NFL: Week 3 Preview

After the thrills and spills of the second round of action in the NFL, Week 3 looks set to throw up some more intriguing contests.

Here are three matches we have focused on to see where the value lies in some of these big-hitting contests.

Broncos can maintain strong start

Denver will be delighted with the start they have made to the campaign and the Broncos will be full of confidence, when they take their 2-0 record to the home of Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.

Phillip Lindsay has been the real story for the Broncos at running-back so far this season and he was key in helping Denver secure a 20-19 victory over Oakland Raiders last time out.

The 24-year-old broke through over 100 yards rushing with just 14 carries, and he will once again be key against the Ravens.

Baltimore made a storming start to the season with a thrashing of the struggling Buffalo Bills, but the Ravens were somewhat found out with a 34-23 defeat against the Cincinnati Bengals.

This could be a close encounter but 3.10 for Denver to win on the road looks like an attractive price.

Los Angeles preparing for derby day

It will be an event to behold in the City of Angels on Sunday when LA Rams host the LA Chargers at the Memorial Coliseum.

The Chargers did pick up their first win of the season last time out but that was against a Bills side that are in disarray at present.

It’s fair to say the Chargers are still a work in progress, but the Rams look like a side that could go far and should at least be looking at play-off football again this season.

QB Jared Goff is still finding his way in the NFL but there are now very promising signs surrounding this playmaker. Goff helped the Rams thrash Arizona Cardinals last time out at the Memorial Coliseum with a 34-0 scoreline in LA.

The Rams should not only have the quality, but also the momentum to come out on top in this one and are 1.95 to claim the victory with a -6.5point handicap against their city rivals.

Vikings to pile woes on Buffalo

Minnesota were one of our picks on the pre-season NFL preview and nothing in the first two weeks has suggested that they won’t be there or thereabouts come the business end of the campaign.

The Vikings had a 29-29 stalemate with the Green Bay Packers last time out, having managed to overcome a new-look San Francisco 49ers in Week One.

Head coach Mike Zimmer will not openly admit it, but he will be licking his lips at the prospect of the beleaguered Bills heading to the U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.

It has been a tough old start for Buffalo and defeats to the Ravens and the Chargers were made even worse by the Bills cornerback Vontae Davis retiring at half-time during their latest defeat to the Chargers.

That could sum up some of the mood in the Buffalo camp and Minnesota should cruise to another comfortable win and are 2.01 with a -16.5point handicap.