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AP staff NFL preview and predictions for Week 3

The Chiefs play the Chargers on Sunday, but we’re picking all of this weekend’s games.

New Orleans Saints v Carolina Panthers Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Once again, Thursday Night Football kicks off Week 3’s NFL schedule, with the Houston Texans (1-1) hosting the Carolina Panthers (2-0).

The Kansas City Chiefs will be at home against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for Noon Arrowhead Time.

Elsewhere in the AFC West, the New York Jets (0-2) travel to Colorado to play the Denver Broncos (2-0), while the Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) host the Miami Dolphins (1-1). Both of those games are in Sunday’s late afternoon slate.

In the early games, the New Orleans Saints (1-1) play the New England Patriots (1-1) at Foxborough, the Washington Football Team (1-1) travels to upstate New York to take on the Buffalo Bills (1-1), the Cleveland Browns (1-1) host the Chicago Bears (1-1) and the Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) have an AFC North showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) at Heinz Field. Later, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0) will be all the way across the country to play the Los Angeles Rams (2-0).

Sunday Night Football should be interesting, with the Green Bay Packers (1-1) in California to face the San Francisco 49ers (2-0). Then there’s an NFC East showdown on Monday Night Football, as the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) host the Philadelphia Eagles (1-1).

Here are our picks for this weekend’s games. Be sure to cast your vote, too!


Arrowhead Pride readers pick

READER RECORD: 18-13-1

Poll

Which team wins Panthers (2-0) at Texans (1-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 88%
    Panthers
    (106 votes)
  • 11%
    Texans
    (14 votes)
120 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Cardinals (2-0) at Jaguars (0-2)?

This poll is closed

  • 97%
    Cardinals
    (446 votes)
  • 2%
    Jaguars
    (12 votes)
458 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Bengals (1-1) at Steelers (1-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    Bengals
    (143 votes)
  • 68%
    Steelers
    (309 votes)
452 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Bears (1-1) at Browns (1-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Bears
    (35 votes)
  • 92%
    Browns
    (420 votes)
455 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Falcons (0-2) at Giants (0-2)?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    Falcons
    (208 votes)
  • 53%
    Giants
    (241 votes)
449 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Colts (0-2) at Titans (1-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Colts
    (71 votes)
  • 84%
    Titans
    (375 votes)
446 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Ravens (1-1) at Lions (0-2)?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    Ravens
    (406 votes)
  • 9%
    Lions
    (41 votes)
447 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Saints (1-1) at Patriots (1-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Saints
    (163 votes)
  • 63%
    Patriots
    (285 votes)
448 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Washington (1-1) at Bills (1-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Washington
    (51 votes)
  • 88%
    Bills
    (393 votes)
444 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Jets (0-2) at Broncos (2-0)?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Jets
    (35 votes)
  • 92%
    Broncos
    (409 votes)
444 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Dolphins (1-1) at Raiders (2-0)?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Dolphins
    (111 votes)
  • 74%
    Raiders
    (332 votes)
443 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Seahawks (1-1) at Vikings (0-2)?

This poll is closed

  • 81%
    Seahawks
    (353 votes)
  • 18%
    Vikings
    (79 votes)
432 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Buccaneers (2-0) at Rams (2-0)?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Buccaneers
    (105 votes)
  • 76%
    Rams
    (340 votes)
445 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Packers (1-1) at 49ers (2-0)?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Packers
    (175 votes)
  • 59%
    49ers
    (261 votes)
436 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Eagles (1-1) at Cowboys (1-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Eagles
    (79 votes)
  • 81%
    Cowboys
    (353 votes)
432 votes total Vote Now

Reader Record by Week

Predictions W-L-T
Week 1 picks 8-7-1
Week 2 picks 10-6-0
Total 18-13-1

AP Staff Record

Rnk LW Staffer W L T Pct
1 - Stephen Serda 22 10 0 0.6875
2 - Tom Childs 21 10 0 0.6774
3 - Talon Graff 21 11 0 0.6563
4 - Mark Gunnels 10 6 0 0.6250
5 - Kramer Sansone 16 10 0 0.6154
6 - Ron Kopp Jr. 19 13 0 0.5938
6 - Rocky Magaña 19 13 0 0.5938
6 - Matt Stagner 19 13 0 0.5938
6 - Bryan Stewart 19 13 0 0.5938
10 - Jared Sapp 18 14 0 0.5625
10 - Pete Sweeney 18 14 0 0.5625
10 - Ethan Willinger 18 14 0 0.5625
13 - John Dixon 16 16 0 0.5000