2013 NFL Predictions: Free Week 3 Staff Picks, Titan Sized

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Nicholas Pitakos (20-12, Staff Writer)

Aug 24, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second half at Heinz Field. The Chiefs won the game in overtime, 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs at Philadelphia Eagles (Winner: Kansas City)
Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens (Winner: Houston)
New York Giants at Carolina Panthers (Winner: New York Giants)
Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals (Winner: Green Bay)
St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys (Winner: St. Louis)
Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings (Winner: Minnesota)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots (Winner: New England)
Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints (Winner: New Orleans)
San Diego Chargers at Tennessee Titans (Winner: Tennessee)
Detroit Lions at Washington Redskins (Winner: Detroit)
Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins (Winner: Atlanta)
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (Winner: Buffalo)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks (Winner: Seattle)
Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers (Winner: San Francisco)
Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers (Winner: Chicago)
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos (Winner: Denver)

Looking through the Week 3 matchups, I can comfortably say this was the easiest week of picks so far this season. Most matchups seem pretty one sided on the exception of two or three.

So here is what to watch:

The Chargers at Titans matchup is a big contest this week, even outside of the Titans fan base. This game will put one of these two teams at 2-1 and make a big statement on where these teams stand moving forward.

Atlanta at Miami is another game to keep an eye on. The Dolphins have started out 2-0 but will Atlanta bring that streak to an end this week? Can the Colts recover from the loss last week and beat San Francisco? That’s a contest to keep an eye on in the AFC South. The Packers at Bengals is also an interesting matchup and will show just how strong these two teams are.