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NFL Week 3 Sunday Schedule & Discussion: Bucs & Rams battle for early NFC lead

Two of the conference’s top contenders meet this afternoon to determine an early Super Bowl favorite.

NFL: NOV 23 Rams at Buccaneers Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On Sunday in week three, the NFC will take center stage. Sunday Night Football’s matchup between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers is a great early-season contest, but there is arguably an even more intriguing game in the late afternoon.

That game will be on local FOX affiliates across most of the US as the Los Angeles Rams play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Those two teams are among the betting favorites to represent the conference in the Super Bowl and they have both started out hot at 2-0.

With Matthew Stafford under center, the Rams’ offense has been excellent so far. Stafford leads the NFL in yards per completion with over 15, while the Rams are second in the NFL in points per offensive drive. The Buccaneers, meanwhile, lead the NFL in scoring, though they have committed five turnovers through two games.

Can the Rams’ defense slow down Tom Brady and company? Tune in this afternoon to find out and join us to discuss the rest of the games. Then keep it here for Packers-49ers on Sunday Night Football, and join us in the APC Discord at halftime as we take your questions in a live Q&A with several of our writers participating.

NFL Week 3 Sunday Schedule

Visiting Team Home Team Venue City, State Time (CT) TV Network
Visiting Team Home Team Venue City, State Time (CT) TV Network
Washington Football Team Buffalo Bills Highmark Stadium Orchard Park, NY 12:00 PM FOX
Chicago Bears Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland, OH 12:00 PM FOX
Baltimore Ravens Detroit Lions Ford Field Detroit, MI 12:00 PM CBS
Arizona Cardinals Jacksonville Jaguars TIAA Bank Field Jacksonville, FL 12:00 PM FOX
Los Angeles Chargers Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, MO 12:00 PM CBS
New Orleans Saints New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA 12:00 PM FOX
Atlanta Falcons New York Giants MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ 12:00 PM FOX
Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA 12:00 PM CBS
Indianapolis Colts Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium Nashville, TN 12:00 PM CBS
New York Jets Denver Broncos Empower Field at Mile High Denver, CO 3:05 PM CBS
Miami Dolphins Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium Las Vegas, NV 3:05 PM CBS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Los Angeles Rams SoFi Stadium Inglewood, CA 3:25 PM FOX
Seattle Seahawks Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN 3:25 PM FOX
Green Bay Packers San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, CA 7:20 PM NBC