Week Three In The NFL: It's an Easy Week To Pick The Winners

Thomas Moreland@NFLMIKEESenior Writer ISeptember 19, 2009

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons against the Miami Dolphins at Georgia Dome on September 13, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

This week seems like a set-up. All these games seem very clear to me this coming third week in the NFL.

Not to go out on a limb, but I am calling for you to challenge any of these picks. Let me know any good reasons these teams will not win thier games, and post a comment.

Washington travels to Detroit this week. This may be the Lions week to win a game, Washington looks anemic on offense. All right, my upset pick of the week, Go Lions.

JAcksonville goes into Houston to play the Texans at home. Houston is usaully good at home, after they always start the season slow. The Texans win this one at home.

The Green Bay Packers travel to St. Louis to man-handle the Rams.This will happen. Look for a big day by the secondary of Green Bay, and Aaron Rodgers.

Cleveland travels to Baltimore and loses. There's another big surprise.

Kansas City is on the road against the Eagles. Kansas City is no good on the road, against this good defense. Another no-brainer pick.

Oh no, this might actually be a good game, and perhaps a Super Bowl preview? The Atlanta Falcons have arrived folks, with this win in New England. The NFC just might finally win a Super Bowl this season. Pay attention to this game.

Tennessee goes to New York and shows Mark Sanchez a real NFL top rated defense. Not to burst your bubble, Jets fans, but your not quite ready for prime time yet! Tennessee wins on the road. i think the Titans will just not lose three in a row.

  A good win however, against a New England team minus Wes Welker and a sub par performance by Brady and Moss.

Minnesota is at home to face the improving Forty-Niners. Not that I'm not happy with the Niners progress, so far this season, but cmon people. In the happy home court of Adrian Peterson, and Brett Favre, the Vikings will be tough this season. Take the Vikings.

New Orleans plays Buffalo at home. Buffalo can not put up 45 points in a game, so Drew Brees and team win by default. New Orleans 45, Buffalo 28 sounds about right.

Chicago goes out west to meet the Seahawks. Jay Cutler will have a good game, and Matt Forte will rush for 126 yards against this run defense. Bears win.

The Giants play a rebuilding Tampa Bay Buc's team in Florida. This will be over by halftime. Giants win this one, as Tampa Bay starts thinking about starting Josh Freeman very soon.

Pittsburgh plays the Bengals in Cincy. Oh no, Mr. Bill, what are the Steelers to do? This is another no brainer pick. Why would you take Cincinnati even if you live there? They did look good however, against Green Bay.

San Diego is at home against Miami, who never travels well to the west coast. If they took a bus, they would not win this game. I fear a long season for the Dolphins this year.

Oakland is at home against Denver. Denver looked a little better last week. Guess what? The Raiders are getting better, finally. Take the home team in this one. Go Raiders.

Indianapolis plays the Super Bowl runner-up Arizona Cardinals. This is a good match-up. Can that old guy on the Cardinals have a decent game? Can the Colts win, with that running game? Will we see 100 pass attempts? Probably!

I like Indy to win this one This pass defense can be stingy in the red zone at times. Indy only allowed 6 touchdowns in 16 game last season in the air.

This gets me to Monday night, where Dallas is at home against Carolina, which is on a losing streak, since that play-off game at home last season. Dallas will win , because remember, it's only week three.

Dallas are world beaters til week seven or eight at least. Take the Cowboys on a Monday night. The stage is set for Romo to deliver passes to 3-4 receivers for touchdowns. Don 't punt into the scoreboard. That thing costs a lot of money.

They you have it. A bold prediction of 13-3.

Thanks for your time. Thomas [NFL Mikee] Moreland


The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.