Sunday, September 25, 2011

NFL Picks - Week 3 Primetime Games

The early games have been absolute crap so far.  8-6 for me (same for Ryan) in the day games.  I really need to stop picking the Vikings to win every week, but I can't help myself.  Anyway, here are the picks for the two prime time games. The MNF game should be incredibly entertaining, regardless of the outcome.  As always, your picks are welcome in the comment thread.  Enjoy!  -- J.L.

Pittsburgh at Indianapolis (Sunday, 8:20 PM)

Ryan’s Take: Steelers looked better last week, but they did face the Seahawks who make a lot of teams look good. The Colts looked better, but this team is really missing Peyton Manning. I think it will come down to the Pittsburgh defense making terrorizing Kerry Collins all game in helping Pittsburgh win this game.

Josh’s Take: Peyton Manning should have the MVP award already. The Colts are terrible without him and it looks like the rumors of the Steelers’ demise were greatly exaggerated. Pittsburgh wins on the road.

Washington at Dallas (Monday, 8:30 PM)

Ryan’s Take: The Redskins have a good defense, but offensively, I wouldn’t trust them, especially with “Sexy Rexy” as their QB. They look as if they need to figure a way out to stop Rex Grossman from trying to kill them. For the Cowboys, they had a huge victory last week against the 49ers. I think Romo-led Dallas wins their first home game of the year.

Josh’s Take: Living in the DC area means being subjected to all the “Dallas Week” BS. I know Nick will disagree, but the "rivalry" is more or less a fabrication on the part of the people here; people in Dallas don’t actually care about the Redskins or their fans other than being a twice-per-year opponent. That being said, it is an important game, but the Cowboys are playing at minimal strength. While I can’t trust Rex Grossman, the Redskins’ defense is more than adequate to punish the flimsy Cowboy offense. Hold on to your butts, but Washington will be 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the NFC East. And the world will start hurtling toward its own demise. May the Lord have mercy on us all.

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