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Week 3 NFL Picks: Packers should move to 3-0 with win over Vic Fangio’s Broncos

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APC likes the Packers to keep Matt LaFleur’s hot start going.

NFL: Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Can the Green Bay Packers move to 3-0 in Matt LaFleur’s rookie season as head coach? That question and more will be answered on Sunday afternoon as the Packers host the Denver Broncos and a fellow rookie head coach.

Of course, Denver’s head man is a far more experienced coach than LaFleur overall. Vic Fangio has coached longer than LaFleur has been alive, with 40 years experience overall in the field. 32 of those seasons have come in the NFL, as he started way back in 1986 as the New Orleans Saints’ linebackers coach.

This week, APC is feeling good about the Packers’ chances, however. Sure, Fangio’s defenses have been a challenge for Rodgers over the years, but the Packers are 5-2 against the Bears when Fangio coached and Rodgers started. The records skew well back towards Fangio from his time with the San Francisco 49ers, however, with the Niners going 4-0 against the Packers during his tenure there.

Which way will Sunday’s game go? APC believes in Rodgers and, perhaps more importantly, the Packers’ defense. It’s a clean sweep in our picks this week, which should come as little surprise given the Packers being favored by more than a touchdown.

Here are this week’s picks for all 16 games across the NFL.

* Note that APC contributors may adjust picks for the Panthers-Cardinals game depending on Cam Newton’s injury status.

Week 3 Picks

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Game Tex Jason Peter Jon M Kris Matub Paul Shawn Wendi Zach Alex C Composite
TEN @ JAX TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN*
CIN @ BUF BUF BUF BUF CIN BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF
MIA @ DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL*
DEN @ GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB*
ATL @ IND ATL IND IND IND ATL IND IND ATL IND ATL IND IND
BAL @ KC BAL KC KC KC BAL KC KC KC KC KC BAL KC
OAK @ MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN OAK MIN
NYJ @ NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE*
DET @ PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI*
CAR @ ARI ARI ARI* ARI ARI CAR CAR ARI CAR ARI ARI* ARI ARI
NYG @ TB TB TB TB TB NYG TB TB TB TB TB NYG TB
HOU @ LAC HOU LAC LAC LAC HOU HOU LAC HOU LAC LAC HOU LAC
NO @ SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA*
PIT @ SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF*
LAR @ CLE LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR*
CHI @ WAS CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI*