September 18, 2014
Hello everyone! Welcome to Week 3 of the NFL season.
The NFL season kicked into high gear this week. It was filled with upsets and surprises galore.
The NFC West features the 2-0 Arizona Cardinals leading their division after seeing losses from Seattle and San Francisco. Dallas found their groove back, while New Orleans starts the season 0-2. Cam Newton returned to lead the Carolina Panthers over the Detroit Lions 24-7. The defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers lost to Chicago in their first game at Levi’s Stadium, their new venue replacing Candlestick Park.
The AFC featured the Patriots avoiding the 0-2 snide. The Denver Broncos are undefeated, Cleveland pulled off an upset at home over the Saints, and Cincinnati defeated Atlanta despite losing AJ Green to a toe injury.
Speaking of injuries, Robert Griffin III suffered a broken ankle during Washington’s win over Jacksonville. Kirk Cousins took over at quarterback and led Washington to victory. Will the winning trend continue at Philadelphia this week?
Plus, will AJ Green return for the Bengals’ game against Tennessee? We’ll most likely find out on game day.
I went 6-10 last week, bringing my total to 16-16. The following is what I got right and wrong for Week 2.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS — 8:25 p.m.X
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT BUFFALO BILLS — 1:00 p.m.X
DETROIT LIONS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS — 1:00 p.m.
ATLANTA FALCONS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS — 1:00 p.m.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS — 1:00 p.m.X
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS — 1:00 p.m.
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT N.Y. GIANTS — 1:00 p.m.X
DALLAS COWBOYS AT TENNESSEE TITANS — 1:00 p.m.X
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS — 1:00 p.m.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — 4:05 p.m.X
ST. LOUIS RAMS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — 4:05 p.m.X
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT DENVER BRONCOS — 4:25 p.m.
N.Y. JETS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS — 4:25 p.m. (s.o.)
HOUSTON TEXANS AT OAKLAND RAIDERS — 4:25 p.m.
CHICAGO BEARS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — 8:30 p.m. s.o.X
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — 8:30 p.m.X
Here are my picks for this week. Remember, the s.o. initials stand for my shutout pick.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS — 8:25 p.m. s.o.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS AT BUFFALO BILLS — 1:00 p.m.
TENNESSEE TITANS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS — 1:00 p.m.
BALTIMORE RAVENS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS — 1:00 p.m.
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT DETROIT LIONS– 1:00 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — 1:00 p.m.
OAKLAND RAIDERS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — 1:00 p.m.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — 1:00 p.m.
HOUSTON TEXANS AT N.Y. GIANTS — 1:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — 1:00 p.m.
DALLAS COWBOYS AT ST. LOUIS RAMS — 1:00 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS — 4:05 p.m.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS — 4:25 p.m.
DENVER BRONCOS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — 4:25 p.m.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS — 8:30 p.m.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
CHICAGO BEARS AT N.Y. JETS — 8:30 p.m.
Good luck to all teams this year. If you’re making picks this year, good luck to as well.
In other news, it seems more incidents in the NFL are taking place outside the field. I will address them in time, but the bigger issue in these isolated crimes tell a tale about the NFL and not just about the players involved. Stay tuned for that one early next week.
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