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NFL: Week Three Spread Picks

Thursday, 23 September, 2010


By Zack Cimini

Underdogs must be taken if you plan on making a profit on Sundays. Last week showcased that as some teams came back and saw favored teams lose in gut wrenching fashion. Detroit and San Francisco were the big disruptors in week two. In college football it’s called the backdoor cover, and that’s exactly what those two teams did.

Week three provides a fresh new plate of spreads to devour. Don’t rush or you could end up with that woozy feeling Monday morning.

Overall: 16-14-2

Last week: 7-8-1

Week Three Selections

NY Giants -3 – The Giants should be favored more in this if it weren’t for the Colts embarrassing them in a prime time game. Tennessee is headed for another poor start just like last season.

Buffalo +14- Buffalo was hanging around with the Packers for quite awhile last week. Expect the Bills to manage the clock and get just a tad bit better boost with Ryan Fitzpatrick. That boost should be enough to put up 10-17 points and cover a 27-17 loss.

Cleveland +10.5- The old rivalry usually brings a decent game. Ray Rice has struggled while the Browns defense has done a good job at keeping teams in check offensively.

Pittsburgh -2- Those rookie miscues and mistakes from a year ago will flare back up for Josh Freeman in this one.

Cincinnati -3- A let down here by Cincinnati could be that game that they flash back to in week seventeen.

New Orleans -4- Even in a blowout last week Matt Ryan doesn’t have that same look he did as a rookie. New Orleans will get that offense rolling after all talks being that they’re not looking as potent as last year.

San Francisco -2.5- At 0-2 and in a must win situation San Francisco has to travel to a very tough road environment. The mistakes of Monday Night get handled and San Francisco coasts to a win.

Minnesota -11- This will be the AP show sparked by a defensive touchdown as well.

Dallas +3- If the Cowboys lose this game, we’d like to see Jerry Jones firing press conference right after the game. Not on Monday.

Washington -3.5- A week away from facing his old team. You don’t think McNabb wants one more air it out tune up before that?

Philadelphia -3- Jacksonville has the worst attendance in the league. After so many neck and neck years with the Colts, they are a franchise heading to the bottom of their division.

Denver +5.5- There’s something brewing with this Broncos team. They don’t have really any big names but are playing so efficient. Hmmm, sounds like the Patriots nucleus of winning ways.

San Diego -5.5- This will be the sportscenter highlight reel that shows two Chargers touchdowns and the stats of a blowout.

Oakland +4.5- With Gradkowski the starter the Raiders will score some points. Darren McFadden is quietly being the front runner in the AFC in rushing. Derek Anderson has shown no ability to get the Cardinals from point a to point b on any series.

Miami -1.5- Jets/Dolphins is a classic game to always watch. Jason Taylor will be having the Jets defense fired up. We have a feeling though, Tony Sparano learned his lesson last year when the Jets shut down the wildcat and ground attack. They’ll be ready to throw the ball with Revis dinged up and will utilize that hefty contract and showcase Brandon Marshall.

Chicago +3- The Bears know that the Packers are the talk of their division, the NFC, and the Super Bowl. This is their chance to bring it on Monday Night football and make it known the Packers are not coasting to a division title.