Well, Week 2 of the NFL season gave us a few surprises didn’t it? For example, the Denver Broncos defeating the Dallas Cowboys in a Mile High Beatdown. Atlanta showed they are still the best in the NFC with a easy victory over the Green Bay Packers. The Cincinnati Bengals still didn’t score a touchdown…okay that’s not surprising.
As for Week 3, Charles, Alyssa and Lizzie try to guess which teams will win this week. While their are a few disagreements, we all agree that the Thursday Night game is once again a snoozer. Oh and Browns vs. Colts might be the worst game in the history of the sport. So without further ado, our picks for week 3 of the NFL season!!
Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers (TNF)
Alyssa: Rams 27, 49ers 14 – Another Thursday Night Football letdown. With that said, Jared Goff and the Rams should take care of the 49ers.
Lizzie: Rams 21, 49ers 9 – I have 0 faith in the 49ers and the Rams don’t look as awful as I expected.
Charles: Rams 20, 49ers 10 – Rams aren’t too bad now that Jeff Fisher is gone. 49ers however are all bad.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Alyssa: Ravens 24, Jaguars 17 – The Ravens have been quietly impressing with a stout defense. There’s no reason they shouldn’t be 3-0 after this contest.
Lizzie: Ravens 24, Jaguars 17 – I’ve seen nothing spectacular from the Ravens, but then again, they look more put together than the Jaguars.
Charles: Ravens 34, Jaguars 20 – This will be close till the end but also a very fun high-scoring game as well.
Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts
Alyssa: Colts 17, Browns 14 – Are we sure this isn’t the Thursday Night Football game this week? It easily fits the bill for most underwhelming game of the week.
Lizzie: Colts 14, Browns 12 – Does anyone care?
Charles: Browns 10, Colts 6 – FART NOISE
New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Alyssa: Eagles 27, Giants 14 – The New York Giants will easily extend their 20-point-less streak to nine games after this one. Better question is: Will Ereck Flowers be starting at left tackle for a dilapidated Giants offensive line?
Lizzie: Eagles 21, Giants 17 – I want to believe in the Giants, they just make it really, really hard.
Charles: Eagles 19, Giants 10 – Giants defense isn’t bad I think but if a offense gives you nothing then it doesn’t matter. Against the Eagles, it won’t.
Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets
Alyssa: Dolphins 27, Jets 10 – It’s Cutty time in Miami. Expect the Dolphins offense to roll against a Jets team that’s about as scary as a stuffed animal.
Lizzie: Dolphins 21, Jets 13 – I really enjoy the whole thing where Cutler makes people eat their words. I really, really do.
Charles: Dolphins 13, Jets 10 – 2-0 for Miami is a pretty good story for a city that needs it.
Denver Broncos vs. Buffalo Bills
Alyssa: Broncos 31, Bills 14 – Not that the Broncos need any help, but this shouldn’t even be close.
Lizzie: Broncos 35, Bills 10 – Yeah, not picking against my Broncos again. Besides, I don’t even think the defense will have a problem this week.
Charles: Broncos 27,Bills 20 – After the big win Denver had last week, you have to expect a little bit of a deflation. (Sorry) I still see Broncos winning but in a real close game.
New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers
Alyssa: Saints 24, Panthers 17 – Can I flip a coin on this one? But division games will be division games. So this could go either way.
Lizzie: Saints 21, Panthers 15 – The Saints can’t stop anyone, but the Panthers can’t really score. I’m gonna say Saints.
Charles: Panthers 30, Saints 20 – I’ve stopped buying what the Saints are selling. No more fooling me again.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears
Alyssa: Steelers 27, Bears 10 – *sings* Wake me up when Trubisky’s in.
Lizzie: Steelers 28, Bears 10 – I hate the Steelers, but this won’t even be close.
Charles: Steelers 24, Bears 18 – Steelers win a much closer game than my friends suspect it will be.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions
Alyssa: Falcons 28, Lions 24 – The Falcons have the offense the Giants didn’t last Monday. Falcons should win a close one.
Lizzie: Lions 31, Falcons 25 – I think defense comes out on top in this one.
Charles: Falcons 44, Lions 31 – Looks like the Falcons don’t have that Super Bowl hangover and the offense is better than ever.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings
Alyssa: Buccaneers 28, Vikings 17 – Sam Bradford still out, the Buccaneers get lucky again going up against a back-up quarterback that’s starting.
Lizzie: Buccaneers 27, Vikings 24 – I flipped a coin, basically.
Charles: Vikings 14, Bucs 10 – I just feel like the Vikings are due in this one.
Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots
Alyssa: Patriots 34, Texans 14 – Poor Deshaun Watson thought he was running for his life last Thursday night…just you wait, rook.
Lizzie: Patriots 34, Texans 17 – I wish I could, in good conscience, pick against the Pats. I just can’t.
Charles: Patriots 41, Texans 10 – Basically this will be like every New England vs. Houston game with Patriots winning easily
Seattle Seahawks vs. Tennessee Titans
Alyssa: Titans 24, Seahawks 10 – The Seahawks have gone AWOL.
Lizzie: Titans 21, Seahawks 14 – Where is Seattle’s offense? Inquiring minds want to know.
Charles: Seahawks 17 , Titans 13 – No clue why I’m picking Seattle but I am.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Green Bay Packers
Alyssa: Packers 28, Bengals 9 – Nope, the Bengals still won’t have their first touchdown in Week 3.
Lizzie: Packers 25, Bengals 10 – I’m giving the Bengals one touchdown and that’s it.
Charles: Packers 30, Bengals 13 – Pissed-off Packers team vs. a pathetic Bengals team is a no-brainer pick
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Alyssa: Chiefs 31, Chargers 27 – You’ve gotta feel for the Chargers…and not just because the city of Los Angeles clearly wants nothing to do with them.
Lizzie: Chiefs 28, Chargers 27 – Yeah, I’d rather the Chiefs lost, but the Chargers can’t seem to win the important games, ever.
Charles: Chiefs 31, Chargers 30 – Chargers will get defeat from the jaws of victory once again.
Oakland Raiders vs. Washington Redskins (SNF)
Alyssa: Raiders 34, Redskins 17 – Marshawn Lynch better get his dancing shoes ready. Raiders ready to ball again.
Lizzie: Raiders 31, Redskins 20 – Again, I wish I trusted the Redskins to pull this off, but I don’t see it.
Charles: Raiders 26, Redskins 10 -Raiders are too good for this Washington team.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals (MNF)
Alyssa: Cowboys 27, Cardinals 17 – If only the Cowboys could play the Broncos again this week.
Lizzie: Cowboys 24, Cardinals 20 – I assume Dallas can’t look as bad as it did last week again, right?
Charles: Cowboys 17, Cardinals 10 – Dallas’s hangover continues for a few quarters but then they finally figure out they are a playoff team (I think)
Enter Week 3.