The Week 3 NFL schedule for the 2022 season is stacked with nice matchups, and we’ve got you coated with what you must know heading into the weekend. Our NFL Nation reporters deliver us the largest keys to each sport and a daring prediction for every matchup.
Moreover, ESPN Stats & Info gives a giant stat to know and a betting nugget for every contest, and our Soccer Energy Index (FPI) goes contained in the numbers with a matchup score (on a scale of 1 to 100) and a sport projection. ESPN researcher Kyle Soppe palms out useful fantasy soccer intel, as properly. Lastly, Seth Walder and Eric Moody give us ultimate rating picks for each sport. All the things you wish to know is right here in a single spot that can assist you prepare for a loaded weekend of NFL soccer.
Let’s get into the total Week 3 slate, together with a faceoff between two high AFC offenses in Buffalo-Miami, Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers for maybe the final time, Carson Wentz taking part in his outdated group and Patrick Mahomes and Matt Ryan doing battle in Indy. All of it culminates with a Monday Evening Soccer matchup between the Cowboys and the Giants on ESPN. (Recreation instances are Sunday except in any other case famous.)
Bounce to a matchup:
KC-IND | BUF-MIA | LV-TEN
BAL-NE | CIN-NYJ | PHI-WSH
DET-MIN | NO-CAR | HOU-CHI
JAX-LAC | GB-TB | LAR-ARI
ATL-SEA | SF-DEN | DAL-NYG
Thursday: CLE 29, PIT 17
1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: KC -5.5 (50.5)
What to look at for: The Colts might want to maintain drives on this sport, given the Chiefs’ offensive prowess. However that may require some marked enchancment on third down, the place the Colts have struggled. They had been 2-of-10 on third down in a Week 2 shutout loss at Jacksonville, and their 32.0% conversion fee by two weeks is No. 23 within the NFL. In the meantime, the Chiefs are off to an excellent begin by way of stopping opponents on third down. Kansas Metropolis entered Week 2 sixth in third-down protection, permitting conversions simply 28.6% of the time. — Stephen Holder
Daring prediction: Colts quarterback Matt Ryan will throw as many landing passes as Chiefs signal-caller Patrick Mahomes. The Colts have been a troublesome puzzle for Mahomes. In two profession video games in opposition to Indianapolis (together with playoffs), Mahomes has one TD move, eight sacks and a QBR of 56.3. — Adam Teicher
Stat to know: Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce leads all tight ends with 172 receiving yards and 10 receiving first downs. And the Colts have allowed a league-high 87% completion fee on passes focusing on tight ends this season.
Accidents: Chiefs | Colts
What to know for fantasy: Indianapolis operating again Jonathan Taylor damage you final week, however worry not … he has over 100 dashing yards or a dashing rating in every of his previous six video games when Indy is an underdog. See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Kansas Metropolis is 47-25-1 in opposition to the unfold (ATS) on the street underneath coach Andy Reid (.653), the perfect mark within the NFL in that span. Indianapolis, in the meantime, is 0-4 ATS in its previous 4 video games, and Ryan is 0-5-1 ATS in his previous six begins. Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Chiefs 40, Colts 14
Walder’s decide: Chiefs 34, Colts 17
FPI prediction: KC, 59.1% (by a median of two.8 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Mr. September: Is Mahomes the NFL’s biggest first-month quarterback ever? … Colts’ complete group ought to count on scrutiny after ugly loss … Chiefs LB Homosexual suspended 4 video games
1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: BUF -5.5 (52)
What to look at for: A number of league leaders by two weeks can be on the sector Sunday. Huge receivers Tyreek Hill (284 yards), Stefon Diggs (270 yards) and Jaylen Waddle (240 yards) are the NFL’s three main receivers, catching passes from the league’s main and fourth-leading passers, respectively, within the Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa (739 passing yards) and the Payments’ Josh Allen (614 passing yards). And on the defensive facet of issues, Payments security Jordan Poyer is one in all 5 gamers with a number of interceptions this season. — Marcel Louis-Jacques
Daring prediction: Allen will throw for no less than 325 yards and 5 landing passes, persevering with his spectacular streak of success in opposition to the Dolphins (19 passing touchdowns, 4 dashing touchdowns and three turnovers in his previous seven video games vs. Miami). The Dolphins’ protection has struggled this season in opposition to the move, giving up a league-high 9.0 yards per passing try and a 71.2% completion proportion (twenty eighth). Allen leads the NFL in Whole QBR (87.1) and should not have any drawback taking benefit. — Alaina Getzenberg
Stat to know: For the reason that begin of final season, no protection has been higher at taking away the deep ball than the Payments. Over that span, Buffalo ranks first in opponent QBR and opponent completions, and it hasn’t allowed a single landing on passes thrown 20-plus yards downfield. However Tagovailoa threw two such TDs in Week 2.
