Week 2 of the NFL regular season NFL in 2023 offered something unique unlike Week 1. Last week gave all fans around the league an understanding of how good or bad all teams could be this season.
Week 3 is approaching and several games have been highlighted as the most attractive for this Sunday of NFL action.
Washington Takes on Buffalo
With a 2-0 record, the Washington Commanders have exceeded initial expectations. After a come-from-behind win over the Denver Broncos, they will face a Buffalo Bills team that found their groove in a 38-10 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Based on previous seasons, fans should expect the Bills to win this game. They are perennial playoff contenders with Super Bowl aspirations, and the Commanders have finished with a .500 or worse record in six consecutive campaigns.
However, Moton trusts the Commanders in this situation because of their ability to pressure the quarterback and the impact of the plays called by offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
Entering Week 3, the Commanders are tied with the Dallas Cowboys for the league lead with 10 catches, and finally have a viable offense with Bieniemy calling the shots.
Last week on the road, Washington rallied from a 21-3 deficit to beat Denver 35-33. Josh Allen didn't turn the ball over against a sub-par Raiders defense in Week 2, but will make more mistakes in a matchup with the Commanders' aggressive pass pressure.
As a result, Buffalo will sweat for a close win at FedExField. However, by history, the Bills have the edge.
Dolphins Take on the Broncos
The Miami Dolphins look like one of the best teams in the NFL with a high-powered offense that leads the league in total yards and ranks third in points scored.
Before declaring that the Dolphins will cover easily against the Denver Broncos, who lost their first two home games, it is important to check on the status of receiver Jaylen Waddle, who is in concussion protocol.
Some panelists have concerns about Waddle's possible absence and opt to take the points in Denver's favor.
However, many are still picking the Dolphins despite the situation, considering the Broncos' 33-point offensive output in Week 2 to be misleading.
Denver's offensive performance last week may not have been all that convincing. True, Russell Wilson topped 300 yards per pass and averaged over 9.5 yards per attempt.
But about half of those yards came from three passes, one of which was a Hail Mary, and the week before, against a Raiders pass defense that no one fears, Wilson averaged 5.2 yards per attempt.
According to several experts, the Dolphins are an excellent team. The Broncos really don't have the same potential as Miami. That's why many experts are leaning towards Miami.
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Baltimore Takes on Indianapolis
Under the direction of new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, the Baltimore Ravens still need to work out some kinks, especially with their 19th-ranked aerial attack, but they rank 10th in points scored and 12th in total yards.
In addition, Lamar Jackson has been efficient with a new group of receivers, completing 74.5 percent of his passes.
Without J.K. Dobbins due to a torn Achilles tendon in the backfield, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill recorded 21 carries for 103 yards and a combined touchdown in the Week 2 27-24 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Despite all the positives in Baltimore and uncertainty about the availability of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson, several pundits prefer to take points with the visitor as a sign of respect for head coach Shane Steichen.
A stellar matchup is coming up where Baltimore seems to have the upper hand.