2014 Week 4 NFL Picks: 5* Falcons -3, 4* Saints -3 #freenflpicks #nflpick

[Falcons/VIKINGS]  On an 0-4 streak, The Director looks to turn the tide in the South.  Believing the Falcons are not looking ahead to Big Blue, look for the Falcons, who are outscoring their opponents by over 10 points per game in 2014 on over 455 yards per game, to have their way with the Vikings, whose quarterbacks arrive with a 69.6 rating.  Look for Ryan, 105.1 rating, and a rushing attack averaging 4.6 yards per carry to find cracks in a Vikings defense that is allowing only 335 yards per game.  With Peterson sidelined, look for the Vikings offense to struggle to find ways to exploit the weak Falcons defense allowing 387 yards per game.

[Saints/COWBOYS] If Payton didn’t have already have an advantage, the addition of Ryan should allow them to be a step ahead as they look to right the ship in Dallas; winning their last matchup by 32 points in 2013.  Although the Saints arrive 1-2 ATS, in outscoring their opponents by only 2 points per game, look for their high-flying offense powering 421.7 yards per game to be too much for a Cowboys team that arrives 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Home games.  While Romo, 86.1 rating, has struggled in he big game, Brees, 99.1 rating, seems built for prime time television.  Short Ingram, look for Brees to methodically move down the field to Graham, and hit the big play to Colston to be step ahead.

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  1. LOSER – Falcons 28, VIKINGS 41 – Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) – Teddy Bridgewater out-gunned Matt Ryan in his first NFL start, passing for 317 yards to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 41-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Bridgewater, who ran for a touchdown but didn’t pass for any, injured his ankle late in the fourth quarter on a drive that ended with the Vikings taking a gamble on fourth down at the 1-yard line. It worked, with Matt Asiata’s touchdown giving the Vikings the lead for good with 10:50 remaining. Asiata scored three times and Jerick McKinnon rushed for 135 yards as the Vikings (2-2) won for the first time in three games since star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on child-abuse charges and deactivated. Ryan threw for 298 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions for Atlanta (2-2), which played 10 days after its last game, a 56-14 rout of Tampa Bay on Thursday night. The Vikings, already without Peterson for who knows how long, lost quarterback Matt Cassel to a foot injury he suffered last week against New Orleans and now will wait for MRI results on Bridgewater’s ankle.

  2. LOSER – Saints 17, COWBOYS 38 – Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Dallas head coach Jason Garrett was determined to run the ball more in 2014. That renewed focus on the rushing attack is starting to churn out results. DeMarco Murray ran for 149 yards and two touchdowns and the Cowboys routed the New Orleans Saints 38-17 on Sunday night. Aided by an offensive line that has added three first-round selections — Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin — in the last four years, Murray leads the NFL with 534 yards on the ground. He has gone over 100 yards rushing in each of his first four games. He averaged a healthy 6.2 yards on 24 carries for the Cowboys (3-1), who raced out to a 24-0 halftime lead and never looked back in their third straight win. Dallas moved to 14-1 when Murray runs the ball at least 20 times. Tony Romo was 22-of-29 for 262 yards and three touchdowns, Terrance Williams had six receptions for 77 yards and two scores and Dez Bryant added three catches for 44 yards and a touchdown in the triumph. Drew Brees completed 32-of-44 passes for 340 yards with two touchdowns and an interception and Jimmy Graham hauled in eight throws for 86 yards and a score for New Orleans (1-3), which fell to 0-3 on the road this season.

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