2011 NFL Week Three Predictions

24 Sep

Alright a solid outing last week for the Kibitzers.

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 1:00 Games

Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints

Andrew – New Orleans. I think this will be a good game, but honestly, there isn’t much to say about being on the road in New Orleans. Even though the Texans will probably be able to put up some good numbers here,

John – New Orleans. Houston’s defense is untested.

Greg – New Orleans. This is Houston’s first test, so it should be interesting to see what they can do, but I still think New Orleans finds a way to not only win, but win comfortably.

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles

Andrew – Philadelphia. Disclaimer: I’m writing this pretty early on, and thus far the Eagles have been pretty mum on Vick’s injuries. IF Vick is healthy, and I’m pretty sure the Eagles will have no problem with the depleted Giants. The Giants have now sustained injuries to major contributors on all three phases of their game, and despite playing well last week against the Rams (also injured plagued), the Giants will not be able to keep up with the roster deep Eagles.

John – New Giants. I’m going the other direction, Vince Young the snaps which will result in a tough division lost at home.

Greg – Philadelphia Eagles. Call me crazy! But now I see that Vick might play? And have you seen the Giants this season? Looking preeeeetty rough. We’ll see, but I think even if Vick doesn’t play, the Eagles still pull out a close win thanks to Eli’s inaccurate arm!

Jacksonville Jaguars at Carolina Panthers

Andrew – Carolina. This is it! This is the day that Cam Newton will finally pass for 400 yards AND win. Heard it here first folks.

John – Carolina. Unless Blaine Gabbert comes in and does something miraculous, this game is going to the Panthers.

Greg – Carolina Panthers. Yeah, Gabbert COULD have a great game, he has potential, but with Cam destroying opposing teams defenses, I gotta go with the Panthers.

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills

Andrew – New England. This could turn into an awesome shoot out randomly, since the Bills are what… good? I don’t know how to describe them but I guess good for Buffalo. Either way, they’re going up against the Patriots and despite being older and slower at the wide receiver position, Tom Brady has still been putting up monster numbers.

John – New England. Despite the recent improvements of the Bills and Ryan Fitzpatrick’s ability to prove that he’s a decent quarterback, nothing should make anyone doubt the Patriot’s ability to be one of the top two teams in the NFL for the past decade.

Greg – New England Patriots. Brady has 39 touchdowns in 18 career games against the Bills.

Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns

Andrew – Miami. I know this is a road game for Miami, but I just don’t trust Cleveland right now. I like Colt McCoy… but I don’t know. I mean the Browns lost to Cincinnati and they almost lost to the Colts.

Greg – Cleveland Browns. Yes the Dolphins looked…decent? But they are still a bad team, as are the Browns, however they are at home, with a pretty good defense and an offense that can score like 17 points. 17-14 final in this one I’m predicting.

John – Cleveland. I like the Browns Defense, and I think Colt McCoy will eventually turn into a solid quarterback, and Peyton Hillis is better than Reggie Bush right now. All in all, the Browns have put together a more complete team than anything Miami has in the past couple years.

San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals

Andrew – 49ers. I have been hating on the 49ers for a while now, but after beating Seattle, a team they should have beat, and then playing well against the Dallas… I don’t know, I think they might have something cooking (was that a long The Rock joke – both place and person). Oh also, the Bengals suck and should be the worst team in the league.

Greg – San Francisco 49ers. Harbaugh might have this team finally turning around. Every year we hear it, maybe this is the year they actually make a playoff push! Gotta start by winning the easy games like this one first.

John – San Francisco. With as much confidence as the City of  San Francisco has had for the past three years, despite not doing anything, the weakened line up of the Cincinnati Bengals gives them the opportunity to prove that they are something they are not.

Denver Broncos at Tennessee Titans

Andrew – Tennessee. First off, woah, who the hell saw the Titans putting the screws to the Ravens like that. Clearly not me. Anyway, the Broncos are thin everywhere, and basically almost losing to the Bengals at home is as about as embarrassing as it should get in the NFL. This just obviously going to go well for the Broncos.

Greg – Tennessee Titans. Chris Johnson has been bottled up for too long, I expect a breakout game for him to carry them past the struggling Broncos.

John – Tennessee. Matt Hasselbeck never did anything wrong to get cut from Seattle and still provides to be an asset with veteran experience for any team he plays for. Despite Kyle Orton’s ability to stay classes throughout the drama in Denver, you can’t under estimate what that does to a  QB’s mentality to hear your replacement’s name get called out every time you play.

