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There are a few marquee matchups and key games to look forward to for week three of the NFL. Here are the must watch games this week.
Game of the week- Monday Night Football- 9/28 8:15 p.m. ESPN
Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) at Baltimore Ravens (2-0)
The Baltimore Ravens appear destined to dethrone the defending Super Bowl Champions Kansas City Chiefs. Baltimore looks poised to remain undefeated and stake their claim as the number one team in the NFL. First, they need stop the fast-paced offensive juggernaut, Kansas City,
While being the home team doesn’t mean as much in 2020 due to no fan attendance, the Ravens should be able to defend their home turf with their balance on offense and defense. The ground game featuring Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram, and JK Dobbins will be too much for the Chiefs defense to handle. The Chiefs have the challenge of not only stopping the run but containing the speedster Marquise Brown as well as one of the top tight ends, Mark Andrews.
The Ravens defense will also face an uphill test slowing down quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Baltimore may be without defensive end Calais Campbell and Defensive tackle Brandon Williams due to injuries.
Prediction: Ravens 31 Chiefs 21
Other important games
Los Angeles Rams (2-0) vs. Buffalo Bills (2-0)
It’s time to jump on the Buffalo Bills fan bandwagon. This team is on fire early and that will keep going. The Bills still have the great defense and the offense is a well-oiled machine.
Josh Allen, Devin Singletary, John Brown and Stefon Diggs will have their way against the Rams defense.
However, Jared Goff is playing with a high confidence level. He passed for 542 yards and three touchdowns in the first two games. However, the Rams face a bigger test than what the Cowboys and Eagles gave them. It should be a close finish.
It will be interesting to see what odds sites like Bet QL have for this game.
Bills 28 Rams 24
Washington Football Team (1-1) vs. Cleveland Browns (1-1) 1:00 p.m. Fox
This game could be one-sided in Cleveland’s favor. However, this game is an early must win for both teams.
Defensive end Chase Chase Young will seek to pressure Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throughout this game. However, the Browns should have right tackle Jack Conklin back on the field after returning from injury. Conklin was unable to play the Thursday Night game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Washington will not have Ryan Kerrigan on the field which could make things tough right off the bat as Cleveland’s offense is starting to show signs of getting into a rhythm. The Football Team will have a tough time containing running back Nick Chubb, receiver Odell Beckham, receiver Jarvis Landry and tight end Austin Hooper. Receiver KhaDarel Hodge is also making an impact.
Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins is off to a fast start. However, the offensive line is still a concern. Haskins will likely have to get rid of the ball faster just like Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. If Haskins gets into a rhythm early against the injury plagued Browns defense, it could be a close finish in Cleveland.
Prediction: Browns 31 Football Team 17
Green Bay Packers (2-0) vs. New Orleans Saints (1-1) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. NBC
The Green Bay Packers look to remain undefeated in the NFL. The Saints need to earn a hard-fought win without the number one receiver in the NFL Michael Thomas. Saints running back Alvin Kamara and quarterback Drew Brees should give the Saints some hope. Aaron Rodgers looks like the top quarterback in the league right with 604 passing yards, six passing touchdowns and a combined quarterback rating of 102.6 through the first two games. The Saints will struggle to keep up. So what odds would you place on the Pack staying undefeated?
Prediction: Packers 45 Saints 21
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