As I mentioned at the end of the last pick thread I found this week’s games to be of very poor quality and found it hard to pick six games that I thought might be relatively close and also work in some new teams. As a result I was forced to pick early and late games and nothing in between for the first time ever. There were also no marquee matchups unlike the first two weeks, but at least I get Dallas/San Fran in Week 5 which you can book as being on the slate barring a matchup altering disastrous injury.
The games this week:
Sunday at Noon:
Atlanta at Detroit LA Chargers at Minnesota New Orleans at Green Bay Tennessee at Cleveland
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay 6:15 LA Rams at Cincinnati 7:15
All times Central
Game 2 features two 0-2 teams while Game 5 features two 2-0 teams.
I actually had the Steelers/Raiders game on the slate but switched it out at the last minute. The Raiders have been awful so far and I thought the Steelers gritty win over Cleveland would cause most to pick them so concluded it was too one sided of a matchup.
Still, the Steelers have big time problems on offense. The Monday game was the most points scored (26) in an NFL game since 2017 by a team that never scrimmaged a down in the red zone. In 2017 KC scored 27 points without getting to the red zone. Pretty hard to do.