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Welcome to the Monday edition of the Pick Six newsletter!
It’s official, the NFL has gone completely off the rails. There is no league that thrives on parity more and after 102 years of existence, it appears the NFL might have finally reached full parity. 
Every game is unpredictable and if you need proof, just consider this: Of the 15 games played so far in Week 4, 14 of them were within one score in the fourth quarter, which is tied for the most in NFL history for one week. If tonight’s game is within one score in the fourth quarter, we’ll have a new record. 
Also, there have been 23 games decided by three points or fewer this season, which is the most in NFL history through four weeks. Basically, every game is close and any team can win. I blame my bad picks on the fact that the NFL is now unpredictable. 
Anyway, we’ve got a lot to cover today, so let’s get to the rundown. 
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It’s Monday, which can only mean one thing: I stayed up until 3 a.m. last night recording a podcast with Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson that touched on everything you need to know about Week 4, and let me just say, it’s probably for the best that you listen. We covered all 14 games from Sunday, which means we likely spent some time talking about your favorite team. 
One thing we do every week is hand out our weekly winners and losers from Sunday’s action. Here’s a look at who made our list.  
Ryan Wilson
Will Brinson
John Breech
Not only did we list our winners and losers, but we also recapped every game from Sunday. To listen to today’s episode, be sure to click here. You can also watch the entire episode on YouTube by clicking here
Hopefully we won’t need to have an injury roundup every week, but there were so many injuries around the NFL over the weekend that we definitely needed one for today.
Here’s a look at the biggest injuries from Week 4: 
Every week I team up with six of my colleagues here at to hand out grades, and this week, the Cowboys got an ‘A-‘ for somehow winning another game without Dak Prescott. 
Here’s a look at the grades from two notable games that were played Sunday:
Cowboys 25-10 over Commanders (Click here for full recap)
Seahawks 48-45 over Lions (Click here for full game stats)
As for the other 24 grades we handed out on Sunday, you can check those out by clicking here
Every Sunday night, I get an email from our research department here at CBS Sports, and every Sunday, that email always includes some amazingly wild facts about the games that were just played. 
With that in mind, here are 11 crazy facts about Week 4: 
If you see any other fun facts, feel free to tweet them at me
The final game of Week 4 is giving us an NFC title game rematch with the 49ers hosting the Rams. Although the 49ers have absolutely owned this series — they’ve won six of the past seven games — the Rams’ one win came in January’s NFC title game, so they’re probably more than happy with how things have played out.  
My good buddy Jared Dubin wrote our deep-dive preview for this game here at, and here’s how he sees the game playing out:
You can get a full preview of the game from Dubin by clicking here
If you’re thinking about betting on the game, Tyler Sullivan put together a full gambling preview (odds via Caesars Sportsbook). 
You can check out Sullivan’s full gambling preview by clicking here, but if you don’t feel like clicking over, here’s one prop from both of us for tonight’s game (We’ve both hit our props in two straight primetime games, so we’ll see if we can keep this roll going). 
Finally, if you’re wondering who we’re picking, here’s who we have tonight in a game where the 49ers are currently favored by two points: 
Dubin’s pick: 49ers 24-21 over Rams
Sullivan’s pick: 
49ers 23-21 over Rams
My pick: Rams 27-23 over 49ers 
Over on our picks page, our eight experts are split down the middle with four of them taking Los Angeles and four taking San Francisco. 
It’s been a  busy weekend in the NFL, and since it’s nearly impossible to keep track of everything that happened, I went ahead and put together a roundup for you. 
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