NFL WEEK 3: Our picks for who wins this weekend

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I got crushed in Week 2, but the Giants are 2-0 so we’ll call it a wash.

This week we’re going straight to the picks!

LAST WEEK: 6-10

SEASON: 15-17


Houston Texans (PK) at New England Patriots (Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET)

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Jacoby Brissett vs. JJ Watt: the Week 3 match-up we all expected. I’m anticipating at least one Julian Edelman pass, trick play or under center. Doesn’t matter.

The pick: New England


Denver Broncos (+3) at Cincinnati Bengals (Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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I’m still nowhere near sold on Trevor Siemian, but so what? Von Miller is a beast and Gary Kubiak knows how to work with mediocre quarterbacks. Broncos win an ugly one here.

The pick: Broncos +3


Oakland Raiders (+1.5) at Tennessee Titans (Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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I think Ice Cube summed up this Oakland team as well as anyone:

The pick: Raiders +1.5


Arizona Cardinals (-4) at Buffalo Bills (Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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Rex will survive this game, but not too many more.

The pick: Cardinals -4


Baltimore Ravens (-1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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What happened to the Jags bandwagon? Where did everyone go?

The pick: Ravens -1


Cleveland Browns (+9.5) at Miami Dolphins (Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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That’s right, I’m rolling with untested rookie Cody Kessler, who just two weeks ago was reportedly nowhere close to ready to play in the NFL! (Dolphins win, but this one will be close.)

The pick: Browns +9.5


Washington Redskins (+4.5) at New York Giants (Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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EAT HIM, ODELL.

The pick: Redskins +4.5


Detroit Lions (+7) at Green Bay Packers (Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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I won’t panic about Aaron Rodgers until after he loses to the Lions at home this weekend, and that’s just not happening. This feels like a R-E-L-A-X game.

The pick: Packers -7


Minnesota Vikings (+7) at Carolina Panthers (Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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Game of the week! Let’s see if Sam Bradford really is rejuvenated.

The pick: Vikings +7


San Francisco 49ers (+9.5) at Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET)

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I am riding with the Seahawks even though they have failed to cover big spreads during the past two weeks. What’s the definition of insanity?

The pick: Seahawks -9.5


Los Angeles Rams (+5.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET)

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Jeff Fisher spent the week reminding his team what a touchdown was. Even if it was just a joke, it’s still not what you want.

The pick: Buccaneers -5.5


Pittsburgh Steelers (-3.5) at Philadelphia Eagles (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET)

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Carson Wentz hasn’t played a good team yet.

The pick: Steelers -3.5


New York Jets (+3) at Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET)

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Not many positives to take away from Week 2 if you’re a Chiefs fan, but hey, Jamaal Charles is back this week!

The pick: Jets +3


San Diego Chargers (+3) at Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET)

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Poor Andrew Luck.

The pick: Chargers +3


Chicago Bears (+7) at Dallas Cowboys (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET)

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This is another line that feels half a point too high. Again I like the home team to win, but not to cover the spread.

The pick: Bears +7


Atlanta Falcons (+3) at New Orleans Saints (Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET)

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Watch the debate instead.

The pick: Saints -3


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