Nine Home-Doggies Barking on the Week-3 NFL Slate

SBR Staff

Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:53 PM UTC

Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017 6:53 PM UTC

What did we learn at the end of Week 2? Patriots can turn it on whenever they feel like it. Steelers are doing their thing, slow and steady. Morten Andersen is rolling in his grave ...

...  from all the kickers missing field goals and extra points. Cowboys offensive line are in fact, humans. The Dolphins are preheating and favorites went 8-7-1 ATS. 

In Week 3, we have the Vikings being highly secretive on Sam Bradford’s status. Lawrence Timmons being suspended indefinitely by the Miami Dolphins, and there’s nine home-team underdogs. Cleveland Browns at Indianapolis has dropped to a PK -110. Where has the home field advantage gone?

San Francisco 49ers (+1) vs Los Angeles Rams

The 49ers front office thought that with the hiring of Kyle Shanahan, and what he did in Atlanta, that the team would turn around but then you realize that the 49ers have a subpar roster. Since making Santa Clara their home the 49ers are 2-1 against the Rams, which includes an overtime game, which the 49ers lost being the most recent, whom where also shutout.  Overall in the last 3 seasons the 49ers are 4-2 against the Rams.

San Francisco 49ers:

  • S Eric Reid (Knee) Expected to miss 2-3 weeks
  • TE George Kittle (Hip) Questionable
  • S Jaquiski Tartt (Neck) Questionable
  • DB Jimmie Ward (Hamstring) Questionable

Los Angeles Rams:

  • CB Troy Hill (Suspension Served) Probable
  • TE Gerald Everett (Thigh) Questionable
  • Malcolm Brown (Hamstring) Questionable
  • CB Kayvon Webster (Shoulder) Questionable

Detroit Lions (+2.5) vs. Atlanta Falcons

They say nothing brings more confidence than money in your pockets and for the first 2 weeks, Matthew Stafford has been straight flexing. The Lions have a tough challenge this week, facing the 16/17 Runner-ups, Atlanta Falcons. They will meet at Ford Field for the 1st time since December 22, 2012, where the Atlanta Falcons ran a train on the Lions winning 31-18. Overall the Lions since 2005 are 2-4 against the Falcons, at home the Lions are 1-3, with none of the losses being close.

Detroit Lions:

RB Dwayne Washington (Quad) Questionable
LB Jarrad Davis (Concussion) Questionable
S Tavon Wilson (Shoulder) Questionable

Atlanta Falcons:

LB Vic Beasley (Hamstring) Expected to miss 3-4 weeks
OL Austin Pasztor (Chest) Questionable
RB Brian Hill (Ankle) Questionable
DT Courtney Upshaw (Ankle) Questionable

Arizona Cardinals (+3) vs Dallas Cowboys 

Do you remember Natalya? She was the number four prostitute in whole of Kazakhstan. Niice! ... Jes. That’s a line from the 2006 Hit Film “Borat”, that was the last time the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-10 at home, since then they have dropped 4 games straight, losing by an average of 6 points. 3 of those last 4 games have been losses in Glendale, Arizona. Seems like “The King of Kangol Hats” Bruce Arians has Jason Garrett’s number.

Arizona Cardinals:

  • WR Jaron Brown (Knee) Questionable
  • RB David Johnson (Wrist) IR
  • LB Deone Bucannon (Ankle) Questionable
  • TE Jermaine Gresham (Knee) Questionable
  • WR John Brown (Leg) Downgraded to Doubtful
  • G Mike Iupati (Tricep) Questionable

Dallas Cowboys:

  • QB Dak Prescott (Ankle) Probable
  • CB Chidobe Awuzie (Hamstring) Questionable
  • CB Nolan Carroll (Concussion) Questionable

Buffalo Bills (+3) vs Denver Broncos 

The Buffalo Bills better hope and pray that there is no lighting delay against the Denver Broncos or maybe they should and say “Perfect. Let’s reschedule”. Denver is 2-0 but the only thing that isn’t perfect is their defense, who tend to put the foot off the gas late in the games, so that’s a positive for the Buffalo Bills. The line started at 2.5 and I feel it will continue to move.

Buffalo Bills:

  • T Cordy Glenn (Ankle) Questionable
  • DT Jerel Worthy (Concussion) Questionable

Denver Broncos:

  • RB Devontae Booker (Wrist) Doubtful
  • T Garett Bolles (Leg) Out Indefinitely
  • WR Bennie Fowler III (Concussion) Questionable
  • CB Brendan Langley (Knee) Questionable
  • DE Zach Kerr (Knee) Questionable

Los Angeles Chargers +3 vs. Kansas City Chiefs 

This might be a Chargers game were, we won’t see Phillip Rivers having to drive the length of the football field with 40 seconds remaining in the game, with no timeouts, down by 6. The Kansas City Chiefs have won 6 straight against the Chargers.  But then again this is the first meeting between both teams at the StubHub Center in Carson and let me tell you there isn’t a bad seat in the house. After the Chiefs looked solid, joocy and tight Week 1 against the defending Champions New England Patriots, they were slowed down a bit by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Los Angeles Chargers:

