1. 2-0 Texans face 2-0 Patriots– The Patriots enter the third week of the season at 2-0 for the third time in the last five seasons. They’re on top of the AFC East as expected and they’ve done it without Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski and will move forward without Jimmy Garoppolo who injured his shoulder in the win over the Dolphins. The next man up will have to be ready and rookie Jacoby Brissett will have to do his job. The Texans look stacked on both sides of the football. Will Fuller has shown to be a nice complementary piece alongside DeAndre Hopkins and the defense is dominating all because of Watt of course. This will be an interesting battle on Thursday night.
2. Bengals welcome Super Bowl champs to town– The Bengals looked awful last week in Pittsburgh. The running game was nowhere to be found and Andy Dalton threw the football over 50 times, 54 to be exact and the Steelers really did a good job of taking A.J. Green away. After two road games to begin the season, they finally return home. The Broncos are 2-0 and aren’t really getting the recognition they deserve and let’s not forget this is the team that won it all last year. Trevor Siemian isn’t a bad quarterback so I think we need to cool it on putting Paxton Lynch in the game for right now. When they last played each other, a first-round bye was on the line and the Broncos beat the Bengals in overtime.
3. Wisconsin travels to East Lansing– A Big Ten showdown and two unbeaten’s will battle on Saturday morning. With Ohio State and Michigan off to such hot starts, Sparty has gone under the radar some and this is a team coming off a huge win in South Bend on the road on Saturday night. Wisconsin has had the momentum in their favor ever since beating then fifth-ranked LSU to open the season and now, Wisconsin is ranked 11th in the country. This will be a hard-fought battle between two teams that know each other well and we’ll see two solid backs featured in this one. Corey Clement of Wisconsin and L.J. Scott of Michigan State.
4. The battle of Pennsylvania– Both the Steelers and Eagles are off to quick 2-0 starts. With the Steelers, the offense is clicking on all cylinders and it’s just not one guy. It’s multiple guys stepping up and that’s what winning football teams do. The Eagles are one of the most improved teams in football right now. Carson Wentz is off to a quick start in his rookie campaign and the defense has caught my eye. They’re physical and they are taking after their coordinator Jim Schwartz.
5. Texas A&M faces Arkansas– Arkansas started the season unranked and now they are ranked 17th in the nation. In week two, I was very impressed with the Razorbacks and their efforts. When it looked like TCU had them down, Arkansas kept fighting and fighting and they eventually won the game in double overtime. They now go back to Texas to face a much improved Texas A&M team that has just been in the middle of things since joining the SEC.