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Week 3 early spread picks for the 2020 NFL season

Week 2 was … interesting. Every team that has won a game so far this week was favored at some point (with the Rams, who closed at +2 against the Eagles, the only underdog to win outright so far). We were 1-2 in printed picks, with our New York Giants/Miami Dolphins teaser hitting and the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Football Team not getting us to the window. We won our pick of the week for the second time in as many tries this season, with the Dolphins and Chiefs getting us home (despite, for the second straight week, one of the teams not covering their unteased line).

We’ll again do three picks for Week 3, which we discussed on the PFF Forecast after Sunday Night Football.

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Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons (-3)

Point (Eric Eager): The Falcons got a lot of sharp action going into Sunday, with the number eventually getting to +3 — one we wouldn't have bet on. When Atlanta took a 39-24 lead halfway through the fourth quarter, it had about a 94% chance to win the game and go 1-1 for the third straight year. Instead, the Falcons got it to an onside kick situation (about a 98% chance to win) and treated it like a bunt down the third base line that they were waiting to go foul.

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