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Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions

Posted on: September 22, 2010 4:17 pm
Edited on: September 22, 2010 4:18 pm
 

Onto my week 3 picks & predictions:

 

Titans @ Giants-- I have no faith in the Giants whatsoever. They play without pride, passion, and leadership, and the coaching has been dreadful. Never before in my life did I ever see a coach draft a DT in the 2nd round; then not even dress him in a big game. This team is clueless and the coaches and staff are a joke. Of course, the way my luck is going, the Giants will win BECAUSE I picked against them. PREDICTION: TITANS

 

Bengals @ Panthers-- The Bengals played on defense the way I thought they would play last week. No surprise to me at all. Jimmy Clausen will prove to be an upgrade over Matt Moore in the long run, but not in this game. Bengals defense gets it done again. PREDICTION: BENGALS

 

Cowboys @ Texans-- I don't care how rich Jerry Jones is or how desperate the Cowboys are for this win. They won't get it. The Texans are a better team right now. They have the better QB, the better WR's the better running game, the better O-line, and showed a lot of heart last week coming back from 17 points down. The Cowboys have the fancier field, but Trillion-dollar; 50,000 square foot television screens don't help you win games. The team that the "experts" pick every year to be the Superbowl Champions will fall to 0-3. Texans keep rolling. PREDICTION: TEXANS

 

49ers @ Chiefs-- Despite the 0-2 start, the 49ers are the better team here. The Chiefs defense and special teams will keep them in the game somewhat. But, Matt Cassel has been awful, and now there's descension in the backfield. I have to question the intelligence of a coach who benches a RB in Jamaal Charles who had a 70 yard TD run against the Chargers. 49ers have the better coach and the better defense, so I'm rolling with them. PREDICTION: 49ERS

 

Steelers @ Buccaneers-- The Steelers defense has been dominating. But, I'm not inclined to believe they can keep winning with virtually no offense. They had 21 yards passing last week. They have ONE offensive TD for the entire season. Field goals and luck won't cut it against an improving Bucs team at home. I'll take Josh Freeman over Byron Leftwich. PREDICTION: BUCCANEERS

 

Bills @ Patriots-- The Bills are dreadfully bad. Ryan Fitzpatrick won't fix that. Why the coach feels Fitzpatrick gives them a better chance to win than Brian Brohm does is beyond me. It won't matter. The Patriots are home and pissed off after their lackluster performance against the Jets. This one will be a blowout. PREDICTION: PATRIOTS

 

Browns @ Ravens-- Is Seneca Wallace REALLY a better option than the rookie - Colt McCoy? What have you got to lose by playing the rookie at this point? Jake Delhomme is - well - Jake Delhomme. Seneca Wallace is a career back-up, and not the future of your franchise. Are EITHER of them really any better than McCoy or Brady Quinn - the QB they traded away? The decision-making by this franchise has been questionable at best. Expect the Ravens to bounce back in a big way. PREDICTION: RAVENS

 

Lions @ Vikings-- A match-up of two 0-2 teams. Who would have thought that a few weeks ago? The Lions have shown that they can compete with anyone this season; even without Matthew Stafford. They have an offense that should be respected, and the running game has returned to Detroit after about a 15-year absence. Brett Favre should have stayed retired and won't be a determining factor in this contest. Expect Adrian Peterson to do the Lions in. The Lions are a work in progress on defense; despite the upgrades they've made. They'll play better, but not well enough to stop AP on the road. Peterson - at home - outplays Javid Best.

PREDICTION: VIKINGS

 

Falcons @ Saints-- The Saints found a way to win two games they really should have lost. I guess that's what good teams do. Atlanta had their coming out party on offense last week. The feeling is that carries over into this pivitol division match-up. The Saints will miss Reggie Bush more than they realize. The Falcon's defense will be able to concentrate more on defending the Saints receivers without worrying about the big-play threat Bush imposes. The Falcons pull off the upset to hand the Champs their first loss. PREDICTION: FALCONS

 

Redskins @ Rams--The Rams are giving Sam Bradford absolutely no help at all. Bradford's doing well. But, this Rams team (which I picked both times to win, by the way) gave away two winable games already. You can't do that and expect to improve. They look better this season, but don't play, as a team, with the confidence they should. I'm not letting this team burn me in the pick ems for a 3rd week in a row. PREDICTION: REDSKINS

 

Eagles @ Jaguars-- Benching Kevin Kolb in favor of Michael Vick is not the right decision. This franchise will pay for it in the long run. Still, I saw nothing from the Jaguars last week to make be believe they have any chance at all to pull off the upset here. Jones-Drew is just not getting the ball enough.

