Sunday, September 23, 2007

NFL Week 3 Preview and Picks

Colts vs Texans
Andre Johnson is out for Houston so Matt Schaub will have to find new targets to throw to. This will be tough against the Colts defense. Colts are cruising along and I expect another win.
Colts 27 Texans 17

Chargers vs Packers
Chargers are the favorite to win this one but Packers have a solid defense and I am not sold on Norval Turner as a head coach. I will give the Packers the edge because they are at home and Brett Favre still has some magic left in him. Playing back to back road games in the NFL is not an easy thing as well.
Packers 24 Chargers 23

Vikings vs Chiefs
Kelly Holcomb might get the start for the Vikings in place of the injured Tarvaris Jackson. The Vikings are formidable against the run so Larry Johnson might not get many yards again on the ground. Give the edge to the Chiefs only because it is never easy to win at Arrowhead.
Chiefs 16 Vikings 9

Lions vs Eagles
Eagles are 0-2 and this a must-win for them. Donovan McNabb needs to have a good game for them to win. Jon Kitna is coming off a concussion from last week's game. Lions win in an upset as the Eagles defense is decimated by injuries to Brian Dawkins and Lito Sheppard. Lions have not gone 3-0 to start a season since 1980.
Lions 27 Eagles 24

Bills vs Patriots
Patriots are hitting on all cylinders early on this season. They will destroy the Bills. The Bills do not have enough firepower offensively to keep up.
Patriots 38 Bills 13

Dolphins vs Jets
The Jets need this win or they will be 0-3. They will get the win in an ugly game.
Jets 19 Dolphins 17

49ers vs Steelers
Steelers will give the ball to Willie Parker about 25 times. They will blitz Alex Smith on many downs and Frank Gore will not find any room to run. Vernon Davis will get more than two catches this week. I will go with the Steelers here but the 49ers keep it close. Casey Hampton will dominate 49ers center Eric Heitmann all day in the trenches. Let's see if Patrick Willis can tackle the speedy Parker.
Steelers 20 49ers 17

Cardinals vs Ravens
Ravens are at home and their defense will pressure Matt Leinart all day long.
Ravens 23 Cardinals 10

Rams vs Buccaneers
Jeff Garcia played well last week vs the Saints and Joey Galloway had a monster day. Rams are in disarray at 0- 2 after two tough losses. The Rams will pull the upset with Marc Bulgar leading the way.
Rams 27 Bucs 17

Jaguars vs Broncos
Jaguars don't have enough offense to win at Denver. Jay Cutler bounces back from a subpar game last week against the Raiders.
Broncos 23 Jaguars 16

Bengals vs Seahawks
Cincy has a lot of offensive weapons but their defense is bad and has many injuries. Seahawks win in a high-scoring affair. Shaun Alexander will get many carries as the Seahawks want to control the clock and shorten the game.
Seahawks 35 Bengals 34

Browns vs Raiders
Raiders will win this one. They will get their first win of the year with solid defense and big yards by Lamont Jordan.
Jordan should have at least two touchdowns.
Raiders 27 Browns 13

Panthers vs Falcons
Carolina will win this one easily with defense and Steve Smith. Best matchup to watch is Smith vs CB DeAngelo Hall.
Panthers 24 Falcons 10

Giants vs Redskins
Redskins come off a big win against the Eagles on Monday night. The Giants are 0-2 and Tom Coughlin's job is on the line again. The Giants have given up 80 points in two games.
Redskins 23 Giants 20

Cowboys vs Bears
This is the best matchup of the week. Rex Grossman always makes a costly mistake or two on offense. Cowboys defense is still suspect.
Cowboys 23 Bears 17

Titans vs Saints
Saints will finally win a game. Vince Young's first game on Monday Night Football should be a good one.
Saints 27 Titans 23

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