Welcome to the third installment of Gotta Get Unstuck. You have two games remaining on the Week 3 schedule that can help you bounce back if you had a rough week betting on the NFL. The New Orleans Saints host the high-flying Green Bay Packers in the vacant Superdome on Sunday Night Football. Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens throw down in the battle of the best teams in the NFL.
It’s shame that Kansas City and Baltimore can’t meet in the Super Bowl. They’re clearly the top two AFC teams in the league for the second year in a row. The two were on a collision course last season, but failed to meet in the AFC Championship when the Titans upset the Ravens.
On Monday night, the Ravens get a crack at the defending champion Chiefs. If Baltimore seeks a Super Bowl win, they’ll have to defeat Kansas City on their journey to a championship.
Sunday Night Football features two NFC franchises hell-bent on winning one more Super Bowl with their Hall of Fame quarterback. The clock is ticking on Drew Brees’ career, and the Saints see their narrow window closing if they want to win one more championship.
Meanwhile, in Green Bay, the front office drafting a top QB prospect (Jordan Love) lit a fire under Aaron Rodgers’ butt. Rodgers looks like he’s in peak form, while Aaron Jones has quietly become the top running back in the NFL.
SNF: Packers and Saints in the Big Easy
Green Bay boasts the top rushing attack in the NFL (208.5 yards per game), and the fifth-best passing offense (302 yards per game).
Jones leads the NFL with 234 rushing yards and three TDs. He also added 78 receiving yards and a touchdown catch. In two games, he accounted for 312 yards of total offense and four touchdowns. Without a crowd in attendance at Green Bay, Jones had to do the Lambeau Leap without diving into any drunken fans.
Rodgers looks like he turned the clock back almost a decade. He threw for 604 yards and six touchdown strikes, which ties him for second in the NFL. In two games, Rodgers has yet to throw an interception. He also leads the NFL with a 90.9 QBR.
|SNF: Green Bay Packers (2-0) at New Orleans Saints (1-1)|
- Kickoff: 5:20pm PT
- Point Spread: NO -3
- Total: 52.5 o/u
- Money Line: GB +140 / NO -155
Last week, the Saints looked like crap on MNF against the Las Vegas Raiders in their Sin City debut, showing off their new stadium, aptly dubbed the Death Star. The zebras killed the Saints with penalties, but the team didn’t help themselves with a lackluster offense.
The Saints have a chance to win back the love of Who Dat nation on SNF. Alvin Kamara carries the offense without Thomas and a suboptimal Brees. Kamara hasn’t exactly racked up rushing yards (95), but he has three rushing touchdowns. He’s been getting the ball from Brees in short passes and screens. Kamara caught one TD pass and tallied 146 receiving yards for 241 total yards from scrimmage this season.
Mahomes vs L-Jax on MNF
The final Gotta Get Unstuck Game of the Week will be a fun MNF matchup between two of the most exciting quarterbacks in the league. Too bad Kansas City and Baltimore aren’t in the same division.
If you don’t know, MNF will feature two of the better rushing offenses in the NFL. Baltimore ranks #4 with 170.5 yards per game, while Kansas City is now ranked #8 with 145.5 yards per game.
Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire already racked up 176 rushing yards and a touchdown in Andy Reid’s offense. He struggled in Week 2 against the LA Chargers, but the entire Kansas City squad got off to a horrible start before winning the game 23-20 in overtime.
|MNF: Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) at Baltimore Ravens (2-0)|
- Kickoff: 5:15pm PT
- Point Spread: BAL -3.5
- Total: 55 o/u
- Money Line: KC +160 / BAL -180
The Ravens will make you pay on the ground, whether they intend to run the ball on purpose or indirectly when a passing play breaks down and Lamar Jackson tucks and runs.
Jackson tossed for 479 yards and four touchdowns, and he leads the Ravens with 99 rushing yards. The Ravens have three top runners — Gus Edwards (90 yards), Mark Ingram (84 yards, 1 TD), and rookie JK Dobbins (70 yards, 2 TDs).
The Gotta Get Unstuck MNF game between Kansas and Baltimore has the premier kickers in the game with Justin Tucker and Harrison Butker. Butker won last week’s game with a 58-yard FG blast in OT.