Cincinnati Bengals (2-0) at Carolina Panthers (1-1), 1PM, CBS
The Bengals are well-rested and travel to Carolina with both their offense and defense in gear. The Panthers lost a heartbreaking divisional game last week, boast the 27th ranked OL, and face a ‘roided up and invigorated Atkins and Dunlap. It could be a long day for Carolina unless Cam plays like Superman.
Denver Broncos (2-0) @ Baltimore Ravens (1-1), 1PM, CBS
Can either team put together a complete game? Both teams’ offenses are listed as questionable. The Broncos needed consecutive fourth quarter comebacks after falling behind early the past two weeks. The Ravens’ offense and defense had a Lawrence Taylor moment in week 2, entirely forgetting they had a game. Both defenses should be steadying forces; whichever QB makes fewer mistakes wins this game.
Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1-1) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0), 8PM, ESPN
The Real Housewives of Pittsburgh take their show on the road to face a re-re-re-re-re-resurgent Ryan Fitzpatrick. Don’t expect either defense to instigate any drama. Can a savvy veteran offense led by Ben play strategic, clock-killing football and slow down Fitzpatrick? Strange things happen on MNF, but Sphincter and Ben are more likely to outmuscle than outwit, especially this early in the season.
New York Jets (1-2) 17, Cleveland Browns (1-1-1) 21
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