NFL week three kicks off in a little over 14 hours as the Houston Texans and their top-ranked defense head into New England in a battle of the undefeateds. While you’re waiting for kickoff, check out the news from around the NFL.
Here’s a preview of what week three means for the future:
FRESH START: Eight teams are undefeated through the first two weeks of the season – BALTIMORE, DENVER, HOUSTON, MINNESOTA, NEW ENGLAND, the NEW YORK GIANTS, PHILADELPHIA and PITTSBURGH – and hope to move to 3-0 this weekend.
While no guarantee of future success, a strong start to the season is a good omen – 75.6 percent of teams (99 of 131) that started 3-0 since 1990 made the playoffs.
And don’t count out any of the 1-1 or 0-2 teams. Since realignment in 2002, 99 of the 168 playoff teams (58.9 percent) began the year at either 1-1 or 0-2, including five teams last year.
The NFL’s best hope to break the single season rushing record ended yesterday as Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson announced he would have surgery and miss several months
The highest picked rookie receiver, Cleveland’s Corey Coleman will also miss time. due to injury
Here’s the rest of the week three injury round-up, courtesy of ESPN
Chargers’ first-round pick Joey Bosa finally practicing with team again
Houston quarterback Brock Osweiler didn’t back down from New England last time and won’t this time either
Eagles rookie QB Carson Wentz is way ahead of the curve and here’s why
This could be a make or break week for most NFL teams
Can Sam Bradford lead an AP-less Vikings to the Promised Land?
Patriots plan to use wide receiver Julian Edelman as second-string quarterback tonight
The NFL’s efforts to limit kickoff returns has back-fired as some predicted it would
Seattle’s offense has more problems than trying to replace Beast-Mode