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings

Andrew – Detroit. Maaaann you think Donovan McNabb had a hard time with San Diego and Tampa Bay, whelp, it’s not getting any easier for him. The key here seems to be make sure Peterson doesn’t run all over them and keep the ball in McNabb’s hands and that’s just about game over. I’m loving on some Detroit right now.

Greg – Minnesota Vikings. I don’t know, just going out on a limb, I still don’t believe in the Lions.

John – Detroit. Dude, Donkey-Kong Suh and Matthew Stafford. No one should doubt the fiery that they are expelling on the league after two decades of being horrible.

Sunday, September 25th, Afternoon Games

Baltimore Ravens at St. Louis Rams

Andrew – Baltimore. After that emotional victory over Pittsburgh, the Ravens dropped the ball against the Titans. I’m expecting them to bounce back against an under rated Rams team. I think the Rams will get their first win, it just won’t be this week.

Greg – Baltimore. Yes they had a huge collapse last week, but no way they aren’t up for this game now. I still like the Rams and could see this game going either way, but I just don’t think the Rams have everything figured out just yet, maybe by mid-season they’ll be a better team.

New York Jets at Oakland Raiders

Greg – NY Jets. I think the Jets aren’t as good as they were in the past 2 years this year. There are some flaws that are starting to open up, and Sanchez is still looking just as he did his rookie season. That being said, I still think they will beat the Raiders pretty easy.

Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers

Andrew – San Diego. This is my lock of the week for sure. The crumbling Chiefs don’t stand a chance on the road against a solid Chargers team.

Greg – San Diego. This is my lock pick for the week, Kansas City hasn’t proved a single thing yet — just that they cannot score and love giving up points. Which is sad, because there’s some real talent on that team. Now with no Jamaal Charles, they will pull out all the trick plays they can with McCluster – to no avail. The Chargers offense is dangerous and they will be coming out ready to win after getting manhandled by the Patriots last week in the 2nd half.

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks

Andrew – Cardinals. Oooo tough loss Cardinals (suckers), but the Seahawks just can’t get their game together. I’m thinking Kevin Kolb will have a career game and Arizona will be happy once again.

Greg – Arizona Cardinals. This one could really go either way, flip a coin and let’s find out together!

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Andrew – Falcons.  Not much to say here, other then that I don’t think the Buccaneers will be able to stop the high powered Falcons, who should be feeling pretty happy about their come back win over Philadelphia, despite

Greg – Atlanta Falcons. I’m pretty sure the Falcons are still good…Matty Ice is pretty banged up coming into this one,  but I think they still will get the job done.

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Andrew – Green Bay. To be honest, I think this game could go either way. Both teams are playing the best they have in years (even the Super Bowl winning Packers are better than they were last year). I’m definitely excited for this game (no real analysis here sorry).

Greg – Green Bay Packers. I don’t see the Bears’ offense being able to keep up with the Packers’ attack (off-season workouts!). Cutler is still getting creamed every game back there, and the Pack linebackers are sure to give him some discomfort.

Sunday, September 25th 2011, Night Game 

Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts 8:20 PM

Andrew – Pittsburgh. Yeah, even though the Colts seem to be getting their offense in gear under Kerry Collins, it’s not going to be pretty against this Steelers’ defense. I’m expecting Pittsburgh’s running game to have a good day against the soft Colts defense.

Greg – Pittsburgh Steelers. This game sure doesn’t have the same allure as it did a month ago with Peyton starting. I still think this game will be close though. Sunday night football, at home, trying to prove SOMETHING to their fans…and themselves.

Monday, SEP 26 2011, 8:00 PM

Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

Andrew – Washington. OK first, this is the Redskins’s first road game, so I’m not expecting the best from them…but! the Cowboys are just riddled with injuries and if Tony Romo, Felix Jones, Austin Miles, and Dez Bryant, are all not 100%, this could be a sloppy game on both sides.

Dallas Cowboys. Redskins have played some good ball these past two weeks, but the Cowboys have (sort of) too — against 2 better teams (NYJ & SF). I’m still mad at them for blowing that NYJ game. So with all this taken into account, basically, I am picking the Cowboys to win  because they are at home, I figured the Cowboys will win this one, the Redskins will win their home game. Quick note: The Redskins sure don’t do well on night games.


One Response to “2011 NFL Week Three Predictions”

  1. H.E. ELLIS September 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    I’m with you on the Pats. Also, last I knew Vick was cleared.

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