NFL Week 3 Picks — Buffalo at Minnesota; San Francisco at Kansas City; Dallas at Seattle

These are the condensed versions of picks for the NFL Week 2 games between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers, and New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars for Winners and Whiners. Confidence rating is in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Week 2 Review: Nothing says instant hatred like watching a team lose a cover via the back door, which the 49ers did against the Lions. There was also a little bit of a surprise the 49ers did not feature Kittle in their offense more given how much Detroit has struggled defensively. As for the Jaguars-Patriots game, maybe it is time to recognize Jacksonville is no longer a “cute” story but perhaps at worst, the third-best team in the AFC.

Game 1: Buffalo at Minnesota:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Vikings -17 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 41 -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Diggs anytime TD + Vikings win +110 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Vikings -10 1H -110 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 21 -115 1H (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Vikings Over 15.5 1H (5/5)

Game 2: San Francisco at Kansas City:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Chiefs -6.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 56 -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Kelce anytime TD + Chiefs win +115 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Chiefs -3.5 1H -110 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 28 -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to score in first 5:30 -115 (3/5)

Game 3: Dallas at Seattle:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Seahawks -1 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 41.5 -110 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Cowboys Under 19.5 -110 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Seahawks -0.5 -105 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 20.5 1H -115 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Cowboys Under 10.5 -130 (3/5)

Previous Week’s Record: 2-10 (.167)
Season Record: 2-16 (.125)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          Season (0-0, .000)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          Season (0-0, .000)
3-Star Pick Record: 2-5 (.214)          Season (2-8, .200)
4-Star Pick Record: 0-2 (.000)          Season (0-5, .000)
5-Star Pick Record: 0-3 (.000)          Season (0-3, .000)

Author: Chris Altruda

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