2022 NFL Week 3 Picks: Bengals and Texans pick up first wins, Bills blow out Dolphins

Two weeks into the season we still don’t know anything. Well, I take that back — I know my record against the spread currently isn’t acceptable. We’re going to work on that starting in Week 3, which profiles as a real interesting opportunity for some road teams with short numbers, either as a favorite or as a tiny dog. 

There’s also a host of teams who are currently winless, and the heat is going to start getting turned up very quickly for anyone who heads into Week 4 without a single victory to their name. 

I think there’s a decent chance one or two of them end up picking up that first win, including both the Bengals and the Texans. Let’s get to the Week 3 picks. 

All NFL odds are via Caesars Sportsbook

NFL Week 3 Picks

Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET
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Featured Game | Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

No clue how this game ends up going over the total of 38.5. Neither team is exceptionally explosive on offense and both defenses (despite missing key pass rushers) are fairly stout. More importantly, the wind looks like it’s going to be whipping mostly all night, upwards of 22mph for most of the evening. That should mean a lot of runs, very few passes and very few points. I’m not sure how much lower the total can get, but I’d back the Steelers getting points and the under in this spot of offensively challenged AFC North rivals. 

The pick: Steelers 13, Browns 10

Props, Best Bets: Under 38.5

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
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