Week 3 of the NFL season comes to a close Monday with a matchup of two undefeated teams, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Philadelphia Eagles, followed by the Los Angeles Rams (1-1) taking on the Cincinnati Bengals (0-2).
In Tampa Bay, Bucs quarterback Baker Mayfield looks to continue his impressive start to the season after being signed in free agency to take over for the retiring Tom Brady. On the other side, Jalen Hurts and the Eagles are looking for their second straight 4-0 start to a season, as they play their first game in 11 days.
In tonight’s second matchup, the Rams head to Cincinnati for a Super Bowl LVI rematch, albeit without the MVP of that game — Cooper Kupp. Still, there will be plenty of eyes on breakout rookie Puka Nacua as Matthew Stafford hopes to continue the early success of his young wide receivers. Meanwhile, the Bengals will desperately try to avoid an 0-3 start while Joe Burrow continues to nurse a calf injury. He will start Monday despite being less than 100 percent.
Here are the top moments!
Hurts came out strong with back-to-back double-digit passes to star receiver A.J. Brown to move the sticks.
The Eagles ended up turning the ball over on downs on their opening drive after this strong effort from the Bucs defense.
On the move
Eagles WR Britain Covey returned the Bucs’ punt 52 yards to put Philly in great field position to start their second drive, which ended with a field goal to put the visiting team ahead 3-0 going into the second quarter.
The Bucs’ offense got things rolling in the second quarter. Baker Mayfield took his team into the red zone on a 69-yard drive, and very nearly threw his first TD pass of the night on this floater to Mike Evans. But Sydney Brown swooped in for an impressive diving stop to hold Tampa to three.
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Setting the stage
The Eagles were victorious in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings, 34-28, while the Bucs took down the Chicago Bears, 27-17, in their Week 2 contest. In its past five head-to-head bouts, Philly has taken down Tampa Bay three times.
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