Daniel Dopp and Subject Yates speak Stefon Diggs after his huge sport in opposition to the Eagles.
Accidents: Payments | Dolphins
What to know for fantasy: Allen averages 28 fantasy factors per sport in opposition to the Dolphins over eight profession begins, having thrown a number of scores in every of these video games. See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Buffalo is 6-1-1 ATS in its previous eight division video games, however Miami is 10-4-1 ATS in its previous 15 division video games. Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Payments 31, Dolphins 27
Walder’s decide: Payments 30, Dolphins 23
FPI prediction: BUF, 60.7% (by a median of three.2 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Payments protection stays scorching regardless of accidents, however Dolphins pose stiff problem … The Dolphins wished to let Tagovailoa go — now he is delivering
1 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: LV -2.5 (45.5)
What to look at for: Keep watch over how the Titans defend Raiders receiver Davante Adams, who will possible get his share of targets since he was shut out within the second half final week. Titans defensive coordinator Shane Bowen stated he expects the Raiders to create methods to get Adams the ball usually. Tennessee struggled on Monday, giving up 12 receptions for 142 yards and three touchdowns to Payments receiver Stefon Diggs, however it ought to now get assist from cornerback Kristian Fulton, who was out with a hamstring damage. — Turron Davenport
Daring prediction: Las Vegas edge rusher Chandler Jones could have a three-sack sport. He has but to file a sack for the Raiders after signing a three-year, $52.5 million contract, however he returns to the scene of his five-sack efficiency in final season’s opener. The man who ought to block Jones, Taylor Lewan, suffered a knee damage and may not play. Time for Jones to eat once more. — Paul Gutierrez
Stat to know: Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill is 4-0 in his profession in opposition to the Raiders. In these video games, he has 9 landing throws, two interceptions and a 71% completion fee. And he produced no less than 200 passing yards in every of the 4 contests.
Accidents: Raiders | Titans
What to know for fantasy: Adams sank your Week 2 lineup with simply 9.2 fantasy factors, however he figures to bounce again in a giant approach. For the reason that starting of 2019, he has performed within the week following a single-digit efficiency 3 times, and in these video games he produced 17.6 factors, 28 factors and 23.3 factors (common of 23 factors per sport). See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Since 2017, Las Vegas is 1-8-1 ATS as a street favourite (1-5 ATS since shifting to Las Vegas). Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Raiders 30, Titans 27
Walder’s decide: Raiders 24, Titans 13
FPI prediction: LV, 58.3% (by a median of two.5 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Carr says he’s ‘far more snug’ however nonetheless adapting to McDaniels’ system … Payments flex muscle mass in dominant win over Titans … Has karma come calling for Raiders with late-game pitfalls, 0-2 begin? … Rating 0-2 NFL groups from eradicated to alive within the 2022 playoff race
1 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: BAL -3 (43.5)
What to look at for: The Patriots’ 17-3 file in house openers since 2002 ranks because the third-best mark within the NFL over that span. In fact, nearly all of that success was with Tom Brady as New England’s QB. Coach Invoice Belichick might have had Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson as Brady’s successor — the Pats introduced Jackson to city for a pre-draft go to in 2018 however handed on him twice throughout Spherical 1 — and stated this week that Jackson has answered any questions on his capability to play within the pocket. Jackson has no less than three passing touchdowns in every of his first two video games of the season for the primary time in his profession. — Mike Reiss
Daring prediction: The Ravens will rebound and maintain the Patriots underneath 10 factors after final week’s fourth-quarter collapse. Underneath coach John Harbaugh, Baltimore has proven perseverance, giving up a median of 19.5 factors the week after permitting 40 or extra factors. New England quarterback Mac Jones has eclipsed 20 factors in three of his previous eight begins (together with playoffs), and the Patriots’ 24 factors are their fewest by two video games since 2001 (20). — Jamison Hensley
Stat to know: Baltimore tight finish Mark Andrews has no less than 50 receiving yards in 11 consecutive video games, tied for the second-longest lively streak within the NFL (Cooper Kupp, 19). Andrews’ 30 profession TD catches are additionally only one shy of passing Torrey Smith for the second most in Ravens historical past (Todd Heap, 41).
