Week 3 Game Predictions

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Week 3 looks like another interesting one with several games quite hard to call. Improving on my current record of 25 and 7 looks a tall order, still here goes:

Washington at Detroit – Looks close but Detroit has to win sometime and they are look to be improving slightly. The Loins by 7 points

Green Bay at St. Louis – The Packers are not the same team in a dome but they should be far too good for the rebuilding Rams. The Packers by 14 points +

San Francisco at Minnesota – We will finally find out how good (or not) the 49ers are. Favre’s shoulder seems to be holding up ok and the Vikings look the better team both sides of the ball. Could be close but the Vikings’s should hold out by less than 7 points

Atlanta at New England – Crunch game time for both with The Jets looking good in the AFC East and The Saints racking up the points in the NFC South neither of these teams will want to risk falling further behind. Brady still looks rusty but will be getting back to his brilliant best soon and although the Pats don’t look as fearsome I expect them to get back on track with another narrow win. The Pats by 4 points or less.  

Tennessee at NY Jets – Game 3 and the Titans season could already be on the line going 0-3 in the ultra competitive AFC South would not be good. This is a really tough one to call but I think the Titans will come out and play the type of football which won them the Division last year. It’s the Titans for me by a touchdown.

Kansas City at Philadelphia – Even with Kolb at the helm the Eagles will be too strong for KC. KC will have a go but I can see them losing by 14points +.

NY Giants at Tampa Bay – The Giants band wagon should continue to roll and anything less than a 2 touchdown win will be a surprise.

Cleveland at Baltimore – On any given Sunday any team can win in the NFL however this is not any given Sunday and the ravens will win this one comfortably possibly by 3 touchdowns +

Jacksonville at Houston – A good win for Houston last week shows they are to be taken seriously finally and at home they should be too strong for the Jags. The Texans by 7 points +

New Orleans at Buffalo – should be plenty of points scored in this one and despite Buffalo’s improvement this season I take the saints to win and rack up 30 points plus in winning by 10 points+.

Chicago at Seattle – Chicago looked good in beating the Steelers last week and despite Seattle being good at home I expect a 7 point Bears win.

Miami at San Diego – The Chargers all the way here. They pushed the Ravens hard last week and if not for Ray Lewis making possibly the best play of his life they would have won. The Dolphins wont roll over and play dead but will lose by 7 points +

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati – On a form line through Green Bay you would have to give the Bengals a chance in this game and I expect this to be close. The Steelers are missing strong safety Troy Polamalu and although no player makes a team he does add something special to their legendary defence.  Pretty much on the flip of I coin I am going for a Bengals upset by 7 points or less.  

Denver at Oakland – Denver don’t look as bad as expected this year and Kyle Orton while never going to be a super star is a solid QB. Oakland seem to have been rebuilding forever and although they are moving in the right direction they still seem to be missing something. I give the Broncos the edge by a touchdown or less.

Indianapolis at Arizona – Another good game in prospect with both Warner and Manning easily capable of blowing the game open with a couple of passes. I will just go with the Cardinals at home by 3 points in a high scoring game.

Carolina at Dallas – The Panthers are a good team but possibly not a s good as last year while the Cowboys looked to be improving despite their loss to the Giants last week. I expect a narrow win for the Cowboys by a TD or less.

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