Texans coach Bill O’Brien says “you can’t hide in the NFL.”

Pro Picks can hide its eyes from the tonight’s extravaganza, which this week, uh, features the Rams against the 49ers.

Los Angeles is one of nine visiting teams favored in Week 3; it’s 10 if you count the Ravens against host Jacksonville in London. These Rams seem to have something decent going on, and the 49ers have shown very little.

In other words, the coaching change to Sean McVay in L.A. is working better so far than the switch to Kyle Shanahan in San Fran, which has scored a conference-low 12 points.

On a short week, though, who knows what will appear on the TV screen. Well, we kind of know it won’t be pretty.

The Rams, No. 22 in the AP Pro32, are a 2-point favorite at San Francisco (No. 30). We’re buying.

RAMS, 16-13

No. 8 Baltimore (minus 3 1-2) vs. No. 21 Jacksonville at London

Ravens carry their defensive prowess across the pond.


No. 12 Seattle (plus 3) at No. 16 Tennessee

Have to go with one of those home underdogs.


No. 2 Atlanta (minus 3) at No. 9 Detroit

Lions might be better than anticipated. Still not good enough here.

FALCONS, 30-23

No. 10 Dallas (minus 3) at No. 20 Arizona, Monday night

Which are real Cowboys? Which are real Cardinals?

COWBOYS, 26-20

No. 4 Pittsburgh (minus 7) at No. 28 (tie) Chicago

Steelers are 2-0 without looking particularly good.


No. 6 Denver (minus 3) at No. 23 Buffalo

Broncos are 2-0 and have looked very good.

BRONCOS, 20-10

No. 3 Oakland (minus 3) at No. 18 Washington

Remember when Raiders struggled in Eastern time zone? Forget it.

RAIDERS, 33-26

No. 28 (tie) Cleveland (minus 1) at No. 31 Indianapolis

Wait, Browns are one of those road favorites? Got to go with them.

BROWNS, 13-10

No. 17 Miami (minus 5 1-2) at No. 32 New York Jets

Dolphins taking advantage of easy opening schedule, even with Week 1 postponement.


No. 19 Houston (plus 13) at No. 5 New England

A house of horrors for undermanned Texans.


No. 26 New Orleans (plus 6) at No. 11 Carolina

Saints could keep this close before failing.


No. 25 New York Giants (plus 5 1-2) at No. 14 Philadelphia

Preseason NFC East co-favorite falls to 0-3.

EAGLES, 21-20

No. 1 Kansas City (minus 3) at No. 24 Los Angeles Chargers

Dangerous game for Chiefs, but if Chargers can’t hit late kicks …

CHIEFS, 24-23

No. 27 Cincinnati (plus 9) at No. 7 Green Bay

Somehow, this is prime CBS telecast. We might turn on NASCAR instead.


No. 13 Tampa Bay (no line) at No. 15 Minnesota

Too bad there is no line (Sam Bradford’s availability), because this could have been BEST BET.


Last week: Against spread (7- 9). Straight up (12-4). Season Totals: Against spread (13-18). Straight up: (21-10). Best Bet: 2-0 against spread, 2-0 straight up. Upset special: 2-0 against spread, 2-0 straight up.

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