Subject Yates evaluates Rashod Bateman’s sturdy fantasy manufacturing to date this season.
Accidents: Ravens | Patriots
What to know for fantasy: Jackson already has as many three-TD move video games this 12 months as he had final, and he posted over 115 dashing yards for the seventh time in his profession final week. See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Invoice Belichick is 15-5 ATS and 12-8 outright as a house underdog with New England. That ATS mark is the perfect out of 46 coaches to be house underdogs no less than 20 instances within the Tremendous Bowl period (together with playoffs). Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Ravens 37, Patriots 19
Walder’s decide: Ravens 27, Patriots 10
FPI prediction: BAL, 56.9% (by a median of two.1 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Ravens’ Jackson has elbow problem, skips throwing at observe however vows to play vs. Patriots … ‘That is a part of the successful system’: Patriots increase confidence with sturdy ending drive … How the Ravens’ Tucker turned one of many NFL’s all-time biggest kickers … Patriots commerce OT Herron to Raiders … Ravens add Pierre-Paul to help move rush
1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: CIN -6 (45)
What to look at for: The Bengals try to keep away from changing into the primary group because the 2002 Rams to start out 0-3 after reaching the Tremendous Bowl the earlier season, and so they face one other backup quarterback. They misplaced to the Cowboys’ Cooper Rush final week, and now it is on to 37-year-old Joe Flacco, who rallied the Jets to a miraculous comeback final week in opposition to the Browns. The Jets, infused with confidence after their beautiful win, will attempt to go above .500 for the primary time since successful the 2018 opener. Yeah, it has been a very long time. — Wealthy Cimini
Daring prediction: The Bengals will surrender 300 passing yards — in a win. The Jets lead the league in designed move performs and are thirtieth in touchdowns allowed per drive, whereas Flacco has 103 move makes an attempt by two video games (second most by any participant because the 1970 merger). This might be the high-scoring affair that helps the Bengals’ offense discover its rhythm after a lackluster begin to the season. — Ben Child
Stat to know: Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has already been sacked 13 instances, tied for essentially the most taken by any QB by two group video games over the previous 20 seasons. He has additionally but to throw a TD of 10-plus air yards this season after throwing a league-leading 19 of them final 12 months.
Accidents: Bengals | Jets
What to know for fantasy: Do you know that Cincinnati receiver Ja’Marr Chase doesn’t have a 25-plus-yard catch in three straight video games and in 5 of his previous six? See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Unders are 17-8 in street video games for Bengals coach Zac Taylor. Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Bengals 37, Jets 20
Walder’s decide: Bengals 30, Jets 13
FPI prediction: CIN, 77.8% (by a median of 9.0 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Burrow: ‘No person’s panicking’ over 0-2 Bengals … Dancing Flacco mocked by his youngsters however hailed by Jets … Burrow not immune from Bengals’ early offensive struggles … How the Jets turned a 99.9% probability of dropping right into a win over the Browns … Bengals’ O-line: We have to earn Burrow’s belief
1 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: PHI -6.5 (47)
What to look at for: Each groups characteristic productive receiving corps. Philadelphia’s A.J. Brown ranks sixth within the NFL with 224 yards, whereas Quez Watkins already has a 53-yard landing catch and DeVonta Smith averaged 14.3 yards per catch final season. In the meantime, Washington’s high three receivers — Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel and Jahan Dotson — all have no less than 99 receiving yards this season. The Commanders’ receivers have already mixed for six landing catches, 4 fewer than all of 2021. So the important thing can be which protection can restrict the massive play. Washington has allowed 4 move performs of 25 yards or longer, yet another than the Eagles. — John Keim
Daring prediction: Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts will rush for 100-plus yards. The Commanders are final within the NFL in yards allowed per rush at 7.5. (The Eagles’ protection is second worst, by the best way, at 6.2.) That is not the sort of vulnerability you need when going through an Eagles group that led the league in dashing a 12 months in the past and ranks second in that class (379 yards) by two video games this season. Hurts’ solely 100-yard dashing sport so far got here in his first profession begin (in opposition to the Saints in 2020). This is a chance to do it once more. — Tim McManus
Stat to know: Washington quarterback Carson Wentz (previously of the Eagles) has 650 passing yards (second within the NFL) and 7 TD passes (tied for league lead). The final Washington QB with extra passing touchdowns by three video games was Sonny Jurgensen in 1968 (eight).
