NFL Week Three's Games and Predictions

Rahsaan xContributor ISeptember 19, 2008

This Weeks Games and Predictions from the “GAME GENIE”

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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (0-2) at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (1-1)

• Sunday, 4:15

• Vegas Line: Colts by 5.

• Last meeting: The Colts won 28-25 at home last season to sweep the series.

• Key injuries:

 Colts: Sanders (ankle) is out at least 4-6 weeks; TE Dallas Clark (knee), C Jeff Saturday (knee) could be game-time decisions.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-0) at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (1-1)

• Sunday, 4:15

• Vegas line: Eagles by 3.

• Last meeting: The Steelers won 27-3 at home in 2004.

• Key injuries:

 Steelers: DE Brett Keisel (calf) will miss up to two months.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

DALLAS COWBOYS (2-0) at GREEN BAY PACKERS (2-0)

• Sunday 8:15

• Vegas line: Cowboys by 3.

• Last meeting: The Cowboys won 37-27 at home last season..

• Key injuries:

Cowboys: Williams (forearm) is out 3-4 weeks.

Packers: Bigby (hamstring) is likely out; C Scott Wells (back) will likely be replaced by Jason Spitz for one more game.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

DALLAS COWBOYS

ARIZONA CARDINALS (2-0) at WASHINGTON REDSKINS (1-1)

• Sunday 1

• Vegas line: Redskins by 3.

• Last meeting: The Redskins won 17-13 in Arizona in 2007 for their sixth win in a row vs. Cardinals.

• Key injuries:

Redskins: If LBs Marcus Washington (hamstring), H.B. Blades (knee) and Khary Campbell (hamstring) all can't play, Alfred Fincher would start.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (0-2) at ATLANTA FALCONS (1-1)

• Sunday, 1

• Vegas line: Falcons by 5½

• Last meeting: The Chiefs won 56-10 at home in 2004.

• Key injuries:

Chiefs: QB Brodie Croyle (separated shoulder) will miss another 2-3 weeks; CB Patrick Surtain (shoulder) is out.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

ATLANTA FALCONS

OAKLAND RAIDERS (1-1) at BUFFALO BILLS (2-0)

• Sunday, 1

• Vegas line: Bills by 9½

• Last meeting: The Raiders won 38-17 at home in '05.

• Key injuries: Raiders: LT Kwame Harris (knee) could miss his second straight game; Walker (hamstring) still isn't full strength; McFadden (foot) was wearing a protective boot midweek. Bills: McGee (back) will play.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

BUFFALO BILLS

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (1-1) at CHICAGO BEARS (1-1)

• Sunday 1

• Vegas line: Bears by 3.

• Last meeting: The Bears won 34-31 at home in '06.

• Key injuries:

Bucs: Galloway (sprained foot) is unlikely to play.

Bears: Hester (ribs) may play if he practices by Friday; S Brandon McGowan (ankle) out for the season.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

CHICAGO BEARS

CAROLINA PANTHERS (2-0) at MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0-2)

• Sunday, 1

• Vegas line: Vikings by 3½

• Last meeting: The Vikings won 16-13 at home in '06.

• Key injuries:

Panthers: LG Travelle Wharton (knee sprain) could miss his second game in a row.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

HOUSTON TEXANS (0-1) at TENNESSEE TITANS (2-0)

• Sunday, 1, CBS (Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon)

• Vegas line: Titans by 4½

• Last meeting: The Titans won 28-20 at home to sweep the series last season.

• Key Injuries:

Texans: Green (ankle) is not expected to play.

 Titans: Rookie WR Lavelle Hawkins (ankle) could play for the first time if WR Justin Gage (groin) can't play.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

TENNESSEE TITANS

CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-2) at N.Y. GIANTS (2-0)

• Sunday 1

• Vegas line: Giants by 13.

• Last meeting: The Giants won 21-16 in Cincy in 2007.

• Key injuries:

Bengals: Joseph (ankle) would be replaced by David Jones; Jackson(thumb) is out; TE Ben Utecht (chest) is not expected to play.

Giants: None.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

N.Y. GIANTS

MIAMI DOLPHINS (0-2) at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-0)

• Sunday 1

• Vegas line: Patriots by 12½

• Last meeting: The Patriots won 28-7 at home to sweep the series by a combined 77-35 last season.

• Key injuries:

 Dolphins: FS Chris Crocker (neck) is expected to be replaced by Renaldo Hill.

Patriots: TE Ben Watson (knee) could make his season debut.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

ST. LOUIS RAMS (0-2) at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (0-2)

• Sunday 4:05

• Vegas line: Seahawks by 9½

• Last meeting: The Seahawks won 24-19 in St. Louis to sweep the series by a combined score of 57-25.

• Key injuries:

 Rams:. None

Seahawks: OT Sean Locklear (knee) is expected to miss his third consecutive game.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

DETROIT LIONS (0-2) at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-1)

• Sunday 4:05

• Vegas line: 49ers by 4.

• Last meeting: The 49ers won 19-13 at Detroit in '06.

• Key injuries:49ers: RT Jonas Jennings (shoulder) is out and Barry Sims will make his first start.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

SAN FRANCISCO49ERS

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-1) at DENVER BRONCOS (2-0)

• Sunday 4

• Vegas line: Broncos by 5½

• Last meeting: The Broncos won 34-13 in New Orleansin '04. This is the Saints' first game at Invesco Field.

• Key injuries:

Saints: Colston (thumb) is out another 3-5 weeks; SLB Scott Fujita (knee) might be out again.

Broncos: C Tom Nalen (knee) is still out indefinitely.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

DENVER BRONCOS

CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-2) at DENVER BRONCOS (1-0)

• Sunday, 4:15

• Vegas line: Ravens by 2½

• Last meeting: The Browns won 33-30 in overtime at Baltimore to sweep the series last season.

• Key injuries:

Browns: DE Robaire Smith (Achilles) is out for the season.

 Ravens: DT Kelly Gregg (knee) is doubtful; QB Troy Smith (tonsil infection) is out.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

DENVER BRONCOS

N.Y. JETS (1-1) at SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (0-2)

Monday, 8:30

• Vegas line: Chargers by 9.

• Last meeting: The Chargers won 31-26 in N.J. in '05.

• Key injuries:

Jets: PK Mike Nugent (thigh) is replaced by Jay Feely for at least one more game.

Chargers: C Nick Hardwick (foot) is likely out a few more weeks.

MY PICK: (all picks are straight up, not against the spread)  I can’t give away all the goods

SAN DIEGOCHARGERS

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