Here are picks for week three in the NFL. I have made picks for the Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games. Since this is a west coast blog, I have made my picks for the NFC Western Division games. Then I threw in one game that I thought interesting. So here we go.
In last night’s matchup between the Giants and the Redskins, I had the Giants who beat Washington 32-21. I have to admit that I reluctantly pick the Giants. I was not sure they would be able to over power Washington’s defense that looked really impressive in their game against the Rams. But, I picked the Giants anyway because I had to admit that the Rams’ offensive line made Washington look good, and I walked away with a win.
The Sunday and Monday night games were pretty easy to pick for me. In the Sunday Night game, I took the Broncos over the Lions, and in Monday Night game, I went with the Packers over the Chiefs.
The NFC West Division Picks
Even though I like the Rams, I went with the Steelers’ defense to handle the Rams’ struggling offensive line. I am not that optimistic that Gurley’s will have much of impact in this game for the Rams, as much highly prophesied. Do not forget that he has not played in a NFL game, so far this season, so we do not know what to expect from him. Also for me, the jury is still out in Nick Foles. So at the end of this game, I expect the Rams to have another loss.
This will be the NFC West’s first interdivision game. It pits the Cardinals against the 49ers. I like Carson Palmer much better than Colin Kaepernick in this game, so I am going with the Cardinals.
In this next game, unfortunately I have to go with the Seahawks to get their first win over the Bears who have their problems. Also, a Seahawks’ loss could mean there could be a new western division leader this year.
The game of interest:
This game is a rather interesting game because it has the Jets(2-0) up against the Eagles(0-2). So far, the Jets have surprised me. Who would have thought that they would win their their first two games .
But, the Eagle have me perplex. I anticipated a much more solid performance in their first two games. I expected flawless play from Sam Bradford, but his performance has left me rather disappointed. He has thrown four interceptions, so far.
So, who did I choose? I picked the Eagles for two reasons. First, I trust Kelly will make the adjustments needed to produce the Eagles first win. Second, I do believe that the Jets will produce a third win. I believe the Jets are good, but not better than the Eagles.
This is my picks for week three. Some of the picks were straightforward while others were made grudgingly. I do hope I am wrong about the Seahawks because being a Rams fan, I would like to see them dethrone as NFC West Champions. While, I hope that I am surprised by a Rams win. I guess I’ll have to wait for Sunday evening to find out.