1. Notre Dame faces Clemson on Saturday night– The Irish cracked my top five power rankings last week and they’ve shown why. They’ve shown balance on offense and the defense will always be the biggest strength of this football team. Clemson is off to a hot start under Dabo Sweeney. I’m looking forward to the match up of two quarterbacks similar to one another and that’s DeShone Kizer and Heisman hopeful DeShaun Watson. Clemson will be rocking on Saturday night in primetime.
2. Giants and Bills meet in upstate New York– The Giants could easily be 3-0 right now but the first two games speak for itself. You have to hold leads. Victor Cruz will make his debut on Sunday after missing the rest of last season with a torn patella tendon and the start of this season with a calf injury. This offense has shown they need him. Buffalo is coming off an impressive win on Sunday in Miami. It’s a battle of New York and one of the nineteen Super Bowl rematches on the 2015 schedule.
3. AP and Vikings square off with Peyton and Broncos– Adrian Peterson is back and has been running opponents over left and right. The Vikings were one of my sleeper teams coming into the season and they are off to a 2-1 start. Denver’s offense hasn’t been as explosive as we’ve come to know but the defense is handling business and Peyton isn’t done. The arm strength may not be there but he’s getting the ball to his intended receivers and that’s all that matters.
4. Jets and Dolphins battle across the river– The Jets have been one of the talks of the league off to such a good start and Miami has struggled all season long and if you ask me, they should be 0-3 and not 1-2 and they were embarrassed at home by Buffalo in week three. The Jets are also looking to bounce back after a subpar performance against the Eagles. Rivals will battle in London on Sunday morning.
5. Steelers welcome reeling Ravens to town– For the first time in franchise history, the Ravens are 0-3 and like many I’ve been stunned. This defense misses Terrell Suggs big time. The Steelers will be without Ben Roethlisberger for the foreseeable future. For the first time since the playoffs, these two rivals will meet up and kick things off on Thursday night.