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All You Need To Know About Week 3

Posted Sep 22, 2016

Neil Reynolds gives you all the stats you’ll need ahead of Week 3 of the 2016 NFL season.

Week 3 of the 2016 NFL season is already upon us and to get you ready for another action-packed slate of games, here is one statistic on every team and every contest coming our way this weekend.

Houston Texans (2-0) at New England Patriots (2-0)

  • Since JJ Watt entered the NFL in 2011, rookie QBs are 3-11 against the Texans.
  • Quarterbacks who make their 1st career start under Bill Belichick are 5-0 – the best mark in NFL history.

Oakland Raiders (1-1) at Tennessee Titans (1-1)

  • The Raiders have the NFL’s top-ranked offense (470 yards per game) and worst defense (517.5 yards per game).
  • Tennessee’s defense has allowed just 1 offensive touchdown in 2 games.

Minnesota Vikings (2-0) at Carolina Panthers (1-1)

  • In his last 7 starts, Sam Bradford has thrown 11 TDs, 4 interceptions and has a 99.1 rating.
  • The Panthers have won 14 home games in a row, including the playoffs.

Denver Broncos (2-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-1)

  • Since allowing Miami’s Ryan Tannehill to register a QB rating of 104.9 in Week 12 of 2014, the Broncos have gone 28 straight games without allowing a QB to break the 100 mark.
  • The Bengals have won 4 straight home openers.

Detroit Lions (1-1) at Green Bay Packers (1-1)

  • Detroit have blown 21-3 and 15-3 leads in Weeks 1 and 2 – they did fight back to win that Week 1 game at Indianapolis.
  • In his last 8 games, Aaron Rodgers has a 4-4 record and a QB rating of 79.6.

Baltimore Ravens (2-0) at Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2)

  • The Ravens have not allowed a second half point in 2 games this season.
  • Jacksonville have been out-scored 42-17 in the 1st half of games in 2016.

Cleveland Browns (0-2) at Miami Dolphins (0-2)

  • The Browns will be starting their 5th different QB in their last 5 games (Johnny Manziel, Austin Davis, Robert Griffin III, Josh McCown and now Cody Kessler).
  • Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry leads the NFL with 17 receptions.

Washington Redskins (0-2) at New York Giants (2-0)

  • If they lose, the Redskins will become the first division champion to start the following year 0-3 since… the 2013 Redskins!
  • Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr needs 1 catch to become the fastest man in NFL history to 200 (30th career game on Sunday).

Arizona Cardinals (1-1) at Buffalo Bills (0-2)

  • After turning the ball over 6 times in last year’s NFC Championship Game, Carson Palmer does not have a single giveaway through 2 games.
  • Bills head coach Rex Ryan is 3-6 in his last 9 games in charge dating back to 2015.

San Francisco 49ers (1-1) at Seattle Seahawks (1-1)

  • The 49ers have scored 7 offensive touchdowns in 2 games – 4th-most in the NFL.
  • Russell Wilson has a 3rd down QB rating of 33.4 (lowest in the NFL). Last season he ranked 2nd in the league with a mark of 117.3 on 3rd down.

Los Angeles Rams (1-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)

  • The Rams offense ranks last in the NFL in points per game, yards per game, yards per play and third down conversions.
  • The Buccaneers are averaging just 3.6 yards per rush to rank 21st in the NFL.

San Diego Chargers (1-1) at Indianapolis Colts (0-2)

  • With WR Keenan Allen and RB Danny Woodhead on IR for the year, the Chargers have lost two players who accounted for 40 per cent of their TDs in 2015.
  • The Colts have now started 0-2 in each of their last 3 seasons.

New York Jets (1-1) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-1)

  • Jets CB Darrelle Revis does not have a single pass defense in 2016 and is allowing 80 per cent of passes thrown his way to be completed (12 of 15).
  • The Chiefs gained 413 total yards in Week 1 but could only muster 291 in a loss at Houston.

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-0)

  • Ben Roethlisberger has thrown multiple interceptions in 4 of his last 5 games.
  • Eagles lead the NFL in time of possession through 2 games, holding the ball for 36:05 in Week 1 and 39:20 in Week 2.

Chicago Bears (0-2) at Dallas Cowboys (1-1)

  • Bears are 1 of 3 teams (others are Packers and Rams) to fail to gain 300 yards of offense in either of their 1st 2 games.
  • Since the start of last season, the Cowboys have gone 1-8 in their home AT&T Stadium. The University of Alabama has 3 times that amount of wins in the same span.

Atlanta Falcons (1-1) at New Orleans Saints (0-2)

  • Julio Jones caught 15 passes for 242 yards in 2 games against the Saints in 2015 but did not score one of the NFL record 45 TD passes given up by New Orleans last year.
  • Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks have more receiving yards (437) than any other WR duo in the NFL this season.

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