The Fantasy Focus crew lays out why Curtis Samuel has been a breakout star in fantasy this season.
Accidents: Eagles | Commanders
What to know for fantasy: McLaurin went over 23 fantasy factors in every of his first two profession conferences with the Eagles, however he has averaged simply 10.1 fantasy factors per sport within the 4 conferences since then. See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Wentz is 5-1 ATS in his previous six video games as an underdog. Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Eagles 30, Commanders 17
Walder’s decide: Eagles 24, Commanders 20
FPI prediction: PHI, 60.4% (by a median of three.2 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Contained in the Eagles’ 2020 QB shift that altered careers for Hurts, Wentz … Wentz displays on time with Eagles: ‘A wild experience’ … Eagles rookie Covey parked with followers after being denied entry to gamers lot … Commanders’ protection should do extra to assist explosive offense … Supply: Roullier may have season-ending surgical procedure
1 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: MIN -5.5 (53)
What to look at for: The previous three video games between these groups have every been determined by two factors, and the outcomes of each of final season’s video games had been turned by scores on the ultimate play. Vikings kicker Greg Joseph received the primary with a 54-yard subject purpose, and Lions receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown received the opposite with an 11-yard landing catch. This season, the Lions’ dashing offense is averaging an NFL-high 7.2 yards per carry. That may pose a significant take a look at for a Vikings protection giving up 5.3 yards per rush, the fifth highest within the NFL. — Kevin Seifert
Daring prediction: St. Brown will set a brand new NFL file along with his ninth straight sport with eight or extra receptions. He was named the NFC Offensive Participant of the Week on Wednesday, changing into Detroit’s first receiver to win that honor since Calvin Johnson in 2015. He is brimming with confidence after hitting profession highs in receiving yards (116) and TDs (two) within the Week 2 win over Washington, and Detroit quarterback Jared Goff describes him as “a very friendly target” along with his route operating and fundamentals. He ought to once more get loads of consideration in Minnesota. — Eric Woodyard
Stat to know: Minnesota operating again Dalvin Prepare dinner had simply 17 dashing yards final week, his third fewest in a sport over his profession. And whereas he has missed the Vikings’ previous three matchups in opposition to the Lions, Prepare dinner has averaged 106.3 rush yards per sport and scored six dashing TDs in six profession contests in opposition to Detroit.
