2012 NFC South Week Three NFL Picks and Predictions: Fan's Opinion

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Week three of NFL action is already here and the NFC South teams have already flexed their collective muscles. Every single team in the South has at least one huge win except for the powerful New Orleans Saints and you have to figure that is only a matter of time. This is the first week that all the teams are playing outside of the South at the same time. For once, we don't have to beat up on each other. As a huge Carolina Panthers fan, I keep close tabs on all the NFC South teams. Here is how I see this weeks games shaking down:

New York Giants @ Carolina Panthers

Despite being a huge Carolina Panthers fan, I am also a realist. When I feel the Panthers will lose, I don't mind saying so. I honestly believe that the Panthers will beat the New York Giants this week. The reasons are varied, but it is largely due to momentum and plenty of holes in that vaunted Giant's defense. I don't think that the Giants match up well with the Panthers at all. If Cam Newton plays badly for some odd reason, this pick will be way off. I don't think that will happen, however.

Week Three Winner - Carolina Panthers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys laid one heck of an egg against Seattle in week two whereas the Bucs showed well against the Giants. I love where the Bucs are headed with their rebuilding efforts and they will be a powerful force in the years to come. They match up fairly well with Dallas, but I do think the Cowboys will rebound at home.

Week Three Winner - Dallas Cowboys

Kansas City Chiefs @ New Orleans Saints

I don't think anyone expects the Chiefs to come in and beat the Saints after the tough start they have suffered through. The Saints are overdue for an explosion offensively. This one might get ugly early and I completely expect the Saints to get the win. That defense is horrid but they will get enough points to leave Kansas City chasing.

Week Three Winner - New Orleans Saints

Atlanta Falcons @ San Diego Chargers

The Chargers have looked solid for two weeks in a row. As of this writing, the Falcons are set to face the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. They did, however, look outstanding against the Chiefs in week one. The Chargers are my dark horse team for 2012 and I think that Phillip Rivers will play an outstanding game here. Matt Ryan appears to be coming around, but they struggle in prime time. San Diego will win at home.

Week Three Winner - San Diego Chargers

*Southern is a huge Carolina Panthers fan that is convinced that he will see a Super Bowl Trophy in Charlotte within five years.

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