Week 3 NFL Picks; Rams host Bucs in Battle of 2-0 Teams; Chargers & Chiefs Square Off in Arrowhead


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Week 2 is in the books and it was a tough one for injuries, rookie quarterbacks, and special teams mistakes. Notable injuries included Andy Dalton, Bradley Chubb, Carson Wentz, Jarvis Landry, Tua Tagovailoa, T.J. Watt and Tyrod Taylor. Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, and Justin Fields combined for 7 interceptions and a 14.6 QBR. Fields did get the win in relief of Dalton and should be more prepared this week to face a Browns defense that has looked very average so far. An offsides from the Giants special teams unit gave Dustin Hopkins a shot at redemption. Hopkins drilled a 43 yard field goal as time expired, which was his second attempt, to beat the Giants by 1 on Thursday night. Minnesota set up Greg Joseph in the middle of the field, inside of a dome in perfect conditions, for a game winning 37-yard field goal in the final seconds. Of course, he missed. The Vikings have had brutal luck with kickers in their team's history. Dallas and Tennessee (overtime) capped off a wild day of football with victories over the Chargers and Seahawks with last second kicks.


To add to that mayhem, the Ravens and Chiefs played an absolute classic on Sunday Night Football, with Baltimore coming out on top by 1. The Ravens outscored the Chiefs 12-0 in the final quarter to comeback and win. The deciding factor in the game was when the Ravens went for it on 4th down and 1 from their own 43 yard line. Punting the ball back to Mahomes would almost certainly guarantee a loss. John Harbaugh made the right decision in trusting Lamar Jackson and it kept the Ravens from falling to 0-2. Just 7 teams remain perfect at 2-0 (Buccaneers, Panthers, 49ers, Rams, Cardinals, Raiders, and Broncos) as we head into Week 3. As for the experts picks, Sweet and Christian won the week at 11-5, with Randy, Adam, and Sean right behind them at 10-6. A winning week for all! Here are the current standings:


1. Adam - 20-12 @AdammackNFL

2. Sweet: 19-13 @AllEliteSweet

3. Sean: 18-14 @sward_1212

T4. Randy: 17-15 @RHallNFL

T4. Christian: 17-15 @CWilliamsNFL


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*(2-0) Carolina Panthers (-7.5) @ (1-1) Houston Texans (8:20 PM ET, NFL Network) Over/Under: 44


Sweet: Panthers 34-17


Randy: Panthers 27-17


Christian: Panthers 24-17


Adam: Panthers 28-13


Sean: Panthers 24-6


(1-1) Washington Football Team @ (1-1) Buffalo Bills (-8.5) (1:00 PM ET, FOX) Over/Under: 46


Sweet: Bills 29-17


Randy: Bills 23-17


Christian: Football Team 21-18


Adam: Bills 35-17


Sean: Bills 24-20


(1-1) Chicago Bears @ (1-1) Cleveland Browns (-7) (1:00 PM ET, FOX) Over/Under: 46.5


Sweet: Browns 27-20


Randy: Browns 27-21


Christian: Browns 31-21


Adam: Browns 24-21


Sean: Browns 31-17

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(1-1) Baltimore Ravens (-8) @ (0-2) Detroit Lions (1:00 PM ET, CBS) Over/Under: 49.5


Sweet: Ravens 48-24


Randy: Ravens 34-24


Christian: Ravens 28-17


Adam: Ravens 28-14


Sean: Ravens 35-24


(0-2) Indianapolis Colts @ (1-1) Tennessee Titans (-5) (1:00 PM ET, CBS) Over/Under: 48


Sweet: Titans 35-13


Randy: Titans 26-20


Christian: Titans 26-21


Adam: Titans 33-27


Sean: Titans 28-24


(1-1) Los Angeles Chargers @ (1-1) Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5) (1:00 PM ET, CBS) Over/Under: 55.5


Sweet: Chiefs 43-36


Randy: Chiefs 34-31


Christian: Chiefs 35-28


Adam: Chiefs 21-14


Sean: Chiefs 38-34

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(1-1) New Orleans Saints @ (1-1) New England Patriots (-3) (1:00 PM ET, FOX) Over/Under: 42.5


Sweet: Patriots 20-17


Randy: Patriots 20-17


Christian: Saints 24-20


Adam: Saints 17-14


Sean: Patriots 27-20


(0-2) Atlanta Falcons @ (0-2) New York Giants (-3) (1:00 PM ET, FOX) Over/Under: 48.5


Sweet: Falcons 23-20


Randy: Falcons 26-24


Christian: Giants 27-24


Adam: Falcons 10-7


Sean: Giants 31-28


(1-1) Cincinnati Bengals @ (1-1) Pittsburgh Steelers (-4.5) (1:00 PM ET, CBS) Over/Under: 44.5


Sweet: Steelers 23-17


Randy: Steelers 20-17


Christian: Bengals 28-24


Adam: Bengals 24-21


Sean: Steelers 24-17

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(2-0) Arizona Cardinals (-7.5) @ (0-2) Jacksonville Jaguars (1:00 PM ET, FOX) Over/Under: 52


Sweet: Cardinals 38-17


Randy: Cardinals 34-20


Christian: Cardinals 27-0


Adam: Cardinals 35-3


Sean: Cardinals 38-31


(0-2) New York Jets @ (2-0) Denver Broncos (-10.5) (4:05 PM ET, CBS) Over/Under: 41


Sweet: Broncos 28-17


Randy: Broncos 24-17


Christian: Broncos 31-14


Adam: Broncos 27-10


Sean: Broncos 28-17

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(1-1) Miami Dolphins @ (2-0) Las Vegas Raiders (-3.5) (4:05 PM ET, CBS) Over/Under: 45


Sweet: Raiders 17-14


Randy: Raiders 24-13


Christian: Raiders 31-21


Adam: Raiders 30-7


Sean: Raiders 24-20


(2-0) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1) @ (2-0) Los Angeles Rams (4:25 PM ET, FOX) Over/Under: 55


Sweet: Buccaneers 31-28


Randy: Buccaneers 30-28


Christian: Rams 38-35


Adam: Rams 24-21


Sean: Rams 31-30

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(1-1) Seattle Seahawks (-1.5) @ (0-2) Minnesota Vikings (4:25 PM ET, FOX) Over/Under: 55


Sweet: Seahawks 28-25


Randy: Vikings 28-27


Christian: Seahawks 20-17


Adam: Seahawks 27-14


Sean: Seahawks 34-31


**(1-1) Green Bay Packers @ (2-0) San Francisco 49ers (-3.5) (8:20 PM ET, NBC) Over/Under: 49


Sweet: 49ers 28-20


Randy: 49ers 27-24


Christian: Packers 24-20


Adam: 49ers 17-10


Sean: Packers 31-27

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***(1-1) Philadelphia Eagles @ (1-1) Dallas Cowboys (8:15 PM ET, ESPN) Over/Under: 51.5


Sweet: Cowboys 34-27


Randy: Cowboys 27-20


Christian: Cowboys 38-24


Adam: Eagles 100-0


Sean: Cowboys 28-24



* Houston hosts Carolina on Thursday Night Football *

** San Francisco hosts Green Bay on Sunday Night Football **

*** Dallas hosts Philadelphia on Monday Night Football ***

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