Grinding Ax Sunday: Week Three NFL Picks… Plus, Yankees Must Change Name?!

FREEHOLD, NJ –  There are some great match-ups for NFL Week Three, as well as the BIG push to change the Yankees discriminatory name. Although our local New York teams are not very exciting, I just feel compelled to include their match-ups each week. The Giants host the Atlanta Falcons led by maybe the most overrated and disappointing quarterback in the NFL.

Danny Dimes feels confident

Danny Dimes Jones is actually showing some promise. If you are a fantasy football participant, Dimes may be an option to plug in at QB.  He currently is the fifth-ranking signal caller, featuring his Bobby Douglas run options. The problem is that he always transforms into Lloyd Christmas in key drives, thus allowing his opponent the opportunity to steal a win. I believe that Matt Ryan is just what the Giants ordered to finally grab a win. Look for Saquon Barkley to have a breakout game against the 24-ranked rushing defense. This should allow Jones to throw less and give Big Blue the win… Giants 30- Falcons 24

The J-E-T-S took it on the chin last Sunday, as Dr. Evil Bill Belichick continued his dominance versus New York and rookie quarterbacks. Zach Wilson looked like a confused rookie against a Patriots defense that feasts on opponents that cannot throw the ball successfully. They packed the box and dare opponents to air it out.

It does not get any easier this week as the Denver Broncos host the Jets in the mile high city. Wilson should be able to handle the atmospheric challenges as he played at Brigham Young in Provo, Utah.  Teddy Bridgewater, the well traveled veteran, rides a nice start to the 2021 season with a 77% completion rate with 4 passing TDs and ZERO interceptions. Courtland Sutton has become his favorite target and Melvin Gordon III has found a home and apparently his game. Add rookie Javonte Williams and the Broncos have a decent running game . Von Miller should be able to add to his five sacks this season as the Jets rookie has spent a lot of time running from defenses.  Close but no cigar this week Gang Green NationBroncos 21- Jets 14 

My UPSET SPECIAL: The Bears travel to Cleveland armed with their Ohio State alum Justin Fields, who has the opportunity to take the starting QB job from the ailing Andy Dalton. If Fields can create first downs with his athletic and creative play, this can be the day that Bears fans have been painfully waiting for. Odell Beckham is scheduled to return and he needs to live up to the expectations that the Browns hoped for when they traded for him. Baker Mayfield will be looking for someone to step in for the injured Jarvis Landry, in addition to pounding the ball with their two-headed monster of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Khalil Mack may be the x factor here with the help of some untimely Mayfield turnovers… Bears 24- Browns 21

Hadl to Bambi

Back in the day there was John Hadl hauling bombs downfield the Lance “Bambi” Alworth against the likes of Lenny Dawson passing to Otis Taylor. Today we have a new pair of talented quarterbacks making waves in the NFL.  Patrick Mahomes to Tyreek Hill will make any defense pee their pants. Regardless of how good you are, Hill is going to beat you. Now lets add Travis Kelce and that makes for a potentially embarrassing day for defenses. Justin Herbert is one of the best young arms in the league, who has stud receivers Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Jalen Guyton. This will be an aerial circus with the Chiefs winning a high scoring event… Kansas City 38- Los Chargers 35

Monday Night Football features the NFC showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. Match-ups point to another scoring fest. I’m going with the home team in a rout… Cowboys 35- Eagles 17

There is a whole bunch of hype building up to next weeks reunion between Tom Brady, Gronk and the Patriots. Will Brady and Gronk be looking past Matt Stafford and the Rams? Aaron Donald will make sure that they don’t… Tampa Bay 24 Los Angeles 17

And here is some baseball…

I said this before and I will say it again: There is nothing more offensive than being called a Yankee. Even worse, it ties us to probably the most hated family in baseball! Hated worse than Donald Trump! Well maybe not, but its time that New York force this team of HGH-pumped-up-sluggers to change its name to a more appropriate one. How about the Harlem River Rats? Bronx Bangers?  What would be your suggestions?

Well I have wasted enough brain cells on this, so chime in with your delusions and contrarian comments and come back tomorrow for Soccer’s biggest fan, Junoir Blabber.

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"Grinding Ax" Walter Hynes (GAW) comes from the same Sports Royalty bloodlines as Short Matt... He's heaving hatchets off the heads of any deserving Sports Personalities... His favorite teams are the NY Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Dallas Cowboys, NY Jets and Manchester United... A suburban husband and father of two, Walter understands what it takes to be a second-guessing, sideline-heckling parent and coach.