This week we see Odell Beckham Jr and Josh Norman resume their rivalry, while the best match-up looks to be the Vikings against the Panthers. How will the Vikes do without Adrian Peterson? The Patriots started off Week 3 with a dominant 27-0 victory over the Texans. Last week, I went 10/15 for the second week in a row. Here’s my picks for Week 3, along with my bold predictions:
1) Ravens 16-20 Jaguars
I expect young Jalen Ramsey to grab his first NFL interception against Joe Flacco.
2) Redskins 17-27 Giants
With OBJ and Norman going at it the entire day, Sterling Shepherd and Victor Cruz will combine for 200 yards receiving. Bonus prediction: either OBJ or Norman (or both) will be ejected.
3) Lions 21-17 Packers
Aaron Rodgers will throw 2 interceptions against the Lions defense.
4) Browns 24-31 Dolphins
The Browns will have a double-digit lead at halftime. And lose it.
5) Vikings 13-23 Panthers
Cam Newton will have more rushing touchdowns than passing touchdowns against this tough Vikings D.
6) Broncos 24-14 Bengals
Andy Dalton will be picked off 3 times. Two will go to TJ Ward.
7) Cardinals 31-27 Bills
Sammy Watkins will receive for over 100 yards against Patrick Peterson. UPDATE: Watkins is not playing today, so this prediction is invalid.
8) Raiders 31-35 Titans
Both Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota will combine for 7 TDs, with a rushing touchdown for each QB.
9) Rams 13-19 Buccaneers
The Rams defense will sack Jameis 4 times.
10) 49ers 22-25 Seahawks
Colin Kaepernick will play in this game.
11) Steelers 34-17 Eagles
Carson Wentz will struggle, turning the ball over 3 times.
12) Jets 25-20 Chiefs
Matt Forte to rush for 150 yards and receive for 50.
13) Chargers 23-20 Colts
Melvin Gordon will rush for over 100 yards.
14) Bears 16-21 Cowboys
Dak Prescott will connect with Cole Beasley for the game-winning TD.
15) Falcons 28-34 Saints
Michael Thomas will have a break out game, catching for over 100 yards and 3 TDs.