NFL Week Three Expert Picks
By Mike Payton
Games of the week
Sep 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) addresses the media after the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego won 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Bears at Seahawks
This game seems out-of-place in the games of the week section but in my opinion, this is a very interesting game. Both teams have yet to win a game, yet one of them is talked about as if they haven’t lost in 20 years. The other is widely considered to be one of the worst teams in the league and in a full-blown rebuild. If you’re the Seahwaks, you’re likely looking to week four vs the Lions on Monday night and not even paying attention to the Bears and their back up quarterback. What a perfect tie for the Bears to strike and pull off a massive upset for their first win of the season.
I still recommend you take the Seahawks, but watch this one closely.
Seahawks: Payton, Risdon, Glisson, Stahl, Baligian, Meinke, Williams, Mack, Pursel, DeGain,
Broncos at Lions
The last thing any Lions fan wants to do is stay up late to watch the Lions play like they’ve played the past two weeks on Sunday night. This game should be interesting as well. The Broncos are bringing their second ranked defense into Detroit to play an offense that has no idea who it is yet. If the Lions happen to realize what they are capable of on Sunday night then I say you have to take Detroit based on the fact that while the Broncos are great on the defensive side of the ball, they are dead last in offense.
The Lions must evolve into the team they want to be this week or they could be staring at an 0-3 record. I’m so dumb for this, but I’m taking the home team to play off their crowd and the inspiration of their tough quarterback risking his body against Von Miller and Demarcus Ware. I sure do hope I’m right because there is no way I’m taking the Lions next week (Spoiler alert!!!!)
Broncos: Risdon, Stahl, Baligian, Meinke, Williams, Mack, Pursel,
Lions: Payton, Glisson, DeGain
Next: The rest of the Slate