Week 3: NFL’s Best Matchups

Be on the lookout for the teams that are 0-2, to come out playing hard looking to prove the critics wrong. Last week’s play was impressive, fans got to witness Jameis Winston’s first NFL win, and another fourth quarter Giant lead wither away. The Giants can testify that things can change in a week, coming off a win in Thursday night’s game.

Let’s put the formula to use for week 3 to see what teams will be worthwhile watching…

Atlanta @ Dallas

Both teams have started the season off strong, but after this game only one team will remain undefeated. Dallas proved last week that without their two key offensive leaders, that they felt confident in their depth t pull out a win. The Cowboys will look for Brandon Weeden to carry over his pefromance from last week’s game ending drive. The Falcons are also down a player on the offensive side, starting running back Tevin Coleman will be on the sidelines this Sunday. Matt Ryan and Falcon fans will look to Julio Jones to continue to dominate, but Dallas secondary is looking to shut him down as they did Odell Beckham Jr in Week 1. This matchup between Dallas’ defense which is clicking, and Atlanta’s skilled offense will be a game that’ll keep on the edge of you seat.


Cleveland vs. Oakland

These two teams got the taste of victory last week, and coming into Week 3 they want another mouthful. Cleveland decided to go with veteran Josh McCown this week,despite the impressive performance  from Jonny Manziel and Travis Benjamin. You will want to look out for is Oakland’s running game against Cleveland’s generous run defense. Oakland running back Latavius Murray has been waiting to breakout, he’ll be looked upon to perform this week. In a three game series the Browns have won two games, but Oakland took the last game. Neither of these teams wants to lose again, so expect both sides to play with intensity.


Kansas City @ Green Bay

Kansas City is hitting the road heading to Lambeau Field after a tough loss to Denver to take on the charged up Packers. Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been picked off since December 2, 2012, but rookie cornerback Marcus Peters is looking end this streak which would be his third pick of the season. This is not the only match up that will make this game eye catching, the Packer’s offensive line will have to keep Tamba Hali and Justin Houston out of a backfield that’s already missing Eddie Lacy for this game. All in all this game will come down to the Packer’s offensive execution against the Chief’s uncompromising defense. Either way fans will get a game that will have us looking forward to Week 4’s matchups.

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