Accidents: Lions | Vikings
What to know for fantasy: Vikings receiver Adam Thielen’s worth is essentially generated from touchdowns, however the veteran has gone consecutive seasons with out scoring in opposition to the Lions. See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Minnesota has coated the unfold the previous 4 instances it has been a favourite (1-0 this season). And over the previous 10 seasons, it’s a league-best 41-21-2 ATS after a loss (.661). Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Vikings 34, Lions 20
Walder’s decide: Lions 30, Vikings 27
FPI prediction: MIN, 65.7% (by a median of 4.6 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Hutchinson dedicates win to native boy with most cancers … Prepare dinner, Thielen in secondary roles throughout early reveal of Vikings offense
1 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: NO -3 (41)
What to look at for: This sport might come down to 3rd down, which might favor the Saints. New Orleans ranks third within the NFL in holding opponents to a 33.3% conversion fee, whereas the Panthers’ offense ranks twenty ninth at 26.1%. Once you’re in shut video games — because the Panthers have been — that is big. — David Newton
Daring prediction: The Saints’ move rush will come alive for the primary time this season, recording a number of sacks. New Orleans has just one sack this season, however Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield has already been sacked six instances by two video games. Anticipate Saints defensive finish Marcus Davenport to give you a giant sport for the primary time since amputating a part of his pinkie within the offseason. — Katherine Terrell
Stat to know: New Orleans quarterback Jameis Winston already has three interceptions this season, however he’s averaging 10.7 air yards per try this season — second-highest within the NFL and a pair of.5 yards increased than his common final 12 months.
Subject Yates says that Baker Mayfield must get the ball to DJ Moore to ensure that the Panthers to be extra profitable.
Accidents: Saints | Panthers
What to know for fantasy: Panthers receiver Robbie Anderson has run 165 routes throughout 5 profession video games in opposition to the Saints. He has simply 39.2 fantasy factors to point out for these wind sprints and hasn’t seen a pink zone goal in opposition to New Orleans since becoming a member of Carolina. See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Since 2015, New Orleans is 29-15 ATS in opposition to division opponents. And since 2016, Carolina is 12-24 ATS in such video games. Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Saints 20, Panthers 17
Walder’s decide: Saints 19, Panthers 16
FPI prediction: NO, 50.1% (by a median of 0.2 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Issues proceed to mount for Saints’ offense as Winston battles accidents … Mayfield hasn’t been ‘ok’ throughout Panthers’ 0-2 begin … Saints’ Marshon Lattimore ejected after brawl … Mayfield not dwelling as much as franchise QB expectations with two shut losses
1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: CHI -2.5 (40)
What to look at for: The Bears have totaled 28 move makes an attempt by the primary two weeks of the season. Each different group within the NFL has no less than 28 completions. Chicago’s passing sport has gotten off to a rocky begin, prompting questions concerning the lack of involvement for Justin Fields’ high talent gamers and the group’s belief within the QB to throw the ball. Houston has issues of its personal within the passing sport, fueled by up-and-down performances from QB Davis Mills. Whereas each groups attempt to iron out their offensive identities, Chicago’s edge within the run sport behind David Montgomery might be what ideas this matchup. — Courtney Cronin
Daring prediction: The Texans will earn their first win of the 12 months, and the stagnant offense (averaging 14.5 factors) will lastly get up. Houston desires to run the ball with rookie operating again Dameon Pierce in order that Mills can play environment friendly soccer. The Bears’ dashing protection is final within the NFL, permitting 189.5 yards on the bottom, and that needs to be sufficient to spark the Texans’ finest offensive efficiency to date. — DJ Bien-Aime
Stat to know: The Bears are 6-of-21 (28.6%) on third-down conversions this season, tied for fifth worst in NFL. And so they had a league-worst 34.7% third-down conversion fee final season.
Accidents: Texans | Bears
What to know for fantasy: Pierce performed practically 63% of the snaps in Week 2 after failing to hit the 30% mark in Week 1. The group mentioned extra involvement, made good on that report and now will get a questionable Bears protection. See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Houston is 2-0 ATS this season and is 5-1 ATS in its previous six video games. Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Bears 23, Texans 17
Walder’s decide: Bears 20, Texans 12
FPI prediction: CHI, 54.0% (by a median of 1.1 factors)
Matchup must-reads: ‘I am just a little low-cost’: Why Texans rookie Pitre lives at house along with his mother and father … Bears’ passing sport is off to rocky begin … Texans place Britt on non-football sickness listing
4:05 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: LAC -7 (47)
What to look at for: Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert suffered a fracture to his rib cartilage in a Week 2 loss to the Chiefs, leaving his availability in opposition to the Jaguars unsure. The Bolts have backups Chase Daniel and Easton Stick on the prepared in case Herbert cannot go or is unable to make it by the complete sport. The Jaguars’ protection is coming off a dominant efficiency in opposition to the Colts, through which it intercepted quarterback Matt Ryan 3 times in a shutout. Jacksonville’s plus-5 turnover margin is the NFL’s finest by two video games. If Herbert cannot play, look ahead to the Jaguars’ protection to attempt to come up huge once more. — Lindsey Thiry
Daring prediction: Los Angeles operating again Austin Ekeler will acquire practically 200 all-purpose yards. In two earlier video games in opposition to Jacksonville, he has 332 yards and three touchdowns from scrimmage whereas averaged 12.9 yards per contact. And with Herbert banged up, count on the Chargers to characteristic Ekeler closely to maintain the move rush off their quarterback. — Mike DiRocco
Stat to know: Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence had a 95.3 Whole QBR in his earlier sport (vs. the Colts), the best single-game QBR of his profession. However he has not had a QBR of fifty.0 or higher in consecutive video games over his profession.
