Archive | September, 2011

Week 3 NFL Picks!

25 Sep

For all point spreads I will refer to   http://www.footballlocks.com/nfl_point_spreads.shtml .

*Bold teams are my picks.

Philadelphia -8.5 over New York Giants: Vick is cleared to play and ready to go, and the Giants are well, the Giants. Eli’s a turnover machine, they’re banged up bad at wide receiver, they’re banged up even worse all over the defense. I believe this will be the first true glimpse of that “dreamteam” everyone was afraid of coming out of Philly. The Eagles win in a blowout.

New Orleans -4 over Houston: Houston is the real deal this year although their offense lacks consistency at times. It appears Foster is a no go and I believe both Tate and ward are injured but playing. However the Saints are the Real Real Deal, despite their 1-1 record they put up an impressive showing against the world champion Green Bay Packers. And dominated an impressive week 1 Bears team all the way around. This offense is electric and Houston will not be able to keep up. New Orleans wins it by a touchdown.

Cincinatti -2.5 over San Francisco :  The bengals have been better than advertised in all facets of the game.  San francisco will struggle to score on this bengals defense if you can imagine that. Gore is off to yet another slow start. Bengals win it by a field goal.

Kansas City+14.5 over San Diego: The chiefs will start to look like a real football team this week. They always come to play against the Chargers and Sunday will be no different. Look for Dexter McCluster to have some big plays in this one as he will be getting plenty of touches. The Chiefs will keep this one within 2 touchdowns.

Denver+7 over Tennessee  : The Broncos are a better than people give them credit for. Orton knows how to manage the game and I don’t believe the Titans are as good as there week 2 drubbing of the Ravens. Hasselback will come back down to earth, I actually like Denver to win this game so I for sure think they take it with the +7.

Carolina -3.5 over Jacksonville: Cam Newton has shown flashes of brilliance throughout both the pre and regular season. The chemistry with Steve Smith is undeniable and rookie QB Blaine Gabbert has shown us nothing in the time hes had taking the reps. The Jags have nothing but Maurice Jones Drew and once the score gets out of hand not even he will be able to help them. Carolina wins it in a blowout.

Miami +2.5 over Cleveland: This is a road game for Miami and we all know how good they can be on the road. But really these Browns are being overrated, after losing to the Bengals week 1, they struggled to handle the Manningless Colts. Not to mention Hillis has strep throat but they say he will play.(Update: Hillis is out!) Miami has too many weapons on offense between Marshall/Bess/Bush/Thomas. Look for Miami to pick up there first win, I say they get it by a touchdown.

AND NOW It’s time for the lock of the week:

Atlanta +1.5 over Tampa Bay: Really?? You’re giving the Falcons points? The team that just beat the Eagles? Turner is averaging like 6 yards a carry? Tampa Bay has looked totally unimpressive this season especially in the first halves of games. Look for Atlanta to establish the run early and never look back. The Falcons will soar to 2-1 with a win by 10+.

Im out of time as I started todays picks a little late and didn’t have time to analyse the rest of the games. I will update for the monday night game however. Stay tuned.

Good luck out there today sports fans!

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