We are now through 3 weeks of the NFL season. Here’s what happened last week: The Browns have won a game, the Bills shocked the world, the Jaguars fell down to earth, the Rams look legit and Jimmy Handsome is an idiot. All that said, we must move onto Week 4, and the bye weeks have started. The Panthers and Redskins get a week to reload, but the rest of the NFL moves on. Here is the schedule:
|Date||Time (ET)||Away Team||Home Team|
|Thu Sep 27||8:20 pm||Minnesota Vikings||Los Angeles Rams|
|Sun Sep 30||1:00 pm||Buffalo Bills||Green Bay Packers|
|1:00 pm||Cincinnati Bengals||Atlanta Falcons|
|1:00 pm||Detroit Lions||Dallas Cowboys|
|1:00 pm||Houston Texans||Indianapolis Colts|
|1:00 pm||Miami Dolphins||New England Patriots|
|1:00 pm||New York Jets||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|1:00 pm||Philadelphia Eagles||Tennessee Titans|
|1:00 pm||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Chicago Bears|
|4:05 pm||Cleveland Browns||Oakland Raiders|
|4:05 pm||Seattle Seahawks||Arizona Cardinals|
|4:25 pm||New Orleans Saints||New York Giants|
|4:25 pm||San Francisco 49ers||Los Angeles Chargers|
|8:20 pm||Baltimore Ravens||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Mon Oct 1||8:15 pm||Kansas City Chiefs||Denver Broncos|
Top 3 Games of the Week:
3 – Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams
A week ago, this would have been an even better game, but apparently the Vikings had a bye week a bit prematurely. No matter, these two powerhouses will collide on Thursday night, and I hope fatigue on a short week doesn’t come into play here. The Rams are a phenomenal looking team on both sides of the ball, and have a legitimate shot of winning the Super Bowl. A team that stands in their way: the Minnesota Vikings. This will be a great game.
2 – Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
It sounds weird to say this, but this could be a shootout. Both defenses seem a bit lost on the field, and both offenses have been great. Look back at the last 8 or so games from the Ravens and you’ll see that they’ve consistently put up a lot of points per game. The Steelers look incredible on offense as well. This will be a blast.
3 – Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos
The Chiefs’ offense is on video game mode, but the Broncos have the tools to keep up. Two experienced and explosive WR options against a defense that can’t stop anyone means we will see some offensive fireworks.
Game of the Weak:
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
These are just two bad teams. Seattle is not what they once were and the Cardinals are aiming for the #1 pick in the draft. This should be putrid.
Do or Die:
I know it’s the Patriots, but if they lose here, they will be 1-3 and facing an uphill battle against a 4-0 Dolphins team, all while having an aging QB and assets that are running dry. They need a win.
Upset of the Week:
I can see the Browns rallying behind the momentum of Baker Mayfield and beating the 3 point favored Raiders in Oakland. I guess it’s the hometown favorite as the reasoning behind them being favored, but the Raiders haven’t shown me much this season.
Lock of the Week:
No Jimmy G. No McKinnon. No chance. The Chargers demolish the 49ers.
And there you have it.