NFL Week 3

A smattering of divisional matchups adds some spice to Week 3 NFL matchups. Picking up early-season wins against divisional foes helps build the playoff resume for teams pursuing the Super Bowl

Week 3 opponents with what will be an important Thursday night game for the Cleveland Browns against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers lead the all-time series and have won eight of their past 10 meetings, but Cleveland is supposed to have a better team this year. 

Pittsburgh will still be trying to iron out its quarterback situation with veteran Mitchell Trubisky and rookie Kenny Pickett.

NFL Games of the Week

Thursday, Sept. 22

Pittsburgh Steelers Logo

Pittsburgh Steelers

vs

Cleveland Browns

Game Information

Time: 8:15 p.m. (ET)

Sunday, Sept. 25

Houston Texans

vs

Chicago Bears

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Las Vegas Raiders

vs

Tennessee Titans

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Kansas City Chiefs

vs

Indianapolis Colts

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Buffalo Bills

vs

Miami Dolphins

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Detroit Lions

vs

Minnesota Vikings

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Baltimore Ravens

vs

New England Patriots

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Cincinnati Bengals

vs

New York Jets

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Philadelphia Eagles

vs

Washington Commanders

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

New Orleans Saints

vs

Carolina Panthers

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Jacksonville Jaguars

vs

Los Angeles Chargers

Game Information

Time: 4:05 p.m. (ET)

Las Angeles Rams

vs

Arizona Cardinals

Game Information

Time: 4:25 p.m. (ET)

Atlanta Falcons

vs

Seattle Seahawks

Game Information

Time: 4:25 p.m. (ET)

Green Bay Packers

vs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Game Information

Time: 4:25 p.m. (ET)

San Francisco 49ers

vs

Denver Broncos

Game Information

Time: 8:20 p.m. (ET)

Monday, Sept. 26

Dallas Cowboys

vs

New York Giants

Game Information

Time: 8:15 p.m. (ET)

Here’s a look at some interesting facts about NFL Week 3 matchups.

Battle Out West

The Arizona Cardinals faded hard last season, losing four of its final five games last year to finish second in the NFC West. The Los Angeles Rams, who would win the division and later Super Bowl LVI, would then humble Arizona by handing the Cardinals a 34-11 defeat in the Wild Card playoffs. 

Arizona’s momentum in the playoffs seemed to be stunted by friction with the franchise and quarterback Kyler Murray.

With Murray and the team seemingly back on the same side, Arizona will want to find a way to protect home turf against the defending Super Bowl champions. 

The recent series has been dominated by the Rams, who have won 10 of their past 11 meetings. Los Angeles also has the recipe for making Murray’s life miserable. Aaron Donald leads a ferocious pass rush for the Rams.

Other Important Matchups

  • Miami will be pursuing a home win against AFC East Division favorite Buffalo. Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is 0-3 against Miami’s division rival. In three appearances against Buffalo, Tagovailoa has thrown four interceptions and only completed 56.4 percent of his attempts.
  • One non-division matchup to look forward to is Green Bay against Tampa Bay. The game will be quarterbacked by two players — the Packers Aaron Rodgers and Buccaneers Tom Brady — who teamed up to win The Match 6, a charity golf match. The last time the two met on the football field, the Buccaneers upset the Packers in the 2021 NFC championship game.
  • Dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson will lead Baltimore into Gillette Stadium looking for a signature win over the New England Patriots. The Ravens are 0-6 all-time at New England during the regular season. Baltimore’s only victories over the Patriots on the road came in the playoffs. The Baltimore Ravens bet the Patriots at Gilette Stadium in the 2009 Wild Card round and 2012 AFC championship game.
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