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Week 3 of the NFL season is here.

After a brutal 1-4 start to our SuperContest campaign, we bounced back with a rock solid 3-2 on our best bets last weekend.

While 3-2 doesn’t get us all the way back to a winning record, it went a long way to bringing us back into the heart of the standings. Last week was a particularly brutal week for many SuperContest bettors, with the five most commonly picked teams in the contest going 0-5.

It feels good to have fought our way out of the depths and into the pack, but the goal of the SuperContest isn’t to out-pick 60% of the field. We’re trying to out-pick everyone and win a million dollars.

So we’re back at it again this week.

Below are our picks for Week 3 of the Westgate SuperContest, along with some of our other favorite bets on the slate.

SuperContest Pick 1: Carolina Panthers (-3) over Cincinnati Bengals


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SuperContest Pick 1: Carolina Panthers (-3) over Cincinnati Bengals

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There’s plenty of reasons to be skeptical of the Panthers in this spot. Most notably, the team has a Greg Olsen shaped hole in the offense, immediately upping the pressure on Christian McCaffrey, Devin Funchess, and other Carolina skill position players.

But the Panthers usually find a way to win at home, having gone in 19-6 over the past three seasons at Bank of America Stadium. And while the Bengals have looked impressive so far this season, this feels like a letdown spot for them after dismantling the Ravens on national television last Thursday.

With the NFC South so packed with contenders, the Panthers can’t afford to slip up at home. They need it more, and I expect Cam Newton and company to figure it out.

SuperContest Pick 2: New Orleans Saints (+3) over Atlanta Falcons


SuperContest Pick 2: New Orleans Saints (+3) over Atlanta Falconsplay

SuperContest Pick 2: New Orleans Saints (+3) over Atlanta Falcons

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New Orleans has failed to cover a spread this season, but this is a perfect spot to bet they find a way to bounce back. Atlanta is coming off a hard-fought win against the Panthers and back-to-back division games is always a tough stretch.

The Saints need a win to keep pace with the NFC South. Drew Brees and the New Orleans’ offense has been operating just fine and will be facing a Falcons defensive front that is missing a few key pieces. Trust that the Saints’ defense can wake up from whatever spell they’ve been under and get enough stops to help New Orleans win in a shootout.

SuperContest Pick 3: San Francisco 49ers (+6.5) over Kansas City Chiefs


SuperContest Pick 3: San Francisco 49ers (+6.5) over Kansas City Chiefsplay

SuperContest Pick 3: San Francisco 49ers (+6.5) over Kansas City Chiefs

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We got burned by the Chiefs last week after they took the Steelers to task in Pittsburgh, but we’re running it back against them again, this time backing Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers.

The Kansas City offense is one of the most intimidating forces in football right now, with Patrick Mahomes taking the world by storm and possibly the most talented collection of skill position players in the NFL between Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt, and Travis Kelce. But Mahomes can’t sustain the pace he’s on — unless he plans on throwing for 80 touchdowns.

The Chiefs’ offensive explosion has also covered up for what has been a questionable-at-best defense so far. While Kansas City was able to hold on for the win in Pittsburgh, they did give up a 21-point first quarter lead before halftime. Jimmy Garoppolo will likely have his favorite target, Marquise Goodwin, back in the lineup on Sunday, and I think he keeps pace with the Chiefs.

SuperContest Pick 4: Arizona Cardinals (+6) over Chicago Bears


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Larry Fitzgerald will need to make some plays to kickstart the Cardinals offense.

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Sometimes you have to close your eyes and take the ugly home underdog.

The Cardinals are a disaster. They’ve only managed six points through two games this year, and earning just 137 total yards and five first downs against the Rams last weekend.

But it is too early to back Mitch Trubisky and the Bears’ offense as a 6-point road favorite.

Chicago is coming off a huge win on national television and might get off to a slow start. Everything about this looks like a relatively low scoring affair, so give me the home team and the points.

SuperContest Pick 5: Seattle Seahawks (-2) over Dallas Cowboys


SuperContest Pick 5: Seattle Seahawks (-2) over Dallas Cowboysplay

SuperContest Pick 5: Seattle Seahawks (-2) over Dallas Cowboys

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Some may doubt the merits of home-field advantage, but Seattle’s is rather undeniable. Since drafting Russell Wilson in 2012, the Seahawks are 38-10 when backed by the 12th man at CenturyLink Field.

Dallas had what might go down as the least impressive win of the season last Sunday night, taking down the Giants thanks to one long Tavon Austin touchdown, and both teams subsequently forgetting how to play football for 40 minutes.

