Friday, September 22, 2006

NFL Week 3 Picks

*After sweating out the Giants comeback against the Eagles, I managed to go 4-1 last week before Monday Night. So, I'm taking the Giants again for the 3rd straight week. I'm not some sort of closet Giants fan or anything, I just happen to like the lines they get every week I guess. I wish I could take the Patriots again this week, as I am 1-0 when I take them this year, but I never really like their chances against the Broncos. Instead I have chosen to pick 5 road teams this week. Two as dogs coming off big statement games (Giants and Jags), the Skins playing a team possibly more inept than they are, and the red hot Bears and Ravens. In those last two, I respect both the Vikes and even the Browns to a degree, but the Bears and Ravens defenses are just way too hot to bet against at this point. Also, I was tempted to take the 2-0 Saints to cover on Monday Night, maybe riding a bit of that Super Dome re-opening momentum. Instead, I think the game will serve as a display for the new "Greatest Show on Turf" (aka Warrick Dunn and Michael Vick). That means Vick will probably have his head taken off and be out for the season, but either way it should be fun to watch. I went 4-2 last week which has me dreaming of 6-0, but I'll settle for my third straight week of breaking even or better...*

Week 3 Picks
New York Giants (+3.5) @ Seattle Seahawks
Jacksonville Jaguars (+7) @ Indianapolis Colts
Washington Redskins (-4) @ Houston Texans
Chicago Bears (-3) @ Minnesota Vikings
Baltimore Ravens (-7) @ Cleveland Browns

Monday Night
Atlanta Falcons (-4) @ New Orleans Saints

Last Week: 4-1-0
Monday Night: 0-1-0

2006 Season: 7-5-1


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