By News Team
Last Updated: 25th September 2020
The NFL season is already into week three, with some teams gearing up for play-off runs and others reeling from season-changing injuries, which occurred in abundance last week.
We preview some of the most exciting match-ups for the third round of NFL fixtures below, alongside our ambassador Jason Bell.
Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are one of three unbeaten teams in the NFC West and Russell Wilson has already been made MVP favourite after a phenomenal start to the season. The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott, meanwhile, landed a phenomenal comeback win against the Atlanta Falcons last week, with a 30-point second half seeing them triumph 40-39.
The stage is set on Sunday for a fantastic, high-scoring fixture and one that will outline somebody’s play-off credentials. The Seahawks are comfortable favourites at 5/11 while Dallas are 19/10 to get the win. With both teams having leaky defences but offences that can score in bunches, it could be a shoot-out in Seattle. The over/under on total points is 56.5, and this could be one for the overs at 10/11.
Green Bay Packers @ New Orleans Saints
The Green Bay Packers have had two good wins to start the season, while the New Orleans Saints dropped a surprising fixture against the Las Vegas Raiders recently. Drew Brees and his Saints squad will be looking to bounce back, while Aaron Rodgers will look to continue the early momentum for the Green Bay outfit.
With two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks going at it, the late Sunday game should be a cracker, with the Packers 7/5 to win while New Orleans are 5/8 favourites. With a spread of just three, it’s set to be a close fixture, which could just go the way of New Orleans (+3) at 10/11, with their high-powered offence getting them over the line.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Baltimore Ravens
The last two MVP winners go head to head on Monday in Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes. Many pundits’ best two teams in the NFL will also be squaring up in arguably the AFC Championship game everyone wanted to see last year. Two explosive offences, two stud young quarterbacks and two defences who aren’t afraid to lay some big hits, Kansas City Chiefs’ trip to Baltimore Ravens should be one of the games of the season.
Both sides will be hoping it’s a dress rehearsal for bigger and better things later this term, but the early-season game sees the Ravens as 20/37 favourites, with the visiting Chiefs 33/20. It should be a fascinating clash between two of the best coaches in the game, with enticing match-ups everywhere.
This could be the site of a statement win for either sides, but the spread of 3.5 looks quite big for a close game, so Kansas City (+3.5) at 10/11 is good value.