Seven NFL teams enter Week 3 still searching for their first victory. While six NFL teams enter Week 3 undefeated, including the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills who put their undefeated records on the line Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. Week 3 is also highlighted by a battle in Tampa Bay between future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
Entering the third week of the regular season, 12 games have already been decided by three points or fewer.
Week 2 was the week of the comebacks. What does Week 3 have in store? USA TODAY Sports previews all the Week 3 matchups:
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) vs. Cleveland Browns (1-1)
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22) goes in for a touchdown while being tackled by Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt (57) during the first half on Sept. 11, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)
Najee Harris had a career-high 206 yards from scrimmage the last time these two teams met, including a personal-best 188 rushing yards. Harris should get plenty of touches this week as the Steelers try to jumpstart their offense. Nick Chubb ranks second in the league in rushing entering Week 3. The Steelers swept the season series last year.
Houston Texans (0-1-1) vs. Chicago Bears (1-1)
Texans coach Lovie Smith faces a Bears franchise that he led to the Super Bowl during the 2006 season. David Montgomery is coming off a 122-yard rushing performance, the third most rushing yards he’s had in a single game. Houston’s given up 326 rushing yards in two games, the third most in the league.
New Orleans Saints (1-1) vs. Carolina Panthers (0-2)
The Saints have won five of the last six games against the Panthers. They’ll have a difficult time winning on the road if they have another five-turnover performance in Week 3. The Panthers are the only team in the NFL without a takeaway.
Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) vs. Indianapolis Colts (0-1-1)
Patrick Mahomes has a league-best 127.9 passer rating through two games. He’s…
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Publish date : 2022-09-22 13:20:12
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