NFL Team Football Schedule & Predictions 2014: 5 Teams Who Must Win Week 3 Games
The 2014 National Football League season is already heading in to the third week of the season.
We've seen game-winning touchdowns, blowouts and a lot late game blown leads. Only five teams have ever made the playoffs after starting off 0-3, so the current 0-2 teams don't have history on their side.
Here are five teams who must win their Week 3 games:
1. New Orleans Saints
The preseason Super Bowl pick by many football fans isn't looking too good.
The Saints are 0-2 with losses to the Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns, both on the road. There's no shame in losing to the Falcons in Atlanta, but the Saints should have won in Cleveland.
This Rob Ryan defense has looked terrible the first two games. The Saints will be returning home in Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings, and there's a good chance Adrian Peterson won't even play. Time to show up, Saints.
2. New York Giants
A disappointing loss to the Arizona Cardinals at home last week brought the Giants to 0-2. The offense isn't looking good yet, and the defense isn't forcing turnovers. Eli Manning already leads the league in interceptions.
If the Giants are going to get back in the mix, this will be their best opportunity to do so. They play two of the next three games at home, including facing the Houston Texans in Week 3. Are the Texans for real, or did they just face two terrible teams to begin their season?
3. Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck and the Colts experienced a devastating loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football in Week 2. The Colts are now 0-2, and they need a win to stay alive in the AFC South.
The Colts will be facing their division opponent the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3. This is obviously a must-win for the Colts, who have high hopes of advancing to the AFC playoffs. It won't be easy without Robert Mathis rushing the passer.
4. Seattle Seahawks
Well, it appears as if the "Legion of Boom" is beatable, on the road in San Diego. The Seahawks lost their road opener to the San Diego Chargers and Philip Rivers, 30-21. The 12th man in Seattle should be loud as ever with Peyton Manning coming to town.
Everyone remembers what happened in the Super Bowl. The Seahawks embarrassed the Denver Broncos in the big game at MetLife Stadium, 43-8. The Broncos are in first place at 2-0 and playing on the road, so they aren't facing much pressure to win. The Seahawks are 1-1 at home; they can't lose this game. Running back Marshawn Lynch will also need more carries.
5. New England Patriots
The Patriots picked up their first victory in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings, who didn't have their star running back Adrian Peterson on the field. Still, a win is a win, especially on the road.
After opening up the first two games on the road, the Patriots make their home debut at Gillette Stadium against the 0-2 Oakland Raiders. The Raiders running game hasn't been very effective and rookie quarterback Derek Carr will be starting. The Patriots must win this game and avoid falling 1-2.
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