Andy Dalton and the Bengals travel to Baltimore to face off with Joe Flacco and the Ravens!
In a week of massive upset, I did better than most, finishing 8-8, putting me at 20-12 on the young season. Week 3 features some pivotal early season match ups, as teams try to pull ahead early, and not fall behind as well! Tickets are available for all NFL games, right at SelectATicket so make sure you don’t miss one of these exciting match ups, and we can be sure to find you the right tickets at the right price!
Washington Redskins at New York Giants
The Redskins pulled of a massive upset in week 2, beating the Rams at home, and no one saw it coming. The Giants had victory within reach again, but for the second straight week, fell apart late and lost to the Falcons. I expect an inspired performance from the Giants in front of a Thursday Night crowd, as the Giants continue to the have Kirk Cousins and the Redskins number.
Giants 24 Redskins 16
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Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
The Bengals beat a playoff hopefully in the San Diego Chargers, despite Jeremy Hill practically fumbling the game away. The fact they were able to beat a good team despite these mistakes tells me a lot about this team. The Ravens were upset by the Raiders, as their usually physical and stout defense were torched by Derek Carr. This game comes down to playmakers, and the Bengals have way more on both sides of the ball.
Bengals 27 Ravens 23
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San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings came away with their first victory of the year, beating the Lions at home behind a bend but don’t break defense and an efficient performance from Teddy Bridgewater. The Chargers came up short of victory against the Bengals after sloppy play on both sides of the ball. I’m not liking what I’m seeing from the Vikings defense, and I expect a bounce back came from Keenan Allen and Philip Rivers
Chargers 19 Vikings 17
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Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns
Your team gets it’s first win of the year behind second year quarterback Johnny Manziel…and you bench him for this week’s game. Inexcusable from Mike Pettine who now gives the ball to journeyman quarterback Josh McCown. The Raiders and Derek Carr pulled off a massive upset after injury concerns, and I think they will here as well. McCown doesn’t have the ability like Manziel does, and that will show here.
Raiders 30 Browns 20
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Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys
The Falcons pulled of a comeback victory against the Giants, behind a big day from Julio Jones. They head to Dallas, where injuries have begun to derail the Cowboys. First Dez Bryant to a foot injury, and now Tony Romo to a broken collar bone. Call me crazy, but I like the upset. The Falcons are riding high, and the Cowboys will play with a chip on their shoulder. Give me the home team in the upset.
Cowboys 22 Falcons 19
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans
Jameis Winston lead his team to his first NFL victory over the Saints, playing safe, controlled football, while making the throws you expect from a potential franchise quarterback. The Texans have looked dead in the water on offense, with no ability to run the ball and shakey quarterback play. Home cooking is what the Texans need and it’s what they’ll get. Big game from JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney, as they force Winston into some poor decisions.
Texans 31 Buccaneers 17
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Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets
10 turnovers from your defense in the first two games of the season is a great way to build confidence, especially when your team only had 13 all of last season. After forcing 5 turnovers against the Colts, the Jets now face and Eagles offense that can’t do anything right. The Eagles couldn’t move the ball against Dallas in any way, and their defense hasn’t been great either. This has trap game written all over it for the Jets, but I think they edge out an ugly one.
Jets 13 Eagles 10
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Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis Rams
The Steelers offense looked like a well oiled machine in the victory over the 49ers, and this is before the return of Martavis Bryant and Leveon Bell who returns this week. They face a Rams team coming off a major let down against the Redskins. The Steelers are going to put up points, and the Rams are going to have to be able to keep up, and I don’t think Nick Foles can. Big games from Big Ben and Antonio Brown again, but Bell will remind people why he is the best in the league at his position.
Steelers 34 Rams 20
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New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
The Saints are a mess right now, and they were before the injury to Drew Brees. Now, with questions around his shoulder and the severity of the injury, many ask just how bad might the Saints be. This game will tell us a lot. The Panthers defense is stout, and physical, and Cam Newton has reached the point in his career where he makes his teammates better. Bad news for New Orleans.
Panthers 23 Saints 18
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Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
Andrew Luck and the Colts have not looked like an AFC contender. Sloppy play against to AFC East teams has lead the team to an 0-2 start. Thankfully, they now face a Titans team that does not feature a dominant defense or strong pass rush. The Titans and Marcus Mariota came back down to Earth in week 2, and I expect that fall to continue here, as the Colts come out angry and force the ball into Mariota’s hands.
Colts 33 Titans 17
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Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots
Blake Bortles played the best game of his career in the first half against the Dolphins on Sunday as the Jaguars got their first win. He struggled mightily in the second half, but didn’t make the back breaking mistake most expect from him. Now he’s facing a different animal in the Patriots in Foxboro. Belichick is great at creating pressure via design, and that’s when Bortles struggles. Gronk and Brady continue to light it up.
Patriots 29 Jaguars 13
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San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals just might be the best team in the NFL. The 49ers might be one of the worst. Divisional match ups are always tougher, but the gap in talent is significant. When you can put up points on offense, defense, and special teams, you are a GREAT football team. The 49ers are going to struggle throughout this season, and their loss to the Steelers in week 2 was just a glimpse of what’s to come. Cardinals win big.
Cardinals 29 49ers 16
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Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks
The only team in the NFC that looks worse than the 49ers right now is the Bears, and now they are without Jay Cutler for a few games with a hamstring strain. So up comes back up Jimmy Clausen, and now he has to play an angry 0-2 Seattle Seahawks team in Seattle. Oh, and that vaunted Seahawks defense is getting safety Kam Chancellor back this week. This game might be over at the coin flip
Seahawks 31 Bears 7
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Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins are coming off an extremely disappointing, and sloppy loss to the Jaguars, where the offense couldn’t move the ball when it mattered, specifically in the running game. The Bills come in fresh off their not as close as the score indicated loss to the Patriots, where they gave up over 500 yards in offense, the first time this has happened to a Rex Ryan defense. Rex Ryan teams typically don’t perform well coming off games against the Patriots, and Ryan Tannehill plays well at home against Buffalo.
Dolphins 23 Bills 17
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Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions
Peyton Manning had two performances on Thursday night last week. One he’d like to forget about, and one that just adds to his legend. He was allowed to run no huddle and attack the middle of the field like he is comfortable with, and sure enough the Broncos won. It helps that the Broncos secondary might be the best in the league. The Lions can’t get out of their own way, and now the health of Matthew Stafford is a concern. This is a make or break game for the Lions if they want to compete in the NFC playoff picture. I say they break.
Broncos 24 Lions 23
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Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers hasn’t thrown an interception at home since December 2nd, 2012. Think about that for a second. That is pure home field dominance. After finally getting the Seahawks curse off their backs, the Packers welcome in the Chiefs, who gave the game to the Broncos with a series of poor coaching decisions and turnovers. You can’t turn the ball over in Green Bay, because we know Aaron Rodgers won’t turn it over himself. Packers win this one.
Packers 38 Chiefs 27
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There you have it for week 3. Let’s hope I fair better this week! As always, I’d love to hear your opinions. And as always, you can get all of your NFL Tickets right here at SelectATicket, where we have the right tickets, at the right price!