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Each week, the Around The League writer with the worst record in picks has to write our introduction. This week, that man is Chris Wesseling.

I felt good about my picks last week when Gregg Rosenthal pointed out I was "playing the game the right way" by betting against the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals on my two hero picks.

Of course, the flip side of that was banking on the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars to break out of their tired cocoons and blossom into new and improved teams. I chalk that one up as a lesson learned. After backing the Jaguars for two consecutive weeks to open the season, I can't muster up the faith to get back on that horse, even with Gregg's tempting offer of triple the hero points it they win in Seattle.

I can afford to bet against triple points. That is an acceptable risk. I cannot afford to bet against the Seahawks at CentruryLink Field, where they are literally unbeatable. That is not an acceptable risk.

-- Chris Wesseling

CHIEFS AT EAGLES (Thurs., 8 p.m. ET, NFL Network)

ATL is drinking the Chip Kelly Kool-Aid. 


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



TEXANS AT RAVENS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


Dan Hanzus



GIANTS AT PANTHERS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal


Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



PACKERS AT BENGALS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


"Hard Knocks" didn't make us blind Bengals fans. 



RAMS AT COWBOYS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Marc Sessler


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling



BROWNS AT VIKINGS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

At least the Browns now have two first-round picks for the 2014 NFL Draft.


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



BUCCANEERS AT PATRIOTS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Kevin Patra, Marc Sessler


Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling



CARDINALS AT SAINTS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

The Cardinals have won three of their last five against the Saints, but Around The League doesn't care.


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



CHARGERS AT TITANS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Gregg Rosenthal


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



LIONS AT REDSKINS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra



FALCONS AT DOLPHINS (Sun., 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra


Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



BILLS AT JETS (Sun., 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)

ATL Voltron robot teaming up to vanquish the Bills' Week 3 hopes.


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



JAGUARS AT SEAHAWKS (Sun., 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)

Let's move on. 


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



COLTS AT 49ERS (Sun., 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)

Marc Sessler


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling



BEARS AT STEELERS (Sun., 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC)

Marc Sessler, Kevin Patra, Chris Wesseling


Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal



RAIDERS AT BRONCOS (Mon., 8:40 p.m. ET, ESPN)

At least Terrelle Pryor makes the Raiders interesting.


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



Week 2 record

Dan Hanzus: 14-2
Kevin Patra: 12-4 
Gregg Rosenthal: 13-3
Marc Sessler: 12-4
Chris Wesseling: 9-7

Season record

Dan Hanzus: 22-10
Kevin Patra: 23-9
Gregg Rosenthal: 24-8
Marc Sessler: 23-9
Chris Wesseling: 19-13

First-place finishes

Dan Hanzus: 1
Kevin Patra: 1
Gregg Rosenthal: 1
Marc Sessler: 1
Chris Wesseling: 0

Last-place finishes

Dan Hanzus: 1
Kevin Patra: 0
Gregg Rosenthal: 0
Marc Sessler: 0
Chris Wesseling: 1

Hero picks*

Dan Hanzus: 1
Kevin Patra: 0
Gregg Rosenthal: 1
Marc Sessler: 1
Chris Wesseling: 0

* Only person to pick a game right.

Around the League experts made their picks for the Week 3 games. You can make your own picks against them with the NFL Weekly Pick 'Em fantasy game.

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