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NFL Week 3 Bold Predictions

  • The Draft Network
  • September 24, 2021
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Happy Friday everyone! We made it to Week 3 of the NFL season. This weekend’s schedule is loaded with appetizing contests, headlined by Sunday’s showdown between the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Week 2 brought us plenty of surprises that included a New Orleans Saints drubbing and a disappointing home loss for the Pittsburgh Steelers. With that "any given Sunday" mentality in mind, we’ve compiled three bold predictions for Week 3.

BENGALS BEAT STEELERS AT HEINZ FIELD

Steelers Nation is going to be in full-blown meltdown mode if this hot take comes true. This is a crucial divisional showdown for the Steelers, and their offense has to look better than it has thus far if they are to provide their demanding fan base with any hope for the 2021 season.

Pittsburgh has yet to deploy an effective strategy on the offensive side of the ball through two games. The Steelers have totaled a pathetic 583 total yards of offense in two contests, which equates to an average of just 291.5 yards per game. With wide receiver Diontae Johnson already being ruled out of this game, things could get worse before they get better.

The Steelers will likely have to score points if they hope to keep up with Joe Burrow and a Cincinnati Bengals offense that features a ton of exciting weapons. We just don't see this disappointing Steelers offense showing the progress required to win this crucial game.

RONDALE MOORE SCORES AN 80-YARD TOUCHDOWN

All aboard the Rondale Moore hype train. The former Purdue standout has dodged and dazzled his way to 168 receiving yards in his first two NFL career games. The electric playmaker could see an increase in volume against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday should wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins sit out with a ribs injury. Moore will take center stage against a hapless Jaguars defense that can’t stop a nosebleed right now.

Moore’s ability to make defenders miss in space is going to make for a tough assignment. Look for the speedster to score a highlight-reel-worthy touchdown on Sunday.

RAMS DEFEAT BUCCANEERS

Could it be? It’s been a dream start for the new-look Rams. The Sean McVay and Matthew Stafford era couldn’t be off to a better start with the Rams having opened the 2021 season a perfect 2-0.

The Rams will face their first real test of the new campaign on Sunday when they take on Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers, and we love their chances of emerging victorious. SoFi Stadium will provide an electric backdrop for an event that is sure to provide plenty of points and dramatic occurrences.

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