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B-Man's NFL Picks for Week 3
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 9:01am

Welcome to Week 3 of the 2014 NFL season!

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On to my Week 3 picks. Let's go!

Stats for The B-Man
Season Record:15-17, 46.9% (2305 out of 9651) Vs Spread
16-16, 50.0% (2649 out of 5003) Straight-Up
Week 2 Record:8-8, 50.0% (1615th) Vs Spread
9-7, 56.3% (958th) Straight-Up
Career Record:2279-2223, 50.6% (16th season)
Ranked 64 out of 228 (min. 15 seasons)
(Straight-Up)681-417, 62.0% (5th season)
Ranked 489 out of 1030 (min. 4 seasons)

GameVs. SpreadStraight-Up
BUCCANEERS at FALCONS
Line: Falcons by 6 1/2
Vs Spread: 78.9% of you picked the FALCONS
Straight-Up: 94% of you picked the FALCONS
FALCONS
FALCONS
I expect a big bounceback week for Matt Ryan. That seems to be his trend with the Falcons and they are at home against a bad looking Bucs team.
CHARGERS at BILLS
Line: Bills by 2 1/2
Vs Spread: 52.5% of you picked the BILLS
Straight-Up: 59.5% of you picked the BILLS
BILLS
BILLS
Both teams had a big win last win, but the Chargers was the biggest - beating the defending champs. With the cross-country trip and inevitable letdown, I'm going with the home team.
TITANS at BENGALS
Line: Bengals by 6 1/2
Vs Spread: 80.1% of you picked the BENGALS
Straight-Up: 93.9% of you picked the BENGALS
BENGALS
BENGALS
The Bengals D has been pretty stifling so far and they are better at home. The Titans didn't put up much against the porous Cowboys defense so I don't expect much from them here.
RAVENS at BROWNS
Line: Ravens by 1 1/2
Vs Spread: 63.1% of you picked the RAVENS
Straight-Up: 69.3% of you picked the RAVENS
RAVENS
RAVENS
Cleveland is having success in the 2nd half of games so this game could be a pickem at the end. I liked what I saw out of the Ravens last week against their bitter rival Steelers so I look for them to get the W here.
PACKERS at LIONS
Line: Lions by 1/2
Vs Spread: 52.9% of you picked the PACKERS
Straight-Up: 51.7% of you picked the LIONS
LIONS
LIONS
Normally, I'd automatically pick Green Bay. With Aaron Rodgers, I just always expect the Packers to win, but that they've struggled and he has struggled so far this year. I got to see the Lions win their home opener 2 weeks ago and Ford Field is a hostile environment when the Lions are in the game. I give them the edge in this one.
COLTS at JAGUARS
Line: Colts by 6 1/2
Vs Spread: 79.3% of you picked the COLTS
Straight-Up: 89.3% of you picked the COLTS
COLTS
COLTS
I think the Colts got jobbed last Monday (the no Pass Interference call on the interception was a late game changer) and expect them to bounce back with a vengeance to avoid the 0-3 start.
RAIDERS at PATRIOTS
Line: Patriots by 13 1/2
Vs Spread: 66.4% of you picked the PATRIOTS
Straight-Up: 96% of you picked the PATRIOTS
PATRIOTS
PATRIOTS
Big spread. I almost never give that many points, but the Patriots D could eat the rookie Carr alive.
VIKINGS at SAINTS
Line: Saints by 9 1/2
Vs Spread: 64.8% of you picked the SAINTS
Straight-Up: 90.1% of you picked the SAINTS
SAINTS
SAINTS
The Saints were my preseason Super Bowl pick. I'm not giving up on them... yet.
TEXANS at GIANTS
Line: Texans by 2 1/2
Vs Spread: 66.1% of you picked the TEXANS
Straight-Up: 76.5% of you picked the TEXANS
TEXANS
TEXANS
Houston's been solid and still has a tenacious defense. Meanwhile the Giants continue to bumble their way to losses each week. I'm sure the Giants will get their act together at some point and finish 6-10 or 7-9 but I don't trust them in any game right now.
REDSKINS at EAGLES
Line: Eagles by 6 1/2
Vs Spread: 69.9% of you picked the EAGLES
Straight-Up: 89.9% of you picked the EAGLES
REDSKINS
REDSKINS
I like the Redskins alot better now with Kirk Cousins at QB. He lit it up last week and didn't miss a beat. The Eagles have been waking up in the 2nd half to get their victories. I think they come up short this week.
COWBOYS at RAMS
Line: Cowboys by 1 1/2
Vs Spread: 70.4% of you picked the COWBOYS
Straight-Up: 74.9% of you picked the COWBOYS
COWBOYS
COWBOYS
Despite the win over the lowly Bucs, I'm not a Rams believer. The Cowboys, meanwhile, look like they settled down after their disastrous opening half against the 49ers. They should win this going away.
49ERS at CARDINALS
Line: 49ers by 2 1/2
Vs Spread: 61.1% of you picked the 49ERS
Straight-Up: 65.9% of you picked the 49ERS
49ERS
49ERS
Colin K almost single-handedly blew the Bears game for the 49ers. I expect he will be primed and ready for redemption this week.
CHIEFS at DOLPHINS
Line: Dolphins by 4 1/2
Vs Spread: 64.7% of you picked the DOLPHINS
Straight-Up: 78.5% of you picked the DOLPHINS
CHIEFS
CHIEFS
The Dolphins are not good enough to give any team 4.5 points. The Chiefs are going to right their ship this week with a W.
BRONCOS at SEAHAWKS
Line: Seahawks by 4 1/2
Vs Spread: 52.2% of you picked the SEAHAWKS
Straight-Up: 68.8% of you picked the SEAHAWKS
BRONCOS
SEAHAWKS
I hope this is the Super Bowl we were meant to see last February, but I worry about the Seahawks' strong home field advantage. I have the Broncos covering but Seattle winning late.
STEELERS at PANTHERS
Line: Panthers by 3 1/2
Vs Spread: 73.4% of you picked the PANTHERS
Straight-Up: 83.9% of you picked the PANTHERS
STEELERS
PANTHERS
I also split my pick on this game because of that extra point making the line 3.5. I like the Panthers to win this but they will struggle to fend off Big Ben in the 4th quarter.
BEARS at JETS
Line: Jets by 2 1/2
Vs Spread: 56.4% of you picked the BEARS
Straight-Up: 53% of you picked the BEARS
BEARS
BEARS
I like the Bears when Cutler is protecting the ball. This pick feels a little risky because the Jets are opportunistic on D. I'm taking a chance that the Bears will win the turnover battle this week.

Good luck with your own picks this week!

B-MAN