COOKIE’S PIGSKIN PICKS FOR WEEK THREE

Cookie, The Good Luck Gnome was right last week. See who he is picking in this week’s game against the Vikings…

THE PICK:
Vikings 42, Bills 7

Here’s what others think:

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports:

This will be the first road start for Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen. He did some good things last week in his first start at home, but this is a major test. It won’t be pretty behind his line. The Bills are also bad on defense. The Vikings win in a blowout.

Vikings 37, Bills 10

Elliot Harrison of NFL.com:

This just looks ugly on paper. And it probably will on the field, too. Who knows, maybe the Bills will force two quick turnovers, one being a scoop-and-score, and go up 13-0 or 17-0. Or maybe (probably) Josh Allen’s protection will break down in 2.3 seconds, and the Buffalo rookie will get sacked five times and hit a dozen others. Here’s what I know: This is an awful matchup for a Bills team that has offensive line woes. If Buffalo can’t establish the run again (83 yards in Week 1, 84 in Week 2), Sean McDermott’s bunch has no chance. Look for Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer to play the long game, allowing the better roster to prevail without taking unnecessary risks offensively. Essentially, he won’t give a turnover-starved defense any freebies.

Chargers 34, Bills 9

David Steel of Sporting News:

At this time, we invite the public to make its own “retire at halftime” jokes. Chances are excellent they’ll be appropriate. The Bills’ players are not very good, but at least they’re poorly coached. Josh Allen deserves better than this for his second NFL start, and Kirk Cousins, Stefon Diggs and the Vikings offense should have their way. The home team will not only be salty after tying its arch-rival last week, but it will be buoyed by having a professional kicker, ex-Cowboy Dan Bailey.

Vikings 38, Bills 16

Patrick Webb (Head Honcho, CBBB):

(Patrick’s record this season: 0-2)

Vikings 38, Bills 9

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