Sunday, September 25, 2011

NFL Week 3 Predictions

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
The Lions have been playing great football this season
and might improve to 3-0, something they haven't done
since Stafford and most of the team were born.

Patriots vs Bills: 31-20 Patriots
The Bills have started off the season on a roll but all good things have to come to an end. The Patriots are playing like Super Bowl contenders so far, and as usual should be able to take care of the Bills.

Niners vs Bengals: 20-17 Bengals
The Bengals have surprisingly been decent this season despite all the offseason chaos. Andy Dalton has settled down as the team's future quarterback and AJ Green has already shown his explosiveness at wide receiver. The 49'ers are a good team, but their only win so far is against the Seahawks, which does not say much. Bengals win in a close one.

Dolphins vs Browns: 20-13 Dolphins
The Dolphins will win their first game of the season against the Browns. Peyton Hillis is sick and will not play which is terrible news for the Browns' offense. The Dolphins will look and see if Daniel Thomas can take over the majority of carries from Reggie Bush as he did last week.

Broncos vs Titans: 27-20 Titans
As long as Chris Johnson can finally play to his potential, this game should be a no brainer. The Broncos   have a bunch of injured players and still have questions to answer. Kenny Britt has been great this season and as long as Matt Hasselbeck can keep connecting with his receivers, the Titans will win this game.

Lions vs Vikings: 34-21 Lions
For maybe the second time in eight years, the Lions will be the favorites to win this game. The Lions have come out ferocious this season dominating their opponents in both games. The Vikings have had some trouble throwing the ball this season, with veteran Donovan McNabb behind center. If the Vikings want to win this week, they need to see big improvements from McNabb.

Texans vs Saints: 35-20 Saints
Arian Foster is not playing again which really hurts the Texans' chances of winning this game. The Saints have played great this season so far, and Drew Brees has yet to throw an interception. The Texans should be alright with the passing game still great, but their defense will be tested a lot Sunday by the Saints.

Giants vs Eagles: 28-17 Eagles
This one hurts to predict, but the Eagles are the better team. The Giants are beat up on offense and defense, and Eli Manning has been sub-par this year. If Vick doesn't play, then the Giants have a good chance of winning, but he's likely to play.

Jaguars vs Panthers: 35-17 Panthers
Cam Newton will get his first NFL win Sunday when the Panthers crush the Jaguars. The Panthers have played the Cardinals and Packers so far this season, and Cam Newton has still been able to pass for 400+ yards in both games. Maurice Jones-Drew is the Jaguars only hope Sunday, because overall the Panthers are the better team.

Jets vs Raiders: 24-21 Jets
The Jets will win this one in the final minutes once again. The Raiders have improved over the last few seasons, and their running game has become a legitimate threat to defenses. The Jets are still the better team, but Oakland will give them a fight.

Ravens vs Rams: 24-14 Ravens
The Rams will unfortunately start off the season 0-3. The good news is that all three losses have been to top-tier teams in the NFL. The Rams will improve this season, but they won't win this week when they play the Ravens. The Ravens' defense will be too much for Sam Bradford to handle and the offense will be too much for Steve Spagnuolo to handle.

Chiefs vs Chargers: 34-13 Chargers
Coming off a tough loss to the Patriots, the Chargers will bounce back and crush the Chiefs. Since losing Eric Berry and Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs have lost all motivation to win on Sunday's. Vincent Jackson played incredible last week, and should have another great game with Antonio Gates out for the Bolts.

Packers vs Bears: 28-24 Packers
The defending Super Bowl champs will defeat the Bears in Chicago, in a very close game. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense will be a great matchup against the Bears' defense. If Matt Forte continues to play like he has this season, and Jay Cutler  plays smart football, the Bears will have a chance to beat the Packers.

Cardinals vs Seahawks: 27-10 Cardinals
The Seahawks have been terrible so far this season. Seattle has no offensive threats and their defense has many holes too. The Cardinals will improve to 2-1 Sunday after they defeat the "Shehawks'. Expect the Cardinals' offense to explode early vs the Seahawks.

Falcons vs Bucs: 28-20 Falcons
The Falcons came back to win a close one last Sunday night, after knocking out Michael Vick late in the third quarter. The Falcons' offense should have no problem vs the Bucs defense. The Bucs have been playing overrated this season, with high expectations made in the offseason.

Steelers vs Colts: 31-13 Steelers
The Steelers seemed to have forgotten all about their Week 1 embarrassment against the Ravens. The Steelers shut out the Seahawks last week, and will have a similar result this week against the Colts. The Colts have shown the nation why Peyton Manning is a four time MVP winner, without him the team just sucks.

Cowboys vs Redskins: 27-23 Cowboys
As long as the Cowboys are healthy and have Tony Romo and Dez Bryant play Monday, they should defeat the surprisingly 2-0 Redskins. The Cowboys are coming off a tough loss to the Jets, in which they blew a 14 point lead late in the game. The Redskins do have a chance of winning this game though, if Rex Grossman continues to play like he has so far this season and the Redskins defense plays tough, Washington could win on Monday Night.

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