We are only in week 3 of the 2014 season yet it is do or die time for not just some teams but the league itself as the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell struggle to repair it’s tarnished image and keep the focus on football.
Sunday’s games are being broadcast on CBS, Fox and NBC (check your local listings to see which games are being aired in your area).
Those being shown in the NY State area are highlighted:
Chargers at Bills 1 P.M. (EST) on CBS
Cowboys at Rams 1 P.M. (EST) on Fox
Redskins at Eagles 1 P.M. (EST) on Fox
Texans at Giants 1 P.M. (EST) on CBS
Vikings at Saints 1 P.M. (EST) on Fox
Titans at Bengals 1 P.M. (EST) on CBS
Ravens at Browns 1 P.M. (EST) on CBS.
Panthers at Lions 1 P.M. (EST) on Fox
Colts at Jaguars 1 P.M. (EST) on CBS
Raiders at Patriots 1 P.M. (EST) on CBS
49ers at Cardinals 4:05 P.M. (EST) on Fox
Broncos at Seahawks 4:25 P.M. (EST) on CBS
Chiefs at Dolphins 4:25 P.M. (EST) on CBS
Steelers at Panthers 8:30 P.M. (EST) on NBC
Live streaming is available from NBC Sports Extra, and Direct TV Sunday Ticket.
All NFL games can be seen using the DIRECTV Sunday Ticket. The Sunday Ticket requires a subscription, which starts at $199 and is available to all DIRECTV customers.
Those who do not have DIRECTV, but live in NY City, Philadelphia or San Francisco are eligible to purchase the service as well.
NBC Sports Extra can be used for games being broadcast by NBC. The service is free but can only be accessed through your existing internet provider.
Verizon customers who have the Verizon Wireless More Everything Plan can also watch games through live stream for free, as they dropped the $5 service fee for this season.
Here’s your week 3 preview & key match-ups:
-Denver is heading to Seattle for a prime-time worthy game as this will be the 1st time these two teams are facing off since Seattle demolished the Broncos in the Super Bowl.
Look for Denver and especially Peyton Manning to come out strong and try to erase that embarrassing memory while Seattle tries to dominate and erase their own embarrassing memory of losing to the Chargers last week.
Seattle plays tough at home, Peyton will probably have a hard time calling plays with the noise and Seattle is pumped up for this rematch, so the Seakawks pull out the win: 31-27
– The Texans, who are one of 7 undefeated teams will head into MetLife stadium hoping to go to 3-0 while the Giants, at 0-2, desperately need a win if they have any hopes of salvaging their season.
It’s hard to imagine the Giants dropping 2 in a row at home, but Houston has a stellar defense and NY has looked terrible on offense so this could be disastrous for the Giants.
The Texans win this one 20-13.
-The 49ers and QB Colin Kaepernick need a win after last weeks loss to the Bears, where Kaepernick turned the ball over 4 times. To be fair, the San Francisco QB has had little offensive help or support, with receiver failing to get open and his front line not protecting him.
Look for the offense to settle down this week and pull off the win 23-20.
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