The Patriots shut out the Texans on Thursday while playing their third-string quarterback — a clear sign that Bill Belichick is cheating, and must be stopped. Here are the 10 best things to look for when Week 3 continues on Sunday, including Carson Wentz (pictured) trying to take the Eagles to a 3-0 start.
Best chance for an upset
The Lions are 7.5-point underdogs against a Packers team playing its first home game of the season, which doesn't seem like an ideal choice for an upset on the surface. But Sam Bradford threw for 286 yards against the Packers last week, so we like Matthew Stafford's chances to get Detroit's offense back on track. And, if Aaron Rodgers continues to slip, Green Bay could be in for a longer season than most projected.
Best survivor pool pick
This isn't as much a pick for the Dolphins as it is a pick against the Browns. Cleveland's rash of injuries is getting ridiculous, and after Miami opened the season with road losses to two of the league's top teams, they should have little trouble getting their first win of the season against a third-string quarterback who will be making his first career start.
Best individual matchup
Josh Norman has been spending most of his time working a single side of the defense, but he's expected to shadow Odell Beckham Jr. on Sunday everywhere but in the slot. The two had a memorable battle last season, and have exchanged words on and off the field. Giants-Redskins, which was already an important divisional matchup, becomes a whole lot more interesting.
Best chance for a QB change
49ers coach Chip Kelly said earlier this week that he's not thinking about making a change at quarterback, but if things don't improve in a hurry, he won't have much of a choice. Blaine Gabbert ranks just 31st in the league in completion percentage (54.9), and only the Rams' Case Keenum has a worse yards-per-attempt average than Gabbert's 5.8.
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Best fantasy option
Danny Woodhead is out for the season with a knee injury, and that means more carries for Melvin Gordon, who finished with 102 yards and a touchdown in Week 2. Add in ESPN's report that the Colts have allowed 391 yards and five touchdowns to running backs this season, and we like Gordon's chances to have a huge game on Sunday.
Best chance to find out who's for real
Titans-Raiders: The Titans opened the season with a home loss to the Vikings, then went on the road and shut down the Lions to get a Week 2 win. Derek Carr and the Raiders took the opposite track, looking solid in a road win over the Saints before dropping one at home to the Falcons. Oakland's defense may be the deciding factor here, in terms of whether or not it finally will show up. The Raiders have given up more than 500 yards of offense and 35 points in each of the first two weeks.
Best bet against the spread
Cowboys-Bears: You saw how the Bears looked against the Eagles last week, right? And after opening the season 1-1 against two divisional oponnents, this one will feel like a week off for Dak Prescott and the Cowboys, who should have little trouble winning by double digits.
(Or not. We're 0-2 with these picks so far.)
Best chance for a low-scoring contest
49ers-Seahawks: The Seahawks have scored just 15 total points through the first two weeks of the season, but their defense has allowed only 19. The Niners have moved the ball and put points on the board, but it's not happening this week with Blaine Gabbert (and his 31st-ranked completion percentage) on the road in Seattle. The over/under is 40 for a reason.
Best early game
Trevor Siemian has been more than serviceable in his first two career starts, but both of them came at home. His first test on the road is against a Bengals team in its home opener that's coming off a tough loss to the division rival Steelers. If this one should unexpectedly get out of hand, Detroit-Green Bay should be a divisional matchup worth watching.
The Steelers have looked like the second-best team in the league through the first two weeks of the season, while the Eagles also have impressed with their surprise 2-0 start.
The fact that this game's in Philadelphia may give the Eagles a better-than-expected chance, and should they pull off the upset, it may make true believers out of anyone who still might be doubting Carson Wentz.