2 NFL Teams On Upset Alert In Week 3

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Through the first two weeks of the NFL season, there have been plenty of upsets.

There is no reason for that not to continue in Week 3.

Some teams are desperate for a win this week as dropping to 0-3 could be the beginning of the end of their season.

Without further ado, here are two teams that are on upset alert in Week 3.

 

1. Chicago Bears (vs Houston Texans)

Despite having a record of 1-1 the Bears are not a very good team.

They have the worst passing offense in the NFL and have shown no signs of turning it around.

The Green Bay Packers had plenty of success against their defense, especially on the ground.

Chicago gave up 203 rushing yards last week and gave up 5.3 yards per carry.

Playing at home in Week 3 the Bears are favorites to beat Houston, but the Texans have looked better this season.

Houston is 0-1-1 after tying the Colts and losing in Denver last week.

Despite not having a win, the Texans have been competitive in both games they played.

Going to Denver is no small task and the Texans were within one score the entire game.

The Houston defense stood out making life very difficult for Russell Wilson who completed only 14 of 31 passes against the Texans.

That same Texans defense will cause plenty of problems for the Bears if they continue their run-only offense.

The Bears seem afraid to let Justin Fields throw the ball unless it is a dire situation.

Expect the Texans to use that to their advantage in making the Bears a one-dimensional offense.

Also, the Texans have some offensive players that can cause problems for the Bears in Dameon Pierce and Brandin Cooks.

Houston has looked like the better team through two weeks of the season.

It should surprise no one if they go into Chicago and beat the Bears on Sunday.

 

2. Minnesota Vikings (vs Detroit Lions)

The Vikings are the ultimate Jekyll and Hyde team of the NFL.

In Week 1 they looked great, beating the Packers at home.

Then in Week 2, they looked terrible on the road against the Eagles.

So which team will we see this week?

Or the better question is which Kirk Cousins will show up?

The Vikings are loaded on offense with Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, and Dalvin Cook.

But, Cousins is the one that makes it all work.

He was awful in Week 2 and now we get to see how he responds.

Detroit may have a bad defense but it is slightly improved from last season thanks to the addition of Aidan Hutchinson.

The rookie defensive end had three sacks in Week 2 and will need another good game against Minnesota.

But, through two weeks it has been the Lions’ offense that has carried their team.

They are averaging 35.5 points per game thanks to the emergence of D’Andre Swift and Amon-Ra St. Brown.

Those two players have been two of the best in the NFL and should have no problem exposing the Vikings’ defense.

If Jared Goff can continue to get the ball to his weapons the Lions should have no problem scoring against Minnesota.

Look for this to be a high-scoring game, and if the Lions do not turn the ball over they have a good shot of pulling off the upset.

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