Saturday, September 25, 2010

2010 NFL Week Three Game Predictions

I improved slightly last week on my 9-7 record from Week One, going 10-6 in Week Two. I'll try and do better next time. Please don't hit me again.

Last week's record: 10-6
2010 season record: 19-13 (59.4%)


49ers over Chiefs — Alex Smith and the Niners played well against a tough Saints team in Week Two, and I like their chances over a team that might have the worst quarterback situation in the league in Kansas City.

Vikings over Lions — After two losses to tough opponents to begin the 2010 season, I expect Brett Favre and the Vikings to take out their frustrations on the Lions.

Patriots over Bills — The Bills are shaking up their terrible quarterback situation again, but the answer at the position isn't currently on the roster. It's hard to give this team a chance in many games.

Saints over Falcons — Although the Falcons' offense exploded at home last week, the Saints can certainly match them and have the homefield advantage on their side.

Giants over Titans — There wasn't much to like about New York's performance against the Colts last week, but I think they'll rebound at home against a Titans team that is having problems at quarterback.

Steelers over Buccaneers — Pittsburgh is essentially going into this game with no quarterback, but the Steelers have the overall talent advantage and I'm not sure Tampa Bay is as good as their 2-0 record.

Bengals over Panthers — I'm a big fan of Jimmy Clausen and his potential, but it's hard to imagine he'll be effective enough in his first NFL start to out-duel Carson Palmer and the Bengals' offense.

Ravens over Browns — The Ravens certainly haven't been firing on all cylinders yet this year, but a game against the Browns is just what they need to get back on track.

Texans over Cowboys — It's hard to imagine a Cowboys team as talented as this one starting the season 0-3, but it's also hard to imagine an 0-2 Cowboys team coming into Houston and stopping Matt Schaub and the Texans' offense.

Redskins over Rams — I like the way Sam Bradford has played, but the Rams just don't have the talent to beat Donovan McNabb and the Redskins right now.

Eagles over Jaguars — I think it's a mistake to name Michael Vick their starter, but whoever starts for the Eagles this week should be able to beat Jacksonville.

Colts over Broncos — As nice as it would be to see Denver win this one for sentimental reasons, I have to go with Peyton Manning and the Colts.

Raiders over Cardinals — This is a game that's really hard to pick because neither team is that impressive, but Bruce Gradkowski might actually give this team a boost.

Chargers over Seahawks — I felt the Seahawks were pretenders after their big Week One win, and I like the Chargers in this one even without their starting running back.

Dolphins over Jets — New York has a whole lot of distractions going on and are down some key personnel, so I'm going with a hot Miami team in their home opener.

Packers over Bears — I'm not sure I believe Chicago is this good, and I'm going to go with the Packers in this great divisional matchup.


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