By The Numbers: Week 3, 2016


Ouch. That didn’t go as expected. With Teddy Bridgewater injured and Sam Bradford only two weeks into the Vikings system, and I was expecting an easy victory for the Packers. Honestly, two road games in a row and shitty indoor stadiums with their artificial noise pumped in could mean defeat for most teams. The Vikings defense has always been pretty good too, so that helped. But shooting yourself in the foot with all of the penalties and dropped balls/turnovers isn’t helping anything. The offense is slow starting again this year, and that doesn’t bode too well, but the fact that our defense is #1 against the run right now is a very good sign. Champions are born when defenses are stout, but the offense needs to get its act together if we’re going to the playoffs. I still believe this team has what it takes to go all away, even if they dropped on the power rankings from #1 to whatever… fuck these critics man.

But hey, it’s only week 3 and we’re 1-1. That’s not a terrible start, and the Lions don’t have Calvin Johnson, or their starting running back. So I like our odds. But I said the same thing last week and that didn’t get me very far. Still, I can’t root against my team. Here’s my picks for my team, and the rest of the league for week 3:

Packers 24, Lions 14
Patriots 24, Texans 10
Cardinals 31, Bills 7
Panthers 20, Vikings 10
Broncos 30, Bengals 27
Ravens 21, Jags 17
Dolphins 20, Browns 3
Giants 23, Redskins 20
Raiders 17, Titans 13
Seahawks 30, 49ers 14
Rams 16, Buccs 13
Chargers 27, Colts 24
Chiefs 24, Jets 17
Steelers 28, Eagles 20
Cowboys 21, Bears 10
Saints 31, Falcons 14