Compared to the first two weeks of the 2008 NFL season, my predictions for week 3 were much more accurate. Instead of just being able to pull off a percentage that is right around chance, I got 12 out of 16 correct for an overall accuracy rating of 75%. Here are the results for my NFL Week 3 predictions:
I’m a little disappointed in the results of the Monday Night game between the New York Jets and the San Diego Chargers. Brett Favre put up some decent numbers, but he also got sacked four times and suffered two interceptions. The defensive effort from the Jets couldn’t slow down the offensive storm of the Chargers either.
The two biggest surprises of the week, however, come from the losses of the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots, two teams that are widely considered as the AFC elite. Indy’s loss to Jacksonville is mostly understandable, but the Patriots getting absolutely destroyed by the Miami Dolphins is unacceptable, even if they don’t have Tom Brady at the helm. The Pats allowed 38 points: that’s very uncharacteristic of them. If they hope to make the playoffs, the Patriots really need to rally back with a solid victory next week.