Here are five teams that need to come out with a win in Week 3 of the NFL regular season.
It’s officially Week 3 of the NFL season and we some teams are already in panic mode. Each loss from here on out is another blow to their playoff chances. But it’s not just the teams that are winless, there are plenty of other teams that need win this weekend. As the weeks go on, the games are more meaningful and every win on the record helps.
These are the five teams that must come away with a win in Week 3.
5. Baltimore Ravens
Yes the Ravens have started off the season 2-0, but they need a win this weekend against the Jaguars in London.
This isn’t a must-win because the Ravens have had a disappointing start, it’s a must-win because the Ravens are the better team. Sacksonville, as it calls itself, looked terrible in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans. Blake Bortles and the offense play right into the strengths of Dean Pees defense.
The Ravens are playing the easiest part of their schedule early on. After London, they come home to play the Steelers and then travel on the road to face the Raiders. Neither of those games are cakewalks and the Ravens could easily lose both of them. It’s all about winning the games early on in the season to have cushion when the tougher stretches come along.
The Ravens started off 3-0 last season and suffered a four game losing streak by dropping games they should have won. That has to be different for John Harbaugh’s team this year. With how the AFC West is shaping up this season, the Ravens only chance to make the playoffs could be by winning the division. A win against the Jaguars on Sunday keeps them on pace to do that.