Sharp NFL Picks for Early Sunday Slate: 3 Predictions for Week 3, Including Bills vs. Dolphins

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Alexander SuttonSeptember 25, 2022 at 02:21 PM

We have three NFL picks for the 1 p.m. ET Sunday slate of Week 3 — I’ll be walking you through my sharp picks and predictions for these NFL matchups below.

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Bills vs. Dolphins Pick: Dolphins +5.5 | -110 at DraftKings

The Miami Dolphins are coming off an incredible comeback victory on the road in Baltimore, one where they were down 14-35 at the start of the fourth quarter.

This week presents an even tougher challenge in the Buffalo Bills, who are arguably the league’s hottest team. This matchup will go a long way to seeing if the Dolphins are going to give Buffalo a run for the AFC East.

We are taking the points in favor of Miami because of the talent on both sides of the ball that should keep this close. Neither the Rams nor Titans have been able to stop the Bills offensively, but I believe Miami has a much better chance.

The Dolphins have the secondary to slow down Stefon Diggs and company. They’ve also added to their edge rushing unit, which should give Josh Allen some trouble. Offensively, Miami’s star receiving duo of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle should be a tough match for the Buffalo DBs, particularly without Tre’Davious White still out of this contest.

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The Patriots avoided the 0-2 plague with an uninspiring offensive effort against the Pittsburgh Steelers. While Mac Jones and the Patriots offense did just enough to get out of there with the win, they will not be able to score 17 points and win this week.

The Ravens, coming off the aforementioned heartbreaking loss to the Dolphins, are still one of the top teams in the AFC and are getting healthier. This week, the likes of Marlon Humphrey and possibly All-Pro LT Ronnie Stanley will be healthier and good to go.

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Baltimore, despite the loss, put up 38 points on a very good Miami defense. Bill Belichick’s defense has proven to be good, but the offense has been very questionable. In two games this season, the Pats have only scored 24 points.

Look for Baltimore to rebound here and run away with this one late in the contest.

Lions vs. Vikings Pick: Lions + 6 | -110 at DraftKings

The Lions are one of the most exciting teams in the league this season. They’ve been a perennial loser in recent memory, but have seemingly turned the page under head coach Dan Campbell.

Detroit lost by 3 in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles, who look great themselves. Last week, they put on an offensive clinic against the Washington Commanders.

The Vikings are coming off an embarrassing loss to Philadelphia on Monday Night Football and will likely rebound, but I still like the points here with Detroit. The Lions have been excellent offensively and are going to put up points on a Minnesota cornerback room that has concerns.

It’s hard to argue the history between these two teams, as we’ve been treated to many back-and-forth classics. Last year, the Lions won their first game of the year on a game-winner against the Vikings.

We are getting a lot of points with Detroit here. Let’s roll with the Motor City.

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