Randall the Handle's Week 3 NFL picks

Bills quarterback EJ Manuel has been impressive this season. (Getty Images/AFP)

Bills quarterback EJ Manuel has been impressive this season. (Getty Images/AFP)

Randall the Handle, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:46 PM ET

Randall the Handle makes his selections for Week 3:

Lions (1-1) at Redskins (0-2)

LINE: WASHINGTON by 1½

Give the Redskins a break. They were the first team to face Chip Kelly’s newfangled offence and they fell too far behind before figuring it out. Last week, the ’Skins had to trip up to Lambeau on a short week to face a dangerous 0-1 Packers squad that was hungry to get to .500. As a result of Washington’s 0-2 start, we get a discounted price here. The Lions are given too much respect by the oddsmakers. Once again, they proved how unreliable they are, losing as chalk in Arizona last week. Sure, they have some firepower, but their cons outweigh their pros. Detroit still takes too many dumb penalties (19 in two games), many of them costly. That falls on the coach, who remains a nitwit. The Lions’ defence is a sieve. Washington is a better team than it has shown. Detroit is the same 4-12 squad from a year ago, one that has covered once in its past nine on grass.


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