POORE'S PICKS: Week Three

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Dolphins continue their winning-ways top the Game of the Week as Jim Poore is back with his weekly picks column against the spread.

Last week was a tough week for Poore's picks with a 5-10-1 record against the spread. However, one bad week does not make an entire season.

As always, home team in CAPS.

PHILADELPHIA 3 Kansas City
Andy Reid faces his old team for the first time, and the timing could not be any more perfect. The Eagles struggled last week while the Chiefs raced to a 2-0 start. The Eagles will turn the tide on their season with a victory over their old coach.

Eagles 26-21

TENNESSEE 3 San Diego
The Titans have been a surprise this season, while the talented Chargers continue to be inconsistent. The Titans should take this one at home.

Titans 27-23

NEW ENGLAND 7 Tampa Bay

The Patriots are fortunate to be 2-0. They also are lucky that their preseason extends one more week against a weak Bucs team. The Patriots are 0-2 against the spread. Make it 0-3.

Patriots 17-14

Houston 2 BALTIMORE
The Texans could easily be 0-2. The Ravens have struggled a bit. The Texans are good, but not good enough to beat the Ravens in Baltimore.

Ravens 20-17

DALLAS 4 St. Louis
The Cowboys are not good enough to compete in the NFC East. The Rams will be a tough out all year, but Dallas has enough to slip by this week at home.

Cowboys 24-16

NEW ORLEANS 7 1/2 Arizona
The Saints offense is back to form this season. Look for the Saints to win by a couple of touchdowns.

Saints 34-20

WASHINGTON 1 1/2 Detroit
Not quite sure how the Redskins are favored. They have been dreadful so far this year. The Lions are in a tough division, but it is a wonder if they are ever going to put it all together, but against the Redskins, they'll have no trouble in this game.

Lions 33-24

Green Bay 1 CINCINNATI
The Bengals will fall to a better Packers team in this matchup.

Packers 26-23

CAROLINA 2 New York Giants
Another tough loss for the Panthers last week, but expect them to win those games at the end of the year. The Giants haven't had tough losses, they have had terrible losses. They don't look good at all. Something has to give here. The Giants can't be this bad. The Cards will have to wait until the end of the year.

Giants 24-21

SAN FRANCISCO 10 1/2 Indianapolis
The 49ers got flattened last week, and the Colts will be no easy win. At home though, the 49ers should be able to bounce back. They can't afford to start 1-2.

49ers 30-14

NEW YORK JETS 2 1/2 Buffalo
Both teams are bad, but the Bills are better than the Jets. E.J. Manuel may be Buffalo's quarterback of the future and the will beat the Jets on Sunday.

Bills 20-16

Chicago 1 1/2 PITTSBURGH
The Steelers have looked bad, especially on offense. The Bears are off to a good start. They will be off to a better start after this week.

Bears 21-13

SEATTLE 19 1/2 Jacksonville
Seattle will easily cover, despite the high spread.

Seahawks 27-3

DENVER 14 1/2 Oakland
The Broncos will win, the question is only by how much.

Broncos 37-17

Game of the Week:

MIAMI 1 1/2 Atlanta
The Dolphins have been surprise so far this season and they will show they are for real against a talented Falcons team. The Dolphins will be 3-0 after next week.

Dolphins 23-21

Stinker of the Week:

MINNESOTA 5 Cleveland
These teams are just bad, but at least the Vikings have Adrian Peterson.

Vikings 24-13

Record For Week Two: 5-10-1 (12-4 without the spread)
Record Through Week Two: 11-19-2 (24-8 without the spread)
Game of Week Record: 1-1
Stinker of Week Record: 1-1

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