Week 3 NFL Matchup Predictions

Week 3 Matchup Predictions

9/20/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

September 17, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) catches a touchdown pass in the second half against the Denver Broncos at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIREFalcons @ Chargers: We all knew that the Falcons offense was good, but they showed us just how good their defense could be on Monday night against Peyton Manning and the Broncos. The Chargers are 2-0 for the first time in years, but have two very pedestrian wins against the Raiders and Titans. If the Falcons can confuse Peyton Manning, they can confuse Philip Rivers. The return of Ryan Mathews for San Diego won't make enough of a difference behind their poor offensive line, and they'll be forced to wing the ball anyway due to Matt Ryan and company.

Falcons win 31-21.

Texans @ Broncos: It's tough to get a read on Denver's run defense. They've had two straight games holding teams to low rushing totals, but both teams have struggled running the ball so far this season. So much of beating the Texans is in keeping Arian Foster and Ben Tate in check, but I'm unsure whether or not the Broncos can do it. I'll say that they don't let the two-headed monster completely destroy them, and Peyton's no-huddle works to perfection once again at home, where it's easier to hear the audibles and get on the same page.

Broncos win 27-21.
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Patriots @ Ravens: We all remember what happened the last time these two teams met - Billy Cundiff shanked the Ravens wide left of their Super Bowl aspirations. The Patriots are without one of their offensive focal points in Aaron Hernandez. The Ravens will be home in front of a crowd that wants nothing more than vengeance for the metaphorical death of their 2011 football club. Ray Lewis and his boys will get extra pumped up for this one, and Tom Brady will feel like that Cardinals defense from a week ago was composed of a bunch of high school kids.

Ravens win 24-20.

Packers @ Seahawks: The Seahawks at home is just a whole different animal. That 12th man is legit - you could see it affect the Cowboys last week. However, the Packers' defense looks exceptional early on this season, and they should find ways to give rookie quarterback Russell Wilson some problems. They also have a guy named Aaron Rodgers on their side, and he's pretty good. I think home field advantage works well in favor of the Seahawks, and I'll be rooting for them to pull this one out, but I've got to go with the Packers - it'll be close though.

Packers win 23-17.
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9/22/12   |   Tigers2010   |   646 respect

Tampa Bay will beat the cowboys by 7  final we be 24 to 17 

9/22/12   |   JenX63   |   32817 respect

Redskins win!

9/22/12   |   Pylon

PurrsAlot wrote:
i'm picking the Chargers over Atlanta.  Atlanta did not impress me because they only one by 6 and they got 4 turn-overs!!!!!   They should have won by 20 if they were so good!  

Plus factor in that the Falcons played on Monday Night and had to travel from East coast to West Coast. The Falcons have not been the best road team in the past. Big advantage for the Chargers.

9/21/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

i'm picking the Chargers over Atlanta.  Atlanta did not impress me because they only one by 6 and they got 4 turn-overs!!!!!   They should have won by 20 if they were so good!  

9/21/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

well you sure nailed the Giants game!  Panthers really took it to them :P

9/20/12   |   Dream_Machine   |   13304 respect

Seahawks Pull Out Another Upset.