The 2021 NFL schedule has already thrown plenty of curveballs at NFL pick’em players. The Raiders and Broncos are the only two unbeaten teams remaining in the AFC, while teams thought to be in the upper echelon like the Bills, Chiefs, Ravens and Titans have all suffered early-season letdowns. In the NFC, the Cardinals and Panthers have joined the last three NFC champions (Buccaneers, 49ers and Rams) at 2-0. Thirteen underdog winners in the first two weeks are shaking up NFL office pool picks everywhere.
It’s still too early to put too much stock into results, but deciding which teams to discount for your NFL confidence pool picks is important. Which teams should you back as you make your Week 3 NFL picks? Before you make your NFL predictions, you need to see the Week 3 NFL football pool picks from SportsLine’s proven model.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,900 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six years ago. It went a sizzling 24-14 on top-rated NFL picks last season, returning more than $800. The model also enters the 2021 season on an incredible 122-81 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
More importantly for NFL confidence pool players, the model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports office pool players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Top Week 3 NFL office pool predictions
One of the top Week 3 NFL pick’em predictions from the model: Las Vegas cruises past Miami and gets a comfortable win at home as a four-point favorite.
The Raiders have come out of the gates with two impressive victories over playoff teams from a season ago, besting the Ravens in overtime at home in Week 1 and beating the Steelers on the road last week. A surprisingly prolific passing offense has been the crux of those two wins, with Derek Carr throwing for 817 total yards and four touchdowns.
Carr is completing 66.7 percent of his passes this season and averaging an impressive 8.8 yards per attempt. Kenyan Drake, Henry Ruggs, Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards all have at least 100 yards receiving.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins followed up a solid 17-16 win over the Patriots in Week 1 with a 35-0 loss to the Bills last week. Miami is averaging just 237.5 yards of total offense per game through two weeks and the uncertainty surrounding Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) isn’t going to help the offense settle in between now and Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. The model is predicting a 29-22 final score, with the Raiders winning in well over 60 percent of simulations.
How to make Week 3 NFL office pool picks
The model also made the call on every other Week 3 game and has strong picks for potentially close matchups like Rams vs. Buccaneers and Seahawks vs. Vikings. It’s also calling for a Super Bowl contender to go down hard. You can only see all of the model’s NFL pool picks here.
So who should you pick in every Week 3 NFL game? And which Super Bowl favorite goes down hard? Visit SportsLine now to get optimal NFL office pool picks, all from the advanced computer model that has ranked in the Top 10 on straight-up picks four of the last five years and went an outstanding 122-81 on top-ranked picks since 2017 .