Sunday Primer Week 3

You would be forgiven for not expecting much excitement in a Thursday night game that featured the Rams and the 49ers. But the game between the two youngest coaches to ever face off against each other in NFL history far exceeded expectations featuring great play design, lots of scoring, a fourth-quarter comeback, and best of all some gritty, no-quit football from both sides.

 

5. Seattle @ Tennessee

Two teams that don’t play each other often and two teams most are picking to make the playoffs. With both teams sitting at 1-1 this game is an opportunity to

 

4. Kansas City @ Los Angelos Chargers

Andy Reid’s squad has looked like maybe the NFL’s best team through two games and now they have a divisional test against a talented but underperforming Chargers team that has blown two big fourth quarter opportunities in as many games. An 0-3 start puts the Chargers in a big hole in maybe the NFL’s division. Expect the Chargers to pull out all the stops in this one.

 

3. Houston @ New England

Last season in 432 regular season pass attempts Tom Brady threw only 2 interceptions. In one divisional playoff game against the Texans, he threw 2. After their week 1 debacle, the Patriots have appeared to bounce back after beating the Saints but this game will be a true test on both sides of the ball for the defending champions even though this Texans unit gave up 22 points to the Jaguars and has the second least amount of passing yards in the league with only the Buccaneers (who have only played 1 game) behind them.

 

2. Atlanta @ Detroit

With the Lions off to their first 2-0 start since 2011 and the Falcons looking to build off last years success with their own 2-0 start, this game features two hot quarterbacks and enterprising defenses and will serve one team with its first loss of the season. A win for the Lions gives them sole possession of first place in the NFC North while a win for the Falcons allows them to keep pace with the also 2-0 Panthers. Expect a shootout between these two hot QBs with young defenses.

 

1. Oakland @ Washington

Another matchup of two teams that don’t play each other often, the Sunday night game features two high-flying offenses from 2016. The only difference in 2017 appears to be that the Raiders have recaptured their 2016 glory right out of the gate hanging 45 on the Jets last week. Kirk Cousins and his offense have struggled some only managing 17 points against the Eagles in the opener and then getting by for a win against the Rams. If Jay Gruden can get his offense running again this should be a high-scoring game filled with points on both sides.

Sunday Primer Week 2

img_1135     Week 2 got off to a fairly uninspiring start with rookie QB Deshaun Watson and the Texans outlasting the Bengals in a defensive battle on Thursday night. But this weekend’s slate of games should provide much more entertainment and intrigue. Here are this week’s top 5 games.

 

5. New England @ New Orleans

Savor this matchup. This might be the final time these two legendary QBs face-off against each other. This is very well a game that should be high scoring with New Orleans suspect secondary and New England still trying to figure itself out on that side of the ball.

 

4. Philadelphia @ Kansas City

The student faces the master when Andy Reid’s former offensive coordinator Doug Pederson comes to Kansas City. Reid’s squad should be riding high after upsetting the Patriots last week and the Eagles looked good in all phases last week beating a division rival. Even without the coaching intrigue, this is still a matchup of two good teams looking to go up 2-0 in competitive divisions.

 

3. Minnesota @ Pittsburgh

Sam Bradford was practically perfect last week completing 27 of 32 passes for 346 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Vikings defense put the clamps on Drew Brees and the Saints offense for most of the game last week and look to have a repeat performance against the Steelers explosive offense. Top rookie T.J. Watt looks to offer a repeat performance after his 2 sack, 1 int, 7 tackle performance week one.

 

2. Dallas @ Denver

The Denver defense will be arguably the best unit Dak and Zeke have ever faced. Both second-year players came up big in their week one win but this game will test both of them. After an offseason of uncertainty, Trevor Siemian emerged as the starter and did enough to lead Denver to a win last week. He’ll face a Dallas defense that racked up 3 sacks on Eli Manning in week one.

 

1. Green Bay @ Atlanta

Here’s the big one, a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship game. After being embarrassed last January Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will be looking to spoil the Falcons on their new stadium’s opening night. This potential playoff matchup between two top NFC teams could become important later in the year as playoff positions are decided.