Week 3 in the National Football League has dawned. In case you were wondering who you would want to root for this week, here’s your weekly check on how to watch some of your favorite Tar Heel alumni in action:
8:25 PM, Thursday, September 21st:
- Los Angeles Rams @ San Fransisco 49ers Robert Quinn travels up the coast to face a surprisingly good 49ers team that almost pulled off the upset against Seattle last weekend. Quinn already has 1.5 sacks on the year, and looks to help the Rams get to a 2-1 start and try to get a spark into a city that...hasn’t quite embraced either new team. You can only watch this game on the NFL Network.
9:30 AM, Sunday, September 24th:
- Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars James Hurst has settled in as a starter on Baltimore’s offensive line, and he and the rest of the Ravens will face Jacksonville in the first London game of the season. The Ravens have started 2-0, and this game will help sniff out if Jacksonville’s first or second game was a truer reflection of their ability this season. This game will be streamed by Yahoo and made available to the folks in Baltimore and Jacksonville.
1:00 PM, Sunday, September 24th:
- NY Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles After a quiet first week, Mack Hollins got in on the action with three catches on Sunday, all for double digits. The Eagles will look to try and put the Giants in a real hole to start the season, and here’s hoping Hollins becomes a bigger part of the offense.
- Miami Dolphins @ NY Jets Bruce Carter sat out last week’s game in Oakland with an ankle injury. He’s mostly being used on special teams at this point, no word on if he’ll be available this week as the Jets continue their quest to get the number 1 pick.
- Denver Broncos @ Buffalo Bills Brandon Tate was inactive last week against the Panthers, so time will tell if he’ll get a chance to play against Denver. The Broncos travel east after thrashing the Cowboys, while the Bills hope to build off their defensive performance last weekend
- New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers Julius Peppers has joined a defense that currently hasn’t surrendered a touchdown in 2017. It will get its strongest test to date against the high-powered Saints attack, while the Panthers offense looks to start clicking after a rough couple first weeks
- Pittsburgh Steelers @ Chicago Bears Fans are starting to get impatient over the performance of current starting quarterback Mike Glennon. A 29-7 loss will do that, though to be fair, Glennon doesn’t exactly have Pro-Bowl talent at receiver. So far, it appears the Bears are sticking with their plan to keep Mitch Trubisky’s redshirt on. Meanwhile, Connor Barth, of the Wilmington Barths, continues to kick on in the Windy City.
- Atlanta Falcons @ Detroit Lions Thanks to their comeback in Week 1 and impressive win in Week 2, this game has turned into an intriguing matchup. Eric Ebron got his first touchdown of the year against the Giants, and the offense will look to keep rolling against the reigning NFC Champs.
Check out the great folks from 508 Sports who have your 1 PM National Coverage map. There’s also NFL Red Zone on your respective TV delivery system.
Sunday, September 24th, 4:05 PM
- Seattle Seahawks @ Tennessee Titans Nazair Jones made a great debut in the league in Week 1, and his Seahawks travel east to Nashville to take on the Titans and the pair of Sylvester Williams and Da’Norris Searcy. Since all the alumni play on defense, it’s completely possible to root for just the defenses.
This game is on Fox for those in the respective markets, as well as the ones who didn’t get the first game due to local market restrictions (people like me who only get the Patriots game in the 1 PM hour). Again, check out 508 Sports to see if that’ll be in your neck of the woods
Sunday, September 24th, 4:25 PM
- Cincinnati Bengals vs. Green Bay Packers Giovani Bernard, Russell Bodine, and the Bengals offense has struggled to get going in the first two weeks, they hope that Week 3 will be a little different. Meanwhile, Bodine was part of the most memorable play of the game...unfortunately when that play involves JJ Watt, then you can probably guess who was on the wrong end of it.
- Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers Tre Boston was a force for the Chargers last weekend against Miami, recording six solo tackles and nine total. It wasn’t quite enough for the Chargers to pull out the game, and they’ll face a tough test against Kansas City.
These games are on CBS as part of the national doubleheader, 508 sports will show which one you get.
Sunday, September 24th, 8:30 PM
- Oakland Raiders vs. Washington Redskins Zach Brown has been a great addition to the defense in Washington, getting eight solo tackles and 10 total this past weekend. He and the rest of the D will have their hands full dealing with Derek Carr and the Raiders high-powered offense.
Sunday Night Football is on NBC as Carrie Underwood likes to say.
Monday, September 25th, 8:30 PM
- Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals The other game that features Tar Heels on both teams. Ryan Switzer has been trying to break his first punt return out, but he’s had little success so far. Jonathan Cooper has been waiting to get into his first game of the season. Meanwhile, in Arizona, T.J. Logan is still recovering, and Kareem Martin has been out for Arizona’s D, helping them to their 1-1 start. This is a big early season game, as the loser will be in a decent hole versus the top of their division.
You can catch MNF on ESPN, including the tablet App and computer (all phone broadcasts are restricted to the NFL App).