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NFL Week 3 Picks And Predictions



NFL Week 3 Picks And Predictions
As we attain the primary weekend of autumn, the third week of the NFL season has arrived … And with six undefeated groups and 7 winless groups within the league, the NFL has already reached what it loves essentially the most, parity. With divisional and convention play on faucet from Thursday Monday, right here, now’s a preview with our predictions of what is going to occur throughout Week Three of the 2022 Nationwide Soccer League season.

Pittsburgh (1-1) at Cleveland -4.5 (1-1): This AFC North recreation begins the week’s schedule on Thursday evening, with each groups having up and down seasons to date by successful their opener and dropping their second video games. It’s tough to get too enthusiastic about both of these groups but, and with an over/below variety of 38.5 posted for this recreation, watching this matchup could also be tough for followers outdoors of the Nice Lakes Area. Apart from their collapse late in opposition to the Jets final week, I assume you can say the Browns have performed higher than the Steelers, however not by a lot. Cleveland is internet hosting this recreation on a brief week, which is why they’re getting favourite standing, however with everybody anticipating an in depth recreation, taking the 4.5 and Pittsburgh is my play.

Houston (0-1-1) at Chicago -2.5 (1-1): When the NFL schedule wheel spins each season, it may typically give us nice matchups, after which, on this case, we find yourself with the Texans enjoying the Bears. After play nicely in Week One, each of those group laid eggs of their Week Two losses. I supposed the Bears consider they’re additional alongside of their rebuilding mission now that Justin Fields is taking the snaps at QB, however his numbers are lower than spectacular, leaving a lot to be desired. They’re, nonetheless, the higher group on the sphere this weekend and Da Bears -2.5 is the secure guess.

Las Vegas (0-2) at Tennessee -2.5 (0-2): On this fascinating AFC matchup, you most likely might have made some large cash when you had guess each the Raiders and Titans could be winless heading into their recreation. Las Vegas is averaging 21 factors per recreation however can’t appear to cease anybody with a pulse from scoring. Tennessee was a FG away from defeating the Giants on opening day earlier than getting trounced Monday evening in Buffalo, setting this up for a excessive scoring recreation for whomever can put collectively a strong recreation plan and execute it. I feel the bloom is off the rose named Ryan Tannehill since, with out an outdoor menace, nobody is apprehensive about him beating their protection, and working Derrick Henry simply isn’t the identical when you possibly can key on him. It is probably not a fairly recreation, however that’s simply how the Raiders have all the time beloved to play. Taking Las Vegas +2.5 to win outright.

Kansas Metropolis -6.5 (2-0) at Indianapolis (0-1-1): Early returns out of Kansas Metropolis is buying and selling Tyreek Hill was an excellent factor for them as nicely for Miami and each groups are 2-0 with KC’s offense wanting pretty much as good because it did throughout their Tremendous Bowl successful season. Sadly, the commerce market wasn’t as pleasant for the Colts, who picked up QB Matt Ryan from Atlanta, and to say that Ryan seems to be like he ought to have retired is an understatement. In spite of everything, Indy did put up 20 factors in opposition to Houston earlier than getting blanked final week at Jacksonville, wanting dangerous in doing so. This has mismatch written throughout it, and with KC’s renewed focus and manufacturing, laying the 6.5 factors is the play.

Buffalo -6.0 (2-0) at Miami (2-0): The co-leaders of the AFC East sq. off on South Seaside this weekend in an vital early season divisional showdown. Each groups have scored this season, with the Payments posting 72 factors and the Dolphins tallying 62; however what has The Mafia a six-point favourite is protection, with Buffalo solely permitting 10 and seven factors of their two wins with Miami getting lit up for 38 factors final week in opposition to Baltimore. With Josh Allen capable of do lots of the issues Lamar Jackson does for the Ravens, this seems to be prefer it is perhaps a foul matchup for Miami, or on the very least, it is going to be a high-scoring recreation (O/U is 52.5). Say what you need in regards to the Dolphins’ offense, it takes protection to win large video games, which that is considered one of. Taking Buffalo -6 to win and canopy on the street in opposition to their greatest menace within the division.

Detroit (1-1) at Minnesota -6.0 (1-1): Within the NFC North, each group is both tied for first or final relying upon the way you wish to take a look at it. Of the 4 groups within the division, nobody has scored extra factors or allowed greater than the visiting Lions have after two weeks; and as for the Vikings, after dominating Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Week One, they’ve yielded another level than they’ve scored after two weeks). Detroit has proven no give up of their first two video games, virtually coming again in opposition to the Eagles earlier than holding off the Commanders final week. Don’t know which Minnesota group will present up this week, however I do consider Detroit will come ready and able to play arduous and nicely, and with six factors additionally obtainable to me, I’m taking the Lions +6 to cowl.

