BLOG: 3 Of the Best in NFL Week 3
*New England (2-0) At Buffalo (2-0) 1:00
The only game this week that matches 2 undefeated teams. The numbers say this is darn near mission impossible for the Bills. The Patriots have won 15 straight against the Bills. Tom Brady is 17-1 lifetime against Buffalo. When these 2 met last December, 34-3 New England.
The Bills 79 points in their first 2 games lead the NFL. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is tied for the league lead with 7 TD passes including the game winner with 14 seconds left to beat the Raiders. They’ll score against a shaky Pats defense but not enough to win.
*Houston (2-0) At New Orleans (1-1) 1:00
After wins over the Colts and Dolphins Houston plays big-boy football this week. If this is the Texans break-through season they can make a loud statement here. The Texans have never had a 3-0 start in their history. The loss of star RB Arian Foster hasn’t hurt so far, Ben Tate has back to back 100 yard games.
Drew Brees has won 14 of his last 19 home games completing over 70% of his passes with 46 TD’s and only 16 interceptions. It’ll be fun to watch Brees and Schaub air it out but Saints are tough to beat at home.
*Green Bay (2-0) at Chicago (1-1) 4:15
The NFL oldest rivals meet for the 181st time. This will be the 3rd time these two have played this year! On January 2nd The Packers fought off elimination with a 10-3 win in Green Bay.
Green Bay won the rematch 21-14 in Chicago giving the Packers the NFC Championship.
Aaron Rodgers who’s won his last 8 games is 5-2 against Da Bears.
Jay Cutler will make or break the Bears. In his career he’s 23-0 when he has a QB rating of 100 or better. Devin Hester has 3 returns for touchdowns against Green Bay, 2 punts and kickoff. They might both be 2-1 after this one.
Honorable mention….Washington (2-0) at Dallas (1-1) Monday 8:30
Skins early season surprise with good play from Rex Grossman, Fred Davis and defense.
Romo with a gutty comeback after debacle in opener. Can Romo play and if so at what level?
No Romo, Skins might be 3-0.