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Picky Picks for Week 3

After an ok 9-5-2 Week 2 let’s try to make some noise ..

Patriots at Bills 

My pick:  OVER 54

It’s been 10 years since the Bills knocked Drew Beldsoe out the game opening the door for Tom Brady to take over as Pats QB.  Love the offense in this game. Pats can’t stop anyone.. Bills and the Amish Rifle, Ryan Fitzpatrick just rack up the points ( 79 points in two wins).  I think New England outlasts Buffalo… not sure about covering the 7.. but I like the over..

Jaguars at Panthers

My pick: CAROLINA -3

Cam Newton has looked awfully good in his NFL debut.  Unfortunately for the Panthers the record passing yards has gon for not into losses.  The Panthers get off the floor and beat Jacksonville who are dropping Blaine Gabbert into the fire under center

49ers at Bengals

My pick: CINICINNATI -2.5

Both teams should be 2-0 coming into this Week 3 matchup. It could have conjured up memories of the two Super Bowl matchups between these tw franchises.  The Niners won both those games.. but Joe Mantana isnt walking onto that field Sunday.  Alex Smith is banged up ( he suffered a concussion in the loss to Dallas).  The Bengals could be a sleeper this season and not because of all that weed Jerome Simpson has at his house.. according to the cops:  SIX POUNDS!  Bengals will leave SF dazed and confused in their smoke.. 

Dolphins at Browns

My Pick: CLEVELAND -2.5

Browns took care of a wobbly Colts team in Indy last week. Now comes another mess of a team.. The Dolphins are a mess in the secondary.  Chad Henne isn’t quite there either…  Browns should win.. probably will lose but I like the cover.

Lions at Vikings

My Pick: DETROIT -3

Heart still skips a beat when thinking about picking Detroit.  I couldn’t fathom the onions to take them last week in my survivor pool against the hapless Chiefs!  Detroit has a great offense.. Stafford to Johnson three times on Sunday.. at least.  Minny is not there yet.  Adrian Peterson will run.,,, a lot to try to keep the Lions offense off the field.  Lions should breeze.

Texans at Saints

My pick: NEW ORLEANS -4

The Texans look like a contender int he AFC South.  BIG test this week at New Orleans.  Ben Tate has done a fantastic job spelling Arian Foster who just can’t get right with his hamstring issue.  And Houston has the recovers to try to keep up if the Saints turn this into a track meet.  Still Like the Saints though at home.  They’ll cover those 4 points.

Giants at Eagles

My pick: NY GIANTS +8.5

Is Vick healthy?  He should get the start on Sunday in Philly’s home opener.  Look for Big Blue to keep it close.  Vick might have to shake off some rust and if he takes a big hit.. all bets are off.  Therefore what he does best.. scramble and make plays out of the pocket .. is taken out of the equation.  Eagles win but I’ll take the G-men and the points.

Broncos at Titans

My pick: TENNESSEE -7

Titans offense looked good versus the Ravens.  Matt Hasselbeck and Kenny Britt are locked in.  That offense will surprise some peeps.. and look for Chris Johnson to have a HUGE game against the paper-thin Denver defense…

Ravens at Rams

My Pick: BALTIMORE – 4

This use to be the Cleveland Browns versus the Los Angeles Rams.  And the L.A. Rams use to play in Cleveland.  Ravens and Ray Lewis are furious about getting embarrassed in Tennessee last week. Rams are a mess without Steven Jackson ( unfortunately they are getting use to that)… Cleveland, er Los Angeles, er Baltimore wins.

Chiefs at Chargers

My pick: KANSAS CITY +14

Chiefs are a catastrophe.. That is a given… But 14 points is a lot especially when the Chargers have injuries to Antonio Gates, Vincent Jackson and Mike Tolbert.  Jackson and Tolbert will play but a week after going 12 rounds with New England…San Diego is ready for a let down.  And the Chiefs can’t be that bad.. can they?  SD wins but KC covers.

Jets at Raiders

My Pick: OVER 41

Raiders can score and the Jets can keep up to get the over in this game. 

Falcons at Buccaneers

My Pick: TAMPA BAY – 1.5

Bucs should some heart down late in Minnesota last week.  They also played a tough game against the Lions Week 1.  Matt Ryan has a gimpy knee and Josh Freeman is a miracle worker.. I like the Bucs here…

Cardinals at Seahawks

My Pick: ARIZONA -3.5

Seattle won the NFC West with a losing record a year ago. The drop this one to the Cards and they’re staring at 0-3. Seattle does play well at home but that offense is lifeless. The might keep it close to the Cards pull away to cover.

Packers at Bears

My Pick: UNDER 45.5

Jay Cutler was mauled last week in New Orleans.  Dom Capers’ defense will have more of that for Mr. Vanderbilt. That means Matt Forte who was the Bears offense last week.  Lost of runs. lots of short passes.  Packers will score but I don’t think the Bears have enough to hit the number.  Just like last week.

Steelers at Colts

My Pick:  PITTSBURGH -10.5

I hate to pick against a double-digit home dog but the Colts are terrible.  Against my better judgement.. take the Steelers.  I think NBC is saying “flex this!”

Redskins at Cowboys

My Pick : WASHINGTON +4

I gotta go with the Skins as a straight up pick this week.  Tony Romo literally was busted up inside…Dez Bryant hurting with a quad, Felix Jones is nursing a separated shoudler and Miles Austin won’t play with a hamstring.   Too much to overcome. 

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About jimdcuban

Cuban, Father, Husband. Avid sports fan and lover of cigars, scotch and the female persuasion.

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