Thursday, September 24, 2009

NFL Weekend Preview: Week 3

Yup, it's Raiders week.
And now for your amusement, the Week 3 picks...
Redskins 10 Lions 9 - This game is easily the winner of the game I least want to see this weekend award. Although I'm picking against the Lions, I think they have a great chance of ending their losing skid and finally winning a game for the first time since 2007.

Packers 33 Rams 10 - I'm feeling less enthusiastic about the Pack than I was at the beginning of the year when I picked them to win it all, but they should definitely have enough to take down the Rams and do so in convincing fashion.

Vikings 22 49ers 17 - Suddenly this is one of the best games of the weekend. I have yet to see the Niners play a regular season game, but from all accounts they are doing well. I think AP and company will be able to eek this one out, though.

Falcons 27 Patriots 17 - I think the Falcons are pretty darn good, and I think the Pats have slipped a bit. I also hope this is the case, because I dig the dirty birds, and lets just say New England isn't one of my favorites. Tom Brady looks a little tentative about his knee, and I think it's hurting the team.

Jets 19 Titans 13 - A strong defense and a good start by Mark Sanchez have the J-E-T-S pointed in the direction of a much stronger season than I expected, and the Titans seem to be a bit snake bit thus far. Still, this should be a pretty good game.

Eagles 33 Chiefs 3 - Even without Donovan McNabb, the Eagles seem destined to destroy the Chiefs. Kansas City is just not very good, and it could start getting ugly soon for the boys from KC.

Giants 28 Buccaneers 9 - There are some good matchups this weekend, however this is not one of them. Are the Bucs the least interesting team in the NFL right now? Possibly so, I say. G-men in a walk, says I.

Ravens 38 Browns 0 - Let's just say I feel pretty confident in the Ravens ability to take down the Browns. They are my suicide pick for the week, the Ravens look strong right now, and the Browns just got pounded 27-6 by the Broncos. I'm not smelling an upset here.

Texans 16 Jaguars 13 - I have a feeling that the Jags are going to be the masters of keeping it close yet losing all the time this season. The Texans are poised for a letdown after a gigantic win against the Titans last week, but I feel like they get a scare, but don't get a L.

Seahawks 24 Bears 23 - I'll go out on a limb here, since hardly anyone is taking Seattle in this one.

Saints 40 Bills 27 - The Saints defense is average, but their offense is scary good right now.

Steelers 17 Bengals 13 - The Bengals are better than I thought, but they are still the Bengals, and Pittsburgh is still Pittsburgh.

Raiders 20 Broncos 14 - Sigh

Chargers 29 Dolphins 13 - The Dolphins are a decent team, but if they have to come back in the final 2 minutes, forget about it.

Cardinals 27 Colts 19 - The Colts need to establish the run, and also establish that they can stop the run.

Cowboys 24 Panthers 22 - Jake gets closer to a decent game, but not close enough to win.

My Picks Scorecard:

Last Week: 13-3
Season to Date: 25-7

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