20 Bold predictions for NFL Week 3: Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford turnover party

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2. Russell Wilson goes off for 4 TDs against a familiar foe

So far, not so good for the Denver Broncos’ offense. Nathaniel Hackett’s crew has been terrible in the red zone so far this season which is uncharacteristic for Russell Wilson, whose Seahawks were one of the best in that area last year. So were Hackett’s Packers, by the way. After two games of learning experiences for the Broncos, I’m going to say that Wilson and the Denver offense turn it up in a big way against the San Francisco 49ers.

Wilson is no stranger to the 49ers and he’s had their number through the years. He’s 16-4 in regular season matchups against the 49ers with 36 touchdown passes against them, the most he’s got against any individual opponent. Despite their struggles through the years, Russ had worse luck against the Cardinals. I think in this one, the Broncos are going to put to rest a lot of doubts people are having about their offense, which is #1 in the NFL in yards per possession.

Against the 49ers, the Broncos will close out their strong drives with TDs, four from Wilson’s right arm.

1. Micah Parsons leads Cowboys to win with four-sack game

Micah Parsons has to be the early favorite for Defensive MVP. This guy is an absolute terror, a true game-wrecker in every sense of the word. The Dallas Cowboys desperately need Parsons to step up in the absence of Dak Prescott. Of course, Parsons doesn’t play the quarterback position, but he’s capable of impacting the other team’s quarterback better than pretty much anyone else in the league right now.

Over the course of a game, Parsons’ productivity can absolutely wear teams out. Dallas is taking on the upstart Giants, a surprise 2-0 team to open the 2022 season. Parsons is going to be living in the Giants’ backfield and haunting their dreams for the foreseeable future after this one.