Week 3 provided fans with even more confusion after several upsets. With that in mind, which teams need a victory the most in Week 4?
There might have not been a more shocking upset in the last decade of NFL play than what we witnessed on Sunday in Minnesota. The Buffalo Bills entered the game as 17-point underdogs, and emerged with a victory over the Vikings. This upset reminds us all that anything can happen on any given Sunday. Which teams will shock the league this week?
Last week’s picks for “must win” teams included the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. Three of those five teams earned much-needed victories in Week 3. Atlanta lost in a heart-breaking overtime game against the Saints while the Texans lost a head-scratcher against the New York Giants.
Heading into Week 4 one would think that the picture is getting clearer, but the opening few weeks of this season have been hectic and confusing. With no sense of true consistency thus far, which teams need a win the most this week?
Let’s kick it off with the Green Bay Packers who are facing the Bills, hot off of their riveting first win of the season.
5. Green Bay Packers
The Packers are 1-1-1 heading into Week 4, which is impressive given that Aaron Rodgers has been playing on one leg since the second half of their Week 1 game against Chicago. The NFC North is wide open as no team has really cemented themselves as the favorite. Detroit has been inconsistent, as have the Chicago Bears. Minnesota seemed to be the favorite, but lost horribly to the hapless Bills last week.
If Green Bay has high expectations for this season, like say winning the division or making the playoffs, they need to be able to take care of business against the Bills. Perhaps their win against the Vikings wasn’t a fluke and they are actually a good team. Ha, who am I kidding. In all seriousness, the Packers should definitely be able to beat the Bill and earn their second win of the season.
A win would go a long way in terms of divisional standing as the Vikings have a tough game against the Rams this week and the Bears play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.