2022 NFL Week 3 Picks: Bengals and Texans choose up first wins, Payments blow out Dolphins

Two weeks into the season we nonetheless do not know something. Properly, I take that again — I do know my report towards the unfold presently is not acceptable. We will work on that beginning in Week 3, which profiles as an actual fascinating alternative for some street groups with brief numbers, both as a favourite or as a tiny canine. 

There’s additionally a bunch of groups who’re presently winless, and the warmth goes to start out getting turned up in a short time for anybody who heads into Week 4 and not using a single victory to their identify. 

I feel there is a first rate likelihood one or two of them find yourself choosing up that first win, together with each the Bengals and the Texans. Let’s get to the Week 3 picks. 

All NFL odds are through Caesars Sportsbook

NFL Week 3 Picks

Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET
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Featured Recreation | Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

No clue how this sport finally ends up going over the entire of 38.5. Neither crew is exceptionally explosive on offense and each defenses (regardless of lacking key go rushers) are pretty stout. Extra importantly, the wind seems to be like it’ll be whipping largely all night time, upwards of 22mph for a lot of the night. That ought to imply plenty of runs, only a few passes and only a few factors. I am unsure how a lot decrease the entire can get, however I would again the Steelers getting factors and the beneath on this spot of offensively challenged AFC North rivals. 

The choose: Steelers 13, Browns 10

Props, Finest Bets: Below 38.5

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
TV: 
CBS | Stream: Paramount+ (One month free trial)

Featured Recreation | Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Payments

TuAnon is flourishing after two weeks and buddy-oh-buddy is there potential for Dolphins followers to return out in full power with a house win towards the Payments right here. Miami may flagplant their curiosity in making an attempt to steal the AFC East with a win right here and Mike McDaniel’s COY odds could be roughly -150 with a win right here. I am inclined to again Buffalo however suppose the over might be a extra in style play. The DFS possession on this sport might be outrageous after seeing the Payments offense and Miami’s comeback final week. This choose of mine shouldn’t be fading Tua or Miami, it is merely a wager on the Payments being by far and away one of the best crew in soccer and folks not catching as much as it but.

The choose: Payments 35, Dolphins 17

Props, Finest Bets: Cross

Bengals at Jets

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
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CBS | Stream: Paramount+ (One month free trial)  

Featured Recreation | New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The Jets and Joe Flacco shocked the world in Week 2 with a once-in-several-decades comeback towards the Browns. Individuals are excessive on the Jets and low on the Browns. Nothing could be extra pleasant than seeing Cincy go down, if solely to observe John Breech sweat on the Choose Six Podcast (our day by day NFL present, subscribe fee and evaluation!). However Joe Burrow taking place to 0-3 seems like a bit an excessive amount of given how fortunate the Jets have been the final two weeks when it comes to holding issues shut. The Bengals OL is not nice, however the Jets go rush is not as harmful because the Steelers and Cowboys. Climate forecast seems to be a bit sloppy for the New York space, however there’s some sneaky over potential right here if both crew will get a lead and everybody has to start out throwing downfield. 

The Choose: Bengals 28, Jets 21

Bets: Bengals -5

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
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CBS | Stream: Paramount+ (One month free trial)  

Featured Recreation | Chicago Bears vs. Houston Texans

Tremendous low whole (40) and the road steaming in direction of the Bears. This is not a simple one. Some daring individuals will roll Chicago for survivor swimming pools, however the Texans are too scary for me. They wish to *grasp round* and make issues awkward. The Broncos may have simply misplaced in Week 2 and the Colts ought to have misplaced in Week 1. I’ve no real interest in fading them towards a crew with a questionable roster, a really questionable offense all whereas going through a Lovie Smith Revenge Recreation. 

The Choose: Texans 24, Bears 17

Bets: Cross

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
TV:
FOX | Stream: fuboTV (click on right here)  

Featured Recreation | New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens

Completely up within the air primarily based on Lamar Jackson, who “vows” to play apparently. The full right here feels suspiciously excessive to me. Patriots unders have been nice and Lamar is damage? Cannot contact it till we all know what Lamar’s standing really is. 

The Choose: Ravens 24, Patriots 21

Bets: Nope

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
TV: 
CBS | Stream: Paramount+ (One month free trial)  

Featured Recreation | Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

The Colts must be in full-blown desperation mode at this level. A Week 1 tie towards the Texans adopted by a shutout from the Jaguars? And now the Chiefs are coming to city. Michael Pittman is very large to this sport — Indy wants somebody to threaten down the sphere. The Chargers backdoored final weekend, however make no mistake the Chiefs are cooking on offense proper now. Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid are mainly concerned in a Zoolander-style dance off with Tyreek Hill at this level. Indy is extra determined, however the Chiefs are too rattling sizzling proper now. 

The Choose: Chiefs 31, Colts 18

Bets: Chiefs -5.5

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
TV:
FOX | Stream: fuboTV (click on right here)  

Featured Recreation | Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions

The Lions over is a wager this season till it would not hit. This crew merely refuses to die and thusly results in some sort of shootout each week. Think about Dan Campbell yelling at you on the sideline — you do not take into consideration the scoreboard, you simply really feel such as you shotgunned 4 Crimson Bulls in a row. Then you definitely run on the sphere and faux it is a one-score sport. 

