Sure Winners Preseason Week 3
As we get closer and closer to the regular season, you can treat the NFL betting lines for the preseason games more like you would treat them during real action. Starting offenses and defenses will play for the most of the first half, if not into the second half, and teams are starting to show a little more of their packages. Let’s take a look at some of your sure winners from the upcoming week of action.
Here’s a Look at the Sure Winners NFL Preseason Week 3
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Thursday, August 25
Atlanta over Miami
As the Miami Dolphins showed in Week 2 against Dallas, they have a decent passing game led by Ryan Tannehill. However, they also showed that they have a porous passing defense. If Ndamukong Suh doesn’t start showing some aggression on the pass rush anytime soon, the Dolphins will really have to reconsider having signed him away from Detroit. The Falcons have a passing duo (Chris Ryan – Julio Jones) that is every bit as good as the Tony Romo – Dez Bryant connection (or Dak Prescott – Dez Bryant) that Dallas had, so they should be able to find plenty of room to wander against the Fish.
Friday, August 26
Tampa Bay over Cleveland
The Browns are still showing some growing pains in the early days of the Robert Griffin III era. Their defense is solid, but the offense is still struggling to find some traction. The Buccaneers have a hard-nosed defense that will challenge Cleveland, and I think that Jameis Winston will be able to generate more offense for the Bucs than what the Browns will put up, even with the reserves on the field.
Green Bay over San Francisco
It’s hard to believe that Blaine Gabbert is still winning the quarterback battle in San Francisco, but Colin Kaepernick apparently still hasn’t done enough to impress Chip Kelly with his ability, and so Gabbert is still holding the keys to the offense. The Green Bay Packers have won both of their first two preseason games with relative ease, and I like them to manage Gabbert with their own defense while driving up and down the field against a 49er defense that feasted on an ineffective Denver attack but will struggle against Aaron Rodgers.
Saturday, August 273
Los Angeles over Denver
The Broncos have fallen a long way from the heights of their Super Bowl victory, having lost Peyton Manning and signed Mark Sanchez to replace him — only to see Trevor Siemian mount a challenge in the quarterback battle. However, against San Francisco in Week 2, it was not clear which of those two quarterbacks really wanted to win the starting job, as they both committed klutzy turnovers. The Rams’ Jared Goff is gaining confidence at the quarterback position, and I see them heading to Denver and victimizing the Broncos with their solid pass rush and above-average secondary coverage.