Sunday's matchup between the Buffalo Bills (2-0) and Miami Dolphins (2-0) could be the most anticipated game on the entire Week 3 NFL schedule. The Dolphins showed how explosive their offense can be against Baltimore last weekend, while the Bills have had one of the most dominant defenses in the league to start the season. The marquee matchup is among the most compelling to watch, but it might be too close of a call for your Week 3 NFL survivor pool picks. The team that Miami beat last weekend, Baltimore, is a three-point road favorite against New England. The Patriots have had the look of an underwhelming team to start the season, but which team can you trust in your NFL knockout pool picks? Before finalizing any Week 3 NFL survivor picks, see which team the red-hot SportsLine Projection Model just went all-in on.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 139-102 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, it has turned its attention to the latest Week 3 NFL odds from Caesars and locked in its Week 3 survivor pool pick. You can only see who the model is backing this week at SportsLine.
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In Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season, we can tell you the model is shying away from the New York Giants (2-0), even though they are home favorites over the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) on Monday Night Football. The last time the Giants started a season 3-0 was 2009, with Eli Manning running the show behind a strong offensive line.
Even though the Giants have a new head coach in Brian Daboll that has them playing well, the offensive line is still allowing running back Saquon Barkley to get stuffed at the line 19 percent of the time (third in the NFL). After last week's unlikely victory orchestrated by backup QB Cooper Rush, it may not be wise to write the Cowboys off as an easy win. Even though the Giants have blitzed over 42 percent of the time to start 2022, they have come away with just three sacks.
The model projects that Cowboys running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard will have over 100 combined yards rushing. It also predicts Dallas' defense will finish with three sacks and an interception, which limits New York's potential to win on Monday Night Football. See which team to pick here.
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Instead, the model is backing a shocking team that is well-positioned to deliver a win in Week 3. The time to pick this team is now, and you can only see the play over at SportsLine.
Which surprising team is a must-back in your Week 3 survivor pool pick? Visit SportsLine now to see which team carries you to victory in Week 3, all from the advanced computer model that consistently crushes the NFL, and find out.