Here are my picks for the Sunday games.
Titans 19 Falcons 34
With both Cam Newton and Drew Brees out, it seems its the NFC South is up for grabs and the Falcons are easy front runners. Their 1-2 record says differently, but they get back on track in week four against a lowly Titans team who will not be able to stop the Falcons high powered offense.
Redskins 13 Giants 17
Two bad offenses and two bad defenses. Most likely the most boring game in the NFL week, but it does have a chance to intrigue some fans. Even with Saquon Barkley out for this week, it is now the Daniel Jones show in New York. The QB has a chance to remain undefeated as a starter and continue to prove those who laughed at him on draft night wrong. I believe Dwayne Haskins gets into this game and makes his debut as well. No one will tune in until six minutes in the fourth when the two rookie QBs are in a one possession game.
Chargers 31 Dolphins 13
The Dolphins may be the worst team put together in the 2000’s era. The team has the potential to be worse than the 0-16 Lions and the 0-16 Browns. I doubt they win a game this year. The Chargers get back on track and coast to a victory in Miami. Another tough Sunday for Dolphins fans (Melvin Gordon may also be back sooner than later).
Raiders 16 Colts 23
Jacoby Brissett has quickly become a trending fantasy option. It has been interesting to see him take over the Colts offense, and so far he has done a pretty good job. As for the Raiders, when Antonio Brown left they tried to rally around each other for a successful season. After starting off with an impressive win against the Broncos, they’ve dropped two straight. Make it three straight after Sunday.
Panthers 21 Texans 27
I like Kyle Allen. He lit up the Cardinals in his first start. Then again, it was the Cardinals. They go up against the Texans this week who display a better defense. Christian McCaffery and DJ Moore will help keep the game close, but ultimately the Texans pull out a win.
Chiefs 37 Lions 16
The Kansas City Chiefs have never scored less than 26 points with Patrick Maholmes as their starting quarterback. That certainly doesn’t change this week. The Chiefs score early and often and the Lions offense will not be able to keep up. Take the Chiefs and the points here.
Browns 23 Ravens 20
Cleveland needs a bounce-back game. After getting blown out by the Titans in week one and losing a heartbreaker to the Rams in week 3, this will be Baker Mayfield’s week to prove to everyone he didn’t just get lucky last season. The Browns will contain Jackson and ultimately sneak by with a late score.
Patriots 23 Bills 14
Don’t let the Bills 3-0 record fool you, they have played some bad teams. Their first three opponents are a combined 1-8. The only thing worse than that? New England’s opponents combined 0-9 record over the first three games. This will be the best team that either has faced, but New England will do their job. The Bills on the other hand, still can make a case to start the year 7-1 based on their schedule. They’ll be a playoff team.
Sunday Evening Games:
Buccaneers 17 Rams 28
The Rams are off to a good start capped off by their Sunday night victory against the Browns. The Bucs on the other hand are a mess, most recently losing to the newest starting quarterback in the league Daniel Jones. With a bad offensive line the Rams will get plenty of pressure on Winston and will force turnovers. Rams will win this one easily, and the Bucs will get a meaningless score late.
Seahawks 20 Cardinals 17
A divisional matchup out west will have Russell Wilson and Kyle Murray facing off. It will definitely be something worth watching, as Murray received comparisons to Wilson throughout the draft process. This game will be closer than it should be, but divisional games always seem to be closer than normal. Seattle squeaks by Murray continues to search for his first NFL win.
Vikings 13 Bears 10
Pound the under in this game. It baffles me how any points will be scored this game. The Bears are fantastic against the rush and Kirk Cousins has looked like a shell of himself. The Bears on the other hand have not showed anything in the running game and Trubisky has not been able to prove his worth through the air. It will be a field position battle in this one. Vikings will pull it out in the end.
Jaguars 19 Broncos 14
Another low scoring game. The biggest story line of this game is if Jaylen Ramsey will actually play. The Jags win in a boring game, and the Minshew-Crew stands tall.
Cowboys 31 Saints 20
The boys are back! Dallas is legit this year and everyone in the NFC should be worried. Das Prescott has looked like an MVP candidate and their defense looks like a force. As for the saints, Bridgewater has been serviceable, but far from great. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara can only do so much, and because of the lack quarterback play they won’t be able to run with Dallas.
Bengals 20 Steelers 24
In what quite possibly could be in the running for worst Monday Night Quarterback Matchup ever, Andy Dalton and Mason Rudolph will square off. The game itself will be close, but only because of the teams being flat out bad. I’m expecting a defensive touchdown somewhere in this game and ultimately the Steelers pulling it off.