NEW YORK, Sporting Alert – After watching the future stars impressing in the college football on Saturday, fans can now turn its attention to another feisty day of action in the NFL on Week 3 this Sunday (27).
The Week 3 schedule opened with the New York Giants beating the Washington Redskins, 32-21 to grab their first win of the season, with Eli Manning passing for 279 yards and two touchdowns and Rueben Randle taking seven catches for 116 and a score.
The action continues this Sunday with another jam-packed schedule, as 10 games are set to kick-off at 12:00 p.m. CT.
Lots of attention will be at MetLife Stadium where the New York Jets (2-0) take on the Philadelphia Eagles (0-2) in East Rutherford.
The Jets ended the 2015 NFL preseason on a winning run after winning its last three warmups and this form has carried over into the regular season.
Heading into Sunday’s Week 3 ball games, the hosts, who won just four games last season during the regular season, are seeking to start this campaign with three successive wins.
A victory over the Eagles on Sunday, would see New York winning three games in a row at any point of a regular season for the first time since 2011. The last time the Jets won three consecutive games to start a term was in 2009.
Philadelphia, in the meantime, is struggling big time on offense and head coach Chip Kelly knows this.
Star running back DeMarco Murray was listed as questionable for the game with a hamstring injury, but is expected to play after going through a full session on Friday.
Murray has gotten off to a slow start, which is contributing to the heavy criticisms of Kelly, but the Philly coach is backing his team to shake off its rust and start winning games.
The last time the Philadelphia Eagles failed to win its opening two games of the season was in 2007, while the last time the club failed to win in its opening three games was 16-years-ago when it opened with a 0-4 record and won just five games the entire season.
Philadelphia enters this battle averaging 17-points per game, but is also giving up 23 per game and allowing 390 yards per contest.
The Jets are only allowing 8.5 yards per game and scoring 25.5 per contest thus far this season.
At Gillette Stadium, defending champions New England Patriots have gotten off to a promising start and the hosts will look to secure its third successive win when they take on Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) at 12:00 PM CT.
It could be another dominating day for veteran quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski who have both been impressive thus far.
Brady has already thrown for 754 yards and seven touchdowns, which makes him the only quarterback in NFL history to start season with at least 750 passing yards and 7 TDs in the first two games, ESPN Stats has revealed.
Also looking to make 3-0 starts to the season are the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys who will face each other at AT&T Stadium, the Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals and the Arizona Cardinals.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are also trying for a 3-0 start when they face the Detroit Lions in Sunday Night Football, live at 7:30 PM CT on NBC and the LIVE STREAM: NBCSN at Ford Field.
NFL WEEK 3 Live TV Channels and Streamings
Sunday, September 27
MATCHUP TIMES (CT) TV LOCATION
Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots 12:00 PM CBS Gillette Stadium
Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys 12:00 PM FOX AT&T Stadium
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens 12:00 PM CBS M&T Bank Stadium
Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns 12:00 PM CBS FirstEnergy Stadium
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans 12:00 PM CBS Nissan Stadium
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 12:00 PM FOX Bank of America Stadium
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets 12:00 PM FOX MetLife Stadium
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans 12:00 PM FOX NRG Stadium
San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings 12:00 PM CBS TCF Bank Stadium
Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis Rams 12:00 PM CBS Edward Jones Dome
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals 3:05 PM FOX U of Phoenix Stadium
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins 3:25 PM CBS Sun Life Stadium
Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks 3:25 PM CBS CenturyLink Field
NFL SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions 7:30 PM NBC, LIVE STREAM: NBCSN Ford Field