Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2013 NFL Picks - Week #3

While we're late to the dance we still hope to shine on the dance floor with our NFL picks. Yes we just used a dancing analogy in a football post. If Keyshawn Johnson can be a contestant on Dancing With The Stars, can't we make one innocent dancing reference? Yes folks, we are back with our NFL picks. In our case we hope that it's better late than never.

Autographed Michael Vick Photo - 16x20 JSAThis is a tough week for picking but we're ready to give it a shot. We don't pick all the games, just a select few. Yes, we need some sort of advantage to get our picks right.

Thursday Night Special - Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
This is a game that's very close to call. The Chiefs are off to a 2-0 start. New head coach Andy Reid and his team's new starting quarterback Alex Smith must have big smiles on their faces.

One might look at this game as a test for Smith and the Chiefs to demolish the weak Eagles defense. That would be neglecting the fact that Michael Vick is leading a high powered offense. Vick hasn't thrown an interception in the first two games.

This game might be a shootout but the Eagles win this game 35-28.

Snoozer of the Week - Cleveland Browns (0-2) at Minnesota Vikings (0-2)
This is a game featuring two terrible teams. Try not to fall asleep in this one as the Vikings defense is actually able to stop a quarterback. The starting QB time will be the Browns third string quarterback Bryan Hoyer.

Christian Ponder won't be called upon to screw things up as Adrian Peterson runs for 150+ yards. While Ponder won't embarrass himself this week it will just delay the inevitable and the realization that Ponder shouldn't be a starting QB in the NFL.

Trent Richardson will be happy that he was traded to Indianapolis, so he doesn't have to play for a terrible team (Richardson was traded to the Colts for a first round pick). 

Minnesota wins this one 24-9.

Upset in the Making of the Week -Atlanta Falcons (1-1) at Miami Dolphins (2-0)
This pick comes courtesy of our Winnipeg consultant; The Comish. Yes, we're leaving it up to a CFL fan to make this week's upset pick.

Atlanta is coming off a big game against the St. Louis Rams in week #2. They are riding high and they are the odds on favorite to beat Miami. Look for the Dolphins to build more momentum with a big win over the Falcons by a score of 21-13.

Wild Card of the Week - Buffalo Bills (1-1) at New York Jets (1-1)
This a tossup pick. These teams are divisional rivals and New York is at home. I'm jumping on the bandwagon for this one. Buffalo is on a roll and I don't see that changing. Buffalo wins the game 17-10.

Lock of the Week - Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) at Seattle Seahawks (2-0)
This is one of the easiest locks of the week I've ever had the pleasure of picking. Jacksonville is one of the worst NFL teams of the past 20 years and you might want to include High School football teams as well. Just kidding!

This will be a good game for Russell Wilson to get some practice as he racks up some TDs and passing yards.

This game could have also been the Snoozer of the week. Seattle wins the game 51-3.

Monday Night Football (Game of the Week) - Oakland  (1-1) at Denver (2-0)
In this divisional match-up, you can almost throw away the disparity in the talent between the teams. Oakland is 1-1 but their victory was against an inept opponent (Jacksonville Jaguars.

Denver is the better team on paper and Peyton Manning is on fire and a touchdown throwing machine (10 TDs through two games).

Denver upset the defending Super Bowl champions (Baltimore Ravens) and the match-up between the Manning brothers where Peyton outplayed his little brother Eli.

Peyton continues to eat up his opponents' defense. Peyton throws 4 TDs and racks up 450 yards passing.
Denver wins 38-24.

I'm looking forward to this week's games. Let's see how my picks pan out.

Source: ESPN.com.



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