Sep 18, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) motions to teammates against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 NFL Key Matchups

Sep 18, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) walks off the field after throwing an interception to the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 in the NFL is giving us some key match-ups, kicking things off with a Sunday afternoon delight when the Detroit Lions travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers.

The Lions have suffered multiple injuries in the past week and are heading to one of the places they have had the least amount of success of the past 20 years. Both teams are coming off of losses in week two, however the Packers enter the match-up this week with roughly a seven-point lead.

Although Green Bay is coming off of a loss to Minnesota, Detroit’s QB Matt Stanford says the Lions are

expecting the Packers and QB Aaron Rodgers to perform at the high level of play they are known for. Rodgers says with the loss to the Vikings, the team is working on correcting the mistakes it made in last week’s game to ensure success this week.

Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. EST at Lambeau Field.

In a big NFC West rival game, the San Francisco 49ers will travel to Washington to take on the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle has topped the 49ers four consecutive times dating back to the 2014 regular season as well as eight wins since December of 2012. The Seahawks have a 19-15 advantage heading into Sunday’s game.

Kickoff is set for 4:05 p.m. EST at CenturyLink Field with live television coverage on FOX.

Moving to a cross-state rivalry, the Pittsburgh Steelers are set to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Both teams are 2-0 and will mark the first time the two teams have both been undefeated

Sep 19, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) throws the ball during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Philadelphia won 29-14. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

when facing one another since Pittsburgh’s last win in Philadelphia in the 1960s.

Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger says Philadelphia’s first-year QB Carson Wentz is a smart player who knows how to move the ball down the field. Meanwhile, Wentz says he admires the way Roethlisberger plays and looks forward to facing the Steelers Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 4:25p.m. EST at Lincoln Financial Field.

 

 

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