The Newsroom previews week three of the NFL season where tomorrow the New England Patriots clash against the Houston Texans at 10:25am, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
This match up is set to be a clash for the top of the AFC competition as both sides have had no losses so far this season and sit top of their divisions. The Patriots will need to have solid quarter back protection especially with the absence of Tom Brady against the Texans pass rush defence, in order to keep their offence going with the Texans already averaging 4.5 sacks a game this season. The match-up to watch is between the side’s two wide receivers with the Patriots’ Malcolm Butler and Deandre Hopkins for the Texans, both racking up a 100 yards plus last week.
New York Giants vs Washington Redskins
Arguably the biggest rivalry in the NFL will take place early Monday morning at Metlife Stadium with the Redskins looking to break the Giants undefeated streak to win their first game of the season. Washington will need to move away from their past dominated attacking philosophy with a balanced offence, with the Giants only letting in one passing touchdown in the first two weeks. The match-up to watch is between the Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham and corner back Josh Norman. They are both seen as elites in their respected positions.
Denver Broncos v Cincinnati Bengals
The Denver Broncos are undefeated so far this season and will look to stake their claim on potentially winning the super bowl in consecutive years. They clash with the Bengals in Cincinnati on Monday morning at Paul Brown Stadium. The Broncos will look to shut down the passing game of the Bengals with intense pass rushing defence to nullify A.J Green who has already got 200+ receiving yards for the season. The key match-up, however, is between the Broncos line backer Von Miller and offensive lineman Andre Whitworth for the Bengals, with Von Miller already having four sacks to himself this season. Whitworth will have to be on his game to protect his quarter back. – James Wardell
Photo of Texans quarterback training from the Houston Texans Facebook page.