Whilst week 3 was quieter in terms of the number of injuries than week 2, an ankle injury to the Giants’ running back Saquon Barkley will see him sidelined for at least a couple of months.
This could check the New York side’s progress as they look to build on last week’s narrow victory over the Buccaneers.
The Giants play host to the Washington Redskins on Sunday night, in what promises to be a high scoring game, thanks to the defensive frailties shown by both teams so far in the early season. Expect the Giants to come out with a narrow victory.
The Buccaneers themselves travel to LA to face the undefeated Rams. The Los Angeles side are playing with confidence in both attack and defence at present, whilst the Buccaneers have the disappointment of last week’s defeat coupled with a cross country journey.
The Rams should win this, and comfortably so.
The Philadelphia Eagles travel north west to take on the Green Bay Packers on Friday night and are looking to record their second win of the season. Conversely, the Packers have a 100% record so far in NFC North. Expect the Packers to be too strong and send the Eagles packing with their tails between their legs.
The Seahawks travel south to Arizona to take on the Cardinals in another Sunday game, looking to avenge their first reverse of the season last week against the Saints. The Cardinals are currently bottom of NFC West and looking to pick up their first win of the season, following two losses and a tie against the Lions.
The smart money is on the Seahawks to rebound and beat the Arizona team who are having hard times defensively this season.
After a mixed start to the season, the clash of the Vikings and the Bears in Chicago is a must-win for both teams. This should be a fairly tight match, with the Bears slight favourites to come out on top thanks to their meanness in defence.