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Week 3 Predictions Record: 11-5

Season Predictions Record: 21-10

Week three of the NFL 2016 season is now over, there were many great games to watch this past weekend with results no one could have guessed. After two weeks of double digit picks correct, I am beginning to gain confidence as the season moves forward. There were some major upsets this week(a few not in my favor), and we saw some great performances by teams that needed a big win. Others, faltered under the pressure. But overall I was satisfied with this week’s results. Here are the game recaps for this past weekend.


Thursday Night Football

Texans 0 Team Grade: F

Patriots 27 Team Grade: A+

Game Recap: The Patriots prove yet again that great coaching, and a good defense can win games even with the odds stacked against you. The Patriots came into this week after losing not only Tom Brady (suspension) and Garoppolo to injury but had a rookie starting quarterback and a wide receiver serving as his backup. Even I had the Patriots losing in this one because it just seemed impossible for them to beat J.J. Watt and the Texans. But somehow some way this team was able to not only win, but blow out a good Texans team in route to their 3-0 start this season. Jacoby Brissett wasn’t amazing in his first start, but he got the job done in this game. You might see a significant rise in the Power rankings from this Patriots team this week. Great game for the Patriots and a good lesson for the Texans, who looked stagnant on offense and playing catch up on defense.

Player of the Game: LeGarrette Blount was the player of the game in this one which saw him rush for 105 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries for the Patriots. Look for him to continue to put up big numbers until the return of Brady.


Game of the Week

Vikings 22 Team Grade: A

Panthers 10 Team Grade: B-

Game Recap: This week’s game of the week was nothing short of surprising and special as the Vikings went into Carolina and got a much deserved win on the back of their great defense. The Vikings dominated this game causing celebrated Carolina quarterback Cam Newton to throw three interceptions in the Panther’s first loss at home since November 16, 2014. The Vikings look like true contenders after this very impressive win over the Panthers. Bradford looks to be the missing piece of the puzzle for the Vikings as they continue to impress this year.

Player of the Game: Vikings Defense which caused three important turnovers from Cam Newton gets the nod at player of the game here. This defense looks like one of the best in the league right now.


Cardinals 18 Team Grade: C

Bills 33 Team Grade: A-

Game Recap: The Buffalo Bills looked nothing like a team that lost its first two games of the year as they earned a victory against a good Cardinals team this week. LeSean McCoy looked like his former self this week dominating on the ground against the Cards defense. The Bills looked like a team determined to prove the haters wrong, and in essence did just that. This was one of the games I got wrong this week as I predicted that the Cardinals would dominate this week, but with this strong showing you never know what could happen next week when the Bills face the Patriots.

Player of the Game: LeSean McCoy earns player of the game behind his 17 carries for 110 yards rushing and two touchdowns.


Broncos 29 Team Grade: A

Bengals 17 Team Grade: B

Game Recap: Another powerhouse matchup, and yet another good game. The Broncos looked like an offensive juggernaut this week in Cincinnati as they came to town and dominated a good Bengals defense in route to another win to start this season. This offense which had been less than impressive through the first few games came to life behind the arm of Trevor Siemian who threw a career high four touchdown passes in this win for the Broncos. The Broncos do not look like they are slowing down any time soon as they continue to dominate quality opponents. The Bengals will get a break from what has been a very rough opening schedule this week and will bounce back with a win.

Player of the Game:. Trevor Siemian is the player of the game here as he throws for 312 yards and four touchdowns through the air to earn his team the win.


Lions 27 Team Grade: B

Packers 34 Team Grade: A-

Game Recap: A great NFC north matchup between the Lions and the Packers turned out to be a one sided affair as the Packers cruised to victory over the Lions in this game. Aaron Rodgers threw for four touchdowns in the first half in this victory. This was a good game to watch as it was an offensive showdown between two quarterbacks looking to bring the win to their respective franchises. With the game pretty much in the bag for the Packers, the Lions tried to mount a comeback with three touchdown passes behind the arm of Matthew Stafford pulled the game close, but the result was never in doubt for the Packers.

Player of the Game: Rodgers finally looked in rhythm this game throwing for four scores and connecting well with Jordy Nelson for two. The Pack just might be back.


Ravens 19 Team Grade: B+

Jaguars 17 Team Grade: B-

Game Recap: The Ravens may not do it in the most appealing fashion, but they get the wins that they need. And sitting at 3-0 to start this season, they are in good position going into week 4. I am still waiting for this Jaguars offense to come alive, but they are still struggling to get things going. The Jaguars were not without opportunity to win this game as they probably should have, but the Ravens were able to pull out another close one and win on the road.

Player of the Game: Justin Tucker is the second best kicker in the NFL and showed just how good he is by hitting four field goals including a 54 yard game winning kick to seal the victory for the Ravens.


Browns 24 Team Grade: B

Dolphins 30 Team Grade: B