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NFL Week 3 schedule: 5 best games to watch this week

We take a long look at the NFL Week 3 schedule and determine the five best games of the weekend ahead.

5. Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns (-7)

This game got much more interesting with the insertion of Justin Fields under center for the Bears. Chicago has been riding with veteran Andy Dalton who is now dealing with a knee injury, opening the door for the rookie. Against the Browns, Field goes back to Ohio where he starred in college, and gets a chance to take on one of the league’s best teams. For the Browns, this is an opportunity to get to 2-1 in the competitive AFC North, earning at least a share of first place.


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4. Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans (-5.5)

A huge battle in the AFC South. While the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans are in a race for the bottom of the league, Tennessee and Indianapolis are the expected contenders for the division crown. However, the Colts are 0-2 and quarterback Carson Wentz is dealing with a pair of sprained ankles. If Wentz can’t go, this will be ugly. If he can, the Titans try to move two games ahead, while Indianapolis looks to even the race.

3. Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5)

Another AFC divisional showdown, this time in the West. The Chiefs are coming off a rare loss, falling 36-35 to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. Meanwhile, the Chargers lost at the gun to the Dallas Cowboys last weekend, putting both at 1-1 and shockingly a game apiece behind the Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders. Whoever wins moves into a much better spot in the gaggle, while the loser falls to 1-2 and last place all alone.


Read: Bears Announce Justin Fields Will Start Week 3


2. Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (-3.5)

Moving over to the NFC, we get a rematch of the 2019 NFC Championship Game. The coaches and quarterbacks are the same, as is the venue. However, the Niners are without a litany of their defensive stalwarts from a few years ago, namely corner Richard Sherman and defensive tackle DeForest Buckner. Can San Francisco slow down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers? If so, Green Bay drops to 1-2 and loses what could be a key tiebreaker.

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1.5) at Los Angeles Rams

Easily the best game. Both are 2-0 but the Rams are being disrespected by the books, laying 1.5 points at home. Look for a ton of points as quarterbacks Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford take shots to their elite weapons. The difference likely comes in which defense can get the most pressure on the opposing signal-caller.

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