NFL CHAT: Week 3 provides opportunity for fans to be the analysts

The NFL chat of all NFL chats heads into week 3. Photo: Join the NFL chat this Sunday/AP

LOS ANGELES, September 21, 2013 — Every week things happen in the course of watching an NFL game. Most fans have an opinion on these events. Every Sunday, The Washington Times Communities hosts a live NFL chat that gives the fans a voice.

Don’t keep it bottled inside until your remote ends up embedded in your television screen. Join the chat and talk with NFL analysts and other fans. Scroll below the chat window for a look at this week’s matchups.

SEE RELATED: Predictions, meet garbage: The NFL 2013 Week 3 Bettor’s Guide

Sunday, September 22


Houston Texans (-1) at Baltimore Ravens—Baltimore barely survived Cleveland at home, but they have Houston’s number and will again. Upset special, Ravens win outright

New York Giants at Carolina Panthers (Pick ‘em)—Captain Grumpy, Tom Coughlin, reminded his team that they are not supposed to play badly until November. He fired a couple players who had already retired just to prove his point. Giants win

Detroit Lions at Washington Redskins (-1)—Last year RGIII was a heroic savior and now fans want to bench him. Even politicians get a longer honeymoon. The dread-locked one will rebound. Redskins cover

Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints (-9)—The Saints have a defense now. Be afraid, rest of the league. Be very afraid. Saints win but fail to cover

San Diego Chargers at Tennessee Titans (-3)—These teams are both vastly improved, and the winner of this game could be a first round playoff exit. Upset special, Chargers win outright

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots (-9)—Darrelle Revis is already unhappy in Tampa Bay. He misses losing to New England with his old team. Patriots cover

Green Bay Packers (-1) at Cincinnati Bengals—Short of Cincinnati bringing Brett Favre out of retirement again, nothing they do will rattle Aaron Rodgers. Packers cover

St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys (-3.5)—The $1.2 billion Jerry Jones Metropolis will not be a total loss. Jones can recoup his investment by blowing it up for the insurance money if Dallas loses home games like this. Cowboys win but fail to cover

Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings (-5.5)—Brandon Weeden and Christian Ponder, repeat after me. Hand the ball to Trent Richardson’s replacement and Adrian Peterson. Throw the ball, get benched…after the interception is returned the other way. Vikings cover


Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins (-1)—Joe Philbin is challenging to replace Mike Smith on the cover of “Average Non-Descript Caucasian Men’s Monthly” Magazine. Smith will point out that when your offense is that flashy, you can be colorless. Upset special, Falcons win outright

Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (-1.5)—An anonymous friend insists that Buffalo is the only New York NFL team. He was informed that calling them the Jersey Jets risks being punched by FDNY and NYPD guys in better condition than the Jets offensive line. Jets cover

Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers (-11.5)—An angry Jim Harbaugh squad at home after a humiliating loss means Andrew Luck may end up with the middle name, “bad,” this week. 49ers win but fail to cover

Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks (-19.5)—Point spreads like this have not been seen since Tom Osborne coached the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Richard Sherman will pretend that he is playing the 49ers again to avoid falling asleep on the field due to boredom. Seahawks win but fail to cover


Chicago Bears (-1.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers—The NFL is going to declare this Week 13 instead of Week 3 so that NBC can flex this game off of their schedule. Mike Tomlin takes personal responsibility for his team’s players, but that will not placate despondent network executives. Bears cover

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Eric Golub is a politically conservative Jewish blogger, author, public speaker, and comedian. His book trilogy is “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence,” and  “Ideological Idiocy.” 

He is Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Judaism, and his MBA from USC. A stockbrokerage professional since 1994, he began blogging on March 11th, 2007, the three year anniversary of the Madrid bombings and the midpoint of 9/11. He has been inflicting his world view on his unfortunate readers since then. He blogs about politics Monday through Friday, and about football and other human interest items on weekends.



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