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Full list of Week 3 straight-up picks with confidence levels

The NFL returns for Week 3, and we’ve got a look at who we think will win each of the 16 games.

Quarterback Gardner Minshew of the Jacksonville Jaguars warms up prior to a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

The NFL is back for Week 3, and we’re opening with the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. The game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET and airs on NFL Network.

The Jaguars are a field goal favorite with the point total installed at 48. I really have no strong lean on this one for betting purposes. The Jaguars are looking better than expected, but never count out Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins. I lean slightly toward the Jags, but it’s not a particularly comfortable lean.

Each Thursday, I put together a list of straight up picks for the weekly schedule. I’ll have picks against the spread over the weekend, but this is a chance to just pick winners and losers. This year though, I’ve changed up the approach. Instead of simply picking winners and losers, I’m also grouping the picks by confidence — high confidence, medium confidence, low confidence, no confidence.

If you run through last week’s picks, it was my best week in a long time. I was 15-1 overall, with my only loss coming in a medium confidence pick of Eagles over Rams. Below I’ve posted all my picks, with my record in that confidence level in parenthesis. A game with three asterisks (***) after it indicate a game where I’m picking the betting underdog to get the win. It’s another high chalk week.

High confidence (10-2)

49ers over Giants
Browns over Washington
Patriots over Raiders
Colts over Jets
Cardinals over Lions
Buccaneers over Broncos

Medium confidence (10-3)

Eagles over Bengals
Steelers over Texans
Titans over Vikings
Seahawks over Cowboys
Saints over Packers
Ravens over Chiefs

Low confidence (3-2)

Jaguars over Dolphins
Rams over Bills***

No confidence (2-0)

Falcons over Bears
Panthers over Chargers***

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