NFL schedule: Week 3 game times and TV coverage


The AFC West battle will continue develop in Week 3 of the 2017 season when the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers face off Sunday afternoon.

Elsewhere, the Cowboys look to rebound from a disappointing Week 2 loss with a Monday night matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders face a tougher test in Week 3, as they take on the Redskins in Washington on Sunday night.

Jordy Nelson, quadriceps, (Q) and Randall Cobb, chest, (D), Green Bay Packers: When Nelson couldn’t return to last week’s game after suffering a quadriceps injury (incidentally, the injury was to the same leg that required an ACL reconstruction in 2015), he appeared likely to miss time, even though the injury was not considered serious.

But Nelson surprised everyone, himself included, when he was able to put together a full practice Wednesday. Even better? He was able to do it again Thursday, indicating he was no worse for having pushed his activity the day before. On Friday, Nelson was again listed as a full participant. It’s worth noting the Friday designation is an estimation, as the Packers did not practice, but it is enough to signal he could have practiced. The questionable designation leaves the door open in the event Nelson has a setback in the window between practice and game time, but he is otherwise expected to play.

His teammate Cobb is far less certain to be on the field. Originally labeled with a shoulder injury late in last week’s game, Cobb is listed on the injury report with a chest injury. He did not participate in any of the Packers’ practices this week. The rarely used doubtful tag indicates the Packers do not expect him to be available, although coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Friday he would give Cobb until game day to be evaluated. Fantasy owners should make other plans, as it appears Cobb is more likely than not to sit this one out.
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One more easy pitch and catch for Goff. Setting him and the offense up for success.


The Rams also used formations to help Goff with defensive reads and he did the rest. Here the Rams line up their tight end in a 1×3 formation, allowing him to be alone on the top of the field. This lets Goff to see it’s man coverage, with a linebacker trying to man up the tight end. He recognizes this, as he should, and drops off a dime. This is the special arm talent that got Goff drafted so high.

This was my favorite play of the game for the Rams offense.

1) Look at the protection. What a difference for a young quarterback. Goff has all day to throw.

2) Goff has all day to throw, goes through his progression and throws a dart to Kupp for a touchdown. His mechanics are maybe not the best here, but the throw was outstanding. You can work on the footwork.

The Patriots are 17-3 straight up after a loss. They were 8-0 on the road last year and covered the spread in seven of those games. Tom Brady and the offense are going to take some time to get sync’d up without Julian Edelman — a glorified practice against the Saints defense should help with that.

That’s a big spread for a Panthers team that just didn’t look all that with last week against the 49ers.

The Raiders at home … Marshawn Lynch making his hometown debut for the hometown team … against the Jets. I’m not sure two touchdowns is a big enough spread.

Is this still a rivalry? It’s hard to think that it is given the state of the Niners. However, the Seahawks have a huge problem in the form of their offensive line, or lack thereof. Because of that, I think the 49ers can cover a 14-point spread … somehow.
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