Baltimore -3.0 (1-1) at New England (1-1): Final week the Patriots obtained their first 2022 victory over the Steelers, and this week they tackle one other AFC North group as they host the Ravens. The Ravens are enjoying their third straight AFC East group after defeating the Jets to start out the season and falling in shootout at dwelling to the Dolphins final week. New England’s offense has achieved little to impress associates or foes, posting simply 24 factors in two weeks, having many questioning if Mac Jones has fallen to 3rd amongst energetic Alabama QBs within the NFL. Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa gave the Patriots’ protection bother on opening weekend, one thing that the Ravens’ Lamar Jackson ought to have the ability to be taught from and enhance upon. Ravens -3, even on the street, is the play right here.

Cincinnati -5.0 (0-2) at NY Jets (1-1): The defending AFC champs are nonetheless searching for their first win of this 12 months having fallen in extra time to the Steelers earlier than dropping on a last-second discipline purpose in Dallas final week. The Jets, enjoying their third recreation in opposition to AFC North opponents, had been man-handled by the Ravens in Week One earlier than stealing one in opposition to the Browns final week. Cincy has been in each their video games, with the opposite group making one play to beat them, whereas the Jets, apart from two possessions and one particular groups’ play final week, have been dominated many of the 12 months. The Bengals, consider it or not, want this recreation extra regardless of it nonetheless being September, which is why I’m choosing Cincinnati (-5) to make use of the Jets to get proper this Sunday and put up their first 2022 win.

New Orleans -3.0 (1-1) at Carolina (0-2): The information forward of this recreation surrounds Saints’ QB Jameis Winston, who’s reportedly enjoying with 4 fractured vertebrae in his again in addition to an ankle damage. The truth that New Orleans remains to be favored on the street regardless of their quarterback’s medical situation doesn’t bode nicely for a Panthers’ group who misplaced to the Browns in Week One and the Giants final week, all by a complete of 5 factors. I’ve personally by no means been a giant fan of Winston on or off the sphere, and with him hurting dangerous, making him restricted at follow, if Carolina goes to interrupt by means of, doing so in opposition to an NFC South divisional opponent feels just like the time it may, and may occur. Taking the Panthers (+3) to cowl and possibly win outright.

Philadelphia -6.5 (2-0) at Washington (1-1): The NFC East co-leading Eagles head down I-95 to tackle a Washington group who has defeated the Jaguars and misplaced to the Lions to date this 12 months. Philly followers watched their QB Jalen Hurts put up three TDs within the first half of their Monday evening win over Minnesota final week after their opening week win at Detroit. Don’t see the Commanders’ offense giving too many issues to the Eagles’ protection, whereas the reverse is true anytime Hurts is on the sphere for Philly. That’s why I see the Eagles going to 3-0 with a win (-6.5) in Washington.

Jacksonville (1-1) at LA Chargers -7.0 (1-1): The Jaguars are the one AFC South group with a win to date this 12 months, giving them the lead within the division … They tackle a Chargers group enjoying their first recreation outdoors the AFC West, with a win over Las Vegas to start out the 12 months, and a loss final week on Thursday evening at Kansas Metropolis. Jags’ QB Trevor Lawrence play nicely of their win final week over the Colts, however dealing with an LA group who believes they’re title worthy can be a a lot harder activity, particularly on the street. Justin Herbert is shifting into elite standing amongst NFL QBs even when he’s the second finest inside his personal division due to Patrick Mahomes. On Sunday, he’ll present how and why he must be thought-about elite. Chargers -7 to win and canopy at dwelling.

Atlanta (0-2) at Seattle -2.0 (1-1): Within the Rebuilding Bowl, the Falcons head from the ATL to the PNW to tackle a Seahawks group in a recreation to be seen by a small portion of American tv markets. The one win between this duo got here when Seattle booed, and the defeated Russell Wilson and the Broncos on the opening Monday Night time of the 12 months. Atlanta has fallen twice by a complete of solely 5 factors to date this 12 months, dropping by one to the Saints Week One, and on the Rams by 4 within the entrance half of their NFC West twin-bill. Neither group goes anyplace this 12 months, making this simply one other random dangerous recreation due to the NFL Schedule Wheel. Whereas the Falcons have been aggressive, enjoying in opposition to the 12s in Seattle is a special sort of problem, even when Geno Smith is the Seahawks beginning QB. The ‘Hawks will discover their opening evening mojo this week, cowl the two-point unfold and win their second recreation of the 12 months.

