NFL Betting Advice: Atlanta Falcons and 5 Teams That Are Locks

Josh ZerkleChief Writer IIISeptember 18, 2012

Gambling publications always warn that picking games is for "entertainment purposes only," as if losing one's hard-earned income on taking the under on the Raiders wasn't entertaining enough. But the qualifier rings true: if you're putting your cash on our picks for the promise of profit, that's on you. Not us. 

That said, we're still giving you five locks for Week 3 of the NFL season. Well...four locks and a debate over our game of the week. AFC powers New England and Baltimore will lock horns in a rematch of last season's conference championship. At this writing, Baltimore is a three-point favorite. But are they your favorite?

We have some big spreads this week, especially the eight-point line that Kansas City is getting in their Superdome tilt with New Orleans. Of the six NFL teams that started 0-2, the Chiefs and Saints easily have the most upside. And yet one of them will start the season with an 0-3 record.

Those other four winless teams are all in the AFC: Jacksonville, Tennessee, Cleveland and Oakland all face challenging matchups in Week 3. Which of those games made it into our top five?

NFL National Lead Writer Michael Schottey and I take a stand and pony up our best bets for Week 3. Check out our video above and leave your own locks in the comments. Thanks for watching.