The NFL season continues with Week 3 kicking off with the 1-1 Houston Texans hosting the 2-0 Carolina Panthers. The Texans will be without starting QB Tyrod Taylor, who suffered a hamstring injury against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2. When asked if Deshaun Watson will be taking center against the Panthers on Thursday night, head coach David Culley said the Texans will be starting rookie Davis Mills. Coming into a short week, Mills will have his hands full against a stingy Panthers defense that has only allowed a league’s best 380 yards.
Aaron Rodgers will play against his hometown team when the 1-1 Green Bay Packers travel to the Bay Area to take on the 2-0 San Francisco 49ers. Rodgers has said in the past that he wanted to make the 49ers pay for passing on him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft; however, his career record against the club is 5-3. The Niners are in a 3-way tie for first place in the NFC West and will need DE Nick Bosa and the defense to hold the Packers’ offense at bay.
The last primetime broadcast of the week will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in an NFC East matchup. This will be the 125th matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles with America’s Team leading the series 70-54. Both clubs are 1-1 in a 3-way tie with the Washington Football Team. If last season is any indication, Monday night’s game will likely have big implications when it comes to a tiebreaker.
With 16 games taking place across the league this week, cord cutters have plenty of options when it comes to watching their favorite team. Find out how to watch Week 3 of the NFL season below.
Thursday, Sept. 23
|Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans||8:20 PM||NFLN|
Sunday, Sept. 26
|Washington Football Team at Buffalo Bills||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs||1:00 PM||CBS|
|New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans||1:00 PM||CBS|
|New York Jets at Denver Broncos||4:05 PM||CBS|
|Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders||4:05 PM||CBS|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams||4:25 PM||FOX|
|Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings||4:25 PM||FOX|
|Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers||8:20 PM||NBC|
Monday, Sept. 27
|Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys||8:15 PM||ESPN|
How to Watch Week 3 of the NFL Season Without Cable
Fans will have plenty of options to watch all of their favorite NFL teams and stars compete on the gridiron without spending a fortune.
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast the local games on CBS, FOX, and NBC.
Select games will be available to stream through NFL digital properties such as NFL.com, the NFL app, and the digital properties of the respective teams. Plus, fans can watch the game on their phones via the Yahoo Sports app.
Most of the major subscription live TV streaming services carry this week’s games, so fans can watch the game from anywhere.
- DIRECTV Stream has CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC for only $70/mo.
- fuboTV offers CBS, ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, and FOX in their Family package for $65/mo. Sports Plus with NFL RedZone is only $10.99/mo for fans who want to watch every score and the biggest plays around the league on NFL RedZone.
- Hulu + Live TV includes CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC for only $65/mo. Fans can watch the biggest plays of the day on NFL RedZone with the Sports add-on for only $10/mo.
- Sling TV includes ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, and FOX with their Orange + Blue package for only $50/mo. Big plays, highlights, scores, and the best moments of the day are available on NFL RedZone with the Sports Extra add-on package for $11/mo.
- Vidgo offers NFL Network, ESPN, and FOX for only $55/mo.; however, new and returning subscribers can take advantage of their $10/mo. special. Vidgo is the perfect service to catch all the big scores of the day as it includes NFL RedZone.
- Youtube TV has CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network for only $65/mo. With the Sports Plus add-on, fans can watch the biggest plays and scores on NFL RedZone for $11/mo.
- Peacock Premium subscribers can watch every Sunday Night Football game, Thanksgiving Day game, and Super Bowl LVI for only $5/mo.
- Paramount+ is an inexpensive way to watch live games on CBS for only $9.99/month or $99.99/year.
Predicting the Winners
By the third week of the season, teams start finding their identity and the fans can tell if their team is a legit contender. This week there are 4 divisional games that could set the tone early in when it comes to a future playoff race. Below are our predictions of the Week 3 winners.