3 (Non-Vikings) Games to Watch in Week 3

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3 (Non-Vikings) Games to Watch in Week 3

Post by Cliff » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:08 am

Bears (1-1) at Cardinals (0-2)


Kickoff: 3:25 p.m. (CT)

TV: FOX (all of Minnesota and North Dakota, plus most of South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan and Arizona)

Sirius: 135 (CHI), 81 (AZ) | XM: 381 (CHI), 226 (AZ)


While much of the country will receive Dallas at Seattle, the areas mentioned above will see former Vikings QB Sam Bradford try to rally the 3-points-per-game-so-far Cardinals against the Bears, who lead the NFL with 10 sacks. Minnesota will host Arizona in Week 6, visit Chicago on Nov. 18 and host the Bears on Dec. 30.
Steelers (0-1-1) at Buccaneers (2-0)


Kickoff: 7:15 p.m. (CT)

National TV: ESPN

National Radio: Westwood One

Sirius: 81 (PIT), 83 (TB) | XM: 226 (PIT), 225 (TB)


Just like everyone predicted, right? The winless Steelers and undefeated Buccaneers in a particularly compelling interconference game on Monday Night Football.
Chargers (1-1) at Rams (2-0)

Kickoff: 3:05 p.m. (CT)

TV: CBS (markets include Los Angeles, Green Bay, Kansas City, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and New York).

Sirius: 136 (LAC), 82 (LAR) | XM: 382 (LAC), 227 (LAR)


This game won’t air in the Twin Cities, but NFL Red Zone or Sunday Ticket subscribers will have an opportunity to turn the page and get a quick look at Minnesota’s opponent in Week 4.

The Chargers offense has averaged 445 yards and 29.5 points per game. The Rams have averaged 398.5 yards and 33.5 points per game so far.

Melvin Gordon (Chargers) and Todd Gurley (Rams) are two of three players with at least 3,000 scrimmage yards and 25 touchdowns since 2016. Ezekiel Elliott is the other.

The tipping point in this battle of recent re-additions to L.A. could be on defense. The Rams (based in L.A. from 1946-94 and 2016-present) have been the stingiest in the league, allowing just 6.5 per game through two weeks. The Chargers, who played their inaugural 1960 season in Los Angeles and moved back in 2017, have allowed 29.0 per game.
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