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The Strictly Business Podcast 09/20/14: NFL Week 3 Prediction

The Strictly Business Podcast 09/20/14: NFL Week 3 Predictions

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NFL Week 3 Picks

NFL Week 3 Picks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
-Falcons were able to win at home versus the Saints…I think they can handle the Bucs.

Atlanta 28 Tampa Bay 17

Oakland Raiders at New England Patriots
-The Patriots are going up against the worst team in the NFL in their season opener.  Do you need more?

New England 38 Oakland 17

San Diego Chargers at Buffalo Bills
-Tough game to pick being that it is in Buffalo, but San Diego is coming in off a massive win over the defending champs

San Diego 24 Buffalo 21

Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals
-Bengals dominated the Falcons at home WITHOUT AJ Green; I think they can handle the Titans

Cincinnati 31 Tennessee 21

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
-Browns coming off a big win against the Saints, and I think they can carry over that momentum.  Division rivalry game that will be incredibly fun to watch

Cleveland 20 Baltimore 17

Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Rams
-Murray is running the ball like crazy for the Cowboys, and if he continues, then Dallas can continue winning

Dallas 24 St. Louis 14

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
-The Packers had to come from behind against the Jets, and Detroit was exposed by the Panthers defense.  This is going to be a high flying affair, and I’m gonna go with the QB edge in Green Bay

Green Bay 45 Detroit 35

Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars
-The Colts are my LOCK OF THE WEEK (I know the Saints didn’t win last week…but who saw them starting out at 0-2)

Indianapolis 31 Jacksonville 14

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
-Interesting game.  The 49ers will need to rely on Colin Kaepernick with the Cardinals stout rushing defense.

San Francisco 20 Arizona 17

Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks
-While the game will be much better than the Super Bowl, I still can’t pick against the Seahawks at home, specially coming off a loss.

Seattle 27 Denver 24

Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins
-Jamaal Charles is banged up, and for some reason my gut tells me the Dolphins will stop the Chiefs offense just enough.

Miami 21 Kansas City 20

Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
-Carolina’s defense was able to shut down the Detroit Lions, and Pittsburgh does not have nearly as many dynamic playmakers on the offensive side.

Carolina 24 Pittsburgh 13

Chicago Bears at New York Jets
-The Jets secondary got torched by Aaron Rodgers, so if the Bears wide receivers do play, New York would be in big trouble

Chicago 24 New York 21

Last Week: 4 – 12 (I know that’s horrible)
Overall: 14 – 18

NFL Power Rankings Week 2

NFL Power Rankings Week 3

  1. Denver Broncos (2-0)
  2. Cincinnati Bengals (2-0)
  3. Seattle Seahawks (1-1)
  4. Carolina Panthers (2-0)
  5. Philadelphia Eagles (2-0)
  6. San Francisco 49ers (1-1)
  7. New England Patriots (1-1)
  8. Green Bay Packers (1-1)
  9. San Diego Chargers (2-0)
  10. Baltimore Ravens (1-1)
  11. Buffalo Bills (2-0)
  12. Detroit Lions (1-1)
  13. Atlanta Falcons (1-1)
  14. Houston Texans (2-0)
  15. Chicago Bears (1-1)
  16. New York Jets (1-1)
  17. Miami Dolphins (1-1)
  18. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1)
  19. Cleveland Browns (1-1)
  20. Dallas Cowboys (1-1)
  21. Washington Redskins (1-1)
  22. Tennessee Titans (1-1)
  23. Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
  24. Washington Redskins (1-1)
  25. St. Louis Rams (1-1)
  26. Kansas City Chiefs (0-2)
  27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2)
  28. New York Giants (0-2)
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2)
  30. Oakland Raiders (0-2)

NCAA Football Power Rankings 09/15/14

  1. Oregon Ducks (3-0)
  2. Florida State Seminoles (2-0)
  3. Oklahoma Sooners (3-0)
  4. Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0)
  5. Texas A&M Aggies (3-0)
  6. Auburn Tigers (3-0)
  7. LSU Tigers (3-0)
  8. Baylor Bears (3-0)
  9. Ole Miss Rebels (3-0)
  10. Notre Dame Fightin’ Irish (3-0)
  11. Georgia Bulldogs (1-1)
  12. UCLA Bruins (3-0)
  13. Michigan State Spartans (1-0)
  14. South Carolina Gamecocks (1-1)
  15. Arizona State Sun Devils (3-0)
  16. Missouri Tigers (3-0)
  17. Wisconsin Badgers (1-1)
  18. USC Trojans (2-1)
  19. Stanford Cardinals (2-1)
  20. BYU Cougars (3-0)
  21. Kansas State Wildcats (2-0)
  22. Clemson Tigers (1-1)
  23. Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-1)
  24. Ohio State (2-1)
  25. North Carolina (2-0)

NFL Week 2 Game Predictions

NFL Week 2

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens

-To say this Ray Rice situation is a distraction is one of the biggest understatements in recent sports history.

