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NFL Picks, Week 3: I Can See The Future


Because I'm sure you're dying to know, here are my picks for Week 3 in the NFL. Consider this your open thread for Thursday Night Football, in which I'm sure I'll be proven wrong immediately. Hooray!

New York Giants at Carolina Panthers

I think the Panthers will win this one, but it's a tough call. I think Cam Newton explodes all over the Giants defense, which sounds really gross.

The rest after the jump.

Rams at Chicago Bears

This is not as easy as it looks for the Rams against LOL Cutler. That defense can do some damage. I'll still go with the Rams.

Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns

Really? Cleveland is so 0-3 after this weekend.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys

I don't understand Dallas and how they lost to the Seahawks, but I think they'll beat the Bucs at home.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck gets his second win.

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

The Jets are a hard team to figure out, but I think they can get past the Phins with no problem.

San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings

I would love, love, love to see Minnesota win, just to end the 49ers rule talk, but it's not going to happen.

Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints

Did you expect these teams to be both sitting at 0-2? I did not. Though I think the Chiefs will be 0-3 when it's all said and done.

Detroit Lions at Tennessee Titans

Man, Tennessee could use them some Jeff Fisher right about now. I wonder if Bud Adams is thinking about giving Vince Young a call? Detroit should walk away with it.

Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins

Man, I'd think there was no way that RGIII loses in his home debut. I had kind of even hoped he would win in his home opener until he started complaining about the Rams and kept it up through Thursday. If the Rams shredded Washington's zone coverage, imagine what AJ Green could do. I think the Bengals win this one.

Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals

Both of these teams are 2-0. That should be all the proof you need that the universe is chaotic and unfair. The Cardinals defense is good, but the Eagles defense is better and should tear Kevin Kolb to pieces.

Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers

This should be a pretty good game. Both teams can score in bunches and their defenses look better than I expected. I suspect the Chargers will win this one.

Houston Texans at Denver Broncos

Houston is among the best in the AFC, but this will be tough test. I can't imagine Peyton Manning taking last week's show lightly. Still, Houston's defense is just so good. Go with the Texans to win.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Oakland Raiders

This is my upset pick of the week. It seems crazy as bad as the Raiders are, but if they can pull it together they can beat a Steelers team without James Harrison and Troy Polamalu.

New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens win the AFC Championship rematch.

Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks

Oh sure, the CLink is a tough place to play, but that advantage is one of the most overstated iffy facts in pro sports. The Packers will win, in part because Seattle just can't sustain any momentum.