  • T Joe Barksdale (Foot) Questionable
  • CB Jason Verrett (Knee) Expected to Miss
  • DE Jermiah Attaochu (Hamstring) Questionable
  • S Rayshawn Jenkins (Concussion) Questionable

Kansas City Chiefs:

  • OL Mitch Morse (Foot) Out Indefinitely
  • OL Parker Ehinger (Knee) Questionable
  • LB Reggie Ragland (Knee) Questionable

Washington Redskins (+3) vs Oakland Raiders

 Every football fans question for the past couple of years, will be answered Sunday. Are the Raiders for real? Believe it, or not, this is only the 4th time these 2 teams have faced off in 17 years. The last time the Oakland Raiders defeated the Washington Redskins 90,000 people were in attendance in Landover, MD to witness the Raiders, 3 point victory. Since then the Raiders have dropped 2 straight to the Washington Redskins with their most recent being in 2013 at the Coliseum losing 14-24.

Washington Redskins:

  • TE Jordan Reed (Shoulder) Probable
  • RB Rob Kelley (Ribs) Expected to Miss
  • Oakland Raiders:
  • FB Jamize Olawale (Leg) Questionable
  • DB Keith McGill II (Foot) Questionable
  • CB Sean Smith (Neck) Questionable

Jacksonville Jaguars (+3.5) vs. Baltimore Ravens

 In the past 3 seasons, these both teams have split 6 games, going 3-3. Jaguars have had the best of the Baltimore Ravens, going 2-1 in those 3 meetings in Jacksonville, Florida. “The Comeback Kid” Blake Bortles has thrown 53 interceptions in his career as a starter going 12-35. In the Jaguars Week 1 victory “The Comeback Kid” only threw 21 times for 125 yards, 1 TD with a 52.38% completion rate. While being the QB Jacksonville deserves, but not the one they need right now, “Blake Cool” was called upon 34 times for 223 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT’s and a 58.82% completion rate, in a loss to the Tennessee Titans. Is it time for Leonard Fournette to go rogue?

Jacksonville Jaguars:

  • OL Brandon Linder (Knee) Questionable
  • DT Michael Bennett (Pectoral) IR
  • S Calvin Pryor (Ankle) Questionable
  • LB Lerentee McCray (Knee) Questionable
  • RB T.J. Yeldon (Hamstring) Questionable

Baltimore Ravens:

  • LB Bam Bradley (ACL) IR
  • G Marshal Yanda (Ankle) IR
  • RB Terrance West (Leg) Questionable
  • DT Brandon Williams (Foot) Questionable
  • CB Jaylen Hill (Hamstring) Questionable
  • CB Sheldon Price (Concussion) IR

New York Jets (+7) vs. Miami Dolphins

Will “The Santa Claus Bomber” Jay Cutler slap the taste out the mouth of former teammate, former homie, former ace, now bitter rival Josh McCown? In what is being called the game of the week. The current 1st place AFC East team, the undefeated Miami Dolphins, with “Gracie Academy Graduate” Jay Cutler at the helm, take on the 0-2, New York Jets. The Miami Dolphins swept the New York Jets last year but before then, the Jets had won 3 straight. The Dolphins are very light at the linebacker position can the New York Jets take advantage? As a Dolphins fan, I can tell you that this is the type of games Miami loses. I hope I’m wrong. #finsup

New York Jets:

  • TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Suspension Served) Probable
  • L Bruce Carter (Ankle) Questionable
  • G Brian Winters (Abdominal) Questionable
  • LB Edmond Robinson (Groin) Questionable
  • TE Eric Tomlinson (Elbow) Questionable
  • OL Jonothan Harrison (Concussion) Questionable
  • TE Jordan Leggett (Knee) Questionable
  • S Rontez Miles (Eye) Questionable
  • Miami Dolphins:
  • LB Stephone Anthony (Ankle) Out Indefinitely
  • LB Lawrence Timmons (Suspension) Out Indefinitely
  • LB Rey Maualuga (Hamstring) Questionable

Chicago Bears +8 vs Pittsburgh Steelers

 Just like the WAS/OAK game, this will be the 4th time they face each other since the turn of the Century, with the Chicago Bears having won 2 straight against the Steelers, 2-1 overall and 1-1 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. The Steelers have been doing their thing though recently, maybe not playing the most attractive football per se but getting the job done, creating the splash plays needed to secure the W and in the end a W is a W.

Chicago Bears:

  • RB Jordan Howard (Arm) Questionable
  • LB Nick Kwiatkoski (Pectoral) IR
  • RB Benny Cunningham (Ankle) Questionable
  • DB Deon Bush (Hamstring) Questionable
  • DB Prince Amukamara (Ankle) Questionable
  • OL Tom Compton (Hip) Questionable
  • OL Kyle Long (Ankle) Questionable
  • WR Markus Wheaton (Finger) Questionable 

Pittsburgh Steelers:

  • TE Jesse James (Ankle) Probable
  • T Alejandro Villanueva (Dehydration) Questionable
  • T Jerald Hawkins (Knee) Questionable
  • DE Stephon Tuitt (Bicep) Questionable
  • LB T.J. Watt (Groin) Questionable
  • S J.J. Wilcox (Concussion) Questionable
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