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2012 NFL Schedule Week 3 & Betting Odds

by Thomas Jensen on Monday, September 17th, 2012

NFL Blue LogoSports-Odds.com is announcing that the current opening betting lines have been posted by the odds maker for every game on the 2012 NFL Schedule Week 3. Eli Manning and the New York Giants (1-1) return to Thursday Night Football once again this season to take on the Carolina Panthers (1-1) and the explosive Cam Newton at 8:20 PM EST. Both teams lost their season openers and won their games last week in high scoring shootouts. The betting odds makers have opened with the Giants -1.5 point road favorites against the Panthers with the Total set at 52 points.

Once again, there are 9 early games on the 2012 NFL Schedule Week 3 that will be played on Sunday September 23rd at 1 PM EST. One of the biggest early games is the AFC East battle between the New York Jets (1-1) head south to take on the Miami Dolphins (1-1). The winner of this game will take control of the division since all of the teams that play in it are currently sitting with 1-1 records. The Miami Dolphins won outright as a home dog in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders 35-13. The New York Jets lost as a road dog against the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-10. In this game the NFL betting odds makers have the New Jets -3 point road favorites against the Dolphins with the Total set at 40.5 points.

Another early game worth watching will be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) taking on the Dallas Cowboys (1-1). Both teams won their season openers as underdogs but lost last week. The Bucs were in a shoot out with the Giants but ultimately lost 41-34. The Cowboys got spanked by the Seahawks 27-7 in Week 2 action. Tampa could have beat the Giants last week and this upcoming game will be a home opener for Dallas. The odds makers have the Cowboys -7 point home favorites against the Buccaneers with the Total set at 45.5 points.

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There are 4 late games listed on 2012 NFL Schedule Week 3. The one game that stands out the most will be a clash of unbeaten squads with the Philadelphia Eagles (2-0) travel west to take on the Arizona Cardinals (2-0) at 4:05 PM EST. It’s the first time since 2004 that Philadelphia has started off a season with 2 wins in a row, however both of those wins were by 1 point each and the Eagles failed to cover the spread as favorites in those two match ups. Arizona on the other hand knocked off the New England Patriots 20-18 as huge -14 point road dogs. The odds makers currently show the Eagles -4 point road favorites against the Cardinals with the Total set at 44 points.

The NBC Sunday Night Football game could be a preview to the 2013 AFC Championship with the New England Patriots (1-1) taking on the Baltimore Raven (1-1) at 8:20 PM EST. Both teams started of the season with impressive Week 1 wins but followed it up with heart breaking losses last week (Baltimore by 1 point and New England by 2 points). The odds makers have the Ravens -3 point home favorites against the Patriots with the Total set at 48.5 points.

The ESPN Monday Night Football game features the Green Bay Packers (1-1) heading West to take on the new look Seattle Seahawks (1-1) at 8:30 PM EST. The Packers were spanked in their season opener by the Niners but rebounded in a big way against their arch rival Bears in Week 2. The Seahawks lost a heart breaker to the Cardinals in Week 1 but crushed the Cowboys in a impressive win in Week 2. The odds makers have the Packers -3.5 point road favorites against the Seahawks with the Total set at 47.5 points.

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Here is a complete list of the current betting odds for the entire 2012 NFL Schedule Week 3:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th on NFL Network
8:20 PM EST – New York Giants -1.5 at Carolina Panthers (52)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd Early Games on CBS
1:00 PM EST – New York Jets -3 at Miami Dolphins (40.5)
1:00 PM EST – Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins -4 (46.5)
1:00 PM EST – Buffalo Bills -3 at Cleveland Browns (43.5)
1:00 PM EST – Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts -3 (42)
1:00 PM EST – Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints -9 (53)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd Early Games on FOX
1:00 PM EST – Detroit Lions -3 at Tennessee Titans (47)
1:00 PM EST – San Francisco 49ers -7 at Minnesota Vikings (43.5)
1:00 PM EST – Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys -7 (45.5)
1:00 PM EST – St. Louis Rams at Chicago Bears -8 (44.5)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd Late Games on CBS
4:25 PM EST – Houston Texans -1.5 at Denver Broncos (46)
4:25 PM EST – Pittsburgh Steelers -4.5 at Oakland Raiders (43.5)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd Late Games on FOX
4:05 PM EST – Philadelphia Eagles -4 at Arizona Cardinals (44)
4:05 PM EST – Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers -3 (47)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th Evening Game on NBC Sunday Night Football
8:20 PM EST – New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens -3 (48.5)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th on ESPN Monday Night Football
8:30 PM EST – Green Bay Packers -3.5 at Seattle Seahawks (47.5)

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