The Fantasy Focus crew focus on Austin Ekeler’s lack of involvement within the Chargers’ offense.
Accidents: Jaguars | Chargers
What to know for fantasy: Chargers tight finish Gerald Everett had a landing in Week 1 and 10 targets in Week 2. Individuals are catching on, however he’s obtainable in too many leagues regardless of having a pair of top-eight finishes on his 2022 ledger. See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Los Angeles’ previous eight September video games have gone underneath the overall. Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Chargers 34, Jaguars 24
Walder’s decide: Chargers 28, Jaguars 14
FPI prediction: LAC, 77.3% (by a median of 8.7 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Jaguars receiver Kirk is incomes his offseason contract to date … Herbert ‘feeling extra snug’ after rib damage … Taylor sues Chargers doc over ’20 punctured lung
4:25 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: TB -1 (42)
What to look at for: Search for the bottom sport to play a key position and assist offset a few of every group’s move sport struggles. Each defenses have had points in opposition to the run. Tampa Bay operating again Leonard Fournette has already amassed 192 dashing yards (fifth most within the league), whereas Inexperienced Bay’s duo of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon has mixed for 287 yards on the bottom — together with 6.0 dashing yards on the perimeter, essentially the most within the NFL. — Jenna Laine
Daring prediction: The defenses will determine this sport, not quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Rodgers and Brady had been 1-2 in Whole QBR final season. This 12 months? Brady is twenty third, and Rodgers is twenty fifth. The Bucs will not have suspended receiver Mike Evans, and the Packers are nonetheless getting used to life with out Davante Adams. Via two weeks, each groups’ defenses rank within the high 10 in fewest factors in opposition to and fewest yards allowed. — Rob Demovsky
Stat to know: For the reason that begin of final season, Rodgers has been one of many worst QBs within the league underneath strain, rating twenty seventh in QBR, twenty ninth in completion proportion and thirtieth in yards per try. He’ll face a Buccaneers group that ranks fifth in strain proportion (32%) over that very same span.
Accidents: Packers | Buccaneers
What to know for fantasy: Mr. Something However September? In Rodgers’ previous three street video games in September, he has totaled simply 589 passing yards and two passing scores. He has extra interceptions than touchdowns in these video games, and you’ve got extra dashing yards than he does (minus-1). See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Tampa Bay has coated 4 straight video games when its line is something from +3 to -3. Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Buccaneers 27, Packers 21
Walder’s decide: Packers 27, Buccaneers 24
FPI prediction: TB, 61.0% (by a median of three.2 factors)
Matchup must-reads: ‘I’ve obtained to play higher’: Rodgers laments missed possibilities regardless of Packers’ victory … With out Evans, are the Buccaneers in bother in opposition to the Packers? … Rodgers says his pill state of affairs was completely different from Brady’s in a single key regard … Bucs DT Hicks has plantar fascia tear, anticipated to overlook a month … Runyan shoots down conspiracy theories round dad issuing Evans a suspension … Buccaneers to signal WR Beasley to observe squad
4:25 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: LAR -3.5 (48.5)
What to look at for: The important thing to Sunday can be how briskly the Cardinals can begin, a problem that has plagued them within the first two video games of the season. A fast begin can set the tone, particularly if the tempo can neutralize defensive deal with Aaron Donald. But when the Cardinals get in a state of affairs, but once more, the place they should move quite a bit to catch up, Donald can pin his ears again and go. That is one factor Arizona would not need, particularly contemplating quarterback Kyler Murray’s 47.1 Whole QBR in opposition to the Rams is his fifth worst in opposition to any opponent over his profession. — Josh Weinfuss
Daring prediction: Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford will not throw an interception. He has been intercepted 5 instances in Los Angeles’ first two video games and has now thrown a number of interceptions in 5 straight regular-season video games, which is the longest streak of his profession. However Arizona has compelled simply two turnovers in its first two video games, and neither was an interception. — Sarah Barshop
Stat to know: Los Angeles receiver Cooper Kupp has eight straight video games with a receiving landing (together with playoffs), the longest lively streak within the NFL. The final participant to do it in 9 or extra consecutive video games was A.J. Inexperienced in 2012 (9 straight).
