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Highlights, results and all information about week 3

Week 3 is upon us and brings us the fifth edition of the giant duel between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. There will also be a top-flight game in the AFC East as the San Francisco 49ers meet their nemesis on Sunday night. In addition, Amon-Ra St. Brown is waving two record series.

The entire Sunday is available live on DAZN in both the German ENDZN conference and the original NFL RedZone conference. It starts live every Sunday from 7 p.m.

NFL: Previews Week 3

The game of the week

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0) – Green Bay Packers (1-1) (So., 22.25 Uhr)

  • In the new edition of the duel between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers – Brady leads 3-1 including the playoffs – both quarterback legends have to struggle with personnel problems. Brady will be without top receivers Mike Evans (suspension) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) and most likely left tackle Donovan Smith. Julio Jones is also doubtful but could play and would be one of the top targets alongside Breshad Perriman and new signing Cole Beasley.

  • Rodgers, on the other hand, is without wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who also has a hamstring injury. The question remains as to whether left tackle David Bakhtiari is finally making a comeback after missing the first two games.

  • One player who could play a bigger role at the Packers due to the staffing situation is rookie receiver Christian Watson. He’s sort of coming home, after all he played for Plant High School in Tampa. He’s also injured, but should be able to play, but so far has been more of a side note on this offense (5 REC, 43 YDS).

  • Meanwhile, the Bucs’ hopes are back on the defense, which has only allowed 13 points and just one touchdown against Dallas and New Orleans. The Bucs also lead the league after two games with 10 sacks and have already forced 6 turnovers.

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Chicago Bears (1-1) – Houston Texans (0-1-1) (So., 19 Uhr)

  • After beating the 49ers in Week 1 due to weather conditions, the Bears came back to earth a week later against Green Bay. While it was literally good on that ground – 180 rushing yards and 6.7 yards per carry underline this – the passing game remains sluggish. Justin Fields is just 15/28 for 191 yards – fewest passing attempts in the league! FIelds himself says: “If our offensive coordinator believes that the plays he gives me will help us win games, then that’s all I care about.”

  • On the side of the Texans, where head coach Lovie Smith worked in the same position with the Bears for many years and even reached the Super Bowl with them after the 2006 season, they are enthusiastic about rookie running back Dameon Pierce. Pierce rushed for 69 yards (15 carries) last week, the most rookie rushing yards for the Texans since 2017. He also excelled in pass protection against the Broncos, which is perhaps all the more important these days.

Tennessee Titans (0-2) – Las Vegas Raiders (0-2) (So., 19 Uhr)

  • In a duel between two 0-2 teams, the tenor in both camps is to look at yourself and correct your own mistakes. “That’s the message to our team,” said Titans defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons. “It’s not about looking at who ends up 0-3. It’s about how the Tennessee Titans find a way to get that win.” The personnel situation remains precarious, however, because both offensive tackle Taylor Lewan and edge rusher Bud Dupree will be out.

  • The Raiders are also on edge, especially after collapsing in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals. “We have to take care of ourselves, be ready, go out and get a win now,” said wide receiver Davante Adams, who only had 2 receptions against Arizona. Meanwhile, they’re finding hope in the fact that their run defense has only allowed 3.7 yards per carry so far. And they hope that Derrick Henry, who also only has 107 yards under his belt, continues to weaken. The problem is that slot receiver Hunter Renfrow is out.

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Indianapolis Colts (0-1-1) – Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) (Sun., 7 p.m. live on DAZN)

  • The start of the season was less than ideal for the Colts in the distance. Now their home opener is on the program, which, for historical reasons, does not necessarily have to cause optimism: Indy lost six of his last eight home openers. And you’ve started 1-5 in two of the last four seasons. The good news is that wide receivers Michael Pittman and Alec Pierce are returning, but linebacker Shaquille Leonard is missing again.
  • The Chiefs, on the other hand, are preparing for an opponent who will certainly be putting more emphasis on the run, with running back Jonathan Taylor in tow. The question will be how best to stop them, especially since linebacker Willie Gay has been suspended four games for violating the Personal Conduct Policy. He is to be replaced by Darius Harris, a 2019 UDFA who has been in the Chiefs roster since 2020 and has only been used very sporadically. “He’s smart, he has good instincts and he’s tough. He understands defense very well,” said head coach Andy Reid.

Miami Dolphins (2-0) – Buffalo Bills (2-0) (So., 19 Uhr)

  • It’s the AFC East’s pinnacle game and could be seminal, especially if the Dolphins manage to win their third game of the season. The comeback win over the Ravens was eye-opening and showcased the offensive power of this new offense. And you’re going into the game with a clear matchup advantage, because alongside long-term injured Tre’Davious White, cornerback Dane Jackson will also be out after Monday’s injury. That means the Bills will have two rookie cornerbacks in Christian Benford and Kaiir Elam against Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill. Safety Micah Hyde is also missing.

  • However, the Bills currently have what is perhaps the most dominant offense in the league and underlined this with their thrashing of the Titans. And even if they go into the duel weakened by replacements, Josh Allen’s top playmakers should all be there. And the Dolphins have always been a welcome opponent for Buffalo. The last seven duels with the Dolphins have been won – at the last appearance at Hard Rock Stadium there was even a 35-0 shutout last October – but still without Hill on the other side.

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Minnesota Vikings (1-1) – Detroit Lions (1-1) (Sat., 7 p.m.)

  • The Vikings need to get back on track quickly after the swatter in the Monday Night Game in Philly. They had made so many mistakes defensively that they threw their own offensive game plan overboard and thus went astray. Justin Jefferson was unsubscribed and actually only caught passes on short routes, while Dalvin Cook and the run game were largely forgotten. All of this should now be corrected in a week that is short for them.

  • And the Lions, in turn, look primarily to wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, who can set a new record series with at least 8 more receptions with nine such games in a row. In addition, a touchdown would also extend his team record of 6 games with at least one score. And St. Brown still has bad memories for the Vikings, for it was he who gave the Lions their first win of the season with his last-minute touchdown in Week 13 last year. Minnesota went downhill from there, but St. Brown now has 8 touchdowns after that was his first.

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