Inexperienced Bay (1-1) at Tampa Bay -1.0 (2-0): In a recreation worthy of marble and Matchbox automobile races on social media, two of one of the best take to the sphere once more in opposition to one another as Aaron Rodgers and the Packers head to Central Florida to tackle Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. It was good of the NFL to play this recreation between Brady’s scheduled days off because it was very sort of TB12 to play this recreation somewhat than requesting a private day. As for the sport itself, these could possibly be two of the NFC finest group come December, so dwelling discipline benefit could possibly be on the road on this very early autumn matchup. Cash is coming even virtually evenly between these two groups, with the one-point unfold exhibiting how carefully matched up these two rosters are. Tampa’s roster can be lacking WR Mike Evans, who was suspended for this recreation after his combat in final week’s recreation in opposition to New Orleans, leaving Tom Brady one vital weapon quick on offense. Who runs the ball higher might determine who wins this recreation, and for that, I’ll take Inexperienced Bay over Tampa Bay. It that very same working recreation that can also be why the over/below is barely 41 factors on this recreation. It will likely be shut, however with the Packers leaping out forward and with the ability to run the ball nicely, it’s GB +1 right here.

LA Rams -3.5 (1-1) at Arizona (1-1): Every of those NFC West groups bounced again from their poor exhibiting in Week One to put up wins in Week Two. This week the four-way tie amongst 1-1 groups can be damaged up a little bit bit with the Rams heading to the desert to tackle the Cardinals. The query is, which variations of those groups will present up Sunday afternoon, the opening week groups which had been blown out, or the extra improved Week Two groups? With the Rams needing to carry on late to defeat Atlanta and the Cardinals needing extra time to defeat the Raiders, Arizona seems to be nearer to convey capable of escape and discover themselves once more. That’s why I’m stunned oddsmakers are nonetheless posting the Rams as a 3.5-point favourite, most likely extra a product of current group success in LA vs. Arizona. The cash is coming in on a 5-to-4 foundation for the Cardinals right here, and that’s the place I see this recreation going to, taking Arizona +3.5 to maintain it shut and possibly win.

San Francisco -1.5 (1-1) at Denver (1-1): Jimmy G in opposition to Chef Wilson, identical to everybody drew up this Sunday Night time matchup within the spring when the schedules had been introduced. ‘Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo is counting up wins and his cash since Trey Lance was misplaced to a damaged ankle to start out the season. In what’s going to now be his stroll 12 months, Garoppolo has an opportunity to show how flawed San Francisco was to consider in Lance by enjoying and successful in a system he already is aware of. The Broncos earned their first win with Russell Wilson as their QB final week, albeit in opposition to the Texans, with an opportunity to impress a primetime viewers with an excellent exhibiting in opposition to a greater opponent. The 49ers are the higher group now that Garoppolo is on the helm of the offense, and regardless of being on the street, they’re a slight favourite, which means the oddsmakers agree. I’m going with the almost two-thirds of the bettors who’re on the favourite right here, give me San Fran -1.5 to win and canopy.

Dallas (1-1) at NY Giants -1 (2-0): Simply as one of many NFC East co-leaders are dealing with a division foe, so are the Giants, who host the ‘Boys on Monday Night time Soccer. With wins over Tennessee and Carolina, New York is respiratory air it hasn’t been allowed to for years, whereas the Cowboys are nonetheless seeking to discover themselves with out Dak Prescott regardless of a last-second win over Cincinnati final week. It has been the well being of Saquon Barkley that has allowed the Giants offense to click on this season as the previous Penn State product has produced six yards per carry this season. If/when he’s wholesome, Barkley could possibly be one of the best working again within the division and permit Giants QB Daniel Jones to point out what he actually can do with a reliable head coach and balanced offensive assault. Dallas is restricted with out Prescott at QB, and people limits can be extra pronounced with every recreation Cooper Rush must play in his place. If this was one other different franchise moreover the one with the star on their helmet, the Cowboys will seemingly be a 4 or 5-point underdog right here. Fortunately New York solely must cowl a one-point unfold, which they may to stay undefeated and finish the third week of the 2022 NFL season. 


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