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Accidents: Rams | Cardinals
What to know for fantasy: The Rams have run the ball 74 instances over their previous three conferences with the Cardinals. Not a a kind of carries gained 20 or extra yards, and none of them resulted in six factors. See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Rams coach Sean McVay is 10-1 outright and ATS in opposition to Arizona, together with playoffs. Nevertheless, Arizona is 19-9-1 ATS as an underdog underneath coach Kliff Kingsbury. Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Cardinals 27, Rams 24
Walder’s decide: Rams 23, Cardinals 16
FPI prediction: LAR, 54.1% (by a median of 1.4 factors)
Matchup must-reads: TE Hopkins suspended three video games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse coverage … Murray’s magic saves the Cardinals, however they should not should depend on it … Ramsey redeems himself after Week 1 struggles … Murray on fan who hit him: ‘No arduous emotions’
4:25 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: EVEN (42)
What to look at for: It is a battle of bridge quarterbacks, with Seattle’s Geno Smith and Atlanta’s Marcus Mariota each taking part in on short-term offers that recommend their groups possible view them extra as placeholders than long-term solutions. Whereas Seattle’s offense has gone six straight quarters with out scoring, Smith hasn’t been the first problem. He ranks tenth within the NFL in Whole QBR — one spot forward of Mariota. — Brady Henderson
Daring prediction: Falcons operating again Cordarrelle Patterson will acquire over 100 scrimmage yards. Seattle is with out security Jamal Adams and gave up greater than 100 all-purpose yards to Denver’s Javonte Williams in Week 1 (108) and San Francisco’s Jeff Wilson Jr. in Week 2 (103). Patterson, who has extra dual-threat functionality than both Williams or Wilson, will make it three straight. — Michael Rothstein
Stat to know: Smith leads the NFL in completion proportion (81%) however has averaged the second-fewest air yards per try (5.2). The Falcons have allowed the fourth-worst completion proportion to date this season (71%) and the second-most completions of 10-plus air yards (15).
Accidents: Falcons | Seahawks
What to know for fantasy: Over the previous decade, Atlanta rookie Drake London is one in all two receivers to catch 5 passes for no less than 70 yards in every of his first two profession video games. The opposite? Stefon Diggs. See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Seattle coach Pete Carroll is 15-4 ATS in his previous 19 video games with out Russell Wilson underneath heart. Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Falcons 24, Seahawks 20
Walder’s decide: Falcons 24, Seahawks 13
FPI prediction: ATL, 51.1% (by a median of 0.5 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Explaining Pitts’ lack of manufacturing for the Falcons … Seahawks hope unleashing Smith will halt six-quarter scoring drought … Seahawks get ‘humbling’ actuality test in blowout loss to 49ers
8:20 p.m. ET | NBC | Unfold: SF -1.5 (45)
What to look at for: Can first-year Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett iron issues out after a bumpy begin? In final weekend’s win over the Texans, the ticket-buying trustworthy had been so pissed off with the uneven clock administration that they spent a lot of the fourth quarter counting down the play clock because it approached zero. Hackett stated his workers met extensively this week to work out clock administration points, and it’ll bear watching in one other nationally televised effort, particularly in opposition to 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. — Jeff Legwold
Daring prediction: The 49ers won’t permit Broncos QB Russell Wilson to throw a landing move. That is no small factor, contemplating Wilson has tossed 37 profession touchdowns in opposition to San Francisco, essentially the most of his profession in opposition to a group, and his groups are 17-4 in opposition to the Niners. However this 49ers protection has been stingy within the first two weeks, permitting simply 142.5 passing yards per sport and simply 210 complete yards per sport, the perfect marks within the NFL. Plus, Wilson has simply two TD passes this season, his fewest by two video games since 2017. — Nick Wagoner
Stat to know: The 49ers haven’t allowed a group to succeed in 100 dashing yards in seven straight video games, courting again to final season. It is their longest streak since 2011 (10 straight).
