NFL Predictions 2014: Week 3

Well I had another week of a 10-6 SU record which is not great but did improve to 11-5 ATS which is a big improvement after last weeks disaster. I did win the Falcons game so including that my yearly records are now 21-12 SU and 18-14-1 ATS.  Lets jump into the rest of week 3…

Chargers (+2.5) over BILLS– I could see the Chargers being impacted by the east coast trip and the potential letdown over the Seahawks, but I just think Rivers will push the issue and force the Bills offense to do more than they have been asked to do so far. Chargers 20 Bills 17

Cowboys (-1) over RAMS– I’m still a bit surprised the Rams won last week, though after seeing the Bucs performance Thursday maybe I should not be. If Dallas can establish the run early in this game they should win going away. Rams lack of offense is a major problem. Cowboys 24 Rams 13

Redskins (+5.5) over EAGLES– While I think the Eagles will win the game I think the combination of this being a divisional game and the short week of rest will make the points too much to pass up. Ill be interested to see the Redskins defense here as its their first real test of the season. Eagles 24 Redskins 21

GIANTS (E) over Texans– I almost feel guilty taking the Giants as it’s hard to make a logical case for it, but I simply can not see the Texans getting to 3-0.  If the Giants stopped shooting themselves in the foot they wouldn’t be so bad, but we’ve been saying that for at least two years now. Ugly on both sides this week. Giants 17 Texans 13

SAINTS (-10) over Vikings– Saints are off to a bad start but they haven’t had a home game yet and there are few better opponents right now than the Vikings. This should be a party in New Orleans from the opening snap. Saints 37 Vikings 10

BENGALS (-7) over Titans– The Bengals pass game might hit a bump right now but Giovani Bernard is playing great and as we saw last week that’s all you need to beat the Titans. Bengals 23 Titans 14


Ravens (-1.5) over BROWNS– Baltimore has had a long time to plan for this game and looked great last week against the Steelers. That’s not to say the Browns didn’t look good as well, but I felt their win wa more about the Saints losing the game than the Browns winning it. I do think they will be in this until the end though. Ravens 23 Browns 20

Packers (+2.5) over LIONS– This has potential to be the fantasy game of the week. Bigger game for Detroit who needs to show that last week was an aberration rather than the real thing. Rodgers should be the difference maker and help his team pull away late. Packers 35 Lions 27

Colts (-7) over JAGUARS– The Jaguars look so terrible and I can’t imagine them stopping the Colts offense at all. Blowout game. Colts 31 Jaguars 10

PATRIOTS (-14) over Raiders– After watching the Falcons dismantling of the Buccaneers I think the Patriots will have something to shoot for this week. Will they get there?  Probably not, but it might be close. Patriots 45 Raiders 7

49ers (-3) over CARDINALS– The 49ers blew it last week while the Cardinals stole one in New York. San Francisco is the better of the two teams while the bad news for Arizona just seems to pile up. 49ers 20 Cardinals 16


SEAHAWKS (-5) over Broncos– I think the home crowd is going to make life very difficult for Peyton Manning and if that team loses their timing they lose their impressive offense. Big week for Russell Wilson and his receivers. Seahawks 26 Broncos 19

DOLPHINS (-3.5) over Chiefs– Kansas City needs this win in the worst way but Miami can be a difficult place to play in the early part of the season. Miami came up with a terrible effort in Buffalo where things spiraled out of control but Id expect a far better showing at home. Dolphins 20 Chiefs 16

Steelers (+3) over PANTHERS– Carolina has played better than the Steelers, outside of the first half of game one for Pittsburgh, but I am still high on Pittsburgh and think they should match up well against a team like Carolina. I wouldn’t expect a lot of scoring and would probably start to change my opinion on Carolina if they worked out a win here. Steelers 16 Panthers 14

Bears (+3) over JETS– If the Jets get consistent pressure on Jay Cutler they will force enough turnovers to win the game, but if they don’t I expect the Bears receivers to manhandle the Jets secondary. Forte in the passing game may also be a matchup problem. Bears 28 Jets 20