NFL Week 3 odds are already out and here are the must-watch games for the week.
NFL Week 3 Must-Watch Games
Thursday, Sep 24
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars
This could very well be the worst game of the season. Miami is season two into a rebuild with Tua in the wings while Jacksonville is Losing for Lawrence or Tanking for Trevor. This is going to be an ugly game.
Sunday, Sep. 27
Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons
While Dolphins versus Jags will be one of the lowest-scoring games in Week 3, Bears against Falcons should be one of the highest-scoring matchups. Atlanta has one way to go on offense, let Matt Ryan throw for over 400 yards and try to score enough points to beat the other team. Chicago can counter with Mitch Trubisky and an underrated Bears offense. If this one doesn’t break 60, we’ll be surprised.
Washington Football Team at Cleveland Browns
Washington’s path to victories is clear. Lean on a talented defensive line and hope quarterback Dwayne Haskins doesn’t make mistakes on offense. Washington had 8 sacks against Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz. Baker played okay against the Bengals in Week 2. He won’t against Chase Young and a Washington front seven that recorded 8 sacks against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1. So, don’t expect a barn burner.
San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants
The 49ers battle the Jets in Week 2. They get a chance to go up 2-0 when they take on the Giants in Week 3. San Francisco could go crazy and score 40 points. More than likely, only the 49ers break 20, which makes this another low-scoring affair.
Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles
After his second pro-game, Joe Burrow is already the best QB in this game. He must work on his pass completion percentage, but he’s thrown for 509 yards, 3 touchdowns and just 1 interception in two games. We know that when he has time, Carson Wentz is one of the most effective quarterbacks in the NFL. Both signal-callers figure to have success in NFL Week 3.
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts
The Jets offense is pathetic. But, this game could still approach a 50 total. Colts’ quarterback Philip Rivers takes too many chances, which should help the Jets’ offense win the field position battle. If Sam Darnold can put at least 20 on the board, Rivers and Indianapolis will provide the rest of the 30 points.
Carolina Panthers at L.A. Chargers
When it comes to the total, no game is as tough to handicap as Panthers versus Chargers. The Bolts lean on a tough defense. Carolina leans on a strong offense. The Chargers could contain Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and running back Christian McCaffrey. On offense, Los Angeles will try and eat up clock. Expect the Chargers to ensure the Panthers don’t score more than 21.
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals
Arizona’s offense should score 30 versus a Detroit defense that yielded 149 rushing yards to the Bears in Week 1. The Lions have a great quarterback in Matthew Stafford, but Staff can’t do it all on his own. Lions versus Cardinals figures to be one of the higher scoring games in NFL Week 3.