Avoiding the Red Zone: Week 3 NFL Wagers

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has the Dolphins off to a surprising 2-0 start this season. Our NFL handicapper likes them again in Week 3.

No full write-up this week as our NFL handicapper, Dan Urda, is out of town this weekend. However, below are his 4 plays, as discussed on the podcast earlier in the week.

Week 3 Picks:

DET/WAS Over 48.5 – Facing one of the top cornerbacks in the league last week in Patrick Peterson, Calvin Johnson put up 6 for 116 and 2 touchdowns.  Now he and the rest of the Detroit offense face a Washington defense that’s allowed an average of 35.5 points through the first two weeks of the season. Scott Hanson might have to devote an NFL Red Zone split screen solely to this game.

MIA -1 vs. ATL – The Falcons have injuries piling up on offense with Sam Baker and Stevan Jackson out, and Roddy White still limping through his routes.  Cameron Wake will be able to pin his ears back and go after Matt Ryan all afternoon long. Plus, Ryan Tannehill has a really hot wife, in case you forgot. Not saying it will help him cover the spread, but it can’t hurt.

CHI -2.5 @ PIT – Again, Pittsburgh sucks.

3-team teaser: SEA -9.5, SF Pick, DEN -5.5 – This 3-team teaser has more chalk than Obama’s March Madness bracket.  However, there’s no way San Fran loses at home after stewing about that Seattle loss all week, Jacksonville might not cross midfield against the Seattle defense with a possible Chad Henne-Jordan Todman backfield, and it’s Peyton Manning vs. Terrelle Pryor in Monday Night Football. Sometimes all the 1-seeds do advance.

NFL Record Year-to-Date: 5-2

Week 3 #PhillyFastBreak Survivor Picks (11 entries left competing for the $48 top prize):

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