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NFL Week 3: Handicapping expert reveals underdogs worth backing

National sportswriter Mike Tierney nailed both of his upset specials in Week 1 and hit yet again in Week 2. He's now identified two underdog teams that he sees winning outright for this weekend.
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In the parity driven NFL, there are always upset picks to be had for massive payouts -- you just need to know what to look for.

Before you pick your upset special for Week 3, you need to hear what NFL expert handicapper Mike Tierney has to say. He knows a good upset pick when he sees one, nailing both of his Week 1 picks. Tierney jumped on the Bengals (+3), who won at 34-23 at the Colts, and the Dolphins (+1.5), who won 27-20 at the Titans. In Week 2, he picked the Dolphins again (+3) against the Jets. Miami led 20-0 at halftime in a 20-12 victory, another easy winner for Tierney and his followers.

No one knows the NFL like SportsLine expert "Top Dog." A national sportswriter whose work has appeared in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Tierney has reported from seven Super Bowls. He has his finger on the pulse of the league.

Now, Tierney has studied the matchups and has revealed his two upset NFL picks for Week 3.

We can tell you one of those teams is the Cowboys, 1.5-point underdogs at the Seahawks. Tierney knows Dallas' offense has been underwhelming, but it likely won't need to pile on the points against a Seahawks team that's managed just 28 points so far this season while surrendering 12 sacks.

His other, more-confident underdog pick is not one on the radar of most Week 2 upset predictions, and those following Tierney's picks this season will be shocked by the selection. But he points to two huge x-factors that he believes turn the underdog into his favorite.

So what is Mike Tierney's NFL underdog pick of the week?... Join SportsLine right now to see which underdog team shocks the world in Week 3, all from the expert who has crushed the sportsbooks with his NFL picks.

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