The Gridiron Gentlemen’s Super Fun Prediction League: Week 3

After a crazy week 2, the Gents tentatively step up to attempt their week 3 predictions. So far it’s been kind of a shambles… Last week only I had 8 correct predictions. Let’s take a look at where that leaves us.

Here’s the current score:

Dan: 17-15

James: 15-17

Dylan: 15-17

Simon: 18-14

Duncan: 18-14

So let’s take a look at what we’ll get wrong in week 3, with Alex joining in the fun. Despite all of our eliminators going horrifically wrong last week, we’ve still decided to carry on. Once again, these are all in Capitals.

 

Washington @ New York Giants

We start off as always with the Thursday game, which has already happened. So here are our predictions that were put together on this week’s pod.

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

 Giants

24-17

Giants

33-16

Giants

 27-20

Giants

24-20

Washington

19-7

Washington

21-17

 

 

 

 

Oakland Raiders @ Cleveland Browns

This was one of our games of the week after both teams won surprise matchups in week 2. This means one of these teams will pick up a winning record, which mean a much better start this year for the Raiders, or maybe not…

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

 Browns

21-17

Browns

22-16

Browns

27-20

Browns

27-17

Browns

20-17

Browns

14-7

 

 

 

 

Atlanta Falcons @ Dallas Cowboys

We’ve fallen for this Falcons team, but last year Dallas surprised everyone with being one play away from being in the NFC Championship. But with no Romo or Dez, can this team pull off a shock against Atlanta?

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

Falcons 

32-10

Falcons

 33-10

Falcons

 27-17

Falcons

28-17

Falcons

 38-3

Falcons

 27-14

 

 

 

 

Chicago Bears @ Seattle Seahawks

TRAINWRECK OF THE WEEK! No Cutler, no Alshon, no chance. Kam Chancellor comes back in a potential easy win for the Seahawks. This could be really ugly

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

SEAHAWKS

 31-7

SEAHAWKS

 36-6

Seahawks

 47-10

Seahawks

 35-14

SEAHAWKS

 41-0

SEAHAWKS

 27-7

 

 

 

 

San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals

The Niners stumbled last week after a great performance week one. The Cards have look like as sharp a team as I’ve ever seen. Unsurprisingly we’ve all gone…

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

Cardinals

28-10 

Cardinals

34-19

CARDINALS

 33-17

Cardinals

 35-24

Cardinals

 38-14

Cardinals

 35-14

 

 

 

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Houston Texans 

Tampa proved us all wrong last week by putting in one of the best defensive performances I’ve seen from them in a very long time. They go up against a smarting Texans team this week, but surely we think they’ll get the win? right?

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

Texans 

10-6

Texans

20-10

Texans

17-14 

Texans

 21-10

Texans

 10-7

Buccaneers

 19-14

 

 

 

 

Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans

From what I’ve seen from Indianapolis they are a trainwreck. This week they go up against a heavily hyped Titans team that struggled against a resurgent Johnny Manziel, so who takes the edge in the division matchup here?

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

Colts

28-7 

Colts 

28-14

Colts 

 17-14

Titans

 27-24

Colts

 28-24

Titans

 21-14

 

 

 

 

Kansas City Chiefs @ Green Bay Packers 

Personally I think both these teams have great seasons, so this could be one of the week’s best matchups. So can the Chiefs recover from a painful last minute loss to the Broncos?

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

Packers

35-28 

Packers

 28-17

Packers

 28-12

PACKERS

 34-21

Packers

 27-24

Packers

 27-14

 

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers @ St Louis Rams

The Rams looked like the team we were expecting last week, seemingly struggling to move the ball against a much better Washington team than any of the Gents were expecting. Pittsburgh offence looks like one of the best in the league. Now they’ve got the Gents number one running back, back.

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

 Steelers

33-10

Steelers

 30-20

Steelers

 38-18

Steelers

 38-17

Steelers

 35-10

Steelers

 30-14

 

 

 

 

New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers

New Orleans tactics simply aren’t working. Now without Drew Brees they go up against a Panthers team that seems to have everything going their way. This could get messy.

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

Panthers

28-10 

Panthers

 24-13

Panthers

 27-7

Panthers

 21-7

Panthers

 24-9

Panthers

 27-21

 

 

 

 

Jacksonville Jaguars @ New England Patriots

There is no doubt that the Jags silenced a few critics with a great win against the Dolphins last week. This Patriots team is something special though, with a Tom Brady in the form of his life and with more sacks than any other team. But you never know…

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

Patriots

48-7 

Patriots

 53-13

Patriots

 43-17

Patriots

 42-22

Patriots

 35-10

Patriots

 45-21

 

 

 

 

Detroit Lions @ Denver Broncos

Battle of the QBs that I think might be done. The difference here could be an epic Broncos defence taking advantage of a QB that cannot stop getting hit.

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

Broncos

32-10 

Broncos

 28-10

Broncos

 27-10

Broncos

 27-10

Broncos

 31-10

Broncos

 27-7

 

 

 

 

San Diego Chargers @ Minnesota Vikings

Two teams here that were heavily touted pre-season attempt to pick up a winning record. Both teams have looked good, but not without flaws. Potential barnstormer in this matchup.

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

Vikings

28-24 

Vikings

 27-26

Vikings

 24-20

Vikings

 21-17

Vikings

 31-24

Chargers

 17-14

 

 

 

 

Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens

Pre-Season I had the Ravens being the pride of the AFC North. In the 1st two games however the Bengals have looked great. But they do this every season, right? Well this week we have an ultimate ‘are they who we think they are’ game, going up against a division opponent that is desperate for a win.

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

Bengals

21-18 

Ravens

 28-20

Bengals

 24-14

Bengals

 20-14

Bengals

 31-14

Bengals

 24-14

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Jets

Can they really be that bad? Are they as woeful as last week’s performance suggests? Well it’s not getting better this week against a defence that is designed to stop the no huddle offence in it’s tracks. This week we get to see if defences finally have the plan in place to stop the Chip Kelly offence, with big defensive backs. This could be rough game for “the Genius”.

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

Jets

21-7 

Jets

 21-16

Eagles

17-14

Jets

 24-19

Jets

 20-6

Jets

 21-7

 

 

 

 

Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins

Pre-Season both teams were hotly tipped to beat the Patriots to the AFC East title. Now they’re both trying to avoid a losing record. Could this be a good matchup for a Dolphins defence that has failed to get it going? Or could the Bills show that defensive coordinators have nailed how to deal with fast paced, no huddle offences.

 

Dan

Dylan

Duncan

Simon

James

Alex

Bills

13-10

Dolphins

20-17

Bills

27-20

Bills

 28-14

Bills

 28-20

Bills

 17-14

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy week 3 folks, let us know who you’ve got on twitter, here