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Insiders predict: NFL week 3 winners

Stacker Logo By Alex Petakas and Nick Bornheimer of Stacker | Slide 1 of 31: An exhilarating second week in the NFL was made a bit somber after it was announced two superstar veteran quarterbacks will miss significant time this season. Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints injured the thumb on his throwing hand and is expected to miss six or more weeks, while Ben Roethlisberger will miss the rest of the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers as surgery is required on his right elbow. Another Super Bowl Champion quarterback will grab pine in Week 3, but not due to injury. There’s a changing of the guard in New York as Eli Manning makes way for Giants rookie Daniel Jones who will make his first career start.

Ten teams look to remain unbeaten this week while another 10 search for their first victory of the season. The season is young, but an 0-3 start is essentially a death sentence. Since 1980, only six of the 176 NFL teams to start the season with three consecutive losses have reached the postseason.

Here’s a look at some games in the Week 3 slate to keep an eye on:

Ravens @ Chiefs: Featuring the only matchup between two 2-0 squads, it’s a battle of the young and talented quarterbacks. Patrick Mahomes II did enough to prove himself as an elite passer last season, but can Lamar Jackson do the same?

Steelers @ 49ers: If Pittsburgh wants any viable shot at salvaging their season, it needs to start with a win on the road in San Francisco. Can Mason Rudolph pull off some magic in his first-ever start, or will the Niners keep rolling?

Saints @ Seahawks: Drew Brees may only miss six weeks, but will Teddy Bridgewater be able to keep the Super Bowl hopeful Saints afloat for nearly half of the regular season? The Seahawks will pose a tough test out of the gate.

Rams @ Browns: Time to see what the new-look Browns are really all about. After bouncing back against a weak Jets team who were down to their third-string quarterback, all eyes will be on them Sunday night as they battle the reigning NFC champion Rams.

*Bonus: If you enjoy a good dumpster fire, tune in to see how badly the Patriots and Cowboys beat up on the Jets and Dolphins, respectively.

Insiders predicts are based on the team that is favored to win, which is based on consensus betting odds and spread on Vegas Insider as of Sept. 18, 2019. Team stats were gathered from NFL.com.

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Insiders predict: NFL week 3 winners

An exhilarating second week in the NFL was made a bit somber after it was announced two superstar veteran quarterbacks will miss significant time this season. Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints injured the thumb on his throwing hand and is expected to miss six or more weeks, while Ben Roethlisberger will miss the rest of the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers as surgery is required on his right elbow. Another Super Bowl Champion quarterback will grab pine in Week 3, but not due to injury. There’s a changing of the guard in New York as Eli Manning makes way for Giants rookie Daniel Jones who will make his first career start.

Ten teams look to remain unbeaten this week while another 10 search for their first victory of the season. The season is young, but an 0-3 start is essentially a death sentence. Since 1980, only six of the 176 NFL teams to start the season with three consecutive losses have reached the postseason.

Here’s a look at some games in the Week 3 slate to keep an eye on:

Ravens @ Chiefs: Featuring the only matchup between two 2-0 squads, it’s a battle of the young and talented quarterbacks. Patrick Mahomes II did enough to prove himself as an elite passer last season, but can Lamar Jackson do the same?

Steelers @ 49ers: If Pittsburgh wants any viable shot at salvaging their season, it needs to start with a win on the road in San Francisco. Can Mason Rudolph pull off some magic in his first-ever start, or will the Niners keep rolling?

Saints @ Seahawks: Drew Brees may only miss six weeks, but will Teddy Bridgewater be able to keep the Super Bowl hopeful Saints afloat for nearly half of the regular season? The Seahawks will pose a tough test out of the gate.

Rams @ Browns: Time to see what the new-look Browns are really all about. After bouncing back against a weak Jets team who were down to their third-string quarterback, all eyes will be on them Sunday night as they battle the reigning NFC champion Rams.

*Bonus: If you enjoy a good dumpster fire, tune in to see how badly the Patriots and Cowboys beat up on the Jets and Dolphins, respectively.

Insiders predicts are based on the team that is favored to win, which is based on consensus betting odds and spread on Vegas Insider as of Sept. 18, 2019. Team stats were gathered from NFL.com.

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