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Community Tailgate: Week 3 Upsets

NFL News
September 25, 2015

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Last Friday, we asked you to weigh in on potential upsets around the league for Week 2, and with teams like the Jets, Raiders, Jaguars, and Buccaneers all pulling out victories, there was certainly no shortage of underdog wins.

Nerdy Football reader Albie Rivera called the Jets over the Colts in our comments section, while Barry Dodson nailed the Raiders over the Ravens, and Josh A. picked Washington over the Rams. Nearly everyone who made picks in the comments section successfully predicted at least one upset win.

After last week’s success, why not see if we can do it again this week? Here are the clubs that are currently Week 3 underdogs by at least a field goal, according to Bovada.lv:

  • Jaguars at Patriots
  • Bengals at Ravens
  • Titans vs. Colts
  • Buccaneers at Texans
  • Raiders at Browns
  • 49ers at Cardinals
  • Bears at Seahawks
  • Lions vs. Broncos
  • Chiefs at Packers

The Saints/Panthers line will certainly depend on Drew Brees‘ health, but even if their starting quarterback is able to play, the Saints will likely be underdogs by three points or more in Carolina.

In all likelihood, at least a couple of these teams will pull off upsets this weekend, and it’s possible a handful will come through, perhaps even a massive underdog like Jacksonville or Chicago. Which underdogs do you like to pick up Week 2 wins? Weigh in below with your thoughts.

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