Week 3 - Sunday, Sep. 25, 2005
*Buffalo 23 Atlanta 20 -- The Falcons bring a sack-minded defense and QB Michael Vick into Buffalo. Atlanta was 4-4 on the road last season. These two teams haven't clashed since 2001, when the hosting Falcons earned a 33-30 win.
Cincinnati 24 *Chicago 19 -- The Bengals are on the rise, both offensively and defensively. The Bears have been in the middle of a on-going youth movement on offense, which gives Cincinnati a clear advantage.
Tampa Bay 24 *Green Bay 23 -- The Packers aren't what they used to be, particularly at Lambeau Field, a place once feared by opposing teams. The Bucs should give the declining Pack a difficult time.
*Indianapolis 27 Cleveland 16 -- The Browns lead this series 13-10, but the Colts have won the previous three meetings. Indianapolis' high-powered offense should prevail once again.
Carolina 19 *Miami 17 -- This will be the third time these two teams have met in the regular season, with the Dolphins winning the first two meetings. Carolina already is banged up.
*Minnesota 24 New Orleans 21 -- New Orleans continues to play on emotion following Hurricane Katrina. The last time these two teams clashed in Minnesota was in 2000, when the Vikings defeated the Saints 34-16.
Jacksonville 19 *N.Y Jets 17 -- The Jaguars came into the Meadowlands in 1999 and won, but the Jets defeated Jacksonville 13-10 at New York in 2003.
*Philadelphia 27 Oakland 21 -- The Eagles have one of the league's most powerful teams, and home-field advantage most certainly bodes well.
*St. Louis 23 Tennessee 14 -- The Cardinals still have a dangerous offense. The Titans experienced a lot of roster turnover in the offseason, which could affect their performance in the early part of the season.
Dallas 20 *San Francisco 14 -- The Cowboys underperformed last season, but coach Bill Parcells appears to be refocused on the task at hand. The Niners, meanwhile, have nowhere to go but up after last season's abysmal performance.
Arizona 23 *Seattle 20 -- If this series continues in similar fashion to the previous two seasons, home-field advantage will play an important role in this game. Arizona is a team that is on the rise, which won't make things easy for Seattle.
New England 24 *Pittsburgh 19 -- One of the best early-season games. The defending Super Bowl champion travels to Pittsburgh to take on an AFC opponent that looks to dethrone the current king.
*San Diego 24 N.Y Giants 17 -- These two teams have played five times, but not since 1998. The resurgent Chargers have the home-field advantage.
Week 3 - Monday, Sep. 26, 2005
*Denver 26 Kansas City 24 -- The Chiefs has one of the league's top offenses, but Denver isn't all that bad either. This is a series that has been evenly matched for several seasons, and that sentiment should hold true in this game.
* -- Home Team
i dont agree with over half his scores or reasons
the most surpising are:
clevland scoring 16 pts against indi
green bay scoring 23 pts against one of the best defenses so far tampa bay
chigago scoring 19 pts?
arizona gonig on the road and beating anybody is surpising to me.
denver beating kanas city is also surpising. and then he says denver isnt all that bad.hmmm, lost to fins, barley beat bolts.