NFL Week 3 2022: A case for each favorite
The NFL Week 3 lines are out, and there are some juicy favorites to mull over heading out of Monday Night Football.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (-5)
The Browns and Steelers are both without a real quarterback, but the Browns are at home and have to be steaming after that ridiculous loss to the Jets.
Houston Texans at Chicago Bears (-2.5)
The Bears and Texans are on the same level. Chicago, though, is at home, with a better defense and reason to believe it can get to 2-1.
Las Vegas Raiders (-1) at Tennessee Titans
The Raiders are facing the end of their season if they lose this game. Being more talented, they should handle business.
Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5) at Indianapolis Colts
Have you seen the Colts? They should play better in Week 3, but they couldn’t handle the Jaguars. Good luck against the Chiefs.
Buffalo Bills (-4) at Miami Dolphins
The Bills will be out to prove they’re the beasts of the East. Miami looks legit, but this might be its biggest test of the year.
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Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings (-6.5)
Expect a ton of points, but the Vikings have a defense that should get more stops than Detroit’s unit. Look for Justin Jefferson to have a huge game.
Baltimore Ravens (-3) at New England Patriots
The Ravens, much like the Browns and Raiders, are coming off awful losses. Expect a vintage performance.
Cincinnati Bengals (-4.5) at New York Jets
If the Bengals lose this game, they’re done. Joe Burrow needs time, but he should find it against New York’s front.
Philadelphia Eagles (-4) at Washington Commanders
The Eagles are a much better team, with a better quarterback, and a superior defense.
New Orleans Saints (-3) at Carolina Panthers
Baker Mayfield has struggled badly, and although Jameis Winston is always a concern, he’s surrounded by much better talent.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Chargers (-7)
As long as Justin Herbert is healthy, the Chargers should handle the Jags at home.
Los Angeles Rams (-4) at Arizona Cardinals
Los Angeles needs to play better, but the Rams are a much more talented team than the beat-up Cards.
Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks (-2)
The Falcons look downright awful defensively, and the Seahawks, while limited, have weapons to create a few big plays.
Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-2.5)
Great game, but who has the weapons? And which defense has given up a combined 13 points?
San Francisco 49ers (-1) at Denver Broncos
Why are the Niners not laying more points? The Broncos have looked awful through two weeks.
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants (-2.5)
The Giants are 2-0, playing with a ton of confidence, get Cooper Rush in primetime, and they’re home.