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NFL Week 3 viewer's guide

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There are a record number of 1-1 teams following two weeks of play. There are six remaining unbeaten teams, but four of those teams are in games with another 2-0 team. Plenty of intrigue awaits for football fans.

    • St. Louis at Chicago

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Could it be possible that these two teams are headed in opposite directions? The Rams are young and talented and coming off a big Week 2 win. The Bears are coming off a brutal loss in Green Bay after which the leadership of their franchise quarterback came into question. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Rams victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Matt Forte's injured ankle makes Michael Bush a must-start fantasy option for Week 3. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Lovie unhappy with Cutler criticism
      » WR: Cutler yells as me, too
      » Cutler regrets bumping Webb
      » Finnegan likes replacement refs
      » RG3 bemoans Rams' 'extracurriculars'
    • On Twitter:

      #STLvsCHI
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Buffalo at Cleveland

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The Bills came to life in a demonstrative win over the Chiefs. The Browns offense showed signs of life, particularly from rookie first-round picks Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden. Suddenly, there are plenty of storylines to follow when these two meet in Cleveland. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts a Bills victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      C.J. Spiller is a "start of the week" at the running back spot for Week 3. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Watch: Ultimate Road Trip: Bills
      » Richardson to meet Jim Brown
      » A retractable roof in Cleveland?
      » 'Madden' hikes Spiller's rating
      » Third year's a charm for Spiller
    • On Twitter:

      #BUFvsCLE
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Tampa Bay at Dallas

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The Buccaneers and Cowboys are both coming off cringe-worthy defeats. One came one a dramatic comeback, the other in a pummeling in Seattle. Each team will be looking to bounce back in a big way to recapture the momentum from huge Week 1 wins. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts a Cowboys victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Despite a lackluster Week 2 performance, Tony Romo is a smart start for Week 3. Meanwhile, Josh Freeman is better off on your fantasy team's bench. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Cowboys face potential 'trap game'
      » Dallas had troubling Week 2 loss
      » Watch: Did Schiano cross the line?
      » Owner: Cowboys won't cut Felix Jones
      » ATL picks: Unanimous for Dallas
    • On Twitter:

      #TBvsDAL
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Jacksonville at Indianapolis

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Andrew Luck got his first career win in Week 2 and will be trying for his first NFL winning streak when the Jaguars come to Lucas Oil Stadium. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts a Colts victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Marcedes Lewis is playing the Colts, which isn't a good thing if the Jaguars tight end is on your fantasy roster. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Watch: Jaxson De Ville's high-wire act
      » Luck tops Week 2 rookie QB rankings
      » MJD a 'bowling ball of butcher knives'
      » Comparing Luck to Cam Newton
      » Luck a 'work in progress'
    • On Twitter:

      #JACvsIND
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • New York at Miami

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      An old-school, bad-blood AFC East rivalry is renewed in South Florida. Was the Dolphins' win last week a fluke or a sign of things to come? Was the Jets' Week 1 win a fluke or was the bashing in Pittsburgh more akin to what to expect from Gang Green? More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts a Jets victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Santonio Holmes had a famous meltdown the last time the Jets visited Miami, but that's not the only reason to keep him on your fantasy team's bench in Week 3. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Holmes confident vs. 'Fins DBs
      » Bush: 'Hard Knocks' didn't help Dolphins
      » Tebow with a future in politics?
      » Watch: Replacing the legendary Marino
      » Watch: Philbin ecstatic over first win
    • On Twitter:

      #NYJvsMIA
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • San Francisco at Minnesota

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Star running back Adrian Peterson taking on the 49ers' defensive front is one of Week 3's juiciest matchups. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts a 49ers victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      This week's matchup with the 49ers is anything but favorable for Peterson, who is a risky start in fantasy football leagues in Week 3. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Watch: Is Alex Smith the real deal?
      » Schein: Smith is a start QB
      » Smith free to root for baseball's Giants
      » Frazier anticipates motivated Moss
      » Peterson might get more carries
    • On Twitter:

      #SFvsMIN
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Kansas City at New Orleans

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Suddenly, and without warning, the Chiefs and Saints -- each preseason favorites in their respective divisions, are 0-2 and desperately seeking their first wins. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts a Saints victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      The Saints' woes on defense could mean another monster statistical day for Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Which 0-2 team will rebound?
      » Watch: Will Saints overcome 0-2 hole?
      » Saints offense shares blame for start
      » Pioli: It's not the 'end of the world'
      » ATL picks: Who gets first win?
    • On Twitter:

      #KCvsNO
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Detroit at Tennessee

