Good Morning, BBN! Welcome to another NFL Sunday as Week 3 continues on this fine morning in the Bluegrass State. Week 3 action kicked off this past Thursday when Kentucky’s two highest picks in the last two drafts faced-off on Thursday Night Football. Josh Allen and the Jacksonville Jaguars fell to Lynn Bowden and the Miami Dolphins, 31-13. Fitzmagic was the man under center against Jacksonville on Thursday night, seemingly picking apart the Jaguars defense, but Josh Allen did get his first sack of the year along with two tackles for loss.
#41 Josh Allen came off the line unblocked and caught up to Fitzpatrick on the bootleg rollout.
Gets his first sack pic.twitter.com/mhe2Bl9SFZ
— Laurie Fitzpatrick (@LaurieFitzptrck) September 25, 2020
Here’s how the rest of the week looks:
A game to circle this week is clearly the Texans-Steelers matchup in the Steel City. This game will feature the most former Cats this year, and it shapes up to be a big game for Bud Dupree. The Texans offensive line has struggled this year, giving up eight sacks in two games, and Bud Dupree has been feasting on opposing offensive lines. Dupree has a sack, four tackles, nine QB pressures, and a forced fumble in two games. I expect Bud Dupree to continue his tear against the Texans in Week 3. It should also be a better week for Benny Snell because quite frankly it can’t get much worse than last week. Only limited to three carries last week, I would hope he gets an uptick in production against the Texans.
Over on the Houston side, Bill O’Brien raved about moving Lonnie Johnson Jr. to safety. Pittsburgh is a pass-heavy team that can stretch the field out with JuJu Smith-Shuster, so there’s an opportunity for Johnson to make some big-time plays in the back of that defense. Finally, I expect a semi-pedestrian day for Randall Cobb in this one. Watson will surely try to get Will Fuller on track after giving him zero looks last week, and he’ll have a healthy Brandin Cooks at his disposal, too. Cobb might be due a touchdown, but I don’t expect any large numbers from the vet.
Finally, to wrap up your Sunday, it’ll be a classic in the Superdome: Aaron Rodgers going toe-to-toe with Drew Brees on SNF? Man, what a matchup. Aside from the obvious classic battle between Hall-of-Fame QBs, I’ll be very excited to watch Za’Darius Smith this week. The Saints have looked very stagnant on offense the last two weeks, and Big Z always likes to show up when the lights shine the brightest. It should be a good one in the Big Easy.
Check back on Monday for the Week 3 Cats in the NFL review.
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