NFL 2022 – Ugly. There’s no other way to describe my Week 3 picks.
I went 5-11. I really don’t know what happened. I was so confident that Kansas City would beat an inept, winless Indianapolis squad that I even picked the Chiefs in my survivor pool.
I didn’t survive.
I surely thought Buffalo, coming off the Monday night rout of Tennessee, would handle business in Miami. But the Bills had a meltdown. Not even the Dolphins’ butt punt late in the game could save the Bills … but it was a game that my colleague and Dolphins fan Mike MacAdam could like.
And it may be time to take the Jacksonville Jaguars seriously after their 38-10 rout of the Los Angeles Chargers. First-year Jaguars head coach and former head coach of my Philadelphia Eagles Doug Peterson has Jacksonville playing well. I may be picking the Jaguars to win in future games.
But not this Sunday, not against my Eagles.
Hopefully, Eagles fans will cheer Peterson on Sunday. He did bring us our first Super Bowl title, and he was correct in his benching of quarterback Carson Wentz during the 2020 season. Wentz looked awful against the Eagles on Sunday, getting sacked nine times.
Unlike me, Gazette colleague mailto:[email protected] had a great Week 3, going 11-5. Shinder is 28-19-1. I am 22-25-1.
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Here are my Week 4 picks.
- Miami 24, Cincinnati 21
- Minnesota 34, New Orleans 10
- Cleveland 21, Atlanta 17
- Buffalo 31, Baltimore 28
- Dallas 30, Washington 8
- Detroit 28, Seattle 21
- Tennessee 20, Indianapolis 17
- L.A. Chargers 24, Houston 17
- N.Y. Giants 14, Chicago 13
- Philadelphia 28, Jacksonville 17
- Pittsburgh 23, N.Y. Jets 11
- Arizona 29, Carolina 21
- Green Bay 34, New England 7
- Las Vegas 28, Denver 14
- Kansas City 31, Tampa Bay 21
- L.A. Rams 30, San Francisco 14
WEEK 4 TV SCHEDULE
(Subject to change)
- Amazon Prime Video — Miami at Cincinnati, 8:15 p.m. (Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung).
- NFL Network — Minnesota vs. New Orleans at London, 9:30 a.m. (Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin).
- FOX23 (WXXA) — Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. (Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver).
- CBS6 (WRGB) and Paramount+ — Buffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn); New England at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson).
- DirectTV NFL Sunday Ticket — N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuletta, A.J. Ross); L.A. Chargers at Houston, 1 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Amanda Renner); Jacksonville at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (Spero Dedes, Jay Feely, Aditi Kinkhabwala); Cleveland at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (Beth Mowins, Tiki Barber); Washington at Dallas, 1 p.m. (Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi); Seattle at Detroit, 1 p.m. (Chris Myers, Robert Smith, Jennifer Hale); Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink); Arizona at Carolina, 4:05 p.m. (Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake); Denver at Las Vegas, 4:25 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins).
- NBC13 (WNYT) and Peacock — Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 8:20 p.m. (Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark).
- ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+ — L.A. Rams at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN+: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters; ESPN2: ManningCast).