NFL 2013: Week 3 Game-By-Game Predictions
St. Louis Rams (1-1) @ Dallas Cowboys (1-1)
Last week, the Rams came pretty close to beating the Falcons after being down 24-3 at halftime. This week they face a Cowboys team that really struggled offensively against the Chiefs last week. Tony Romo will have to play mistake-free ball against a very good Rams defense in order to win this one.
Bradford totals 240 yards and 2 touchdowns but Romo throws for 265 yards and 3 scores resulting in, Cowboys 24 Rams 21.
Cleveland Browns (0-2) @ Minnesota Vikings (0-2)
The record doesn't tell all, as this is a matchup of two solid, winless teams. The Browns have played well defensively but have struggled to put up points behind quarterback Brandon Weeden. Minnesota lost on a last-second touchdown last week, but have looked a little rusty overall.
Trent Richardson totals 70 yards and a touchdown but can't keep up with Adrian Peterson who runs for 120 yards and a score resulting in, Vikings 17 Browns 14.
Atlanta Falcons (1-1) @ Miami Dolphins (2-0)
Here's a secret, the Dolphins will not go unbeaten. Miami has played well through two games but they haven't played well enough to be considered an elite team. The Falcons, who are considered to be an elite team, haven't really played like one either. Atlanta's offense has been decent but nowhere near the level people expected them to play at, and their defense has been below average.
Ryan Tannehill throws for 277 yards and 2 touchdowns but Matt Ryan tops him with 320 yards and 3 touchdowns resulting in, Falcons 28 Dolphins 18.
Buffalo Bills (1-1) @ New York Jets (1-1)
Both of these teams came pretty close to being 2-0, which surprises everyone but god. Actually, it probably surprises him too. The Bills have gotten great production from rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel. While the Jets have relied on great defensive play.
Chris Ivory runs for 58 yards and a score but C.J. Spillers totals 110 yards and a touchdown resulting in, Bills 19 Jets 14.
Indianapolis Colts (1-1) @ San Francisco 49ers (1-1)
Indianapolis could very easily be 0-2 after playing the Raiders and the Dolphins, which doesn't bode well. The 49ers looked very impressive week 1 against the Packers but looked terrible week 2 in Seattle. Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore should have a lot of success against this Colts defense.
Andrew Luck throws for 310 yards and 2 touchdowns but Kaepernick (despite having just one eyebrow) totals 305 and 3 scores resulting in, 49ers 27 Colts 16.
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) @ Seattle Seahawks (2-0)
This will be a great game, if you're a Seahawks fan. The Best way to describe the Jaguars is an Orlando television station apologizing for having to broadcast them on their channel. Now they go face an unbeaten Seahawks team, in Seattle.
I honestly don't see a way that the Jaguars even keep this game within 30.
Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch combine for 390 yards and 5 touchdowns resulting in, Seahawks 44 Jaguars 6.
Chicago Bears (2-0) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (0-2) (SNF)
Two team that appear to be heading in opposite directions meet in week 3. Chicago has gotten off to a good start on both sides of the ball under new head coach Marc Trestman. While the Steelers have been horrible offensively through two games.
Jay Cutler throws for 220 yards, two touchdowns and two interception2, while Big Ben throws for 255 yards, 2 touchdowns and one interception resulting in, Steelers 22 Bears 20.
Oakland Raiders (1-1) @ Denver Broncos (2-0) (MNF)
The Raiders were expected to be one of the worst teams in the league but thanks to Terrelle Pryor, they are nearly 2-0. Denver has lived up to expectations so far, with a very high-powered offense and an above average defense.
Pryor and Darren McFadden combine to rush for 290 yards and two scores but Peyton Manning throws for 289 yards and 3 touchdowns resulting in, Broncos 33 Raiders 17.
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