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July 22, 2018

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Week 4 NFL picks against the spread for the Sun’s handicapping contest

Conflicting opinions arise on Monday Night Football game between Dallas and Chicago

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Officials signal after Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate pulled in a last-second pass for a touchdown from quarterback Russell Wilson to defeat the Green Bay Packers 14-12 in an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Seattle. The touchdown call stood after review.

Sun's NFL betting game of Week Four

What’s the bet in this week’s Monday Night Football game in Dallas?
Cowboys -3.5 — 52.3%
Bears +3.5 — 47.7%

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Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The Las Vegas Sun’s NFL handicapping contest felt the reverberations from the monumental officiating blunder that ended this week’s Monday Night Football.

Like the majority of bettors in Las Vegas, Taylor Bern picked the Green Bay Packers to cover the three-point spread against the Seattle Seahawks in the game. A win would have evened his overall record with Ray Brewer’s and tied Case Keefer for the best mark of the week.

He felt confident with seconds remaining and Green Bay leading 12-7. Everyone knows what happened from there: The replacement referees ruled a Packers interception as a Seahawks touchdown.

Gamblers around town were outraged and likely vowed not to bet the NFL until the real officials returned. Well, they’re in luck because Week 4 will mark the first set of games this season without replacements.

This contest, in which the sports staff picks six sides or totals per week, was never in danger of ending. We’ll trudge forward no matter the situation.

Find six picks from Keefer, Brewer and Bern below. Games are listed in order of kickoff time.


Case Keefer

Record: 10-8 (5-1 last week)

Rams +2.5 vs. Seahawks

Chiefs -1 vs. Chargers

Patriots vs. Bills under 51

Saints +7.5 at Packers

Bears +3.5 at Cowboys

Bears vs. Cowboys over 42


Ray Brewer

Record: 7-11 (1-5 last week)

Patriots -4 at Bills

Panthers vs. Falcons over 48.5

Chargers vs. Chiefs over 44.5

Bengals -2.5 at Jaguars

Giants +2 at Eagles

Cowboys -3.5 vs. Bears


Taylor Bern

Record: 6-12 (4-2 last week)

Rams +2.5 vs. Seahawks

Cardinals -5.5 vs. Dolphins

Dolphins vs. Cardinals under 39.5

Buccaneers -2.5 vs. Redskins

Saints vs. Packers under 54

Giants +2 at Eagles

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at

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