Week 3 NFL Picks
on 9/22/2007 (4)
Week two is in the books and we saw a couple unexpected outcomes from the likes of teams like Cleveland and a surprisingly uncompetitive New England/San Diego game. This lead to my picks going 11 for 16 while the coin flip went 9 for 16, proving once and for all that I am smarter than a random coin flip. This week my challenger will be a random dart throw. I will be throwing at the bull's-eye, if I hit an even number, then the home team will win. If I hit an odd number, then the road team will win. And if I hit a bull's-eye, then I may just be the greatest dart player of all time.
Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs
Minnesota has a stout defense (especially against the run) and a good run game while Kansas City has an unsettled QB situation, no wide receivers, and a run game that should be good but really hasn't. Even without their starting QB (which might actually be a good thing depending on who you ask) I expect Minnesota to pull this one out, only because Kansas City is that bad.
My Pick: Minnesota St Louis Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Coin Flip: Minnesota
Tampa Bay seems to be in the midst of a resurgence and the Rams so far haven't been the high powered offense that they normally are.
My Pick: Tampa Bay San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburg Stealers
Coin Flip: St Louis
For a team that should be an offensive powerhouse, the 49ers have been severely lacking. Pittsburg on the other hand has not and should win this game handily.
My Pick: Pittsburg Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles
Coin Flip: San Francisco
The Lions are 2-0 and looking good on offense and respectable on defense. The Eagles on the other hand don't look so good as the defense appears to be slipping and McNabb still doesn't look 100% coming off of an major knee injury last year.
My Pick: Detroit Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
Coin Flip: Detroit
The Texas are looking better than expected but the Colts are still the champs and still undefeated. This will be a real test for a Texan team that is trying to build around defense, but I think they're still a few years off.
My Pick: Indianapolis San Diego Chargers at Green Bay Packers
Coin Flip: Indianapolis
The Chargers don't look quite like the Chargers of 2006 so far. Perhaps coaching really does matter? A loss to New England is okay, but a loss that bad was bad. I'm gonna make this my upset special and put Green Bay pulling it out. If that does happen, it could be a long season for Bolts fans.
My Pick: Green Bay Buffalo Bills as New England Patriots
Coin Flip: Green Bay
New England has looked great so far and until they come down, I can't pick against them.
My Pick: New England
Coin Flip: Buffalo
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
I'm not sure which two of these teams is worse. I think the Jets should get a boost from a returning Chad Pennington so that's why I'm giving them the nod.
Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens
My Pick: New York
Coin Flip: New York
A high powered offense against a high powered defense usually seems to go in favor of the defense. Plus, it's the Cardinals, they're never good.
My Pick: Baltimore Cincinnati Bengals at Seattle Seahawks
Coin Flip: Arizona
Cincinnati proved last week that their defense can't stop anyone. That should lead to a big day for former MVP Shaun Alexander and the rest of the Seahawks.
My Pick: Seattle Cleveland Browns at Oaklan
Coin Flip: Seattle
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