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Falcoholic NFL picks: What’s in store for Week 4 of the preseason?

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Check out our crew’s best guesses for this week’s games.

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It’s finally here. Just one last preseason game to suffer through watch and then we’re on to the regular season.

While the fourth preseason game is often the least interesting for fans because of the dearth of actual starters participating, it is fundamentally important for guys on the fringe who are trying to lock up roster spots. So while you won’t see Matt Ryan tossing bombs to Julio Jones or anything, you will see a bunch of guys playing fast and physical and trying to convince Dan Quinn & Co. that they deserve to stick around.

With the end of the preseason comes the last of our preseason picks posts. We’re implementing a new format for this season for picks, and you can participate, so check this out.

Each week, we’ll have two guest pickers join us in this quest for bragging rights. One will be a writer from SB Nation’s team brand for whichever team the Falcons are playing that week. For instance, this week we welcome Kevin Nogle from The Phinsider, SB Nation’s Dolphins blog. The other guest picker will be someone from The Falcoholic community. This week, y’all are represented by Marco Magana, a good friend of the site.

To be selected as a guest picker, all you have to do is post your picks for this week’s slate of games in the comments. The person who gets the most picks right gets to join us next week. If there’s a tie, I’ll select a guest picker from those entries at random.

Without further ado, let’s get to this hot preseason pick action.

Everyone — even Kevin Nogle — picked the Falcons, except for Adnan. Adnan was probably thinking about the Falcons’ proud tradition of getting their asses handed to them by the Dolphins in the preseason, so I actually get it. The staff is a little more split on Steelers vs. Panthers, though the Steelers have the edge. Only Matt Chambers picked the Bucs and the Saints to win. Hopefully he jinxed them.

Our two marquee games this week are Packers vs. Chiefs and Bears vs. Bills. Our staff is evenly split on Green Bay and Kansas City. For the Bears and Bills, I gave everyone a couple of extra options.

We’ll see if Battlestar Galactica can live up to our pickers’ high expectations.

Here are all of our picks, and weigh in with yours in the comments if you want to have a shot at being our guest picker next week.

Preseason Week 4 picks

Name MIA vs. ATL CAR vs. PIT JAX vs. TB LAR vs. NO GB vs. KC BUF vs. CHI
Name MIA vs. ATL CAR vs. PIT JAX vs. TB LAR vs. NO GB vs. KC BUF vs. CHI
David Walker Falcons Panthers Jaguars Rams Packers Battlestar Galactica
Dave Choate Falcons Steelers Jaguars Rams Packers Battlestar Galactica
Cam Marino Falcons Panthers Jaguars Saints Packers Bears
Jeanna Thomas Falcons Steelers Jaguars Rams Chiefs Bears
Kevin Knight Falcons Panthers Jaguars Rams Chiefs Battlestar Galactica
Carter Breazeale Falcons Steelers Jaguars Rams Packers Bills
Adnan Ikic Dolphins Steelers Jaguars Rams Packers Battlestar Galactica
Matt Chambers Falcons Steelers Buccaneers Saints Chiefs Battlestar Galactica
Guest picker: Marco Magana Falcons Steelers Jaguars Rams Chiefs Beets
Guest picker: Kevin Nogle Falcons Panthers Jaguars Rams Chiefs Battlestar Galactica