Over the course of a season, most football fans construct a mental map of the NFL teams. After last season for example, most football fans would have agreed that the Seahawks and Colts would be contenders this year. Yet after just three weeks, both teams have already dropped two games.
In the NFC, the Rams, 49ers, Giants, and Eagles are struggling to stay relevant after they all stumbled to 1-2 records. A loss this weekend and all three are virtually eliminated from playoff contention. And for the 0-3 Lions, Bears, and Saints, the season is already almost over.
It's still early in the season, and the teams off to a slow start can still rebound, while the teams off to a strong start could still hit a slump. But like every season, the NFL landscape is changing, and with it we fans have to readjust our mental map of NFL teams.
The reality of the 2015 season is taking shape right before our eyes, and that reality doesn't have much to do with with the 2014 season.
At the end of the day, sucessfully picking winners for the weekend games hinges on our ability to accurately assess the 2015 landscape and forget about what happened in 2014. Can we do that? Have a look at the picks below to find out - and don't forget to enter our Pick 256 challenge this week.
Get your picks in for the BTB Pick 256 Challenge!
If you haven't yet submitted your picks, now would be a good time. Here's the link to the entry form.
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We have close to 300 participants who've already submitted their picks for Week 4. If you haven't submitted your picks yet, you still have until 8:25 pm EST tonight to submit your picks, so time is running low.
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Oct 24-25, 2015
Cowboys-Giants in the beautiful Poconos
|Three awesome Cowboys-centric events!|
|Saturday, October 24
(8:00-10:00 PM): Dinner the night before the game
|Sunday, October 25
(9:00 AM - 1:00 PM): Pre-game brunch
|Sunday, October 25
(4:30-8:30 PM) Cowboys-Giants game, with free buffet
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