Last week was rough, but with a 10-6 record, it could be worse. I’m struggling with my Thursday night picks, so hopefully the Jags can help me out this week. The one good thing is I will never have a winless week as long as I keep picking the Dolphins to lose!
Check out my week 3 picks.
Last Week’s Record: 10 – 6
Season Record: 22 – 9 – 1
Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
The real winner here is the NFL for successfully finding another Thursday night matchup no one will care about. I’ll be bold here and take the Jags and Gardner Minshew, AKA the real-life version of Uncle Rico.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Buffalo Bills
The Bills are benefitting from an easy schedule to begin the year, and should take advantage of a weak Bengals team and get to 3-0 with the help of its top notch defense and Josh Allen’s elevated play.
New York Jets @ New England Patriots
Miami Dolphins @ Dallas Cowboys
Denver Broncos @ Green Bay Packers
The best thing Denver has is it’s pass rush combo of Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. Unfortunately, that duo hasn’t managed to record a sack this season…
Atlanta Falcons @ Indianapolis Colts
I’ll be honest I flipped a coin here. The Colts have had their moments but the talent (despite the inconsistencies) of Atlanta swings this in their favor just a bit.
Baltimore Ravens @ Kansas City Chiefs
Lamar Jackson has been spectacular so far this season and the Ravens look fantastic. But make no mistake, this is not a team ready to compete yet, and Jackson won’t be able to keep pace with reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes.
Oakland Raiders @ Minnesota Vikings
Dalvin Cook has been looking like AP used to in Minnesota, and should run all over Oakland.
Carolina Panthers @ Arizona Cardinals
Cam Newton is simply not ok. And if Cam isn’t ok, the entire Panther’s offense is off. Kyler Murray has looked good so far and I think this is the week he picks up a W for the Cardinals.
New York Giants @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I honestly think this is the best time for the Giants to start Daniel Jones, going against a weak Bucs team early in the season to build his confidence. The problem is the Giants defense has been trash, and I don’t see Jones and the offense keeping pace.
Houston Texans @ Los Angeles Chargers
Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram should have a field day against the Texans offensive line, and should have Deshaun Watson running for his life all day. Injuries are killing the Chargers but they should be able to pull out a close one.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ San Francisco 49ers
Getting your 1st start on the road against a tough defense is not going to be fun for Mason Rudolph, but make no mistake, the Steelers should not be taken lightly with him at the helm. With that being said, San Fran is starting to figure it out on the offensive side of the ball.
New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks
It’s my personal belief that if you are approaching a game with 2 quarterbacks in the game plan, you have already lost the game.
Los Angeles Rams @ Cleveland Browns
The reigning NFC champs put on a clinic against New Orleans last week, and they get a Brown’s team that is 1-1 with it’s lone win coming against a practice squad quarterback. The Browns have talent, but aren’t ready to truly compete with the big boys yet.
Chicago Bears @ Washington Redskins
The Bears have a kicker, now they just need a quarterback unfortunately. Mitchell Trubisky has been, for lack of a better term, pretty awful to start the season, but Matt Nagy is an offensive guy and should hopefully get the offense back on track. This may be the last time we see Case Keenum starting for Washington, as fans will be moving for Dwayne Haskins to start even sooner now that Daniel Jones is starting in New York.
Photo: (Stephen B. Morton)