PREDICTION: EAGLES

 

Colts @ Broncos-- The Broncos will give the Colts a better fight than the lackluster Giants did. Kyle Orton is thriving in this offense. But, it won't be enough to defeat one of the best QB's any of us will ever see. Not quite the blowout like the Giants game. But, the Colts take it to improve to 2-1.

PREDICTION: COLTS

 

Raiders @ Cardinals-- Neither team impresses me. The defenses are both suspect. The Cardinals have the edge as WR. The Raiders have the edge at QB with Gradkowski. I'll go with the team with the improving running game. McFadden gets it going again. PREDICTION: RAIDERS

 

Chargers @ Seahawks-- I have a feeling the Seahawks will bounce-back somewhat from that loss to the Broncos. But, I just don't think there's enough there to compete with Phillip Rivers and the Chargers offense. Close game, but the Chargers take it. PREDICTION: CHARGERS

 

Jets @ Dolphins-- Both defenses have been impressive. Both offenses have struggled at times. Still, I'm not sold on Mark Sanchez outscoring a team with a solid defense. I expect the Dolphins defense to once again take control of the game in their home opener. The self-proclaimed future Superbowl Champions fall to 1-2. PREDICTION: DOLPHINS

 

Packers @ Bears-- I'm not drinking the Jay Cutler koolaid just yet. The Bears are a team that, in all honesty, should have lost to the Lions. The Packers are firing on all cylinders right now, and have the offense and defense to beat just about anyone. Clay Matthews will get after Cutler and not allow him to sit back there and pick the defense apart. Even without Ryan Grant, I've gotta go with Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings over Jay Cutler and WR/CB/KR/PR/whatever Devin Hester. PREDICTION: PACKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2010 7:48 pm
 

Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions

I'm not sold on Tampa yet.  This is going to be there true test here.  Beating Cleveland (0-2) and Carolina (0-2) are not as impressing as beating Altanta (1-1) and Tenn (1-1).  The Steelers D will eat up Freeman.  He is young and has a bright furture a head of him but even the best QBs have problems with the Steelers D.  17-3 Steelers



Since: Jul 20, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2010 7:40 pm
 

Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions

bucs wont score against steelers de and batch wont make a mistake... i cant believe ppl are picking tb over pitt... ridiculous



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2010 7:13 pm
 

Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions

Right the Bucs are at home but I predict a majority of fans will be wearing black and gold in the stands so wont feel too homey. True the Steelrs haven't had much offense but I think Batch will do OK especially if the defense gives him good field position which they did against two much better teams in the last 2 weeks. Oh and no sell out again    how lame!!!!


SammytheGreek
Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2010 6:40 pm
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Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2010 2:52 pm
 

Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions

WHat R you smoking? Bucs' over Steelers??? "At HOME?" What a joke, there will be more Steelers fans there than Bucs fans, the passing game doesnt matter, we won with 20 passing yards last week AT Tennessee. Josh Freeman is average at best and Cadillac Williams wont have more than 25 yards....Not to mentiong our Defense....How is anybody picking TB??


It's call an upset prediction, my friend.  The Buccaneers ARE playing at home, and they are 2nd in the league in creating turnovers on defense.  Josh Freeman has been playing well, and they have been scoring more TD's than the Steelers.  I'd say those are reasons enough to give them a chance to win.  I'll go out on a limb here and stand by this pick.  We'll see what happens. 



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2010 2:49 pm
 

Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions

Lions lost 5 straight vs vikings, 12 straight at vikings , and 16 straight vs NFC NORTH.  SO, my prediction of the week and my LOCK of the YEAR is for the LIONS to STEP UP in Minnesota and play with PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!   I think the LIONS cover the 11.5 if not WIN the game!!!!

Would have picked the Lions to win myself if Stafford was playing.  I just don't know if I trust Shaun Hill against the Vikings D'. 


xiangyaode6
Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2010 11:23 am
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Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2010 11:10 am
 

Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions

WHat R you smoking? Bucs' over Steelers??? "At HOME?" What a joke, there will be more Steelers fans there than Bucs fans, the passing game doesnt matter, we won with 20 passing yards last week AT Tennessee. Josh Freeman is average at best and Cadillac Williams wont have more than 25 yards....Not to mentiong our Defense....How is anybody picking TB??


SammytheGreek
Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2010 9:14 am
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Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2010 1:24 pm
 

Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions

My winners in bold:

Game

SF @ KC

DAL @ HOU

TEN @ NYG

PIT @ TB

DET @ MIN

ATL @ NO

CLE @ BAL

BUF @ NE

CIN @ CAR

WAS @ STL

PHI @ JAC

SD @ SEA

IND @ DEN

OAK @ ARI

NYJ @ MIA

Mon, Sep 27

GB @ CHI




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