Now that the Green Bay Packers have taken care of the Detroit Lions to wrap up Week 2, the focus now shifts to Week 3. There are a number of great games on the board headlined by a matchup of the two teams favored to win the NFC. Let’s take a closer look at the matchups.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams
The Los Angeles Rams will be taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in what could end up being an NFC Championship preview. The Rams look fantastic right now, destroying the Chicago Bears in the opener and knocking off the Indianapolis Colts in their Week 2. Mathew Stafford fits right into this team, taking their offense to a place it hasn’t been in a while.
The Buccaneers have had their share of defensive struggles so far but Tom Brady is on pace for 88 touchdown passes right now. Safe to say this is going to be a matchup with a lot of fireworks.
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans and the Colts matchup is going to be an interesting divisional battle. Both teams just haven’t been able to put it all together. The Titans barely won last week while the Colts lost their second straight matchup, although they were competitive against the Los Angeles Rams.
Derrick Henry showed why he is still the best running back in the league last week, rushing for 164 yards and three touchdowns. He will definitely cause problems for this Colts defensive line. Also, the Colts could play this game without Carson Wentz, as he sprained both ankles against the Rams. Jacob Eason would end up getting the start.
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas CIty Chiefs
The Chargers have a lot of weapons offensively, led by Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen. The Chiefs are pretty similar with Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. These two squads know each other very well, so we should get a competitive game. The question is which defense will step up as both have had good and bad moments through the first two weeks.
Washington Football Team at Buffalo Bills
The Washington Football Team, primarily a defensive-minded team, will be taking on an offensively-gifted Buffalo Bills squad in this one. The game involves elite defense going up against elite offense are always a joy to tune into. The question is what will the Washington offense contribute? Washington is using Taylor Heineke under center as he fills in for Ryan Fitzpatrick and he performed pretty well. He led Washington to a win over the New York Giants in Week 2. Buffalo is coming off a dismantling of the Miami Dolphins, winning 35-0, and they have a lot of momentum heading into this contest.
Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings
Both of these teams had victories in the bag last week and yet somehow each walked away with tough losses. The Seahawks lost in overtime while the Vikings missed a game-winning field goal kick at the buzzer.
The offensive firepower in this matchup should lead to plenty of points. Both defenses have struggled to get stops as both units are ranked 28th or worse in total defense.