Week 3 of the NFL season features three matchups, with each one of them providing us an advantageous area to attack. Today's parlay could net a very lucrative return, so let's get right down to business.
Game 1: Los Angeles Chargers @ Los Angeles Rams (-7) – 4:05 p.m. EST
The Battle of L.A. gets Parlay All Day kicked off with a bang, and I feel like this will be a one-sided affair in favor of the Rams. Their offense hasn’t needed to push it full-throttle over the last five quarters, facing a confused Oakland Raiders bunch and an Arizona Cardinals team that’s just been bad all around, but look for that to change today. The Rams defense is what’s most appealing here, as they look like a completely dominant unit. Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers has been quite impressive early on this season, but those inflated numbers have come against the likes of the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills, two of the worst defenses in football.
Fascinated to see what the Chargers offense looks vs the Rams. So far the Chargers OFF has faced the easiest sked in the NFL (#32 KC, #30 BUF). Huge shock to the system facing #3 LAR. Chargers pass 2nd most to RBs (36%) but Rams allow just 3.5 YPA to RBs (7th best). Fun battle.— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) September 21, 2018
Game 2: Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks (-1) – 4:25 p.m. EST
The Seahawks offensive line has been atrocious through the first two weeks, but they will get a sizeable boost playing a home game for the first time this season. On the road, offensive lines are at a greater disadvantage because of the crowd noise, so look for that aspect to improve somewhat. The key reasoning here is where the line is currently at – we know the Seahawks have one of the best home-field advantages in NFL history, so all they essentially need to do is win this game. Not exactly a difficult task with how the Cowboys’ offense has looked early on this season.
Game 3: Under 39 in Chicago Bears @ Arizona Cardinals Game – 4:25 p.m. EST
If you like snooze fests have we got the game for you! This game could easily turn into a dink-and-dunk affair as both offenses haven’t pushed the ball downfield a ton through the first two weeks. It's also worth noting that Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky hasn't had much success outside of the opening drive of each half, which features scripted plays. The Bears defense is the X-factor here – they have played three halves of exceptional defense (the only misnomer was Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ magnificent comeback), and the Cardinals have only scored six points on the entire season. Good luck to Sam Bradford & Co.
3️⃣2️⃣% of the Bears offensive yardage has come on their opening drives....2 of their 21 total drives.— Joe Ostrowski (@JoeO670) September 22, 2018
Bears-Cardinals, Best Bets, Pros vs Joes, and a little Javy Baez MVP in my Week 3 preview for @TheAthleticCHI.https://t.co/U32eAclcIF
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