By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Sep 17, 2012 10:23 AM EDT
With two weeks of play nearly in the books, Week 3 of the NFL season will bring several more exciting matchups. The Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens will be two key matchups, amongst many others.
For a short while, many were questioning what was going wrong with the powerhouse Green Bay Packers. After being defeated by the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1, it was uncertain on whether the loss was a fluke or the team was in for a disappointing 2012 campaign.
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Lucky for the Packer fans, QB Aaron Rodgers and his team showed their true competitive colors by taking out the Chicago Bears in Week 2. The star thrower finished the game with 219 yards and a touchdown. Green Bay's defense also came through by limiting the Chicago offense to 168 yards and intercepting quarterback Jay Cutler four times.
The 1-1 Packers will go head-to-head with the 1-1 Seattle Seahawks in Week 3. Although Green Bay will clearly be the favorite, Seattle must not be taken lightly. The Seahawks have good momentum going into the matchup, as they did pull out an upset over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2.
With an opportunity to get revenge for their 2011 AFC Championship loss, the Baltimore Ravens will look to pull out a victory against the New England Patriots in Week 3. The highly-anticipated game will be the first real tests for both of their defenses.
The Ravens defensive unit is one of the league's best and should serve to put the pressure on QB Tom Brady and his offense. However, quarterback Joe Flacco will have to do what he does best on the offensive side of the football and execute his passing game. Many feel as though the star player is one of the NFL's best. Both teams are coming off disappointing losses in Week 2 so a big win is a must for both teams. However, only one can walk away with a 2-1 record.
Scroll below to view the complete list of NFL matchups for Week 3 (ET).
Thurs, Sept. 20th
NY Giants at Carolina 8:20 PM
Sun, Sept. 23rd
St. Louis at Chicago 1:00 PM
Buffalo at Cleveland 1:00 PM
Tampa Bay at Dallas 1:00 PM
Detroit at Tennessee 1:00 PM
Jacksonville at Indianapolis 1:00 PM
NY Jets at Miami 1:00 PM
San Francisco at Minnesota 1:00 PM
Kansas City at New Orleans 1:00 PM
Cincinnati at Washington 1:00 PM
Philadelphia at Arizona 4:05 PM
Atlanta at San Diego 4:05 PM
Pittsburgh at Oakland 4:25 PM
Houston at Denver 4:25 PM
New England at Baltimore 8:20 PM
Mon, Sept. 24th
Green Bay at Seattle 8:30 PM
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