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2019 NFL Preseason Week 4 Betting

NFL Preseason Week 4 Betting

By the time Week 4 of the 2019 NFL preseason gets underway, we should have a pretty good idea of where teams stand and how their roster is shaping up. No team is going to game plan or overly prepare for the final exhibition game and it’s a matter of filling out the final roster spots for most clubs. So don’t expect to see any of the NFL’s stars on the field for the final tune up before the real games begin.

There is no mandatory roster cut down prior to the final preseason game, meaning we’ll see a number of players on Aug. 29 who won’t be on that team once the regular season opens. There will be competition for the remaining few roster spots and those players will get a chance to make an impression. But for the most part we’re going to see the bottom part of the roster take a beating while the guys who will be playing in September get ready for the season opener.

Unlike the first three weeks of the preseason, every team will be in action on Thursday, Aug. 29 so no team has a competitive edge once the real games begin. It’s also the last chance for coaching staffs to evaluate players with the mandatory cut-down to 53 players taking place over the weekend.

2019 NFL Preseason Week 4 Schedule

Thursday, August 29
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills
Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets
Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars
Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns
New York Giants at New England Patriots
Baltimore Ravens at Washington Redskins
Tennessee Titans at Chicago Bears
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys
Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers
Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints
Los Angeles Rams at Houston Texans
Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos
Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks

The games are essentially meaningless unless, of course, you’re one of the players trying to nab a final roster spot. That doesn’t mean there are no intriguing matchups in Week 4. A few games pit teams that have a natural geographic rivalry. The Philadelphia Eagles head down the turnpike to visit the J-E-T-S in a rematch from last year’s snoozefest won by Philly, 10-9.

Another annual tradition around our nation’s capital is the battle of the beltway. Some wonder if the matchup between the Ravens and Redskins is actually a rivalry, we don’t think so and refuse to capitalize the term. However, there are bragging rights at stake and since the teams don’t meet during the regular season, this is it.

Two clubs that have combined to go winless in eight Super Bowl trips will meet when Minnesota visits the Buffalo Bills. Nobody in uniform was around the last time the Vikings reached the Super Bowl, suffering their third loss in four years and fourth overall following the 1976 season. The Bills established a record by losing four straight Super Bowls between 1990 and 1993. Both teams would be ecstatic to be playing at Hard Rock Stadium in early February. And going against each other would guarantee a win for one franchise.

Three past Super Bowl matchups are on the Week 4 docket, including the two teams that met in the very first big game. It wasn’t even called the Super Bowl when the Green Bay Packers edged the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, on January 15, 1967. The game was billed as the AFL-NFL Championship and known retroactively as Super Bowl I.

The Chargers, who were then located in San Diego, and 49ers, who were actually based in San Francisco, set a record for combined points when they met in Super Bowl XXIX. More recently the Giants ended New England’s run to perfection with a 17-14 victory in Super Bowl XLII, pulling off the upset as a 12.5-point underdog.

In all, 10 games on the Week 4 slate are matchups of preseason contests that took place at the same time last season.

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