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NFL Picks: The Falcoholic staff and friends pick Falcons vs. Bengals and other Week 4 games

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Can the Falcons beat the Bengals? Can they at least escape with no more serious injuries?

New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

Ah, Thursdays. The day we set our fantasy lineups, buckle in for another week of football, and make meaningless predictions about which teams will win this week’s matchups.

We all had a rough week last week. I’m not even talking about the loss to the Saints or the crushing blow of Ricardo Allen’s injury. Nobody was over .500 with their picks last week except for my dog, Baxter Thomas, who went 3-2 despite the fact that he is a chihuahua mix who knows nothing about football.

This week, Baxter and I are alone in picking the Bengals over the Falcons. Look, I didn’t want to do it. It’s just that these injuries on defense have dealt a blow to my confidence in this team. We don’t have many believers in the Vikings, Buccaneers, Giants, Ravens, or Broncos. This is either going to be a week where everyone nails it with their picks or it will be another utter disaster.

Our frenemy guest picker this week is my actual friend and SB Nation colleague Rebecca Toback from Cincy Jungle. Even Rebecca didn’t pick the Bengals, so free to yell at me for my bad pick.

Our reader guest picker this week was Doc Falcon, who was selected by my dog thanks to a three-way tie between Doc Falcon, FalconEEr, and Kaballah37.

Here’s everyone’s picks for this week.

NFL Picks, Week 4

Name Last Week Overall CIN vs. ATL MIN vs. LAR TB vs. CHI NO vs. NYG BAL vs. PIT KC vs. DEN
Name Last Week Overall CIN vs. ATL MIN vs. LAR TB vs. CHI NO vs. NYG BAL vs. PIT KC vs. DEN
Carter Breazeale 2-3 9-8 Falcons Rams Bears Saints Steelers Chiefs
DW 1-4 5-12 Falcons Rams Bears Saints Steelers Chiefs
Matt 2-3 7-10 Falcons Rams Bucs Saints Steelers Chiefs
Daviel "Pickington" Choatewright 1-4 9-8 Falcons Rams Bears Saints Steelers Chiefs
Jeanna 1-4 7-10 Bengals Rams Bears Giants Steelers Chiefs
Kevin Knight 2-3 8-9 Falcons Rams Bears Saints Ravens Chiefs
Kyle McClendon 2-3 9-8 Falcons Rams Battlestar Gallactica Saints Steelers Chiefs
Adnan 2-3 9-8 Falcons Rams Bears Saints Steelers Chiefs
Kenny 1-4 5-12 Falcons Rams Battlestar Gallactica Giants Steelers Chiefs
Cory Woodroof 2-3 10-7 Falcons Vikings Battlestar Gallactica Saints Steelers Chiefs
Eric Robinson n/a n/a Falcons Rams Bears Giants Steelers Chiefs
James 1-4 3-14 Falcons Vikings Bears Saints Steelers Chiefs
Dog picker: Baxter Thomas 3-2 8-9 Bengals Vikings Bucs Giants Ravens Chiefs
Guest picker: Rebecca Toback 2-3 9-8 Falcons Rams Bears Saints Ravens Chiefs
Guest picker: Doc Falcon 1-4 3-14 Falcons Rams Bears Saints Ravens Broncos

Thanks for playing, everyone, and be sure to make your picks in the comments to be in the running to join us next week.