Last week was a rough one for our expert panel of NFL game-pickers, as Terrence Kirker and Kevin Roberts tied for the best record…at 6-10. I was 5-11, while Keet Bailey brought up the caboose at 4-12. On the season, Kevin and I are each 16-16, Terrence is 14-18 and Keet is 13-19. None of us is an overlord this week, sadly.
On to Cincinnati. And also Week 3:
Washington Redskins (1-1) @ New York Giants (0-2)
Taylor Smith: Giants
Kevin Roberts: Redskins
Keet Bailey: Giants (third time’s the charm)
Terrence Kirker: Giants
Mr. Roberts is the lone dissenter/Kirk Cousins believer here, apparently. The rest of us like the G-Men to get off the schneid.
Atlanta Falcons (2-0) @ Dallas Cowboys (2-0)
Keet evidently believes Brandon Weeden is capable of winning a game against a halfway decent opponent sans his top pass-catcher. Godspeed, Brandon.
Indianapolis Colts (0-2) @ Tennessee Titans (1-1)
Perhaps it’s unrealistic of me to expect the Colts to get off to an 0-3 start. Or perhaps I’m a GENIUS.
Oakland Raiders (1-1) @ Cleveland Browns (1-1)
Split decision here for what looks like America’s Trash Game of the Week.
Cincinnati Bengals (2-0) @ Baltimore Ravens (0-2)
Are Kevin and I insane for picking the team that just gave up 37 points to the damn Raiders last week? Yeah, probably.
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) @ New England Patriots (2-0)
New Orleans Saints (0-2) @ Carolina Panthers (2-0)
Healthy Drew Brees or not, Keet’s thinking New Orleans gets into the win column for the first time this week.
Philadelphia Eagles (0-2) @ New York Jets (2-0)
I’M ON THE BANDWAGON, BABY. J-E-T-S!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) @ Houston Texans (0-2)
Wouldn’t shock me at all if the Texans dropped this game. Because when the Texans are bad, they bottom-out somethin’ fierce.
San Diego Chargers (1-1) @ Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
The Chargers have always seemed to be a different team on the road. They’re on the road this week.
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) @ St. Louis Rams (1-1)
Keep going for two, Steelers. It’s actually the only thing that makes you endearing.
San Francisco 49ers (1-1) @ Arizona Cardinals (2-0)
Keep on chuckin’, Palmy!
Buffalo Bills (1-1) @ Miami Dolphins (1-1)
Two teams that are in weird spots face-off in Miami. Or near Miami. Or wherever the hell that stupid stadium is.
Chicago Bears (0-2) @ Seattle Seahawks (0-2)
Keet: LOL. I’m with the majority here. ‘Hawks.
Seattle is a 14.5-point favorite, which is the largest an 0-2 team has been favored by in almost 20 years. Keet feels like he had to be different and add “LOL” to this Seattle pick. Now the Bears will get Clausen’d and lose by 20.
Denver Broncos (2-0) @ Detroit Lions (0-2)
Despite looking completely pedestrian, we’re all in on Denver getting to 3-0.
Kansas City Chiefs (1-1) @ Green Bay Packers (2-0)
Keet’s just trying to be a hipster.