It is week three of the NFL season, and we have seen many surprises through the first two weeks of the season. The Buffalo Bills look to be clear favorites, and the New York Giants are 2-0 and tied for first place. Let’s take a look at some last-minute picks to consider for the weekend.
Baltimore Ravens -3 vs. New England PatriotsThe Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots both come into week three with a record of 3-1. The two teams have much different paths to 1-1, but they are also closely related. Both teams lost to the Miami Dolphins, the Patriots in week one, and Baltimore last week. New England had their doors blown off by Miami, but the Ravens choked a 21-point, fourth-quarter lead.
The Ravens are the clear favorite in the AFC North, even after their week two debacle. The Patriots are heading down an unfamiliar road, not being the favorite in the AFC East Division. Not only has Buffalo passed up New England, but it looks like Miami is on its way as well.
In this matchup, you have Lamar Jackson and the high-flying Baltimore offense against a New England team that is trying to find its identity. Jackson was near perfect through two weeks of play and could be in consideration for MVP again this season. This is a game that we expect Baltimore to win and cover the spread.
- Pick: Baltimore Ravens -3
Buffalo Bills -5.5 vs. Miami Dolphins
Speaking of the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins, the two teams face off in this week three matchup. Both teams enter at 2-0 with something to prove in the AFC East Division. If you like high-quality football, this is your game to watch on Sunday.
The Buffalo Bills have dominated their opponents in the first two weeks of the season. After putting on a clinic of the reigning Super Bowl Champions in week one, the Bills beat down the Tennessee Titans in week two. Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs look to be a dangerous connection growing in Buffalo.
The Miami Dolphins looked like they were headed for a blow-out loss on Sunday until a wild fourth-quarter comeback by Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami offense. The young quarterback had a monster of a day, which helped spur the Dolphins to a four-point victory. Coming into the week, Miami’s defense seemed to be a strength of the team as well but they were dominated for three-quarters of the game.
This game will come down to the Buffalo defense. So far this season, the Buffalo defense has been causing havoc on their opponents. If the Buffalo defense can slow down the Miami offense, Allen and the Bills offense will continue to roll at a high level.
- Pick: Buffalo Bills -5.5
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants -2.5
This is a marquee matchup that not many people thought it would be. The Dallas Cowboys are trailing the New York Giants in the standings after two weeks. Brian Daboll, the new head coach of the Giants, has his team in a position they have not seen in quite some time.
Cooper Rush is 2-0 as a starter for the Dallas Cowboys, picking up the second win of his career last weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals. If Rush can keep the Cowboys afloat in the NFC East Division until Dak Prescott returns and is healthy, that is beyond a win for the Dallas team.
The Giants have surprised the NFL world twice in the last two weeks. With a thrilling win that came down to the wire in week one against the Tennesee Titans, they scraped by the Carolina Panthers in week two. The Giants could be a team to watch out for this season after their 2-0 start.
This is a game that the Dallas defense could win for the team. Arguably one of the strongest aspects of their team has a chance to shine in this divisional game.
- Pick: Dallas Cowboys +2.5
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