Pittsburgh 27 Baltimore 17

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills

-The Dolphins pass rush dominated the Patriots in the second half, and if their defense is good as that all year, it’ll be something scary.

Miami 24 Buffalo 13

New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings

-The Patriots should be scared of this game; couldn’t stop Moreno and now they have to go against Adrian Peterson. Only saving grace for New England is that Minnesota hasn’t gone up against a real offense yet (sorry St. Louis)

New England 27 Minnesota 24

Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins

-The Redskins offense looked anemic week 1 against Houston, and while the Eagles still beat up on the Jaguars in the second half, they showed me something to have faith in.

Jacksonville 24 Washington 14

Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans

-The Cowboy are the underdogs against the Titans…when was the last time that happened?

Tennessee 20 Dallas 17

Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants

-The Cardinals completed a master comeback while the Giants looked starving for yards. Give me the Cardinals grit over the Giants desperation.

Arizona 27 New York 17

New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns

-THIS IS MY LOCK OF THE WEEK. Saints angry after a loss and the Browns still won’t have an offense.

New Orleans 31 Cleveland 13

Atlanta Falcons at Cincinnati Bengals

-Tough game to pick, simple as that. Falcons looked great at home, and I think they’ll find a way pull in a win on the road.

 Atlanta 28 Cincinnati 24

Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers

-The Panthers shut down the Bucs, but the Lions offense has too many weapons I feel. Awesome match-up to watch.

Detroit 20 Carolina 17

St. Louis Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

-The Rams offense looked worse than the Cowboys defense at times. Shaun Hill at QB didn’t seem like the answer.

Tampa Bay 21 St. Louis 13

Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers

-The Chargers blew a huge chance in Arizona to get a big week 1 win, and now they welcome the team that may have looked the best of any opening week.

Seattle 31 San Diego 20

Houston Texans at Oakland Raiders

-Houston Texans pulled off a win week 1 without suitable quarterback play, but JJ WATT IS A BEAST!!!

Houston 24 Oakland 13

New York Jets at Green Bay Packers

-The Packers fell by the mighty way of Seattle on opening day, and while the Jets looks solid week 1, their offensive attack won’t be able to keep up with Rodgers.

Green Bay 30 New York 17

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos

-The Chiefs lose 2 top defensive players, and now they go on to play Denver…in Denver…

Denver 38 Kansas City 24

Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers

-The 49ers answered many of my questions week 1, while the Bears raised more than nearly anyone else.

San Francisco 24 Chicago 21

Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts

-Hugely, massively, incredibly entertaining game to end week 2. It’s a flip-of-a-coin type of game with 2 sub-par defenses and 2 great offenses.

Indianapolis 38 Philadelphia 31


NFL Power Rankings Week 2

NFL Power Rankings Week 2

  1. Seattle Seahawks (1-0)
  2. Denver Broncos (1-0)
  3. San Francisco 49ers (1-0)
  4. Cincinnati Bengals (1-0)
  5. New Orleans Saints (0-1)
  6. Atlanta Falcons (1-0)
  7. Philadelphia Eagles (1-0)
  8. Green Bay Packers (0-1)
  9. Indianapolis Colts (0-1)
  10. Carolina Panthers (0-1)
  11. Detroit Lions (1-0)
  12. New England Patriots (0-1)
  13. Arizona Cardinals (1-0)
  14. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
  15. Miami Dolphins (1-0)
  16. Chicago Bears (0-1)
  17. Minnesota Vikings (1-0)
  18. Tennessee Titans (1-0)
  19. San Diego Chargers (0-1)
  20. New York Jets (1-0)
  21. Baltimore Ravens (0-1)
  22. Houston Texans (1-0)
  23. Buffalo Bills (1-0)
  24. Kansas City Chiefs (0-1)
  25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1)
  26. Cleveland Browns (0-1)
  27. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1)
  28. Dallas Cowboys (0-1)
  29. New York Giants (0-1)
  30. Washington Redskins (0-1)
  31. Oakland Raiders (0-1)
  32. St. Louis Rams (0-1)