NFL Week 3 Implied Team Totals: Jets Projected For Lowest Score Of Season

Written By Mo Nuwwarah on September 26, 2021

Each week during the NFL season, TheLines will compile a list of implied team totals. In other words, NFL Week 3 implied team totals are how many points each team is expected to score this week, based on simple math with the spread and over/under.

Readers can make use of these team totals in a variety of ways for NFL Week 3 and beyond. Those ways include handicapping props, making fantasy decisions, etc.

All lines come from FanDuel Sportsbook as of Sept. 20, rounded to the nearest whole number.

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NFL Week 3 Implied Team Totals

TeamImplied Team TotalOpponentLocationSpreadOver/Under
Chiefs31ChargersHome-6.555.5
Cardinals29.75JaguarsAway-7.552
Ravens28.75LionsAway-948.5
Seahawks28VikingsAway-155
Rams27.75BuccaneersHome-154.5
Cowboys27.75EaglesHome-451.5
Bills27.25WashingtonHome-8.546
Browns27BearsHome-7.546.5
Vikings27SeahawksHome155
Titans26.75ColtsHome-5.548
Buccaneers26.75RamsAway154.5
49ers26.25PackersHome-448.5
Giants26FalconsHome-3.548.5
Broncos25.75JetsHome-10.541
Panthers25.5TexansAway-7.543.5
Chargers24.5ChiefsAway6.555.5
Steelers24.25BengalsHome-4.544
Eagles23.75CowboysAway451.5
Patriots23SaintsHome-343
Falcons22.5GiantsAway3.548.5
Jaguars22.25CardinalsHome7.552
Packers22.2549ersAway448.5
Colts21.25TitansAway5.548
Saints20PatriotsAway343
Bengals19.75SteelersAway4.544
Lions19.75RavensHome948.5
Bears19.5BrownsAway7.546.5
Washington18.75BillsAway8.546
Texans18PanthersHome7.543.5
Jets15.25BroncosAway10.541

NFL Week 3 Projected Points Analysis

Highest Week 3 Implied Totals

TeamImplied Team TotalFanDuel Team TotalOver PriceUnder Price
Chiefs3131.5-108-112
Cardinals3030.5-104-118
Ravens2930-116-104
Seahawks2828-108-114
Rams2827.5-112-108
Cowboys28TBDTBDTBD

The Cardinals make their first appearance of the year here after back-to-back games putting up north of 30. The Titans entered 2021 with a questionable defense, but some pundits expected big things from a Vikings unit that the Cards gashed for 7.9 yards per play.

Of course, their defense looked equally vulnerable. Quick opponent scores like the Vikings got will lead to high-scoring shootouts where the Cardinals are never taking the air out of the ball late. The Jags should serve as roadkill this week.

Speaking of vulnerable defenses, hardly anyone has looked worse than the Chiefs on that end. This team might have turned back the clock to 2018, when they stormed the league with an off-the-charts offense and got shredded on defense. They made the Ravens D look inept most of Sunday night.

Any week the Chiefs don’t occupy the top spot here going forward probably counts as a surprise.

In Week 1, the Cowboys took it to a highly acclaimed Tampa defense through the air. While they only put up 20 on the Chargers, the Boys followed up with another 7.6 yards per pass in Week 2. They’re another new name here, but Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore has this attack humming. They get the Eagles in Week 3.

Lowest Week 3 Implied Totals

TeamImplied Team TotalFanDuel Team TotalOver PriceUnder Price
Jets15TBDTBDTBD
Texans1817-110-110
Football Team1917.5-104-116
Lions2020-110-110
Bengals2020-104-116
Bears2019-110-110
Saints2020-118-104

While FanDuel Sportsbook has yet to open team total markets for Jets at Broncos, Gang Green has the ignominious early season distinction of the lowest implied team total yet. And not by a little — their 15 is a full field goal lower than the previous low.

The Broncos have turned in two shutdown performances against weak offenses. Jets QB Zach Wilson stretched the limits of what’s possible with four INTs in 33 attempts against the Patriots. Look away, Jets fans.

A theme this past Sunday was QB injuries. Several teams lost their starters for presumably at least this coming Sunday and two unsurprisingly find themselves here.

Nobody expected much of the Texans, the consensus worst team in the NFL entering the season. They have played surprisingly competitive football, but QB Tyrod Taylor has been one of the primary engines driving that. The team already announced the veteran will miss Thursday night’s game against Carolina.

Will unheralded third-round rookie Davis Mills shock everyone, especially survivor players?

“Probably not,” the market says.

An inclusion some may not have expected here early on: the New Orleans Saints. Expected to be a quality team in preseason markets, they balled out Week 1 before the Panthers put the clamps down in Week 2. The market expects a low-scoring rock fight with New England outdoors.

Other Notable Team Totals

“What does the market expect of the other new QB starters?” you may be asking yourself.

Well, they each just missed the cutoff for the lowest totals. Both the Dolphins and Colts have implied totals of 21, with Jacoby Brissett and Jacob Eason seemingly likely to start in Week 3 against the Raiders and Titans on the road, respectively. Keep expectations in check for the journeyman and 2020 fourth-round pick.

The Bucs find themselves outside the top section for the first as they’re actually underdogs to the Rams, albeit of the shortest variety. The best price available on them is and they could easily flip to favorites.

Another team of note: the New York Giants. Their high team total of 26 comes from a few things. First, they are actually favorites against Atlanta. Second, Atlanta has an atrocious defense that got trampled the first two weeks. Finally, the Giants looked pretty competent moving the ball against Washington on Thursday. While the Football Team hasn’t met expectations, they did sport a strong defense on paper.

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