We are in the process of taking a look at the upcoming NFL season, and today will move onto Week 3, where there are some really good match-ups, as well as a host of great betting opportunities. We will have more in-depth looks at these games once the season gets rolling, as we will have the live odds to go off at that point. Without any further ado, let’s take a quick look at NFL Week 3 of the upcoming season:
Analyzing The Complete Expert Predictions For 2016 NFL Week 3
Texans at Patriots
The Thursday night game sees the master go against the student, with Bill Belichick and Bill O’Brien patrolling either sideline. Even without Brady, you still feel as though the master is better at pulling the coaching strings.
Cardinals at Bills
There is the belief that the Bills are going to be better this year, but are they good enough to break down the Cardinals D? Whatever the case, I see a low scoring game here.
Raiders at Titans
A match-up between two future superstars in Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota? That remains to be seen, but you have to like the Raiders here, as they have a few more weapons for their QB to work with.
Redskins at Giants
It seems as though the opening few weeks of the season are filled with NFC East match-ups. I think the Giants are going to take another step backwards this season, and I like Cousins and the Redskins to get the road win here.
Browns at Dolphins
Is this the year that QB Ryan Tannehill finally lives up to expectations? Can the Browns actually put together a winning season? These are two teams who always seem to have too many questions needing to be answered. Give the Dolphins the home field edge.
Ravens at Jaguars
This has the potential to be one of the games of the week, especially if all the Jags big offseason signings gel quickly. I see a high-scoring game here, and a last second field goal deciding it.
Lions at Packers
I hate to say it, but I think the Lions are in real trouble without Megatron in the line-up. Packers are looking to rebound this season, and this is a game they should win quite handily.
Broncos at Bengals
Cincinnati have been a very good regular season team for the past few seasons, with much of their success coming on home field. I like them to get the win here, albeit in a close one.
Vikings at Panthers
Another really good match-up here, with a pair of really good QB’s going head to head. That said, I think this may turn into a defensive struggle, with the Panthers just edging it in the end.
Rams at Buccaneers
The Bucs are going to need some magic from Jameis Winston in order to be competitive this year, while the Rams are going to need the power of Todd Gurley at RB. Edge to the Rams in this one, I think.
49ers at Seahawks
I don’t really believe in the “lock of the week” style picks, but if I did, this would be it. The Seahawks should have no trouble disposing of the 49ers.
Jets at Chiefs
This has the potential to be the lowest scoring game of the week. I like the Chiefs D to totally frustrate the New York Jets , which should be enough to get KC the win here.
Chargers at Colts
Another really good match-up that should yield a lot of scoring, given how good the two QB’s are in this one. Have to go with the Colts at home here.
Steelers at Eagles
The Steelers are my pick to win the Super Bowl this year, assuming of course that they can actually stay healthy. This will be a good road test for them, and on that I think they will pass.
Bears at Cowboys
The Sunday match-up sees two of the iconic NFL teams go head to head. I don’t have much faith in either of these teams this season, but do think the Cowboys will win at home.
Falcons at Saints
A good NFC South match-up is the Monday night game in Week 3. If either of these teams is to make the playoffs, it likely going to be through the Wild Card route. Every win is precious for them, and I like the Falcons in this one.