Playbook picks: Will the pupil become the master?

NFL Network Playbook analysts Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann were spot-on last week, picking the Saints and Vikings to emerge victorious in two of the higher-profile games of Week 4. Brian Baldinger, not so much. Baldinger was also the only one who picked the Cowboys to beat the Broncos. Oops.

There are a number of high-profile games this week, but the biggest might be Patriots at Broncos. New Broncos coach Josh McDaniels will take on his former mentor, Bill Belichick. Theismann is the lone analyst to pick the Broncos to improve to 5-0. Theismann is also the only one who believes the Chiefs will defeat the Cowboys for their first win of the season. Do you think the former Redskins quarterback’s battles with the Cowboys influenced this decision?

Be sure to check out the NFC Playbook on Friday at 6 p.m. ET to hear his explanation.

Here are the picks:

AFC Playbook: Thursday 6 p.m. ET

Browns at Bills
Baldinger: Browns
Sharpe: Browns
Theismann: Bills

Cowboys at Chiefs
Baldinger: Cowboys
Sharpe: Cowboys
Theismann: Chiefs

Bengals at Ravens
Baldinger: Ravens
Sharpe: Bengals
Theismann: Ravens

Colts at Titans
Baldinger: Colts
Sharpe: Colts
Theismann: Colts

Jets at Dolphins
Baldinger: Jets
Sharpe: Dolphins
Theismann: Jets

Patriots at Broncos
Baldinger: Patriots
Sharpe: Patriots
Theismann: Broncos

NFC Playbook: Friday 6 p.m. ET

Redskins at Panthers
Baldinger: Panthers
Sharpe: Panthers
Theismann: Panthers

Jaguars at Seahawks
Baldinger: Jaguars
Sharpe: Jaguars
Theismann: Jaguars

Steelers at Lions
Baldinger: Steelers
Sharpe: Steelers
Theismann: Steelers

Buccaneers at Eagles
Baldinger: Eagles
Sharpe: Eagles
Theismann: Eagles

Vikings at Rams
Baldinger: Vikings
Sharpe: Vikings
Theismann: Vikings

Raiders at Giants
Baldinger: Giants
Sharpe: Giants
Theismann: Giants

Texans at Cardinals
Baldinger: Cardinals
Sharpe: Cardinals
Theismann: Texans

Falcons at 49ers
Baldinger: Falcons
Sharpe: 49ers
Theismann: Falcons

Playbook airs Tuesday through Friday at 6 p.m. ET. It combines Xs-and-Os analysis of each NFL game with roundtable debates on the NFL’s hottest topics. For more information, check out NFL Network’s broadcast schedule.

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