NFL Week 3 preview: Chiefs-Ravens to showcase dynamic QBs Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson |

NFL Week 3 preview: Chiefs-Ravens to showcase dynamic QBs Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws a pass as he is pressured by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Josh Allen.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) looks to pass during against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla.

The battle of dynamic quarterbacks highlights the Week 3 schedule in the NFL.

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs host Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.

Here’s a look at the schedule for Week 3.

Ravens (2-0) at Chiefs (2-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

Opening line: Chiefs by 6

Series record: Chiefs lead 5-4

Notes: Baltimore leads NFL with 1,083 yards through first two games. Kansas City is third with 955 yards. … Ravens trying to start 3-0 for fourth time in franchise history. … Mark Andrews is first Ravens TE with at least 100 yards receiving in back-to-back games. … Seven different players have scored TD through Ravens’ first two games. … Kansas City has scored at least 26 points in NFL-record 23 straight regular-season games. … Chiefs coach Andy Reid has 209 wins, tied with Chuck Noll for sixth-most in NFL history. Curly Lambeau is fifth with 229. … Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has 12 300-plus yard passing performances in 19 career games.

Dolphins (0-2) at Cowboys (2-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox

Opening line: Cowboys by 20

Series record: Tied 7-7

Notes: Cowboys have won five of previous seven in series after losing five of first seven. … Cowboys seeking first 3-0 start since 2008, when they lost last two, missed playoffs at 9-7. … Dolphins haven’t started 0-3 since 2011, when they lost first seven and finished 6-10. … Dolphins have been outscored 102-10; no team since 1961 had worse point differential after two games. … Miami’s odds of winning Super Bowl have soared to 20,000 to 1, or 20 times worse than any other team. … QB Josh Rosen replacing Ryan Fitzpatrick as starter after Fitzpatrick had 39.9 passer rating through first two games.

Falcons (1-1) at Colts (1-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

Opening line: Colts by 2½

Series record: Colts lead 14-2

Notes: Game features two of season’s hottest early-season passing duos. Falcons QB Matt Ryan and Colts QB Jacoby Brissett both have five TD passes, tied for fourth in league, and Falcons WR Julio Jones and Colts WR T.Y. Hilton are tied for third in league with three TD catches. … Ryan needs 10 completions to pass John Elway (4,123) for No. 9 in league history. Ryan’s next TD also will break tie with Elway (300) for No. 11 all-time. Ryan has topped 300-yard mark in each of first two games. … Jones has TD reception in league-high six straight games and needs three to pass Andre Rison (56) for third most in franchise history.

Lions (1-0-1) at Eagles (1-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox

Opening line: Eagles by 7

Series record: Eagles lead 16-15-2

Notes: Lions have won last two meetings. … Lions QB Matthew Stafford helped team rally from fourth-quarter deficit last week and win for 28th time in career, NFL’s highest total since his career started in 2009. … Stafford has thrown eight TDs without INT in two meetings, winning by one point in 2016 and 31 points in 2015. … RB Kerryon Johnson is first Lions player since Barry Sanders to have 1,000 yards from scrimmage in first 12 games. … Eagles QB Carson Wentz has 3,300 yards passing, 30 TDs, 6 INTs, 111.1 rating in last 12 home games. … RB Josh Howard has 477 scrimmage yards, one rush TD in six games vs. Detroit. … Zach Ertz has 20 games with at least eight receptions since 2014, most among TEs.

Jets (0-2) at Patriots (2-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

Opening line: Patriots by 18

Series record: Patriots lead 65-54-1

Notes: Patriots have won six straight vs. Jets and eight consecutive regular-season games between AFC East rivals in New England. Jets beat Patriots at Foxborough in playoffs in 2010 season but haven’t won regular-season game there since 2008. … Second-year QB Luke Falk makes first NFL start for Jets. With TD pass vs. Jets, Brady will move into sole possession of second place on NFL’s list for most career regular-season TD passes. Peyton Manning is first with 539. Brady is tied with injured Saints QB Drew Brees (522). … Patriots have league-high five interceptions through two games. …. WR Josh Gordon has 167 yards receiving in two career games vs. Jets.

