Just like week 2, MNF ended with last minute robbery, but GB only have themselves to blame. The Packers decided to tie a franchise record with 17 penalties and blew what should have been an easy cover. In fact, if SD and GB could cover kicks this would be a much different review. PHI, IND, and CIN took care of lesser opponents as expected, but the Redskins proved they might challenge STL for the highest draft pick. The best cure for bad ARI/OAK offenses were equally bad defenses and CLE miraculously put up 17 points on the BAL defense.
I finished the week 3-3 on sides, but 0-2 on over/unders. I was 8-1 with totals in the preseason, but off to a slow start at 2-5 to start the regular season. I also hit both my teasers which keeps me treading water at 5-5 for the week.
Things were not as good around the league. The public was 4-10 ATS. The public is 17-27-2 ATS for the season. The top 5 consensus picks from the Hilton contest had their first winning week going 3-2 (6-8-1 overall). Defending champ Fezzik also went 3-2 (7-7-1 overall). Things have been much more difficult for the sharps and the squares early on in 2010 compared to last season. However, stats will soon become more useful and there will be more of a divergence between the public and the pros in the coming weeks.
I already have some early week 4 picks posted and a handful of teasers to choose from. Check back during the week for more picks and keep an eye on the lines. I'll have my write-ups posted tomorrow.