Vikings-Panthers, Jets-Chiefs and Carson Wentz: Five NFL games to watch

The New England-Houston Thursday-night game looked to be one of Week 3’s marquee matches, but the Patriots made the Texans look foolish in a 27-0 victory. Here’s hoping these five other games are more competitive and entertaining. Times in UAE.

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Vikings at Panthers, Sunday, 9pm

After an impressive 2-0 start, Minnesota can prove they are the team to beat in the NFC by knocking off the defending conference champions on the road. They will have to do so without Adrian Peterson, who is likely out for the season following last week’s knee injury.

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Broncos at Bengals, Sunday, 9pm

Denver’s defence has been downright dominant, but their toughest test yet comes this week in Cincinnati. The Bengals are looking to rebound from a loss to Pittsburgh and reassert themselves as one of the league’s top sides.

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Steelers at Eagles, Monday, 12.25am

Few would have predicted the impressive start to Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz’s career. He and the Eagles are the league’s unlikeliest 2-0 team, and Wentz has been fantastic while putting up a 94.1 QB rating. This rare interstate battle of unbeaten teams is an unexpectedly intriguing match-up.

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Jets at Chiefs, Monday, 12.25am

Week 3 isn’t too early for play-off implications. Both the Jets and Chiefs have post-season ambitions, and it’s not likely both can make it in as they both play in tough divisions. If one makes the Wild Card at season’s end with the other left out, we can likely look back to this result as a big reason why.

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Falcons at Saints, Tuesday, 4.30am

New Orleans in the Drew Brees-Sean Payton era have had the better of their NFC South rivals from Atlanta. The Saints are also 5-1 in six Monday Night Football matches with the Falcons, so this home game is a good spot for them to get their first win of the season.

Published: September 24, 2016 04:00 AM

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