NFL Week 3: Projecting Winners and Losers of Weekend’s Biggest Matchups

September 23, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Looking at positional matchups around the NFL can give you a microscopic taste of the reality coaches and coordinators deal with each week. 
The same group of names are always terrifying.
Week 3 isn't the first time a matchup involving Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman has been profiled in this space. It won't be the last either, and ditto for Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller. Winning battles against players of that caliber is often a primary focus late at night when NFL coaches may or may not be falling asleep at the office instead of heading home.
Those players and their matchups can be the most engaging to follow every week. It's as though each game Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has a heavyweight title to defend. Is this the week when he's finally beaten? And will Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins be the man to do it? (Probably not).
We want to see when the mighty will fall, or at least look vulnerable. And w...

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