The Seahawks’ offensive line is as bad as advertised, but Seattle has already put up 24 points against Von Miller and managed a respectable 17 against Khalil Mack. The Cowboys can’t throw anything at them that’s more difficult than what they’ve already faced.

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LAST WEEK: 3-2
OVERALL: 4-6

Eliminator Lock: Minnesota Vikings


Eliminator Lock: Minnesota Vikingsplay

Eliminator Lock: Minnesota Vikings

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Teams used: Saints, Rams

This week, we’re taking the easiest bet on the board — the Vikings at home against the worst team in the league. If this one costs you your entry, at least you’ll be able to say you witnessed one of the most absurd upsets in recent football history.

Money Dog: Denver Broncos (+200) over Baltimore Ravens


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Money Dog: Denver Broncos (+200) over Baltimore Ravens

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If you’re looking for a live underdog to bet this week, there are quite a few options on the board, but the Broncos traveling on the road to Baltimore.

The Ravens are a dangerous team at home and have the advantage of a few extra days rest after playing on Thursday night last week. But we hardly know anything about Baltimore right now as their win was over the dismal Bills, and on Thursday they got kicked around by the Bengals.

The Denver defense should be the best unit on the field in this game, and if Case Keenum can make a few plays, it’s not tough to imagine the Broncos winning this one outright. At +200 odds, it feels like it’s worth a few dollars.

Weekly Tease: Eagles (-0.5) and Rams (-1)


Weekly Tease: Eagles (-0.5) and Rams (-1)play

Weekly Tease: Eagles (-0.5) and Rams (-1)

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Another week, another six-point teaser.

This week, we’re bringing the Eagles down to a half-point favorite over the Colts and the Rams down to a 1-point favorite against the Chargers in Los Angeles.

While the Eagles are struggling with numerous injuries — they might not even have a running back ready to go on Sunday — I’m a homer, and Philadelphia is going to be electric for the return of Carson Wentz. It might be close, but I think Philly finds a way.

As for the Rams, they are the most complete team in football, and I won’t believe they can lose until I see it with my own eyes.

Monday Night Chaser: Steelers @ Buccaneers Under 53.5


Monday Night Chaser: Steelers @ Buccaneers Under 53.5play

Monday Night Chaser: Steelers @ Buccaneers Under 53.5

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Last week, our Monday Night Chaser came up just two points short of hitting the over. This week, we’re back on the under, with Las Vegas putting the number at a whopping 53.5 between the Buccos and Steelers.

According to the Action Network, 93% of the money on this total is currently on the over. When the world zigs, we zag.

Now check out our best value plays for your daily fantasy leagues this Sunday


Now check out our best value plays for your daily fantasy leagues this Sundayplay

Now check out our best value plays for your daily fantasy leagues this Sunday

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Frosty ties between police and Olenguruone residents

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Rossy Lang’at (center), the mother of Emmanuel Kipkoech, 17, a Form two student at Sugutek Secondary School being consoled after her son was shot on the right hip by a police officer while dispersing protestors at Mlango trading centre. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Over the years, Kiptagich and Olenguruone police stations, which are barely 15km apart, have been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Several times police officers at the stations who are supposed to be enforcers of the law have found themselves under sharp civilian criticism for breaking the same laws.
From deaths of civilians in their hands in unclear circumstances or by the law keepers’ bullets, to cases of assaults and drunk driving, the residents have found themselves demanding that the officers live up to the discipline as expected from the service.
Shockingly, the officers accused of breaking the law and some who have been arraigned have held senior positions at the two stations.
At the height of 1992 and 2007 post-election chaos, which are the worst the country has ever gone through, officers here were placed in a spot by human rights activists for taking sides based on ethnic lines.
Since then the relationship between villagers and the officers has been frosty. The residents appear to have lost confidence in the law enforcement officers and in some instances expressed their frustrations through violent protests.
In the most recent incident last weekend, at a roadblock erected at Mulango and manned by police officers attached to Kiptagich police station, officers flagged down a car bound for Tenwek Hospital in Bomet County.
The roadblock had been set up to stop movement of people from Nakuru County to Bomet County following a zonal lockdown that has since been lifted.

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The driver and the child’s mother are said to have disembarked from the vehicle to inform the police that they were rushing a sick child to hospital, but their plea landed on deaf ears.
Alex Tonui, a resident, explained that the two returned to their vehicle only to find that the child had already died, causing the woman to break down and attracting the attention of residents.
“The residents confronted the police officers. The situation escalated after more officers were deployed from Kiptagich and Olenguruone police stations,” said Tonui says.
A one-hour running battle between the police and the residents who had blocked the road left at least one civilian dead, police officers injured and property destroyed.
The deceased was identified as Emmanuel Kipkoech, a 17-year-old Form Two student at Kiptagich Secondary School.

