Our team total picks were a hit last week, but each week is a different animal and we're hoping we've found some more good NFL picks to add to our tickets.
Indianapolis Colts OVER 24.5
The Colts have been a major disappointment to start the season. They lost to the Bills 27-14 on the road in Week 1 and then suffered a huge letdown in a 20-7 home loss to the Jets on Monday Night Football.
Andrew Luck and company haven't been able to move the ball well at all, mustering up just 21 total points over the first couple weeks. That being said, we know what this offense is capable of, and Luck is still one of the best quarterbacks in the league. These struggles aren't going to last long, and this week's trip to Nashville sets up as a great chance for the Colts to bounce back in style.
This Week 3 matchup has all the makings of a Luck statement game, and we have a good feeling he'll tear through an exploitable Tennessee defense despite being on the road. T.Y. Hilton is approaching 100 percent health again, and Donte Moncrief has emerged as one of the most exciting young receivers in the game. Don't forget about the likes of Andre Johnson and running back Frank Gore either.
All in all, we don't see the Titans being able to stop Indianapolis from moving the ball up and down the field. So, we'll bank on the OVER hitting for the Colts.
Dallas Cowboys UNDER 21.5
Despite mounting injuries, the Cowboys keep chuggling along, and they'll try to move to 3-0 when they host the undefeated Falcons in Week 3 on Sunday.
Current NFL odds show Dallas's team total at 21.5 points, a low number which makes sense when you consider how banged up that offense is right now. Dez Bryant was injured in Week 1, with Tony Romo following suit last week. Both are expected to be out for an extended period of time, meaning it's now the Brandon Weeden show in Dallas. Yikes. Weeden hasn't done much to inspire confidence so far in his NFL career and will likely be asked to be more of a game manager than anything else.
We're expecting the Cowboys to try and establish the run game early and often against the Falcons, as they try to keep Matt Ryan and Julio Jones off the field. Dallas has been a time-of-possession monster so far this season and will try to replicate that again in Week 3.
Jason Witten being active will help the offense, but all in all it's hard to get excited about their prospects of easily putting up points, especially since the Falcons have improved defensively this season. We're on the UNDER here.
Denver Broncos OVER 24
Our last team total comes on Sunday Night Football, where the Broncos will be taking on the Lions in Detroit. Denver is the road favorite and is projected to score right around 24 points here.
Though there have been questions surrounding Peyton Manning and his arm strength, the Broncos offense showed some signs of life in the second half of last week's come-from-behind win over Kansas City. The Chiefs have one of the better all-around defenses in the NFL, so it was encouraging to see Denver find success ahead of this matchup with a weaker opponent in Detroit.
We know how much talent is on this Broncos team, so we're not going to shy away from backing them to put up a lot of points on national television. Manning and the likes of Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders should have productive games, and Denver's got some quality backs in C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman too.
Knowing what this Denver offense is capable of, we'll take the OVER for this Week 3 showdown in the Motor City.