Raiders (1-1) at Vikings (1-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox

Opening line: Vikings by 8

Series record: Raiders lead 10-5

Notes: Raiders have begun stretch of no home games in 48-day span, due to game in London and bye week sandwiched between two straight road games on each end. … Raiders held Kansas City scoreless in three quarters last week but allowed 28 points in second. … Derek Carr broke Ken Stabler’s Raiders record for career passing yards last week. He has 19,196. … Carr has at least 30 attempts and less than 200 yards passing in 21 of 80 career starts. … Vikings RB Dalvin Cook, who leads NFL with 265 rushing yards, is one of five players with consecutive games of at least 110 rushing yards and one TD to start any season. The others, all in Pro Football Hall of Fame, are Jim Brown (six, 1958), O.J. Simpson (five, 1975), Emmitt Smith (four, 1995), and Curtis Martin (three, 2004). … Vikings QB Kirk Cousins coming off three-turnover game at Green Bay, with second-lowest completion percentage (43.8) of eight-year NFL career.

Broncos (0-2) at Packers (2-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox

Opening line: Packers by 6 ½

Series record: Broncos lead 7-6-1

Notes: Green Bay is 5-0-1 all-time against Broncos at home. … Green Bay has scored 30-plus points in all five home wins against Denver. … Packers has won three of last four regular season games against Broncos. … Denver is 0-2 for first time since 1999. Broncos would become 14th team to reach 500 overall wins with victory. … Packers look to win first two home games of season for sixth time in last seven years. … Green Bay has finished with at least .500 record against AFC each regular season since 2009. Packers went 3-1 last year against AFC. … QB Aaron Rodgers had 77 yards passing in last matchup against Denver in 2015, lowest in game in which he wasn’t knocked out by injury.

Bengals (0-2) at Bills (2-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

Opening line: Bills by 6 1/2

Series record: Bills lead 16-15

Notes: Bengals seeking to avoid second 0-3 start in three years. … First-time coach Zac Taylor seeking first career win after replacing Marvin Lewis in offseason. … Bengals have combined for just 59 yards rushing on 33 carries through two games. … Against 49ers, defense allowed 572 yards — fifth most in team history and third most at home. … Bills have chance to open 3-0 for third time in 26 seasons. … Bills 1-1 in home openers under coach Sean McDermott. … Buffalo topped 370 yards offense in consecutive games after doing that three times last year. … Bills have scored nine touchdowns in past nine drives inside opponents’ 20 dating to last season. … QB Josh Allen has topped 200 yards passing in seven straight — longest team streak since Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly had nine-game streak Sept. 13-Nov. 16, 1992. … Allen has won consecutive games with 30 or more pass attempts after going 0-5 last year.

Giants (0-2) at Buccaneers (1-1)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Opening line: Buccaneers by 5 1/2

Series record: Giants lead 15-7

Notes: Giants won five of past six meetings. Past two decided by three or fewer points, with Giants winning 38-35 at home in 2018 and Buccaneers 25-23 in Tampa two years ago. … Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones makes first NFL start, replacing two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning. … Giants RB Saquon Barkley’s 227 yards rushing through two games are second most in league. … Bucs QB Jameis Winston has five TD passes vs. one interception in five career games against Giants. He’s thrown for 13 TDs in past five vs. NFC East opponents. … Bucs RB Peyton Barber coming off rushing for 82 yards and touchdown in last week’s win at Carolina. One of two career 100-yard performances (106 yards, TD) was against Giants last season. … In three career games vs. Giants, Bucs WR Mike Evans has 19 receptions for 337 yards and two TDs.

Panthers (0-2) at Cardinals (0-1-1)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Opening line: Carolina by 3

Series record: Panthers lead 11-5

Notes: Two of past three meetings between Carolina and Arizona were in playoffs. Panthers won all three meetings at home. … Panthers QB Kyle Allen, Cardinals QB Kyler Murray and Cardinals WR Christian Kirk spent one season together at Texas A&M in 2015. Allen and Murray eventually transferred. … Luke Kuechly leads Panthers’ defense with 25 tackles. Had 17 tackles in Week 2, including two tackles for loss, one that resulted in safety … Carolina’s Greg Olsen had 110 yards receiving in Week 2. He has 7,993 career receiving yards, fifth place among tight ends. He is also top 10 in catches and receiving TDs. … Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald needs 10 catches to pass Hall of Fame TE Tony Gonzalez for second on NFL’s all-time receptions list. Fitzgerald has 1,316, Gonzalez has 1,325. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice is all-time leader with 1,549. … Arizona has 12 rookies on active roster, which leads NFL. Five have started at least one game.

