Week 3 of the NFL kicks off this Friday with the Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars.
There are some massive games in store this week, which includes the Rams vs. Browns, Saints vs. Seahawks and Falcons vs. Colts.
There are 16 games to enjoy this week and there’s some mouthwatering clashes throughout.
NFL Week 3 Tips
10:20am Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars @ TIAA Bank Field
The Titans didn’t look as good as they did in Week 1 last week. The 19-17 loss to the Colts wasn’t expected by most punters and how they respond will be interesting.
They head to Jacksonville this week and they’re coming off a 13-12 loss to the Houston Texans. It was a gritty display from the Jaguars, who are without quarterback Nick Foles.
Close game expected here but the Titans should come away with the victory.
Betting tip: Titans to win @ $1.79 Bet Now
Titans by 3
3:00am Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills @ New Era Field
The Bengals looked solid in Week 1 but didn’t show much last week and that’s a real concern for their season.
On the other hand, the Bills went into New York City and came away with two wins from two games. Victories over the Jets and Giants will hold them in good stead, despite the opposition being below average.
This is a Bills side which could threaten a few teams this season, including the Bengals, who are likely to struggle on the road in Week 3.
Betting tip: Bills -5.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Bills by 10
3:00am Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys @ AT&T Stadium
This is going to be an extremely long season for the Miami Dolphins. They have traded some star players and it looks like they’re building for the future.
Standing in their way this week are the Dallas Cowboys, which are one of the biggest favourites of the week.
Bookmakers have the Cowboys as the –22.5 favourites and given the form of both teams, we see the Cowboys scoring a big win here.
Betting tip: Cowboys –22.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Cowboys by 30
3:00am Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers @ Lambeau Field
They may sit at 2-0 on the season, but there are still some growing concerns for the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers isn’t looking like the MVP candidate he once was and father time could be playing with the champion quarterback.
Despite his and his offensive struggles, Green Bay are 2-0 and they welcome the Broncos, who are coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Bears.
In the game of the round last week, the Broncos gave up a field goal with no time on the clock last Monday. It was a tough watch and how they respond will be interesting.
This game should go in the Packers’ favour.
Betting tip: Packers –8 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Packers by 10
3:00am Atlanta Falcons vs. Indianapolis Colts @ Lucas Oil Stadium
This should be a close game as two 1-1 teams do battle in Indianapolis.
The Colts scored their first win of the season when beating the Tennessee Titans last week and it was a gutsy performance.
Jacoby Brissett looked good at quarterback and he’ll only continue to improve with more time.
The Atlanta Falcons scored a dramatic win over the Eagles on Monday afternoon and that could give them the confidence they need to kick on with it.
Falcons are coming off a poor 2018, so getting off to a 2-1 start this season is important.
Betting tip: Falcons to win @ $2.08 Bet Now
Falcons by 3
3:00am Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs @ Arrowhead Stadium
Two undefeated teams do battle at Arrowhead Stadium and it’s going to be an offensive classic.
The Ravens enter enemy territory having posted two quality wins and their offense looks great. Second-year QB Lamar Jackson looks vastly improved and he’s leading this offense to plenty of points.
However, they’re about to come up against the best attacking threat in the NFL in Patrick Mahomes. The MVP hasn’t lost any of his ability in the offseason.
The positive for the Ravens is that they have a great defense and it could give Kansas City something to think about.
Seven points the difference with bookmakers and that leans us in the favour of the Ravens.
Betting tip: Ravens +7 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Chiefs by 6
3:00am Oakland Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings @ U.S. Bank Stadium
Oakland did the job in Week 1 against the Broncos but came back down to earth against Kansas City.
They led the Chiefs 10-0 in the first quarterback but we outscored 28-0 in the second quarter. That was enough to see them lose by 18 points.
The Vikings also looked good in Week 1 but lost to the Packers in a tight one on Monday. They battled well in that game and should enjoy playing at home this week.
Bookmakers are expecting a comfortable victory for the Vikings and we agree.
Betting tip: Vikings –9.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Vikings by 12
3:00am New York Jets vs. New England Patriots @ Gillette Stadium
Bookmakers have the line set at 23 and the Jets might struggle to cover that.
After starting 0-2 and losing two quarterbacks, the Jets are in serious trouble and the Patriots could add to their pain this week.
