Friday, September 22, 2006

Week 3 picks

The picks for Week 3 have been posted over at Breakaway Beach. It's an interesting week, with what appears to be a lot of good games, though it's still just Week 3, so maybe they aren't good games at all. Funny how that works. Here's what I'm thinking:

WinnerLoserBut why?
Panthers BUCS Two teams, four games, 22 total points -- and Carolina has 19 of them.
Bears VIKINGS Chicago has blown out two 0-2 teams. Minnesota has squeaked out victories over two 0-2 teams.
STEELERS Bengals Pittsburgh's angry. Cincinnati's beat up. Game's in Pennsylvania.
Packers LIONS Odds are against a 0-0 tie, so go with the team that has shown any ability to move the ball, regardless of who they moved it against.
Jaguars COLTS Indianapolis is so over. The collapse begins Sunday.
BILLS Jets Buffalo may not be "for real," but their near-victory over New England was more convincing than the Jets'.
DOLPHINS Titans Miami's backs are against the wall. And yet Culpepper might still get hit from behind.
Redskins TEXANS Washington is getting worse every week, but they're not this bad. Yet. I think.
Ravens BROWNS The Ravens' offense is still sputtering. It won't matter.
SEAHAWKS Giants New York has lost a game it should have won and won a game it should have lost. Their luck, or whatever it is, will run out, and this week they'll lose a game they should have lost.
Eagles 49ERS San Francisco has improved, but not enough to beat a pissed-off Philadelphia team.
CARDINALS Rams Believe it or not, home-field advantage makes the difference for Arizona.
PATRIOTS Broncos Denver has had New England's number for the past few years. But they haven't been so good with numbers lately.
Falcons SAINTS Atlanta has finally figured out what to do with Michael Vick. It only took six years.

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