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Baltimore Beatdown Picks: Week 3

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All season long, Baltimore Beatdown staff members will choose the winner for each match up, vying to predict the most games correctly. Participate in the polls at the bottom of this article to help predict who will win in Week 3!

Current standings:

  1. Jake and Kyle B.
  2. Kyle A., Logan and Vasilis
  3. Frank, Sage and Baltimore Beatdown readers
  4. Dustin and Zach

An analysis of the Baltimore Beatdown staff picks

Consensus winners

Baltimore Beatdown contributors agreed on double the amount of games compared to Week 2. The staff expects Green Bay to move on from their tie with Minnesota, handing the Redskins their second loss in a row. Similarly, the Vikings should beat Buffalo easily, as the team is in such turmoil players are retiring at halftime. Todd Gurley is anticipated to continue his strong start, having already scored three touchdowns and rushed for 11 first downs in 2018. While Mitchell Trubisky still needs to develop, the Cardinals should be overwhelmed by Chicago’s defense and drop to 0-3 on the year. The Patriots will look to bounce back from their loss in Jacksonville when they face the Lions in Josh Gordon’s first game with New England.

‘Lone wolf’ picks

  • Logan is the only writer to select the Giants (HOU -6.0) and the 49ers (KC -6.5) to win in Week 3.
  • Zach went against the majority in choosing the Colts to defeat the defending champs. (PHI -6.5)

It is hard to envision a struggling Eli Manning and a mediocre offensive line winning on the road against the Texans defense, despite both teams entering the contest win-less. Patrick Mahomes has been the toast of the league early on, and he will likely be energized for the season opener in Kansas City. Finally cleared for contact, Carson Wentz will look to make his season debut a positive one when the Eagles host Andrew Luck and the Colts.

What team(s) will get their first victory of the season?

  • The 2018 Browns are far more talented than the Cleveland rosters of years past, which has shown in their first two games that ended in a tie with Pittsburgh and a missed field goal against the Saints. Expect the hometown crowd to be fired up for a victory over rookie Sam Darnold and the Jets. (CLE -3.0)
  • Jon Gruden has not had the best homecoming, starting the year 0-2 with the Raiders. Five out of nine writers think that Derek Carr and company will leave Miami with their first victory, even with the Dolphins imposing running game, improved quarterback play from Ryan Tannehill and strong performances from rookie safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. (MIA -3.0)
  • In a battle to improve to 1-2, eight out of nine writers predict that J.J. Watt and the Texans will perform well at home and defeat the Giants. (HOU -6.0)
  • The Seahawks are a shell of their former Super Bowl rosters, as Russell Wilson is left hanging to dry by an ineffective offensive line and the Legion of Boom is long disbanded. However, six out of nine staff members believe that Seattle will rebound when they host a Dallas team that looked lost against the Panthers in Week 1. (SEA -1.5)
  • Five out of nine contributors believe the Steelers will silence the Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell drama by spoiling Ryan Fitzpatrick’s improbable success quarterbacking the Buccaneers. Otherwise, Pittsburgh will be starving for a victory when they host the Ravens in Week 4. (PIT -1.0)

All writers’ picks can be found in the table below.

NFL Week 3 Picks

Games Dustin Frank Jake Kyle A. Kyle B. Logan Sage Vasilis Zach BB Readers
Games Dustin Frank Jake Kyle A. Kyle B. Logan Sage Vasilis Zach BB Readers
Jets at Browns Browns Browns Jets Jets Browns Browns Browns Browns Browns Vote
Saints at Falcons Falcons Saints Falcons Saints Falcons Falcons Falcons Saints Saints Vote
Packers at Redskins Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Vote
Colts at Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Colts Vote
Bills at Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vote
Raiders at Dolphins Raiders Raiders Raiders Dolphins Dolphins Raiders Dolphins Dolphins Raiders Vote
Broncos at Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Vote
Bengals at Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Bengals Bengals Panthers Bengals Panthers Vote
Giants at Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Giants Texans Texans Texans Vote
Titans at Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Vote
49ers at Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs 49ers Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Vote
Chargers at Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Vote
Cowboys at Seahawks Cowboys Cowboys Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Cowboys Seahawks Seahawks Vote
Bears at Cardinals Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Vote
Patriots at Lions Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Vote
Steelers at Buccaneers Steelers Steelers Buccaneers Buccaneers Buccaneers Steelers Buccaneers Steelers Steelers Vote
Week 2 Record 6-9 6-9 9-6 9-6 7-8 9-6 7-8 9-6 9-6 8-7
Season Record 14-16 16-14 18-12 17-13 18-12 17-13 16-14 17-13 14-16 16-14

Pick the winner of every Week 3 contest below! Also, be sure to sign up for FanPulse to answer three poll questions every week!

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Jets or Browns?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Jets
    (32 votes)
  • 71%
    Browns
    (82 votes)
114 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Saints or Falcons?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    Saints
    (66 votes)
  • 58%
    Falcons
    (93 votes)
159 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Packers or Redskins?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    Packers
    (148 votes)
  • 9%
    Redskins
    (15 votes)
163 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Colts or Eagles?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Colts
    (19 votes)
  • 88%
    Eagles
    (140 votes)
159 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Bills or Vikings?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Bills
    (4 votes)
  • 97%
    Vikings
    (155 votes)
159 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Raiders or Dolphins?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Raiders
    (57 votes)
  • 62%
    Dolphins
    (97 votes)
154 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Broncos or Ravens?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    Broncos
    (65 votes)
  • 70%
    Ravens
    (152 votes)
217 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Bengals or Panthers?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Bengals
    (52 votes)
  • 66%
    Panthers
    (104 votes)
156 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Giants or Texans?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Giants
    (25 votes)
  • 83%
    Texans
    (125 votes)
150 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Titans or Jaguars?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Titans
    (8 votes)
  • 94%
    Jaguars
    (141 votes)
149 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: 49ers or Chiefs?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    49ers
    (16 votes)
  • 89%
    Chiefs
    (138 votes)
154 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Chargers or Rams?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Chargers
    (19 votes)
  • 86%
    Rams
    (127 votes)
146 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Cowboys or Seahawks?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    Cowboys
    (69 votes)
  • 54%
    Seahawks
    (82 votes)
151 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Bears or Cardinals?

This poll is closed

  • 89%
    Bears
    (130 votes)
  • 10%
    Cardinals
    (15 votes)
145 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Patriots or Lions?

This poll is closed

  • 91%
    Patriots
    (134 votes)
  • 8%
    Lions
    (13 votes)
147 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 3: Steelers or Buccaneers?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Steelers
    (32 votes)
  • 79%
    Buccaneers
    (122 votes)
154 votes total Vote Now