1. Green Bay at Cincinnati:
The Packers are coming off one of their most impressive offensive performances in my lifetime. Having two 100 yard receivers, a 400 yard pass and a 100 yard rusher is an amazing accomplishment. While the Pack won’t do that again this week, their offense should still put up around 400 total yards. The Bengals might have found a gem in 2nd rounder Giovani Bernard who had both of Cinci’s touchdowns on Monday. AJ Green is also a freak and can catch anything thrown to or by him. Pack’s offense proves to be too much though.
2. St. Louis at Dallas:
The battle of two teams who could either really impress you or make you go, “huh I guess I am not surprised by another mediocre game from these guys”. Even though he didn’t do a whole lot yards wise last week, Rams rookie receiver Tavon Austin recorded the first two touchdowns of his career. Sam Bradford has weapons but this offense needs a running game. The defensive line is packed full of first rounders who know how to play. The Cowboys need consistent performances from DeMarco Murray who had a paltry 25 yards on 12 rushes. Romo needs to take care of the ball and keep hitting the freak Dez Bryant. Cowboys pull it out at home.
3. Houston at Baltimore:
This is a great week three match-up between two teams looking to make deep playoff runs again this year in the AFC. The Texans have finally found a number two receiver in DeAndre Hopkins who made some phenomenal catches last week. Andre Johnson looks good to go this week after suffering a concussion and Arian Foster looked more comfortable last week. The Ravens offense has looked kind of anemic without Anquon Boldin and no Dennis Pitta. They might have found a gem in Marlon Brown but they need another weapon on offense to step up until Jacoby Jones gets back. Questions lingering how healthy Ray Rice will be for tomorrow will make my decision easier to pick the Texans.
4. Atlanta at Miami:
To be honest I am not sure if Josh and I picked one game in our fab five where we chose a game Miami played in. The 2-0 Dolphins are the early surprise of the season. The Falcons will be missing Steven Jackson for a few weeks but still have phenomenal weapons in Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez. I think the bigger loss will be on defense with the loss of Sean Weatherspoon. The Dolphins got Mike Wallace involved last week and his production was a big reason they pulled off the upset over the Colts. I think Atlanta is just the superior team in this game but the Dolphins will make it a game.
5. Indianapolis at San Francisco- The Colts are coming off a disappointing loss against the Dolphins while the 49ers got their asses kicked against Seattle. The Colts made a huge move in getting running back Trent Richardson from the Browns for a first round pick. Running back is something they desperately needed. While he might not have a big impact in this game he will for the rest of the year. The 49ers are looking to rebound and against a Colts defense it looks like a good week for Kaep and the crew to get the offense grooving. 49ers take this one.