NFL Week 3 Picks: Predicting the Five Biggest Upsets of the Week

Elias Trejo@@Elias_TrejoSenior Analyst IISeptember 23, 2010

NFL Week 3 Picks: Predicting the Five Biggest Upsets of the Week

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    ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 19:  Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on September 19, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Predicting upsets in Week 3 of the NFL season is even harder than Week 2. Last week I went 3-2 with my upset picks, and that has me at a 7-3 overall record.

    I picked the Cowboys, Vikings, Ravens, Chargers, and Chiefs to lose and the ones I got the most heat for are the ones I chose right.

    This week is very interesting and I'm going to have to pick some stunner games. Upsets are called upsets for a reason and they are why games are played on Sundays

    Let's take a look at five games that will make great upsets in Week 3.

Dallas Cowboys Over Houston Texans

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    LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 19:  Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans passes during the game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 19, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Texans defeated the Redskins in overtime 30-27. (Photo by Larry French
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    The Dallas Cowboys may not be "America's Team" anymore after only winning one playoff game since 1997, but they are still the team to beat in Texas.

    The Texans have started the season with an impressive 2-0 record and they host the Cowboys in the Texas Bowl.

    I don't see the Cowboys going 0-3 to start the season, but if they do, they will kiss the playoffs goodbye because that schedule only gets harder.

    Look for this game to be an offensive battle and look for both defenses to bring on the pass rush.

    Cowboys win 34-33 when Dez Bryant makes a game-winning catch late in the game. This will solidify Roy Williams' benching, and Bryant's starting job.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defeat Pittsburgh Steelers

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    NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 19:  Dave Ball #98 of the Tennessee Titans sacks quarterback Charlie Batch #16 at LP Field on September 19, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Steelers won 19-11.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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    The Steelers have more quarterback problems than a hot drunk college girl at a party with Ben Roethlisberger. They have started with an impressive 2-0 record but something has to give.

    The Buccaneers could very well be the biggest surprise at 2-0, and they are looking to go 3-0 at home.

    Not many people give the Bucs a chance, but Josh Freeman looks like he can move the ball and score points.

    Josh Freeman scores twice late in the game against the Steelers to come back and win the game, 27-20.

Chicago Bears Defeat Green Bay Packers

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    Da Bears surprised a lot of people when they beat the Cowboys last week in Dallas. This week they face another Super Bowl favorite, but this time they play them in Chicago.

    The Packers are picked by a lot of people to go to the Super Bowl this year and they have been impressive so far.

    They face a tough task when they visit Chicago and this should be a great game to watch.

    Look for Jay Cutler to outgun Aaron Rodgers in what could be one of the best games of the week. Bears win 30-27.

Seattle Seahawks Defeat San Diego Chargers

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    The Seahawks are the Jekyll and Hyde of the NFL. When they play away from Seattle they struggle scoring and winning games, but when they play in front of their 12th man they are a monster.

    The Chargers come into town coming off an impressive win over the Jaguars, but this time they will go into a hostile environment against the Seahawks.

    Look for Matt Hasselbeck to get hurt and former San Diego quarterback Charlie Whitehurst to come in and beat the Chargers. Seahawks win 24-23.

Atlanta Falcons Defeat New Orleans Saints

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    The NFC South is one of the strangest divisions in football. It seems like they have a new division champ every year.

    The Saints are coming off of a tough and physical Monday night game against the 49ers. The short week and the West Coast trip will take a lot away from the Saints.

    Meanwhile the Falcons team looks very confident after putting up 41 points last week against the Cardinals.

    Look for Matt Ryan to go toe to toe with Drew Brees in a classic NFC South battle.

    Falcons win in overtime 36-33.

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Scott Wedell Is Week Two's Upset Winner

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    MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 19:  Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings in action during the first half of the game against the Miami Dolphins on September 19, 2010 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Ima
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    Congratulations to Scott Wedell for winning last weeks Upset Challenge! Here is his comment with his picks.

    I'll play along with my picks from most confident to least confident:
    -Jets over Patriots
    -Tampa Bay over Carolina
    -St Louis over Oakland
    -Dolphins over Vikings
    -Cincy over Baltimore

    The only one that I'm really confident in is the Jets over the Patriots though

    Make sure you predict your upsets this week so I can announce who will be next week's Scott Wedell!