Police at Olenguruone Police station in Kuresoi South, Nakuru county on May 4, 2021.[Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

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During a visit to the Kipkoech’s home yesterday, his mother Rossy Langat was inconsolable as she mourned the death of her son, who the family said they had great hopes on.
“My only son. Why did it have to be him? He was my only child,” she wailed as women struggled to get her back to her house.
Esther Lang’at, a neighbour, said Kipkoech had left home in the morning to do laundry at the banks of a seasonal river near the family’s farm.
“As he was waiting for the clothes to dry, he heard people screaming at Mulango trading centre. He stood at a corridor watching the battle unfold before the police started firing in the air. Minutes later, Kipkoech was lying in a pool of blood,” said Lang’at.
Gilbert Toroitich, the medical superintendent at Olenguruone Sub-county Hospital, said efforts to save Kipkoech’s life were futile.
“He had already lost too much blood and turned pale. He had a bullet that entered through the right hip. We tried to resuscitate him but unfortunately lost him,” said Dr Toroitich.
Kuresoi South Police Commander Henry Nyaranga accused the residents of overreacting and taking the law into their hands.
“The residents blew the situation out of proportion. They extensively damaged police vehicles and we now have two police officers admitted in hospital with serious injuries,” said Nyaranga.
The sub-county police boss has, however, dismissed claims that there was bad blood between the law enfocers and locals, terming the incidents isolated and spread over a long period of time.
“I am not aware of any brewing beef between our officers and the civilians. The cases that were reported recently are either before court or under investigation. The officers are not above the law and the citizens should not take the law into their own hands either,” said Mr Nyaranga.
He said 34 people were arrested and presented before court where they faced charges of being in an illegal gathering, flouting Covid-19 regulations and vandalising police vehicles.
Tension remained high around Olenguruone and Kiptagich police stations, with the residents reportedly planning to burn down the two stations where tens of motorbikes had been impounded. “We detained over 30 bodabodas and arrested 34 people. The residents planned to burn down the stations on Monday. We mobilised police officers from other sub-counties and investigations are on,” said Nyaranga.

The two deaths, however, have emerged to have been a trigger for the simmering tension between the police and the residents who have had a fair share of each other’s wrath in the past.
A chief inspector of police attached to Kiptagich is under investigation for assaulting Maragaret Chelang’at who he found outside during curfew hours last month. “Her case was booked at Olenguruone Police Station vide OB number 9/17/04/2021,” said Nyaranga.
In June last year, Inspector David Kiprotich, Police Constables Henry Mureithi and Tom Kikao attached to Kiptagich, were arrested and charged at Molo Law Courts after they were captured mistreating a suspect.
The officers were filmed dragging Mercy Cherono, 21, with her hands tied at the back of a motorbike after she allegedly stole electronics and cash from a house belonging to one of the officers.
A week later, Police Constable Fred Amaya, who was stationed at Kiptagich, wrecked a police vehicle after he took an unassigned drive while drunk.
Two weeks after he was discharged from hospital, Amaya committed suicide by hanging himself in a bathroom within the station.
In July 2014, Olenguruone Police Station, which is the sub-county headquarters, was extensively damaged as the residents protested the murder of a bartender in the hands of the police.
Caren Chepkoech Rono died in the back of a police vehicle on July 8, 2014 while in the custody of corporal Silas Marimi, constables Reuben Maino and Wycliffe Wangila who were later charged with murder.
Charles Ng’eno, a witness in the case, testified that the three dragged Ms Rono from a bar and bundled her into a police vehicle.
Although the three officers were acquitted of murder charges, a postmortem report indicated that she either hit her head against a surface or was hit with a blunt object.
“There was violent brain shake to cause counter coupe injuries. This could have been caused by either the head moving towards and hitting a hard surface several times or the force hitting the head several times,” the report read.
Interviewed residents have revealed that there has been bad blood between them and the police in the area over their conduct.
Paul Chelule, an elder, said that the officers have been operating outside the law in their handling of arrested persons and the use of excessive force.
“I watched in horror as the boy was shot. The officers who came as back-up didn’t make any attempts to calm the crowd. Instead they started firing live bullets in the air. They should have used teargas instead,” said Chelule.
Another resident said that there have been many unresolved assault cases by the officers which leaves the villagers view them as enemies.
“The young boy was with his friends and they were not part of those protesting. Many people have suffered in the hands of the police and denied justice. The incident has rekindled past experiences,” said Langat.
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?President Samia Suluhu’s address to Parliament was a masterclass in charm, punctuated by periodic applause and stomping of feet by Kenyan lawmakers.

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