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NFL Week 3 Prop Bets

When the Cowboys and Texans go head-to-head this Sunday who will end up with more receiving yards – Miles Austin or Andre Johnson?

It's a interesting prop to consider this weekend, as both Austin and Johnson are coming off huge games in Week 2 and should be in for a ton of catches on Sunday. Over at [custom:bbodog-link] , the oddsmakers have given Johnson a 9.5-yard spread and listed him at even money.

Austin is a -130 favorite. Even without the spread Austin looks like the smart bet. Even though the Cowboys' offense has been a lame duck on the scoring end this season Austin has continued to put up huge numbers with 146 yards in Week 1 and 142 yards in Week 2. He's clearly Tony Romo's go-to-guy and he should continue to put up amazing stats this week against a Houston defense that has allowed back-to-back 400-plus-yard passing games to start the season.

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One reason to slag Johnson this week is that he might not be 100%. Johnson showed up on the injury report as probable with a tweaked ankle. There's no way Johnson will miss Sunday's game, but he may not be his usual speedy self, especially if he aggravates the injury.

If you're looking for a prop bet that should be money in the bank this weekend check out Bodog's prop on the Steelers' passing yards. The oddsmakers smartly didn't just slot Charlie Batch into the prop because he may not play the entire game if he falters. Instead, it's simply the Steelers' passing yards with the total set at 180.5. This may seem quite low, but the under is actually favored at -130.

Considering how nonexistent the Steelers' pass game was last week how could you not take the under? Last week Dennis Dixon and Batch combined for 33 passing yards. Yes, that's right, 33 passing yards. Batch hasn't started a game since 2007 and Leftwich is no prize either if he does get into the game.

I'll take the under with confidence. Here's a quick rundown of a few other interesting props Bovada is offering this weekend:

How many games will Kevin Kolb start from Week 4 on in the 2010 NFL regular season?

Over 2: -120

Under 2: -120

How many sacks will Clay Matthew record in the 2010 NFL regular season?

Over 20: -105

Under 20: -105

Which of these NFL coaches will be fired first during the 2010 NFL regular season?

Eric Mangini +150

Wade Phillips +300

Brad Childress +500

John Fox +200