The Patriots have come out of the starting gates with a huge win over the Steelers and then another massive win over the Dolphins.
They’re firing on all cylinders and this contest shouldn’t be close.
Betting tip: Patriots -23 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Patriots by 30
3:00am Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles @ Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia didn’t lose many admirers when losing to the Falcons on Monday, but they did lose plenty of players.
Injuries were the big concern from that game, but even an unhealthy Eagles team should be too good for the Lions this week.
Detroit scored a good win last start but the level of opposition steps up here and they typically struggle away from home.
A close game is expected but the Eagles should come away with it.
Betting tip: Eagles -7 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Eagles by 10
6:05am Carolina Panthers vs. Arizona Cardinals @ State Farm Stadium
The Panthers are in deep trouble at 0-2 and quarterback Cam Newton doesn’t look healthy. Adding to those woes, he injured himself at training during the week.
Arizona is a team that has yet to show their potential, but the early signs are good. They’ll be a better team next season but they could score a win over the Panthers here.
Tough game to call and bookies have taken it off the board because of the Newton injury, but we’re picking the Panthers to rally and win on the road.
Betting tip: Panthers to win Bet Now
Panthers by 7
6:05am New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Raymond James Stadium
The Giants are 0-2 for the sixth time in seven seasons and they have benched Eli Manning for this game.
Daniel Jones, the sixth pick of the draft, will make his debut for the Giants. He could give them the spark they need to kick-start their season.
However, the Buccs’ played very well to beat the Panthers last week and returning home could be key for them.
We have to go with the Buccaneers as they stopped the run last week and stopping Saquon Barkley is a similar challenge.
Betting tip: Buccaneers –6.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Buccaneers by 7
6:25am Houston Texans vs. LA Chargers @ Dignity Health Sports Park
The Chargers led at halftime against the Lions but couldn’t muster much in the second half.
It was a disappointing effort from the Chargers, which narrowly escaped with the win in Week 1 and they’re not living up to expectations.
For the Texans, they lost a nail biter in Week 1 to the Saints and scored a close victory last week. They have a team which can threaten many teams this season.
Tough game to call here, but we’ll go with a road upset.
Betting tip: Texans to win @ $2.54 Bet Now
Texans by 3
6:25am Pittsburgh Steelers vs. San Francisco 49ers @ Levi’s Stadium
The Steelers are in some strife but they’re adding players to their roster, so they’re not giving up hope on the season.
They have been well-beaten in two games to date and they don’t look good. On the other side, the 49ers have won both games and are looking a threat.
Without Big Ben at quarterback for the Steelers, it’s tough to see them being competitive, especially on the road.
Stick with the 49ers, which have their confidence up.
Betting tip: 49ers –6.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
49ers by 10
6:25am New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks @ Centurylink Field
The Saints have had some bad luck to start the season, so it’s no surprise to see them at 1-1 after two games.
They scored a late win in Week 1 against the Texans before losing to the LA Rams last week. To make matters worse, Drew Brees injured his hand and he could be out for this game.
Seattle comes into town with a win over the Steelers on the road and that’s going to do their confidence plenty of good.
Bookmakers have Seahawks as the –4.5 point-favourite and that’s a good enough line for us.
Betting tip: Seahawks –4.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Seahawks by 7
10:20am LA Rams vs. Cleveland Browns @ FirstEnergy Stadium
The Rams showed why they’re a Super Bowl threat when beating up on the Saints last week.
They look good after two games this season and although they’re not firing on all cylinders just yet, that will come with time.
Cleveland took advantage of a horrible Jets team last Tuesday when winning comfortably. However, they’re about to start a torrid schedule and we’re not sure they’re good enough to come out of that with a winning record.
This will be their stiffest test to date and we’ll happily go with the Rams.
Betting tip: Rams to win @ $1.64 Bet Now
Rams by 7
10:15am Chicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins @ FedEx Field
The Bears scored an amazing win over the Broncos last week and that might have kick-started their season.
It was a last-gasp win for the Bears and they needed it to avoid going 0-2 on the season after losing to Green Bay in Week 1.
Washington went down to Dallas last week but they scored 21 points and didn’t look too bad at times.
Playing on the road isn’t easy for the Bears but they could score a close win.
Betting tip: Bears to win @ $1.49 Bet Now
Bears by 6