Below you find our NFL game picks for week 3. There are some enticing matchups on tap so let’s break down who will win each one.
Last Weeks Record 11-4
Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns
Cleveland had the worse possible thing happen last week in losing their star RB in Nick Chubb. To replace him, they picked up Kareem Hunt who has familiarity with this offense. Look for the Titans defense to shut down Deshaun Watson and Hunt at home.
PREDICTION: Tennessee 24 Cleveland 17
Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions
Detroit will have no David Montgomery in this game, and are coming off a tough loss to the Seahawks. Look for them to bounce back in this game although Atlanta is playing well at 2-0. I think Detroit’s D will be too much for Atlanta in this game, as they will force a few turnovers.
PREDICTION: Detroit 27 Atlanta 23
New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers
These teams are pretty even with the Saints undefeated so far. Green Bay is a tough place to play and if they can get Aaron Jones going they’ll win this game. Jordan Love needs to minimize any mistakes and the defense needs to step up.
PREDICTION: Green Bay 24 Saints 20
Denver Broncos at Miami Dolphins
Denver is coming off a tough loss to the Commanders after being in control the first half. Russell Wilson has played well at times but is also still struggling. These two teams are trending in opposite directions and Miami looks awfully tough to beat. They have too many weapons and Tua Tagovailoa is playing exceptional. Denver falls to 0-3 after a dominant win by the Dolphins
PREDICTION: Dolphins 31 Broncos 17
Los Angeles Chargers at Minnesota Vikings
I don’t think the Vikings are going to the Super Bowl, but I also think there better than their record. This is why I see them bouncing back in this game. They can’t just rely on Justin Jefferson, they need to get the run game going which will help set up the pass.
PREDICTION: Vikings 30 Rams 23
New England Patriots at New York Jets
New England will bounce back in this game and get their first win on the road. Zach Wilson is clearly not the answer at QB and unless the Jets defense scores 21 points, they will not win this game.
PREDICTION: Patriots 23 Jets 13
Buffalo Bills at Washington Commanders
Washington is coming off an impressive come from behind road win against the Russell Wilson led Broncos. Their defense has struggled at time especially with giving up the big play. Washington will try and take away that big play threat against Buffalo and most likely force them to run and keep things in front of them. Eric Bieniemy has experience against the Bills which should help them with play calling. I’m gonna take Washington at home by a field goal.
PREDICTION: Washington 23 Bills 20
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville bounces back this week against a young Texans team. Houston is rebuilding and trying to figure out how good CJ Stroud is.
PREDICTION: Jaguars 28 Texans 10
Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore is on a roll and Lamar Jackson appears to be playing at a high level two games in. Gus Edwards has stepped up in JK Dobbins’ absence and hasn’t skipped a beat. Baltimore’s D will be too much for the Colts and so the Ravens will remain undefeated.
PREDICTION: Ravens 23 Colts 10
Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks
Similar to the Texans/Jaguars game, Seattle is playing a young inexperienced QB who they will try to make life difficult for. Seattle is a tough place to play for an offense. Look for the Seahawks to create turnovers and hold the Panthers to around 10 points.
PREDICTION: Seattle 24 Panthers 10
Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs haven’t looked like themselves the last few weeks and stand at 1-1. Folks are wondering if there offense is so different after their OC left this year. I think they’ll start running on all cylinders in a few games, especially when you have Patrick Mahomes at QB.
PREDICTION: Chiefs 31 Bears 13
Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals
This game could be really, really bad for the Cards who will go up against the #1 ranked defense. Even with Trevon Diggs out for the season, the pass rush is way too good. Cards need to run the ball to have any success, but even that will be tough. The Cowboys win big in this one.
PREDICTION: Cowboys 38 Cards 7
Pittsburgh Steelers at Las Vegas Raiders
When will Najee Harris break out? Will their offense take a step foward this week? These are the questions I’m asking coming into week 3 with the Raiders playing against the Steelers. The Steelers D will keep them in this game the question will be can their offense score at least two TD’s. I like the Steelers in a close one.
PREDICTION: Steelers 24 Raiders 21
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Bucanneers
The Eagles are 2-0 but if you dig deeper they haven’t played their best football. Tampa is playing well with Baker Mayfield but he could struggle in this game. The Eagles D-line is too good and will make Baker’s life miserable. I’ll take Eagles in a close one.
PREDICTION: Eagles 30 Tampa 27
LA Rams at Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals are struggling but as a team where too good to go to 0-3. Especially at home they should win this game. Pay attention to Joe Burrow‘s ankle as he’s battling through that. The Bengals need to get Ja’Marr Chase involved more and mix in more Joe Mixon.
PREDICTION: Bengals 28 Rams 24