Stephania Bell and Subject Yates break down how fantasy managers ought to go ahead with the injured 49ers’ operating backs.
Accidents: 49ers | Broncos
What to know for fantasy: San Francisco receiver Brandon Aiyuk led the 49ers in targets from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo final week. Within the scope of the season, that is excellent news, however it may not matter on this spot. In Week 1, it took Seattle’s DK Metcalf a team-high seven targets to complete simply 36 receiving yards in opposition to Denver, and in Week 2, 10 targets for Houston’s Brandin Cooks netted 54 yards in opposition to the Broncos. See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: Unders are 94-67-3 in prime-time video games over the previous 4 seasons (.584), together with 6-1 this season. And over the previous three seasons, house underdogs are 27-19 ATS in such video games. Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: 49ers 23, Broncos 20
Walder’s decide: 49ers 23, Broncos 20
FPI prediction: DEN, 52.0% (by a median of 0.6 factors)
Matchup must-reads: A heartfelt goodbye and a stunning reunion: How Garoppolo and the 49ers got here collectively once more … How operating the ball might be answer to Broncos’ pink zone issues … Lance out, Garoppolo in: The state of the 49ers’ quarterbacks … Broncos’ Hackett: ‘I have to do higher making choices’
Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET | ESPN/ABC | Unfold: NYG -1 (39)
What to look at for: The Cowboys have owned the Giants in recent times. Dallas has received 9 of the previous 10 matchups between the division rivals. However it is a completely different Giants group, now 2-0 underneath new coach Brian Daboll. And New York seems prone to get again edge rushers Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari, who every missed the primary two video games with accidents. — Jordan Raanan
Daring prediction: Dallas operating again Ezekiel Elliott could have extra dashing yards than the Giants’ Saquon Barkley. Barkley presently leads the NFL in dashing with 236 yards, whereas Elliott has 105 yards on 25 carries in two video games. However Elliott likes seeing the Giants greater than Barkley likes seeing the Cowboys. Elliott has 4 100-yard video games (and a 90-yarder) in opposition to the Giants in 10 tries. Barkley, in the meantime, has two 100-yard efforts versus Dallas in six contests, however he has not topped 28 yards 3 times. — Todd Archer
Stat to know: Cooper Rush is searching for to grow to be the second undrafted Cowboys quarterback to win his first three profession begins (Jason Garrett). Giants QB Daniel Jones is simply 1-3 in opposition to Dallas as a starter, his most losses to a single opponent in his profession.
Accidents: Cowboys | Giants
What to know for fantasy: Elliott has run for a landing in 4 straight video games in opposition to the Giants and has racked up seven dashing scores in his previous seven in opposition to the divisional rival. See Week 3 rankings.
Betting nugget: New York is 0-3 ATS as a favourite since 2020 and 4-10-1 ATS in its previous 15 such video games. Learn extra.
Moody’s decide: Cowboys 24, Giants 23
Walder’s decide: Cowboys 16, Giants 6
FPI prediction: NYG, 54.6% (by a median of 1.3 factors)
Matchup must-reads: ‘Micah, hold going! Do not cease!’ With Parsons, Cowboys’ protection main the best way … Giants aren’t afraid of failure: Daboll’s teaching mentality has New York undefeated … Giants WR Golladay: ‘I needs to be taking part in’