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NFL Week 3 Picks: Patriots Vs. Bills Is Showdown For 3-0 Record

The ranks of the undefeated will thin out this week. Of the seven teams that are 2-0, only two play each other this week: the Patriots and the Bills. It's the premiere event on Sunday's schedule since Sunday night's game between the Colts and Steelers has turned into a less than desirable game.

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (+9): Barring the rare tie, one of these teams will emerge with a 3-0 record. Neither the Chiefs nor the Raiders are anywhere close to the level of competition the Patriots will offer the Bills. Patriots

Jacksonville Jaguars at Carolina Panthers (-4): This will be a battle of rookie quarterbacks between Jacksonville's Blaine Gabbert and Carolina's Cam Newton. This should be the one Newton will win. Panthers

San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals (-3): Both teams lost close games last weekend, but give the advantage this week to the home team (unless one is sure Ted Ginn Jr. is going to go wild on returns). Bengals

Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns (-3): Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano is on the hot seat with an 0-2 start and it'll be even hotter after this game. Browns

Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints (-4): The Texans will have a real test on their hands this week, as the Colts and Dolphins weren't tough games. The Saints, meanwhile, lost to the Packers and sent the Bears packing. Saints

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles: As long as Michael Vick is healthy, the Eagles have the advantage. Vick's been cleared following his concussion during Sunday night's game. Eagles

Baltimore Ravens at St. Louis Rams (+3.5): Are the Ravens the team that defeated the Steelers in blowout fashion or the one that fell to the Titans last week? The Rams could be in serious trouble with injuries to both Steven Jackson and Cadillac Williams. Rams

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears (+4): An NFC Championship Game rematch at Soldier Field. Can Jay Cutler survive? Bears

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks (+3.5): If the Seahawks were more aggressive, they could have attempted to trade for now-Cardinals starting quarterback Kevin Kolb. Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1): After losing to the Bears to start the season, the Falcons had a late comeback against the Eagles last week. Matt Ryan is heating up after his four touchdown passes in that game. Falcons

Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts (+11): Nice Sunday Night Football matchup. Steelers

Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (-5): Don't question the toughness of Tony Romo after playing with a punctured lung last week. Cowboys