Chiefs vs Colts Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 3 NFL Game

Devon Platana
Chiefs vs. Colts expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 3 game.
Chiefs vs. Colts expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 3 game. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The 2022 NFL season is finally here and the Week 3 schedule is chock full of exciting showdowns. One of the most anticipated matchups of the week is a tilt between the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts.

The Chiefs have looked like one of the best teams in the league to start the year, solidifying that with a 27-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2. Meanwhile, the Colts have failed to live up to expectations, falling to 0-1-1 after a 24-0 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Can the Chiefs continue their perfect start to the season against a struggling opponent? Or will the Colts get things back on track by shocking the football world at Lucas Oil Stadium?

Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Chiefs vs Colts Week 3 matchup.

Chiefs vs Colts Projections

ESPN FPIChiefs (61.1%)
numberFireChiefs (65.0%)
FiveThirtyEightChiefs (66%)
Betting FavoriteChiefs (-5.5)

Projected Winner: Chiefs (4)

Chiefs vs Colts Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Chiefs (7)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsChiefs (5)
CBS Sports ExpertsChiefs (6), Colts (1)

Expert Totals: Chiefs (18), Colts (1)

Each of the four highlighted projections is calling for a Chiefs victory. While the experts aren't in unanimous agreement, all but one of them (94.7%) are calling for Kansas City to defeat Indianapolis.

Regarding a Colts upset win, ESPN is giving them their best chance of doing so at 38.9%. Needless to say, that isn't a ringing endorsement.

Even if the Colts completely turn things around, defeating the Chiefs clearly won't be an easy task.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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