NFL's Week 3 action is already underway, but there's plenty more to come.
The latest: Who had an 0-2 start for the Cincinnati Bengals on their 2023 NFL bingo card? Not a lot of people. The Los Angeles Rams, meanwhile, look better than anyone could've fathomed without Cooper Kupp. Cincinnati and Los Angeles meet in our matchup of the week, as we wait and see if either of their early-season trends have legs.
Check out our latest NFL Week 3 odds as of September 23.
NFL Week 3 odds
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|Matchup||Away ML odds||Home ML odds||Total|
|ATL @ DET (-3)||+143||-175||46|
|BUF (-6) @ WSH||-275||+215||43|
|DEN @ MIA (-6.5)||+230||-295||48|
|HOU @ JAX (-8)||+310||-400||43.5|
|IND @ BAL (-8)||+300||-385||43.5|
|LAC @ MIN (-1)||-105||-115||54|
|NE (-3) @ NYJ||-155||+130||35.5|
|NO @ GB (-1.5)||-107||-115||42|
|TEN @ CLE (-3.5)||+150||-182||39|
|CAR @ SEA (-5.5)||+190||-240||42|
|CHI @ KC (-12.5)||+525||-770||48|
|DAL (-13) @ AZ||-770||+500||43|
|PIT @ LV (-3)||+123||-150||43|
|PHI (-5) @ TB||-235||+190||45|
|LAR @ CIN (-3)||+132||-162||43.5|
NFL odds as of 3:20 p.m. ET on 09/23/2023.
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Week 3 matchup spotlight
A calf injury to Joe Burrow in training camp put a bit of a damper on the Bengals' hype train in the preseason, but the Queen City breathed a collective sigh of relief when he suited up for Week 1.
That sigh has given way to quite a gasp with how things have played out since.
Cincinnati was held to three points and 142 total yards in the season opener at Cleveland before starting Week 2 with a pair of three-and-outs on home soil against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Bengals eventually put up 24 points on 282 yards, but they never led en route to a second consecutive divisional loss.
To make matters worse, Burrow tweaked his calf against the Ravens. He hadn't practiced as of Wednesday, but the QB wouldn't rule himself out, either.
Joe Burrow: “Feeling better. Not as sore. Time heals. So we’ll see.”— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) September 21, 2023
As for if he could play?
The Rams also started their season with a pair of divisional matchups — and without their star receiver. But the results have been unexpectedly pleasant.
L.A. took down Seattle 30-13 on the road in Week 1 and played tough against the Super Bowl-hopeful San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
The Rams and Niners were knotted at halftime before San Francisco pulled away with a 30-23 victory. Los Angeles kicked a field goal as time expired in a game they closed as 7-point underdogs.
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It's really, really early, but this game could have some down-the-road playoff implications for a pair of teams trying to win their mediocre divisions in the NFC.
Atlanta moved to 2-0 thanks to a 13-point comeback in the fourth quarter on Sunday against Green Bay. Bijan Robinson turned up the heat with 172 scrimmage yards on a game-high 23 touches, and the defence stiffened when it needed to.
Detroit, on the other hand, saw its comeback attempt fall short in an overtime loss to Seattle. The Lions have a highly touted rookie RB of their own, Jahmyr Gibbs, and he's going to be thrust into the spotlight now that David Montgomery is dealing with a multi-week thigh injury.
We're pretty sure the Philadelphia Eagles — who won the NFC last year and are 2-0 to start — are legit contenders again. But what should we make of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
Tampa Bay won in ugly fashion against Minnesota in Week 1, yielding the second-most yards per play (5.9). The Bucs followed that up with a home win over a downtrodden Chicago Bears squad on Sunday.
So far, the Baker Mayfield experience has been just fine in South Florida. But a visit from last year's No. 2-ranked total defence could change things in a hurry.
Then again, a win over Jalen Hurts and Co. would raise a lot of eyebrows around the league.
NFL Week 3 notes
- Two of Sunday's matchups feature double-digit spreads, with the Cowboys (-13) favoured over the Cardinals and the Chiefs (-12.5) over the Bears. Dallas has outscored its first two opponents, 70-10, while Kansas City has just a +7 point differential through two weeks.
- The line for Rams vs. Bengals opened at -6.5 on Sunday but was down to -3.5 by Monday morning. It's down even further, to -3, on Saturday afternoon. Cincinnati is still favoured, but the status of Burrow's calf will be worth paying attention to ahead of Monday.
- The Chargers vs. Vikings game features a hearty 54-point projected total, which is easily the highest of the week. Only one other game (Bears vs. Chiefs, o/u 48) is within a touchdown of that.
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