NFL Week 3 Point Spreads and Office Pools: Who to Pick and Why:by NFL Mikee

Thomas Moreland@NFLMIKEESenior Writer ISeptember 23, 2011

New England Trys for Three In a Row
New England Trys for Three In a RowJim Rogash/Getty Images

Week 3 of the NFL season sees me at 18-14 versus the line and 22-10 with no points.

The New England Patriots win against the Buffalo Bills, no problem. Now let us look at 8.5 points. Buffalo is at home. Strike one. Buffalo is scoring a ton of points. Strike two. This is a division game for two teams tied for the lead. Strike three. Take Buffalo with 8-9 points, easy.

The Cincinnati Bengals have internal problems. People are making bad life decisions that will effect this team. The San Francisco 49ers will win this game by a bunch and cover the spread.

The Miami Dolphins visit the Cleveland Browns at 0-2 for the year. If this is a repeat of last season, Miami will win on the road. This is not last season, however, and Cleveland looks pretty good. Still, I have to believe Miami will not lose three games in a row. Tough one, huh? Try the Dolphins as a slight dog.

The Tennessee Titans are at home against a weak offense. It might be one of those 150-yard Chris Johnson days, and I am all over Tennessee with 6.5 points given.

The Minnesota Vikings are a home underdog by 3.5 points to the Detroit Lions? Did I just say that? Forget about how hot Stafford is and count on the pride of the Minnesota defense to keep this game very close. Take the Vikings with the points.

The New Orleans Saints are favored at home over Houston by 3.5. If this is the Texans year, they win this game. The Saints could easily make it to the Super Bowl if the Green Bay Packers were not around. Houston is still not proven under fire. Saints by 3.5.


Can Buffalo pull off a Small Miracle?
Can Buffalo pull off a Small Miracle?Rick Stewart/Getty Images

The New York Giants/Philadelphia Eagles games are always pretty close division contests. This spread seems a bit inflated, especially with Vick being nicked up already with a concussion, aches, and pain. Try the Giants in this one.


The official Cam Newton Wins a Game club starts up against the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend, so be sure to watch the fun.

The Kansas City Chiefs have nothing in the tank to face the San Diego Chargers: 14.5 seems a bunch, but this a basically a free play for gamblers. Chargers all day long in this game. Lock pick. 

The New York Jets should handle the Oakland Raiders with no problem, but funny things happen when the Jets travel to Oakland. The Raiders will cover 4 points and maybe win the game.

The Baltimore Ravens should be back into contention for that division after beating the St. Louis Rams this week. Oddly enough, this spread seems too low. Take Baltimore this weekend in an easy play.

The Atlanta Falcons should wake up this week and take care of business. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not ready to knock off New Orleans or Atlanta from the upper tier of this division. Atlanta by only 2 points.

The Pack is Back!
The Pack is Back!Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Green Bay is at Chicago in a twice-a-year matchup  that never seems to work out for the Bears, Get the hint? Packers will cover this one by 4.


The Arizona Cardinals are at home against the winless Seattle Seahawks, and nothing will change this week. Take Arizona by 3.5 at home.

You would be a crazy person to take the Indianapolis Colts against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Dallas Cowboys will beat the Washington Redskins by a couple of touchdowns on Monday night.

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