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NFL Picks and Predictions Week 3: The BTSC Contributor Challenge

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Wondering who to pick in this week's slate of NFL games? The BTSC contributors give you their picks for Week 3 actions...you'll never guess who they take in the Steelers/Eagles game...

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Week 2 of the NFL season is in the history books and....wait a second. If NFL games were in the history books in the 20th Century, I would have probably gone to a better college, but I digress. With 32 games completed, the contributors at BTSC are finding that picking games are more difficult than the marriage of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie-Pitt, floundering and distressing to George Clooney.

Now, since I am now a betting man, I'd wager that Mr. Clooney, like all of you, is eagerly anticipating what NFL teams our brainiacs at BTSC are going to pick to win outright this week. But hold your Oscars, let's review our progress so far. For Week 2, Fear94 had some company at the top in the form of Brian Nuckols, 58Steel and Jeff Hartman. Had I not tried to be different and not picked against the Steelers, I would be joining them. Three contributors brought up the rear, but a 7-9 week may get you in the NFL Wildcard, but not in this paragraph. Fear 94 has a two-point lead over Nuckols for Overall bragging rights. But there is a long way to go.

Check out the full standings below:

Week 2 W L 2016 W L
1 Brian Nuckols 11 5 1 Fear94 25 7
2 Fear94 11 5 2 Brian Nuckols 23 9
2 58 Steel 11 5 3 Jeff Hartman 22 10
4 Jeff Hartman 11 5 4 Bryan Davis 21 11
4 Brett Foreman 10 6 4 Daniel Sager 21 11
6 Bryan Davis 10 6 6 58 Steel 20 12
6 Dan Sager 9 7 7 Brett Foreman 18 14
6 Mike Frazer 9 7 7 Flip Fisher 18 14
9 Flip Fisher 8 8 7 Mike Frazer 18 14
9 Zach Parnes 8 8 7 Zach Parnes 18 14
9 Anthony Defeo 7 9 11 Anthony Defeo 17 15
12 Eric O’Connell 7 9 12 Eric O’Connell 16 16
12 Robert Hitchcock 7 9 12 Robert Hitchcock 15 17

Now what you've all been waiting for, here are the BTSC picks for Week 3. Wager wisely and don't invite Robert Hitchcock to Vegas with you. Atlantic City maybe.

WEEK 3 Anthony Defeo Brett Foreman Brian Nuckols Bryan Davis Daniel Sager Eric O'Connell Fear94
Houston @New England
HOU
NE NE HOU HOU HOU
NE
Arizona @Buffalo AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ ARZ
Oakland @Tennessee OAK TEN OAK OAK OAK TEN OAK
Cleveland @Miami MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA
Baltimore @Jacksonville JAX JAX BAL JAX BAL BAL BAL
Detroit @Green Bay GB GB DET GB GB GB GB
Denver @Cincinnati CIN DEN DEN CIN CIN CIN CIN
Minnesota @Carolina CAR MIN CAR CAR CAR CAR MIN
Washington @NY Giants NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG WAS WAS
Los Angeles @Tampa Bay TB TB TB TB LA TB TB
San Francisco @Seattle
SEA
SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA
New York Jets @Kansas City KC KC KC NYJ NYJ KC KC
San Diego @Indianapolis IND SD IND IND IND IND IND
Pittsburgh @Philadelphia PHI PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
Chicago @Dallas DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL
New Orleans @Atlanta NO ATL NO ATL NO NO NO

WEEK 3 58Steel Flip Fisher Jeff Hartman Mike Frazer Robert Hitchcock Zach Parnes
Houston @New England
HOU
HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU
Arizona @Buffalo AZ AZ AZ AZ AZ BUF
Oakland @Tennessee OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK TENN
Cleveland @Miami MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA
Baltimore @Jacksonville JAX JAX BAL JAX JAC JAC
Detroit @Green Bay GB GB GB GB GB GB
Denver @Cincinnati CIN CIN DEN DEN CIN DEN
Minnesota @Carolina CAR MIN CAR CAR CAR CAR
Washington @NY Giants NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG WAS
Los Angeles @Tampa Bay TB TB TB TB TB LA
San Francisco @Seattle SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SF
New York Jets @Kansas City NYJ KC KC KC NYJ KC
San Diego @Indianapolis IND SD SD IND IND SD
Pittsburgh @Philadelphia PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
Chicago @Dallas DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL CHI
New Orleans @Atlanta NO ATL NO ATL ATL ATL