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The season began with some real hope in Tennessee, but things have started on a sour note for the Titans. Chris Johnson isn't happy, and the visiting Lions would like to keep him that way. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts a Lions victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Matthew Stafford has had a slow start to the 2012 season, but this could be the week the Lions quarterback busts out with a big game. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » What's wrong with Stafford?
      » Lions among record number of 1-1 teams
      » CJ2K frustrated over slow start
      » Watch: Shek to the Future
      » ATL picks: Who wins in Nashville?
    • On Twitter:

      #DETvsTEN
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Cincinnati at Washington

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Robert Griffin III came back down to earth in Week 2 after a glorious performance on opening day. RG3 gets a winnable game against the Bengals, but it won't be easy. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts a Redskins victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      RG3 is the "start of the week" at quarterback. Are there any players from the Bengals or Redskins worth starting? Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Kerrigan: 'Griffin is the total package'
      » 'Sound FX': Bengals DE shows his stripes
      » Young QBs trending in NFL
      » Morgan unfazed by Twitter threats
      » RG3 more than just an athlete
    • On Twitter:

      #CINvsWAS
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Philadelphia at Arizona

      Sun 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The Eagles are the first team in NFL history to win their first two games in a season by a single point. The Cardinals are coming off a stunning upset of the Patriots. Each team is 2-0, which makes this matchup one of the most anticipated of the weekend. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts an Eagles victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Larry Fitzgerald is having a horrible start to the season, but what makes the Cardinals receiver such an appealing fantasy play in Week 3? Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Schein: Kolb will get last laugh
      » Watch: Are Cardinals for real?
      » 'Sound FX': DeMeco Ryans wired vs. Ravens
      » Drive of the Week: Eagles soar past Ravens
      » ATL picks: Can Cards go to 3-0?
    • On Twitter:

      #PHIvsAZ
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Atlanta at San Diego

      Sun 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      This is another rumble between undefeated teams. While the Falcons were expected to contend, the Chargers were a bit of an enigma entering this season. A win here would validate San Diego among the top contenders. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts a Falcons victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Michael Turner faces his former team in San Diego, but is the Falcons running back a smart option for your fantasy lineup? Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » 'Sound FX': Rollin' down the Rivers
      » Watch: Who stays undefeated?
      » Watch: Melvin Ingram plays cameraman
      » Mathews, Gates could return in Week 3
      » Falcons' Turner apologizes for arrest
    • On Twitter:

      #ATLvsSD
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Houston at Denver

      Sun 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The Texans have steamrolled to a 2-0 start, but Peyton Manning poses a legitimate challenge for a team expected to be among the AFC's finest. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts a Texans victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Manning has had an up-and-down start to his season, and that makes the quarterback a risky proposition in Week 3 against the Texans. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Buy or sell: Peyton's skills diminishing?
      » Watch: Texans' Cody on rookie hazing
      » Darlington: Doubt Peyton at your own risk
      » Watt wants Peyton on his sack list
      » ATL picks: Who wins in Denver?
    • On Twitter:

      #HOUvsDEN
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Pittsburgh at Oakland

      Sun 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      A new regime in Oakland hasn't meant new results for the Raiders, whose hopes in the AFC West could be further crushed by the visiting Steelers. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts a Steelers victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      A slow start coupled with a tough matchup against the Steelers makes Sebastian Janikowski -- usually a reliable fantasy lineup option -- a risky start in Week 3. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Tomlin unhappy with running game
      » McClain played with concussion vs. 'Fins
      » Mendenhall could return soon
      » Fans vote '76 Raiders as best team ever
      » ATL picks: Unanimous for Steelers
    • On Twitter:

      #PITvsOAK
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • New England at Baltimore

      Sun 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      This is a rematch of a classic AFC Championship Game last season, and the loser will shockingly fall to 1-2. That's an undesirable place to be for a contender seeking home-field advantage in the playoffs. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts a Ravens victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      The injury to Aaron Hernandez seemingly would mean more targets for Wes Welker, but the receiver is a major risk against the Ravens. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » A Football Life: Ray Lewis on the sidelines
      » A Football Life: Lewis in AFC title game
      » The Rematch: Eight months later
      » Patriots sign Kellen Winslow
      » ATL picks: Could Pats fall to 1-2?
    • On Twitter:

      #NEvsBAL
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Green Bay at Seattle

      Mon 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Seattle can be a miserable place to play for a visiting offense, especially one that relies on communication. Aaron Rodgers will have his work cut out for him. More ...
    • Who will win:

      NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer predicts a Packers victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finley are both risky fantasy options against a stingy Seahawks defense. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » McCarthy: Jennings not progressing
      » Brandt: Pack wins with special teams
      » Seahawks' new unis head to Hall
      » Jones lauds Rodgers' leadership
      » Tramon Williams rediscovering 2010 form
    • On Twitter:

      #GBvsSEA
    • Watch: Game Preview

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