It’s hard to believe we’re already through two full weeks of the 2023 NFL Season. With a handful of surprise undefeated teams – as well as some unexpected winless teams – bettors have a fantastic slate of games to choose from during Week 3.
New York (1-1) and San Francisco (2-0) will have short weeks as they kick-off Week 3 on Thursday. The Giants are fresh off their impressive last-minute comeback win against the Cardinals while the 49ers have been dominant in both wins, trailing for less than two minutes total this season. The over/under is starting at 45 points for this game.
This game would have been an old-school fan’s dream matchup until Monday’s injury to Cleveland RB Nick Chubb. Now, this pairing of 1-1 teams will feature Tennessee’s workhorse Derrick Henry against Cleveland’s new-look offense powered by QB Deshaun Watson. This contest’s over/under starts at 40 points.
The surprising Falcons (2-0) look to remain undefeated, traveling north to play the upstart Lions (1-1). Detroit fell in overtime to Seattle Sunday, while Atlanta notched an impressive last-minute win over Green Bay in Week 2. The over/under for this game is starting at 46 points.
In this game, New Orleans (2-0) and its third-best scoring defense in the NFC face off against the NFC’s second-best scoring offense from Green Bay (1-1). The Packers will host their first game of the NFL season while the Saints are on the road for the second consecutive week. The over/under total starting at 42.5 leans toward the two teams’ defensive prowess.
The winless Broncos (0-2) leave Denver for the first time this season to take on the AFC’s top-scoring offense against the Dolphins (2-0). Denver has lost both games this season by a combined three points while Miami has needed late stops to win both games. The over/under for this game starts at 48 points.
After another hard-luck loss, Los Angeles (0-2) is in search of its first win against a Minnesota (0-2) team in the same situation. The Chargers have allowed an AFC-worst 63 points through two games while the Vikings are giving up 27 points per outing. The over/under on this game is the highest in Week 3, starting at 53.5 points.
After losing both games to start the season, New England (0-2) looks to get into the win column in the first road game against the Jets (1-1). The Patriots have owned their AFC East rivals as of late, winning the last 14 consecutive games and 22 of the past 24 against New York. The over/under on this game is Week 3’s lowest at 37 points.
Surprisingly, it’s Washington (2-0) entering this game undefeated against the Super Bowl contending Buffalo Bills (1-1). The Commanders have won both their games by a combined six points while Buffalo just blew out Las Vegas 38-10 in Week 2. Currently, the over/under on this contest is starting out at 44.5 points.
Although it’s only Week 3, Jacksonville (1-1) will be seeking its second AFC South victory of the season when they host Houston (0-2) on Sunday. The Jaguars are coming off a 17-9 loss to Kansas City while the Texans have both games this year by double digits. The over/under on this game is starting at 43.5 points.
Baltimore (2-0) returns home this week to face an Indianapolis (1-1) squad that may be without its signal caller. Colts QB Anthony Richardson suffered a concussion against the Texans and could be unavailable for this game. The over/under on this contest starts at 44 points.
On a short work week, Carolina (0-2) will travel to Seattle (1-1) in search of their first win this season. The Panthers own the league’s worst passing offense, which will look to improve against the Seahawks and the league’s fourth-worst passing defense. The current over/under for this contest is starting at 42.5 points.
After righting the ship Sunday, Kansas City (1-1) returns home to face Chicago (0-2) in Week 3. The Bears have allowed the second-most points to opponents this season, surrendering 65 points while losing both games by double figures. This matchup features the second highest over/under this week with a starting position of 47.5 points.
The Cowboys (2-0) come into this NFC East showdown against Arizona (0-2) with the league’s best defense, having yielded a parse 10 points in two games. The Cardinals, meanwhile, are last in the NFL with only one passing TD in 2023. The over/under on this contest starts at 43 points.
Two teams headed in opposite directions will meet in the primetime Sunday evening game for Week 3. Pittsburgh (1-1) comes into the game victors in their last outing while Las Vegas (1-1) is fresh off a blow-out loss in Week 2 to Buffalo. The over/under starts at 43 points for this Week 3 matchup.
A pair of undefeated teams face off when Philadelphia (2-0) heads south to face NFC foe Tampa Bay (2-0). The matchup features two of the top four rushing defenses in the NFL, forcing the Buccaneers to face the Eagles’ top-ranked rushing offense. The over/under on this game starts at 46 points.
A pair of teams entering the season as Super Bowl contenders are both in need of a win Monday night. The Bengals (0-2) and Rams (1-1) both suffered losses to divisional rivals in Week 2. The over/under for this game is starting at 43.5 points.