie it in the ninth on Steven Souza Jr.’s two-out single.
  3. Tom Jones' Two Cents: ABC's Indy 500 coverage is stellar again

    TV and Radio

    Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.

    Best coverage

    Takuma Sato left, celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 as Helio Castroneves is a little late passing him. ABC’s coverage of the race is stellar throughout, with plenty of extras but no fake drama.
  4. Takuma Sato surprise winner of wreck-filled Indy 500

    Auto racing

    INDIANAPOLIS — Takuma Sato, a journeyman driver, became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when he held off three-time champion Helio Castroneves in a 230-mph wheel-rubbing duel to the finish.

    Scott Dixon’s car goes over the top of Jay Howard, soaring so high that Helio Castroneves drove under it while it was airborne. Stunningly, there were no serious injuries.
  5. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Sunday's Rays-Twins game

    The Heater

    The Rays won because they got two innings of good relief from each of the two pitchers who contributed to them losing Saturday's game, Danny Farquhar (who again struck out Miguel Sano) and Tommy Hunter, who both posted zeroes.