Sure Losers 2018 NFL Preseason Week 4

Posted by Juan Carlos on August 29, 2018 in

NFL Preseason Week 4 is here. Take a look at some of the teams we feel will lose this weekend and be sure to check out those NFL preseason odds before gameday.

Sure Losers 2018 NFL Preseason Week 4

Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting Jacksonville Jaguars

The Buccaneers haven’t been much to watch and write home about this preseason. They have had one bright spot, their passing offense, which will now be hampered by the loss of two wide receivers which provided depth to their squad. Their rushing attack has been abysmal and their defense has somehow been worse.

They feature the 30th ranked defense in the league to this point, a sad realization for a team that was once the pride of defensive football across the nation. Stopping the Bucs passing game will be priority number one, something that can be done by this Jacksonville squad, nicknamed “Sacksonville” last year.

Quarterback hurries and excellent one on one play from their defensive backs lead to this team’s successes. The Jaguars alos lost a wide receiver of their own in Marquis Lee, so it will be interesting to see how they move on without him for 2018 as he will be undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his knee. I take the Jags in this one to upset the Bucs at home.

Los Angeles Rams at the New Orleans Saints

The Rams have rested the majority of their starters and the Saints have looked dynamite. Last week, the Saints faced off against the then top rated Charger’s defense and made them look silly while posting 36 points. The Rams, i predict will go further into the playoffs, but for this matchup of the preseason exhibitions, I’ll take the Saints to beat up on them at home, in front of their home crazies in New Orleans.

The Saints right now rank second in defense and second in rushing yards per game. Those two stats are usually keys to victory, but add in Sean Payton’s offensive prowess and he can come back with explosive plays through the air. Added depth at wide receiver with Cam Meredith and Michael Floyd could provide a boost to this squad with returning stars Michael Thomas and Tedd Ginn, Jr. already providing highlights from the outside.

New York Jets at the Philadelphia Eagles

This one is a tale of two cities. The Jets are on their way up, but from the bottom of the league, while the Eagles are seated at the throne of the league. The Jets have very little talent at the receiver position and nearly the same story at the running back position.

Not a lot of help for rookie quarterback, Sam Darnold as he is likely to make some mistakes in finding his way this season. The Eagles are flat out better to this point and I expect their depth and talent to shine in this one.

Indianapolis Colts at the Cincinnati Bengals

Last week, we saw John Ross do what we thought he was capable of all along, burn people for deep yardage. I don’t trust the Bengals as much as I do a lot of teams in the league, but I do trust that the Colts are absolutely stumbling to find their way again with Andrew Luck.

Despite winning two of the past three exhibition games against the Bengals, the Colts are a different team now than they once were. Only TY Hilton remains from the wide receiver group that had so much promise with Donte Moncrief, Pierre Garcon, or even Griff Whalen and Phillip Dorsett.

I expect the Colts to struggle to keep up with the Bengals. They are the third best offense so far this preseason after all.