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NFL Week 3 Survivor Pool Pick: Why Denver Broncos Top Choice

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NFL Week 3 Survivor Pool Pick: Why Denver Broncos Top Choice

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NFL Survivor Pools have exploded in popularity, and at levels for all kinds of NFL betting fans, from family pools to those with thousands of dollars in cash prizes on the line at betting sites. The simple nature of it is a major draw: Survivor Pools mean you pick one team to win each week, but never select the same team twice.

Last season, we went 16-1 and didn’t suffer our first defeat until Week 9. This season, much like the New England Patriots, we didn’t see the Miami Dolphins coming in Week 1. But, we got back on track with the Buccaneers in Week 2. Now, let’s get a roll going.

Remember, when making these NFL picks, it’s not how much your team wins; it's about picking a winner and moving on -- and sometimes saving the biggest NFL odds favorite for a future week.


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The Pick: Denver Broncos

The Broncos haven’t played the toughest competition yet, but they’ve taken care of business in a big way with double-digit wins over both the Giants and Jaguars.

They finally get their home opener here against a Jets team that, frankly, is as bad as it gets offensively. New York has scored only three first-half points and taken double-digit deficits into halftime. Doing so here in the higher altitude of Denver, where depth is a bigger concern, is going to be a challenge, and sportsbooks have Denver as a huge favorite. Check out the latest Jets vs Broncos odds to see more.

Teddy Bridgewater has been everything a poised-for-the-playoffs team has hoped for, with no INTs while averaging nearly 300 yards passing per game. Melvin Gordon is averaging a solid 5.5 yards per carry. The defense ranks in the top 10 both against the run and the pass.

The Jets probably aren’t going 0-16 this season, but the first win of the season at Denver? That would be a big, big surprise. Bet against it.

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Other Week 2 contenders

Baltimore Ravens: Baltimore is riding high after beating the Chiefs on Sunday night. The Lions have struggled to stop anyone, but the offense is potentially dangerous at home. Betting apps have the Ravens as more-than-a-touchdown favorite here.

Cleveland Browns: The Bears have a convoluted mess at QB – stop me if you’ve heard that before – and are overmatched across the board by Cleveland.

2021 Picks

Week 1: New England Patriots – LOSS

Week 2: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – WIN

About the Author

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been established as one of the nation's premier handicappers, specializing in the NFL where he's hit on more than 60% over the past three years. Adam's NBA, PGA and horse racing picks have also produced major winners over the last 12 months. His customized NFL and NBA odds for players and teams have been picked up by hundreds of websites over the past year.