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Week 3 NFL Picks: Because It Can't Get Much Worse

It was a pretty miserable week for yours truly picking games last week, as I managed to go just 7-8 straight-up and an absolutely awful 4-10-1 against the spread for Week 2 of the NFL season. I managed to get Week 3 off to a rip-roaring start by picking the Carolina Panthers to beat the New York Giants. Wasn't too far off, I guess. . .I mean, Carolina only lost by 29 points. At home.

Yeah, that was ugly.

With time running short and yours truly having had enough real-life interference to prevent me from getting my picks finished until the last minute here, I'm just going to give you the picks without the usual analysis. Quite frankly, it might be better that way, given how last week went.

So, with that, here are the picks for Week 3 of the 2012 NFL season. Point spreads are once again brought to you by our friends at OddsShark.

Game of the Week: New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens (-2.5)
-Straight-Up: Ravens, ATS: Ravens

Lock of the Week: Detroit Lions (-4) at Tennessee Titans
-Straight-Up: Lions, ATS: Lions

Upset of the Week: Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints (-9.5)
-Straight-Up: Chiefs, ATS: Chiefs

The Rest of the Week:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys (-7.5)
-Straight-Up: Cowboys, ATS: Buccaneers

Buffalo Bills (-2.5) at Cleveland Browns
-Straight-Up: Bills, ATS: Bills

St. Louis Rams at Chicago Bears (-7.5)
-Straight-Up: Bears, ATS: Rams

Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins (-3)
-Straight-Up: Redskins, ATS: Redskins

New York Jets (-1) at Miami Dolphins
-Straight-Up: Jets, ATS: Jets

Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts (-3)
-Straight-Up: Colts, ATS: Colts

Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers (-3)
-Straight-Up: Falcons, ATS: Falcons

Philadelphia Eagles (-3) at Arizona Cardinals
-Straight-Up: Eagles, ATS: Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers (-3.5) at Oakland Raiders
-Straight-Up: Steelers, ATS: Raiders

Houston Texans (-2) at Denver Broncos
-Straight-Up: Texans, ATS: Texans

Green Bay Packers (-3) at Seattle Seahawks
-Straight-Up: Seahawks, ATS: Seahawks

Record Straight-Up Last Week: 7-8
Record Straight-Up For Season: 18-12

Record ATS Last Week: 4-10-1
Record ATS For Season: 12-17-1

Lock of the Week for Season: 2-0 straight-up, 0-2 against the spread
Upset of the Week for Season: 1-1 straight-up, 1-1 against the spread

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.