Week 3 features some of the best matchups of the NFL season.
Before you place your bets, let’s go over the top matchups. All odds via FanDuel. Sign up for the FanDuel Sportsbook here.
Packers (+3) at Saints
Sunday night is possibly the last time Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees go head-to-head. Unfortunately, the legends are moving in different directions. Brees look finished; Rodgers has returned to his former G.O.A.T. form.
This weekend, the Packers open eyes. With this spread, it is a no-brainer. Green Bay bettors will rest easy as the Packers head into the fourth quarter with a large lead.
Packers, 34-21. Easy money. How are the Saints favored?
Cowboys (+5) at Seahawks
Dallas isn’t as bad as it has looked through two. Russell Wilson’s video game start is covering up Seattle’s blemishes. The Seahawks’ defense is putrid. 970, that’s the number. Seattle ranks dead last in yards allowed. Dallas’ high-powered offense will torch it.
+5 is exactly the number you need to feel comfortable with. In the game of the week, Dak Prescott keeps Dallas in it.
Take the points. Seattle, 31-28.
Chiefs at Ravens (-3)
Reminder: this game is on Monday Night Football. (It’s hard to believe the NFL gifted ESPN this matchup, which could decide home-field advantage in the AFC.)
Another easy bet. Baltimore is better than Kansas City on both sides of the ball.
Against LA, Kansas City struggled. Alarmingly, the offensive line couldn’t hold up. The Ravens’ defense can throttle a squad in three different ways.
On offense, Baltimore is using cheats. This run-game, led by Lamar Jackson, does what it wants, how it wants. The Chiefs had no answer for Austin Ekeler and the Chargers’ 183 yards on the ground. And no NFL team has the tools to stop Jackson, Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins, and — to make it totally unfair — Gus Edwards.
Monday night, the Ravens make a statement. They blow out the Chiefs showing they are the clear Super Bowl favorites.