Sunday 21 January 2018 / 03:44 PM

Games to look forward to in Week 4

1. New York Giants @ Washington Redskins (Thursday Night Football) – There’s something special about Prime Time match-ups in the NFC East. Even when both teams are mediocre at best (mediocre is quite the compliment for the 2014 Giants) fans can expect an all-out fight for four quarters.

Both the Giants and the Redskins have major question marks hovering above the future, but the winner of this game will improve to 2-2, and hey, in the NFL .500 ain’t half bad.

2. Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears – It doesn’t get any juicier than this. The only thing that makes a Packers-Bears battle more classic is when it’s played below freezing in 10 inches of snow.

The Pack need this game to avoid falling two games back in the NFC North just one quarter of the way into the season, but Chicago would love to prove that they’re ready to win the division for the first time since 2010.

3. Buffalo Bills @ Houston Texans – Say what? Laugh if you want, but these are two clubs hungry for respect and they’re both outplaying pre-season expectations.

The winner improves to 3-1 and is guaranteed at least a tie for the lead in their division.

The loser?

The loser falls to 2-2, essentially erasing the team’s hot two-and-oh start.

This game is huge for both of these teams.

4. Philadelphia Eagles @ San Francisco 49ers – With rumors flying that Harbaugh has lost the locker room and the Niners have lost their way, this team desperately needs to avoid going 1-3.

Philly is second in the league in scoring with an average of 33-plus points per game. It will be interesting to see if Frisco’s once-elite defense can hold up the fort when it really counts against the undefeated high-flying Eagles.

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