NFL Week 3 lineups, picks, spreads, TV schedule, how to watch, predictions for 2022: Best NFL week Preview

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Only one game on the NFL Week 3 schedule pits an unbeaten team against a winless team, the Chiefs vs. Colts. Kansas City is only a 6.5-point favorite in the NFL Week 3 odds at Caesars Sportsbook. Even with Matt Ryan and Jonathan Taylor in the backfield for a club that won nine games last year, perhaps no team has looked worse than the Colts thus far. Indianapolis was held to a tie against the Texans and was defeated by the Jaguars. The Colts vs. Chiefs game has one of the week’s highest NFL spreads, but which team is worth backing with your NFL bets? All of the NFL Week 3 lines are available below, and SportsLine’s powerful computer model has all of the NFL betting tips and predictions you need to make the best NFL Week 3 picks right now.

Since its inception, the program, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has returned more than $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks. The model enters Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season with a 139-102 record on top-rated NFL picks dating back to the 2017 season.

The model also rated in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch for straight-up NFL picks four times in the last six years and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick them, players four times during that time. Anyone who has followed it is on the right track.

It has now switched its focus to Caesars’ updated NFL Week 3 odds and has locked in picks for every NFL clash. Visit this page to see each selection.

NFL Week 3 Coverage Map: How to watch:

All Games will be broadcast on Paramaount+ and fuboTV

The NFL Week 3 coverage map is now available. CBS brings its best team (Jim Nantz and Tony Romo) to Indianapolis for the week’s showpiece game. This week’s NFL doubleheader is on FOX, featuring an afternoon game in Tampa that we hope you can catch.

The 2022 NFL season is two weeks old, and the Cincinnati Bengals will try to win their first game on Sunday against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

This week’s primetime games include the Browns vs. Steelers on Thursday Night Football, the Broncos vs. Niners on Sunday Night Football, and the Giants vs. Cowboys on Monday Night Football.

*All Time EST

Thursday, September 22nd

8:15 p.m. – Amazon Prime Video – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

Sunday, September 25th

1 p.m – Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets – CBS
1 p.m. – New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers – FOX
1 p.m. – Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears – CBS
1 p.m. – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts – CBS
1 p.m. – Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins – CBS
1 p.m. – Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings – FOX
1 p.m. – Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots – FOX
1 p.m. – Las Vegas Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans – FOX
1 p.m. – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Commanders – FOX
4:05 p.m. – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers – FOX
4:25 p.m. – Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals – FOX
4:25 p.m. – Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks –

4:25 p.m. – Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – FOX

8:20 p.m. – San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos – NBC

Monday, September 26th

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants – 8:30 p.m. – ESPN

Top Predictions for NFL Week 3

The Bengals (-4.5) go on the road and cover against the Jets, which is one of the model’s top Week 3 NFL choices. Last year, only six teams had fewer sacks than the Jets, and they have the same statistical sack ranking this year. Because New York is allowing opposing quarterbacks a passer rating of above 100 this season, a lack of pressure on Joe Burrow should let him pick through the Jets’ defense. Burrow is expected to eclipse 300 yards passing and toss multiple touchdowns passes, with Ja’Marr Chase receiving almost 100 yards.

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The model predicts that no Jets player will have more than 60 receiving yards. In reality, New York is defeated by two touchdowns, with the Bengals (-4.5) covering roughly 60% of the time.

Another Week 3 NFL prediction from the model: the Seahawks (-2) cover the spread at home against the Falcons. Seattle failed to cover the spread in their Week 2 loss to San Francisco, ending Geno Smith’s incredible record against the spread. Smith had covered the ball in nine consecutive starts, the second-longest streak by a quarterback since 2000. Despite the loss, Smith is 9-1 ATS in his previous ten starts for the Seahawks and has covered four of his five career outings.

The SportsLine model predicts that Seattle (-2) will win by more than a field goal and cover more than half of the time. The model also has 44 combined points and recommends betting on the Over (42). Check out which other teams to select here.

How to Make NFL Week 3 Predictions:

The model has also predicted who will win and cover in every other game on the Week 3 NFL schedule, and it predicts a Super Bowl contender to lose heavily. At SportsLine, you can only get every pick for every game.

So, what NFL predictions can you make with certainty? And which Super Bowl candidate takes a beating? Check out the current NFL odds below, then head to SportsLine to see which teams win and cover the spread, all based on a proven computer model that has returned over $7,000 since its inception.

The third week of the 2022 season begins with an intriguing game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns, but there are plenty of other NFL Week 3 matchups worth watching.

Check out our breakdown of the NFL Week 3 schedule:

The Steelers’ game against the Browns will be the first NFL Week 3 action of the 2022 season. The game is expected to be a grind-it-out fight between two division rivals with robust defenses and quarterback problems.

After Thursday night, there will be two more primetime games in Week 3. The game between the 49ers and Broncos on “Sunday Night Football” has the potential to be exciting. Because Trey Lance suffered a broken ankle, Jimmy Garoppolo will return to the starting lineup and try to right the ship.

On the other hand, Denver is off to an uninspiring 1-1 start. First-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett has been chastised for his in-game management abilities, and he will need to provide a strong performance in Week 3 to allay fears.

Another matchup in NFL Week 3 has a team starting its backup quarterback on “Monday Night Football.” Cooper Rush and the Cowboys are coming off a victory and will face the unexpected 2-0 Giants, who has looked impressive in Brian Daboll’s first season as head coach.

There will be plenty of other good games to watch in Week 3, but the best of the bunch will be the Packers vs. Buccaneers game on Fox at 4:25 p.m. ET. It will be a fight between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, but Brady will be without his top two receiving weapons, Mike Evans (suspended) and Chris Godwin (injured) (hamstring).

The NFL Week 3 schedule for the 2022 NFL season is listed below.

NFL Week 3

  • Thursday, Sept. 22
GameKickoff timeTV channel
Steelers vs. Browns8:15 p.m. ETAmazon
  • Sunday, Sept. 25
GameKickoff timeTV channel
Saints vs. Panthers1 p.m. ETFox
Texans vs. Bears1 p.m. ETCBS
Chiefs vs. Colts1 p.m. ETCBS
Bills vs. Dolphins1 p.m. ETCBS
Lions vs. Vikings1 p.m. ETFox
Ravens vs. Patriots1 p.m. ETFox
Bengals vs. Jets1 p.m. ETCBS
Raiders vs. Titans1 p.m. ETFox
Eagles vs. Commanders1 p.m. ETFox
Jaguars vs. Chargers4:05 p.m. ETCBS
Rams vs. Cardinals4:25 p.m. ETFox
Falcons vs. Seahawks4:25 p.m. ETFox
Packers vs. Buccaneers4:25 p.m. ETFox
49ers vs. Broncos8:20 p.m. ETNBC
  • Monday, Sept. 26
GameKickoff timeTV channel
Cowboys vs. Giants8:15 p.m. ETESPN/ABC

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