The Choose: Lions 35, Vikings 31

Bets: OVER, OVER, OVER 

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
TV:
 FOX | Stream: fuboTV (click on right here) 

Featured Recreation | Tennessee Titans vs. Las Vegas Raiders

Two very outstanding AFC playoff contenders have began off fairly gradual this season. Which is a worse approach to get daggered — Kyler Murray runs 14 billion yards on fourth downs and two-point conversions to grab a win … or … benching your QB halfway by way of the third quarter of a MNF sport since you merely bought overpowered? The Raiders are a great crew and I would not be stunned in the event that they received this sport or it simply was a random shootout. However I am backing the Titans on my “in case you performed the Payments you are not as dangerous as you look” concept right here. 

The Choose: Titans 31, Raiders 28

Bets: Titans +2, Over 45.5

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
TV:
FOX | Stream: fuboTV (click on right here)  

Featured Recreation | Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints

This sport is one thing else proper right here. The Panthers really feel like a One Pot whose timer went off an hour in the past or so. The strain is there large time on Matt Rhule. That being stated, that protection is healthier than you suppose and the Saints offense may not have the ability to manufacture a ton on the street right here. 

The Choose: Panthers 18, Saints 15

Bets: Nope

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
TV:
 FOX | Stream: fuboTV (click on right here)   

Featured Recreation | Washington Commanders vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Hefty unfold for a nasty NFC East rivalry. Such is the respect Vegas is giving the Eagles after two spectacular performances this season. Jalen Hurts was flashing breakout passing abilities final week and has actually good imaginative and prescient for working the ball. He avoids contact when he has to, however has a cagey-veteran high quality to his strikes close to the objective line. Carson Wentz has flashed his upside the primary two weeks of the season. If Darius Slay trails Terry McLaurin, this might be a monster sport for Jahan Dotson (once more). This might be a possible shootout, truthfully. 

The Choose: Eagles 31, WFT 24

Bets: Over

Jaguars at Chargers

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET
TV: 
CBS | Stream: Paramount+ (One month free trial)  

Featured Recreation | Los Angeles Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars are the right opponent for a Chargers house sport. There will not be aggressive, in-stadium opponent noise. Jacksonville notoriously struggles on the West Coast. Justin Herbert’s sport standing is a giant concern — there is a contact an excessive amount of optimistic smoke popping out of Los Angeles. I would not need to wager the Chargers with out understanding for sure Herbert was going to play this week. It is wanting higher for him to go as of Thursday with Herbert training however I would not need to wager this sport till I noticed Herbert off the damage report or formally lively. 

The Choose: Jaguars 24, Chargers 21

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET
TV: 
FOX | Stream: fuboTV (click on right here)  

Featured Recreation | Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons

Not the most important headliner for the afternoon slate, though it is a large sport for each these groups so far as their respective seasons go. If the Seahawks have reputable hopes of creating the playoffs this can be a “must-win sport.” The Falcons, in the meantime, need to choose up their first win of the season. I’ll (maybe foolishly) hope Seattle comes out a bit extra aggressive a la Week 1 and finds a approach to choose up this win. I am unable to foresee a ton of factors right here. 

The Choose: Seahawks 10, Falcons 9

Bets: Nope

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET
TV: 
FOX | Stream: fuboTV (click on right here)  

Featured Recreation | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Inexperienced Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers course corrected properly in Week 2, very equally to final season, one thing he famous after the sport. Tom Brady goes to be lacking nearly his total receiving corps. This whole — 42 — is outrageously low for a Rodgers/Brady matchup, however the beneath might be a reasonably first rate look. I lean to the Packers as properly, notably with Akiem Hicks out of the lineup, as they will have the ability to run extra successfully than most opponents towards the Bucs. 

The Choose: Packers 17, Bucs 14

Bets: Cross

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET
TV: 
FOX | Stream: fuboTV (click on right here)  

Featured Recreation | Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams

The Cardinals have zero enterprise sitting at 1-1 proper now. Kyler Murray working round like a maniac on fourth down and making miracle performs is solely unsustainable. The Rams are being downgraded publicly due to Week 1’s blasting by the Payments after which. narrowly squeaking by the Falcons final week. However they took care of enterprise towards Atlanta earlier than shenanigans occurred and Buffalo simply could be a buzzsaw. The Cardinals are shorthanded at broad receiver and the Rams have the type of superstars to decelerate Kyler and restrict this passing assault. They will not cough up an enormous second half lead a la the Raiders both. 

The Choose: Rams 28, Cardinals 13

Bets: Rams -3.5

49ers at Broncos

Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET
TV: 
NBC | Stream: fuboTV (click on right here)  

Featured Recreation | Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers

The final word purchase low spot for Denver’s offense right here. The Broncos cannot be any worse than what we have seen the primary two weeks proper? Sadly for them, the 49ers might have really upgraded at QB (whereas reducing the ceiling for his or her offense with the transfer from Trey Lance to Jimmy Garoppolo). San Francisco’s protection seems to be prefer it may very properly be an elite unite as soon as once more and I am not banking on Russell Wilson and Nathaniel Hackett course correcting in a single day.

The Choose: 49ers 21, Broncos 17

Bets: Below

Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET
TV: 
ESPN, ABC | Stream: fuboTV (click on right here)  

Featured Recreation | New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys

Are the Cowboys extra prone to land on “Monday Night time Soccer” with Troy Aikman on the decision? This can be a tough however extraordinarily necessary NFC East battle between two groups of questionable pedigree. Cooper Rush profitable back-to-back video games would not spur a QB controversy, however Jerry Jones says he “would stroll to New York” to ensure that Rush to play properly sufficient to spark one when Dak Prescott returns. His logic is fairly sound. I am unsure if Rush will play that properly right here, however I do suppose the Dallas protection can do sufficient harm to steal a street win with out Dak beneath middle. 

The Choose: Cowboys 17, Giants 14

Bets: Cross

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