Week 3 Predictions


Another week.  So far I’m 19-12 this season.  This week’s slate of games don’t look as tough to pick, although with some surprises already at 0-2, it might be tougher than I think.

Kansas City @ Atlanta:  Take the Falcons.  I am.  Kansas City probably couldn’t beat Ohio State or Oklahoma right now.  Matt Ryan gets another shot at home and Michael Turner gets another shot at showing us if he is for real or not.   Atlanta 30  Kansas City 14

Oakland @ Buffalo: This game could end up being one of the most lopsided of the week.  Oakland is a complete state of chaos.  Buffalo rolls.  Buffalo 38 Oakland 3

Tampa Bay @ Chicago:  Tampa is already working it’s quarterback merry-go-round.  Chicago will be working it’s defensive magic.  Chicago 20 Tampa Bay 7

Carolina @ Minnesota: Minnesota replaced quarterback Tavaris Jackson with 98 year old Gus Frerotte.  Minnesota can’t hold a lead.  Adrian Peterson will play, but nursing an injury.  Carolina wins easily in the twin cities.  Carolina 31 Minnesota 13

Miami @ New England:  Miami looked bad here in Arizona last week.  Improvements don’t start this week.  This one will be over early.  New England 34  Miami 3

Cincinnati @ New York Giants:  This one looked like a good matchup – when the schedule was released.  Cincy has given us no reason to think they can march into New York to win, much less just score.  New York in a laugher.  New York 38  Cincinnati 10

Houston @ Tennessee:  I honestly think this one of the tougher games to pick, however since it is in Nashville, I’ll go Titans.  Tennessee 13  Houston 3

Arizona @ Washington:  I’ve chronicled this matchup already and made my prediction in an earlier post this morning.  Washington 28  Arizona 24

New Orleans @ Denver: Another tough one, but Denver has been much better than I expected them to be.  They got away with a bad call last week and a late San Diego comeback.  However, this week might prove a little easier.  Denver 24  New Orleans 17

Detroit @ San Francisco:  Which Frisco team will show?  The one that lost at home to the Cardinals or the one that showed poise in going to Seattle and winning a game in OT?  I don’t think it really matters in this case.  San Francisco 31 Detroit 14

St. Louis @ Seattle:  Will the Rams score this week?  Will they finally run an offensive play inside the red zone?  Will Rams coach Scott Linehan still have a job come Monday morning?  Too many questions to answer.  Seattle is hurting big time, but their third string can beat the Rams first string any day. Plus it is in Seattle and no way Seattle starts 0-3.  Seattle 45  St. Louis 7

Cleveland @ Baltimore:  Will the real Derek Anderson please stand up.  Or at least put up some points.  Please.  Until he can, he sits on my fantasy team’s bench.  He might win this week though.  Baltimore hasn’t played since opening day.  Cleveland 17  Baltimore 14

Jacksonville @ Indianapolis: Jacksonville usually gives the Colts fits in Indy.  This week though the Jags only give fits to their fans.  They will be 0-3 come Sunday.  Indianapolis 23 Jacksonville 10

Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia:  Might be the best game of the week.  Philadelphia’s offense is in high gear and should put up points – as long as Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson stops celebrating touchdowns on the three yard line.  Philadephia 24  Pittsburgh 21

Dallas @ Green Bay (Sun night): Another good game.  Green Bay has to be excited the game is at Lambeau though.  That should help Aaron Rodgers.  I still don’t think it’s enough to win.  Dallas 27  Green Bay 24

New York Jets @ San Diego (Mon night): Favre vs. Rivers.  Monday night football.  Aww, who am I kidding.  This would have been a good game a few years back.  San Diego finally gets on the winning side of the field.  San Diego 27  New York 17

Scott Allen