Texans (1-1) at Chargers (1-1)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Opening line: Chargers by 4

Series record: Chargers lead 5-1

Notes: Texans have forced turnover in 15 straight games, which is longest active streak in NFL. … RB Carlos Hyde ranks fifth in NFL with 173 yards rushing. … K Ka’imi Fairbairn needs to make next two field goals to break franchise record held by Neil Rackers (18) for most consecutive field goals made. … OLB Whitney Mercilus needs sack Sunday to have one in three straight weeks for first time in career. … QB Deshaun Watson is two touchdown passes from reaching 50 in career. … Chargers QB Philip Rivers has four straight games with three or more TDs vs. Houston. His 120.6 career passer rating second-highest vs. any opponent. . Chargers running backs lead league with 1,220 receiving yards since start of 2018 season. … WR Keenan Allen has 215 receptions since 2017, third most in league. … WR Mike Williams had career-high 83 yards last week.

Saints (1-1) at Seahawks (1-1)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Opening line: Seahawks by 3

Series record: Seattle leads 8-7

Notes: Saints without QB Drew Brees following thumb surgery. Teddy Bridgewater expected to start. Coach Sean Payton says Taysom Hill could play QB as well. … Bridgewater was 17 of 30 for 165 yards after taking over for Brees last week vs. Rams. … Bridgewater’s only start since 2015 was Week 17 last season, 33-14 loss to Carolina. … Bridgewater’s last win as starting QB was Week 17 of 2015 season. … RB Alvin Kamara has 16 total TDs in 17 career road games. … QB Russell Wilson had ninth career game of 300 yards passing and three TDs last week vs. Steelers. … Wilson is 6-0 with 12 TDs and two INTs in past six at home. … Wilson needs two TD passes to pass Matt Ryan for fourth place for most in first eight seasons. … RB Chris Carson has two lost fumbles in two games. … WR Tyler Lockett had career-high 10 receptions vs. Steelers. … TE Will Dissly had two TDs vs. Steelers. Has four TD catches in six career games. … After four sacks in opener, Seahawks had just one sack in Week 2. … Three of top four tacklers through two weeks are LBs Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright and Mychal Kendricks. … K Jason Myers has one field goal attempt through two games. He missed from 58 yards.

Rams (2-0) at Browns (1-1)

Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Opening line: Rams by 1 ½

Series record: Rams lead 12-11

Notes: Rams coach Sean McVay returns to state where he played college ball at Miami. His 26-8 record is best through 34 games for any coach hired in 21st century. … Rams 8-0 vs. AFC teams in McVay’s tenure, scoring nearly 35 points per game and winning by average of 14.3 while racking up more than 400 yards of offense. … Rams haven’t allowed TD pass this season. … DL Aaron Donald yet to make sack. Two-time NFL Defensive Player of Year didn’t get first sack until Week 4 in 2018 and finished with 20 1-2. … Rams opponents averaging 5.52 yards per catch, third lowest in NFL. … Browns play second straight prime-time game, and first on Sunday night since 2008. … Browns’ offense still not clicking, but didn’t have to be to easily handle banged-up Jets. … WR Odell Beckham Jr. scored on career-long, 89-yard pass reception in first game back in New York since being traded by Giants. … Beckham has streak of 59 straight games with at least three catches, third-longest run in league history. … WR Jarvis Landry has caught at least two passes in 81 consecutive games. … QB Baker Mayfield passed for 325 yards vs. Jets, but was again hesitant and inaccurate.

Bears (1-1) at Redskins (0-2)

Monday, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Opening line: Bears by 3½

Series record: Redskins lead 26-23-1

Notes: Redskins have won past seven meetings. … Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky won past four road starts. … Trubisky looking to break out after combining to go 42 of 72 for 348 yards with interception and no TDs in first two games. Trubisky is averaging 4.8 yards an attempt after 7.4 last season. … Chicago ran for 153 yards on 29 carries at Denver. … RB David Montgomery leads NFC rookies with 80 yards rushing. Montgomery had 68 yards from scrimmage in Week 2. … WR Cordarrelle Patterson had two carries for 50 yards at Denver. … WR Allen Robinson has 60-plus yards receiving in five of seven prime-time games. … Redskins QB Case Keenum has thrown for 601 yards, five TDs and no INTs through two games. Keenum is first Washington QB with 100-plus rating in first two games since Brad Johnson in 1999. … RB Adrian Peterson has averaged 111. yards rushing and scored 14 TDs in 14 games vs. Bears. … Terry McLaurin is one of two rookie WRs with 10-plus catches, 175-plus yards receiving and two-plus TDs

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