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FrontPageBets looks at 3 best bets for NFL Week 3

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The Bills' offense, including Reggie Gilliam (41) and quarterback Josh Allen (17) is rolling.

A matchup of future, first-ballot Hall of Fame quarterbacks highlights the Week 3 slate as Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers travel to face Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

The New York Jets hung 14 points on the Cleveland Browns in less than two minutes, Tua Tagovailoa threw six touchdown passes to lead the Miami Dolphins out of a 21-point hole and Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals overcame a 20-0 halftime deficit in an avalanche of comebacks.

For teams that let a win slip away, a chance for redemption awaits.

And for those who pulled off the impossible, they’ll look to extend momentum earned in Week 2 with another win.

FrontPageBets looks at three of the best bets we found for Week 3.

Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills

The pick: Bills over 6.5 points in first quarter (-150 DraftKings)

Buffalo has had one of the best offenses through the first two weeks of the season. Not only have the Bills been scoring at will, but they’ve also been getting off to fast starts.

This first-quarter team total has hit in each of the first two games of the season. It is of course a small sample size, but Buffalo has gone over the 6.5-point mark within the first 15 minutes of action in its past seven games (including playoffs) dating back to last season.

Miami’s defense has also historically struggled to stop the Bills, allowing 36.9 points per game over the last seven meetings. Buffalo has gone a perfect 7-0 during that stretch, so expect it to score early and often on Sunday.

Read more about the Bills at the Buffalo News.

In this week's FPBcast, Gerry Ahern and Mike Szvetitz take a look at their top games and top bets.

Washington Commanders vs. Philadelphia Eagles

The pick: A.J. Brown to score a touchdown (+119 Caesar’s)

Eagles dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts has been dominant, but three of his four total touchdowns this season have come on the ground.

He goes up against a Washington defense that has only allowed one rushing touchdown through its first two games. However, it has allowed five scores through the air, so Hurts should resort to the passing game to put up points.

Brown has been Hurts’ favorite target to open the season, hauling in 15 receptions on 21 targets.

Despite getting 35% of Hurts’ targets, Brown has yet to find the end zone. Look for that to change this week with Washington focused on stopping the run.

Read more about the Washington Commanders at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The pick: Bengals -5 (-110 DraftKings, -110 BetMGM, -110 Caesar’s)

From four quarters away from the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory, Cincinnati is 0-2 to start the 2022 campaign and quarterback Joe Burrow has been hit more than any QB in the NFL this season.

The Jets are coming off a thrilling come-from-behind 31-30 victory over the Browns in which they scored 14 points in the final 1:22.

So what could possibly give the Bengals the edge in this matchup?

Well, Joe Flacco has struggled against Cincinnati throughout his career, posting a 9-11 record in 20 career starts. He’s thrown 21 touchdowns to 25 interceptions, which is a welcome stat to a Bengals defense that hasn’t come up with a pick yet.

Cincinnati has kept things within one possession in each of its losses. The fact that the Bengals have been able to do that while recording only one takeaway tells you that they are just a couple of extra possessions away from getting in the win column.


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