Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Football Hoser's NFL Picks, Week 4, 2014 -- Thursday Edition

New York Giants (+3.5) at WASHINGTON (46): Oh, if only the Giants could play a Ryan Fitzpatrick-helmed team every week. The man is good for what ails you.

Trent Dilfer's theory on how Fitzpatrick keeps landing starting jobs is a good one -- he's a placeholder quarterback who knows he'll be replaced before long by a young buck, and he has a track record of starting fast and tailing off. Dilfer says because Fitzpatrick is so smart, he wins games on brains, but team catch up and eventually his head writes cheques his talent can't cash. Pretty brilliant.

I think there has to be a bit of a slowdown for Kirk Cousins, even though he's clearly the better QB for the team recently destroyed by South Park. On the other side, I think Eli and Rashard Jennings are just heating up. Still, given Washington's at home, I think this one stays pretty tight.

Giants 26, Redskins 23.

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