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2014 NFL Preseason Week 3 Predictions

My eyes are focused on the prize for NFL betting enthusiasts that are looking to cash in with a series of potentially winning Week 3 wagers as I break down the entire week’s slate of games with some fun-filled, yet informative picks that are sure to please.

With a brand new week looming, let’s get started.

NFL Preseason Week 3 Predictions

Thursday, Aug. 21

Pittsburgh  at  Philadelphia 7:30 PM ET

Where: Lincoln Financial Field

TV: NFL Network

Analysis: The Birds score points in bunches while the Steelers offense reminds me of a plodding 1970s run-first attack that says, ‘Don’t throw unless you have to’.

My Pick: Philadelphia 28 Pittsburgh 21

Friday, Aug. 22

Jacksonville  at  Detroit 7:30 PM ET

Where: Ford Field

Analysis: Matt Stafford and Calvin ‘Megatron’ Johnson lead the Lions to victory over Blake Bortles and the rebuilding Jags as Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell continues to help his talented but immature team realize what’s really important.

My Pick: Lions 27 Jaguars 14

N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets 7:30 PM ET

Where: MetLife Stadium

Analysis: If Geno Smith doesn’t literally throw this game away, I’m going with the Jets’ Mike Vick to lead his team to victory over a Giants team I don’t have a whole lot of good feelings about at this point.

My Pick: Jets 21 Giants 20

Carolina  at  New England 7:30 PM ET

Where: Gillette Stadium

Analysis: It’s Tom Brady versus Cam Newton in this Week 3 showdown. It’s funny, but I don’t think the Panthers stand a chance when you put the game in those terms. The team with the best quarterback wins.

My Pick: Patriots 24 Panthers 17

Oakland  at Green Bay 8:00 PM ET

TV: CBS

Where: Lambeau Field

Analysis: Why waste time writing more than two sentences about this contest? Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are going to pound the rebuilding Raiders (again) into submission, likely by halftime.

My Pick: Packers 31 Raiders 21

Chicago  at  Seattle 10:00 PM ET

Where: CenturyLink Field

Analysis: I’m wondering how many times Richard Sherman and the rest of his L.O.B. teammates are going to pick Jay Cutler off. I’m going with twice…en route to a convincing, message-delivering win.

My Pick: Seahawks 24 Bears 17

Saturday, Aug. 23

Tampa Bay  at  Buffalo 4:30 PM ET

TV: NFL Network

Where: Ralph Wilson Stadium

Analysis: These two rebuilding teams have bright futures in front of them if you ask me. Having said that, I’m going to take the Bills to win and cash in as Doug Marrone is a year ahead of Lovie Smith in his rebuilding task.

My Pick:

Dallas  at  Miami 7:00 PM ET

Where: Sun Life Stadium

Analysis: There’s not many quarterbacks I’d take Miami ‘s Ryan Tannehill over, but Dallas ‘ career underachieving Tony Romo is one of them!

My Pick: Miami 27 Dallas 21

Tennessee  at  Atlanta 7:00 PM ET

Where: Georgia Dome

Analysis: The Atlanta Falcons are probably going to be a lot better than most people think following their ‘Murphy’s Law’ campaign in 2013. The jury’s still out in my mind on oft-injured Titans signal-caller Jake Locker – and the Falcons are playing at home.

My Pick: Atlanta 31 Tennessee 24

Washington  at  Baltimore 7:30 PM ET

TV: NBC

Where: M&T Bank Stadium

Analysis: I like RG3 a lot more than I like Baltimore ‘s Joe Flacco – I think. Still, the more cohesive – and experienced – Ravens win and cash in against a Redskins team that will need time to come together under new head coach Jay Gruden.

My Pick: Baltimore 21 Washington 17

St. Louis  at  Cleveland 8:00 PM ET

Where: FirstEnergy Stadium

Analysis: Johnny Manziel could outplay Sam Bradford in his sleep everyone – and so could Brian Hoyer for that matter. I like the Browns to get a big preseason win here against a tough Rams defense no less.

My Pick: Browns 21 Rams 20

New Orleans  at  Indianapolis 8:00 PM ET

TV: CBS

Where: Lucas Oil Stadium

Analysis: I wouldn’t take many quarterbacks over my guy Drew Brees, but Andrew Luck, in this contest, is one of them. I like the Colts to hold it down at home because they’ve got the better defense.

My Pick: Colts 21 Saints 28

Minnesota  at  Kansas City Where: 8:00 PM ET

Arrowhead Stadium

Analysis: The Chiefs are hoping to o deep in the playoffs after flaming out late last season while Minnesota begins anew under new head coach Mike Zimmer and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater – who will become Minnesota ‘s starter at some point in the near future.

My Pick: Chiefs 31 Vikings 17

Houston  at  Denver 9:00 PM ET

Where: Sports Authority Field

Analysis: Peyton Manning and the Broncos have one goal in mind this season – winning Super Bowl 49. The Houston Texans are hoping to get back to playing respectable football under first-year head coach Bill O’Brien. This one could be over by halftime.

My Pick: Denver 38 Houston 14

Sunday, Aug. 24

San Diego  at  San Francisco 4:00 PM ET

TV: FOX

Where: Levi’s Stadium

Analysis: I like Philip Rivers and the Chargers to send the Niners – and more importantly – their AFC counterparts – a serious message by getting the outright road win.

My Pick: San Diego 24 San Francisco 21

Cincinnati at  Arizona 8:00 PM ET

TV: NBC

Where: University of Phoenix Stadium

Analysis: I think both of these teams will make the postseason in 2014 and that this contest could be the most compelling on the entire Week 3 docket. I’m going with Carson Palmer and the Card to get the narrow home win in a classic field goal game.

My Pick: Arizona 17 Cincinnati 14

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