NFL Week Three Predictions: More Big Games Ahead

Andrew LarsonContributor ISeptember 18, 2008

These are my predictions for the third week of the season (winners underlined):

Kansas City at Atlanta

I have the Falcons winning this by a couple scores. Look for Michael Turner to have a big day. The Chiefs are in trouble; they are starting Tyler Thigpen, and that defense had a lot of trouble with a bad Raiders team last week.

Oakland at Buffalo

I like the Bills in this one. The Bills are my wild card pick this season. With Brady going down I like the Bills in the AFC East, not the Jets. Darren McFadden will not get the yardage he got against the Chiefs against a good Bills defense.

Tampa Bay at Chicago

The Bears don't impress me. Their win in Indy aside, I think that their offense is just too weak and their defense is too old. I have the Bucs by a field goal.

Carolina at Minnesota

The Vikings are in a shambles after losing their first two games, and now they have questions at QB. I think that benching Tarvaris Jackson was the right thing to do, but the Vikings are pretty much done already. The Panthers win big.

Miami at New England

The loss of Brady is big, but wait a minute; the Patriots are still 2-0. They are bullet proof. They will stomp the Fins, and you can expect a big day for Maroney.

Cincinnati at New York Giants

I hate the Giants, but the Bengals are punch-less, so I have the Giants winning. Either way, it will be a sloppy game for both sides.

Houston at Tennessee

I think that a shot of experience is just what the Titans needed. Kerry Collins doesn't lead a thrilling attack, but they will win with the ground game.

Arizona at Washington

These are two teams that always have high expectations, but never get it done. The Redskins will win, but probably on D.

New Orleans at Denver

Putting aside their controversial win last week, I think that the Broncos are back. The Saints will have trouble at Mile High.

Detroit at San Francisco

The Niners have a bad pass game, but who cares? The Lions are bad at everything. The Lions disappoint me; I always think that they will actually be mediocre, but they always stink.

St. Louis at Seattle

The Rams have serious issues; the Seahawks will take this one by three or more TD's.

Cleveland at Baltimore

Baltimore can steal one here. They have played better than expected and the Browns are a little down right now.

Jacksonville at Indianapolis

Last week was a wakeup call for the Colts. They will win, but the Jags' run game will put up some fireworks.

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia

This could be the game of the week. I actually don't know who I like in this one. If it is low scoring it's the Steelers, but lots of points will favor the Eagles.

Dallas at Green Bay

The Pack are at home so they will play well, but the Cowboys showed that they have grown up in that win on Monday Night Football.

New York Jets at San Diego

The Jets don't impress me. For all that money they spent they have a bad win over Miami and a lackluster loss to the Patriots to show. On the other side, the Chargers are angry about their last two losses and they are looking for revenge.


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