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NFL picks, predictions for Week 3: Packers handle Saints; Bengals bury Eagles; Steelers top Texans

NFL game picks and predictions for Week 3 of the 2020 season are tricky now that desperation is setting in for the remaining winless teams.

Of the 11 teams that enter Week 3 with 0-2 records, all but two are underdogs this week based on the point spreads. They’ll be fighting against those odds knowing an 0-3 start to the season is all but a fork in what a few weeks ago was the promise of a fresh start.

The pair of winless teams entering Week 3 as favorites to win are the Eagles and Falcons against the Bengals and Bears, respectively. Both have the advantage of playing at home. The odds also suggest the Dolphins and Vikings have strong chances to pick up their first wins of the season based on the tight lines for their games against the Jaguars and Titans, respectively.

With that as the background, below

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Browns vs. Bengals picks: Point spread, total, player props and trends for Thursday Night Football in Week 2

One week of NFL is in the books, and besides the lack of fans in almost every stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was basically professional football as we’ve come to know and love, with plenty of scoring, a few shocking upsets and everything else you get in Week 1. That includes a disappointing showing from a Browns team that has built some buzz under a new regime, as well as a highly-touted No. 1 overall pick at quarterback losing his first game.

First, let’s talk about Joe Burrow. While it wasn’t reflected on the scoreboard, the rookie out of LSU looked like he belonged in his debut, leading his team down the field late and seemingly throwing a go-ahead touchdown that was nullified by a questionable flag before watching the Bengals kicker fail to send the game into overtime. The loss is what we’ve come to expect for

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