Week 3 of the NFL 2022 season is now upon us, with several different storylines already to look out for in many fixtures. The first two weeks have provided American football fans excitement, upset, and shock. Many will expect more of the same in this week’s games.
In this article, we will highlight which of the Week 3 games are worth looking out for a while, providing a little detail about them and suggesting what may happen when they occur over the NFL weekend.
So, without further ado, let’s get straight into it!
Week 3 NFL 2022 schedule
The first place to begin would be to highlight the Week 3 schedule for the 2022 NFL season. The following fixtures are set to be played:
● Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) @ Cleveland Browns (1-1) (Thursday Night Football)
● Buffalo Bills (2-0) @ Miami Dolphins (2-0)
● Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) @ New York Jets (1-1)
● Las Vegas Raiders (0-2) @ Tennesse Titans (0-2)
● New Orleans Saints (1-1) @ Carolina Panthers (0-2)
● Baltimore Ravens (1-1) @ New England Patriots (1-1)
● Detroit Lions (1-1) @ Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
● Philadelphia Eagles (2-0) @ Washington Commanders (1-1)
● Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) @ Indianapolis Colts (0-1-1)
● Houston Texans (0-1-1) @ Chicago Bears (1-1)
● Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) @ Los Angeles Chargers (1-1)
● Los Angeles Rams (1-1) @ Arizona Cardinals (1-1)
● Green Bay Packers (1-1) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0)
● Atlanta Falcons (0-2) @ Seattle Seahawks (1-1)
● San Francisco 49ers (1-1) @ Denver Broncos (1-1)
● Dallas Cowboys (1-1) @ New York Giants (2-0) (Monday Night Football)
As can be seen, many exciting encounters are scheduled to take place on an NFL field in the upcoming weekend. Let’s look at just some of the matchups that will likely have some eyes on them.
Houston Texans @ Chicago Bears
For those in Illinois and Chicago, the fixture featuring the home state organization will always likely be one of the most-anticipated games to be played over the weekend.
Having opened the 2022 NFL season with a victory against the San Francisco 49ers, the Bears were sent back down to the ground with a heavy 27-10 defeat to long-time rivals, the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North. Nonetheless, they will have an opportunity to go back to the top of the pile (if the results go their way) as each team currently sits on .500 after two games.
They will also fancy their chances against the Texans, with their opponents yet to win a game. However, one tie ended in an overtime tie.
Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots
For many, one of the ties of the Week 3 schedule is the encounter between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough. The two teams have been highly competitive, thus providing fans with the opportunity to enjoy a potentially rewarding betting experience.
The state of Maryland has allowed sports betting to take place for a little while now. As a result, we have already seen the BetMGM Maryland sportsbook odds and props for Sunday’s matches and the rest of the season be listed for punters to peruse.
For those interested, the Ravens are considered the favorites to pick up the win on Sunday, with odds of -150. In contrast, the Patriots are priced at odds of +125. Indeed, there are perhaps a few reasons for this.
While both teams are currently 1-1 on the season, the Ravens may be considered the favorite as they have a more established team, while quarterback Lamar Jackson is a man on a mission as he wants to get a new contract and one that could potentially set records within the NFL.
Nonetheless, it will be an exciting encounter that many will want to watch before tuning into the next one.
Green Bay Packers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Arguably the biggest game of Week 3, the Green Bay Packers will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Florida on Sunday night as Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady battle once again, and perhaps for the final time.
The two quarterbacks are legends of the American football sport. Each of them will want to try and go out this season in glory, especially as neither of them was able to win the Super Bowl last season; nor even compete for it. Rodgers is currently the reigning MVP, whereas Brady recently U-turned his decision to retire, but this meeting certainly could be the last time we see these two men face off against each other.
The Packers are 1-1 heading into the game, whereas the Bucs are currently 2-0. However, you can guarantee those records will count for nothing when these two icons hit the field and start flinging the pigskin as much as they do.
Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants
The final game of Week 3 will see one of the biggest rivalries in the entire NFL as the Dallas Cowboys will travel to MetLife Stadium and take on the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. The game will see two of the NFC East’s sides looking to try and take bragging rights and achieve a strong position within the division after three games.
The Cowboys are 1-1, and there are doubts over Dak Prescott’s availability. Big Blue appears to be on a wave of change under Brian Daboll as they have gone 2-0 for the first time since 2016. It is a rivalry that always has a bit of a needle. Still, this Monday’s showdown could potentially have a little more fire to it, given what has already happened this season.
As can be seen, there is plenty to look forward to in the upcoming slate of NFL fixtures for Week 3, with a host of exciting games to keep an eye out for. Each one will provide fans with a lot of entertainment, but those highlighted above might be the best of the viewing this weekend.