The Eagles, Colts and Niners messed me up last week. I came out of the week with a 12-4 record on picks straight up. Pretty good, eh? Unfortunately, as a result of putting up big points on these three of my four losers, I scored only 97 out of a total of 136 points in my pool and tumbled all the way down to 56th place.
My fourth incorrect pick, the Lions, only cost me 5 points so I'll give Detroit a pass on it.
I had thought that last week's games were tough to pick and ended up at 12-4. Does that mean that this week, which seems pretty easy to me, I'll end up 8-8 or something? We'll see.
Here are the World's Worst Football Picks for NFL Week 3:
Philadelphia over Kansas City: Sorry Coach but your old club still has enough offence to outscore you. I'd say the over/under on this game should be about 55 points and I'm picking the Eagles to hold 35 of them at game's end. (3)
Baltimore to beat Houston: Too much pride, playing at home, with a chance to prove they're still contenders. As you can see by the points I've allotted to this one, though, I have absolutely no faith in this pick. (1)
Giants to beat Carolina: The way these two teams are playing, this could be ugly. But I think the NY front seven will be able to contain Cam Newton and Eli just has to have a good day sometime, right? (11)
Green Bay over Cincy: As sure a pick as there is in football. Cincinnatti barely beat an offensively challenged Steeler team; Aaron Rodgers and Co should tear the Bengals to pieces. (16)
Dallas over St. Louis: I don't know what to make of the Rams, do you? I don't know what to make of the Cowboys, do you? I don't know what to make of this game, do you? Take the home team. (7)
Minnesota to beat Cleveland: The Browns haven't shown me much this season and the Vikings are still a very good team. Adrian Peterson runs a little wild against that Cleveland defence, I think. (15)
New England to beat Tampa: When have the Patriots last looked so vulnerable? Two weak weak wins. Meanwhile, Tampa's defence is formidable. But I don't like the Bucs' offence and I think Tom Brady's communication with his receiving corps will improve just enough over the past week to win another squeaker. (6)
New Orleans over Arizona: I like the Saints this year. Especially at home. And I would never put my faith in the arm (and head) of Carson Palmer. (10)
Tennesse over San Diego: Wow, that was some performance by the Chargers last week, wasn't it? A steady defensive game and another strong outing by Phillip Rivers, except this time he kept it up the entire 60 minutes. But Tennessee is sneaky good and ready to break out. (5)
Washington to beat Detroit: Shoot out. The Lions will score at least 30. I think the smarting 'Skins will score just a few points more. (4)
Miami to beat Atlanta: Picking against the Dolphins has cost me two weeks in a row. Not again. The Falcons are good (very good) but I think Miami will have the momentum at home. (2)
Jests over Buffalo: Oh me of little faith. The Bills are just too shaky. I hope to be able to see this one to witness the battle of the two first year qbs who have more or less impressed. (8)
San Fran to beat Indy: Two losses in a row for the Colts? Wow. But the 'Niners will be supremely motivated to prove last week's debacle against Seattle was just an off day. On the other hand, maybe the Colts learn from the 'Hawks' game plan and manhandle San Fran too. Hmm.... (14)
Seattle over Jacksonville: I would usually pick against a team that is coming off such a huge, emotional win. They're due for a let down. But the 'Hawks will have that let down in the safest situation possible: at that crazy stadium of theirs, in front of an insane crowd, with the pathetic Jags in their sights. Even an emotionally drained Seahawk team is capable of beating Jacksonville. (13)
Chicago to beat Pittsburgh: I hate picking against the Steelers at home, especially after a loss like last week's to the Bengals. I think Ben and his line will have a good game. But Marc Trestman has Jay Cutler playing with confidence. As I've written in the past, Trestman managed to squeeze four fantastic seasons out of an aging Anthony Calvillo in Montreal of the CFL (in fact, Calvillo's four best seasons in a long, Hall-of-Fame career); with a younger Cutler, we can expect big things. (9)
Denver over Oakland: Ohhhh, you poor Raiders. You're putting together a decent year. You're feeling good about your re-discovered quarterback. Life is looking positive for the first time in years. And then you run into the buzz saw that is the Denver Broncos, in Denver. Oakland's only hope is a big Bronco let down but I can't see it happening. Not with that quarterback. And that defence. I can't imagine how good the Bronco D will be once it gets its absent starters back. (12)