NFL PRESEASON WEEK 3 QUICK-HITTERS
Let's get right to a busy six-pack of NFL Preseason Week 3 games here set for this final Saturday in August:
On Saturday, it's ...
KANSAS CITY (0-2) at CHICAGO (0-2) - 1 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Are the Bears gonna get any production here from first-round draftee OLB Leonard Floyd who is battling hamstring woes that have limited his practice time? No pass rush and the Bears are staring at another lost season, folks.
Current Line: Chiefs (- 1.5) and 41 points
PHILADELPHIA (2-0) at INDIANAPOLIS (1-1) - 7 p.m. ET
No question the Colts' secondary is getting scrutinized on a daily basis and we're wondering whether old hound CB Antonio Cromartie - signed just last week - is the answer. No DB Vontae Davis (ankle) till further notice.
Current Line: Colts (- 3) and 44 points
DETROIT (1-1) at BALTIMORE (2-0) - 7 p.m. ET
The Ravens say QB Joe Flacco will play in this tilt after sitting out summertime wins versus Carolina and Indianapolis but who's gonna be #2 on Baltimore's quarterback depth chart when all's said and done ... Will it be Ryan Mallett, Josh Johnson or Jarrod Johnson?
Current Line: Ravens (- 3.5) and 42.5 points
NEW YORK GIANTS (0-2) at NEW YORK JETS (1-1) - 7:30 p.m. ET
The "battle for bragging rights" has had a bit of a negative tone this week as the Giants fend off the criticism in keeping PK Josh Brown (domestic violence incidents) while the J-E-T-S have swatted down talk that Geno Smith will drop to #3 on the depth chart behind starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and second-year slinger Bruce Petty. The "Snoopy Bowl" is at stake, for goodness sakes!
Current Line: Giants (- 2.5) and 43 points
TENNESSEE (1-1) at OAKLAND (1-1) - 8 p.m. ET
It's stating the obvious that the Raiders' offense looked lost in last week's 20-12 loss in Green Bay as QB David Carr had a flat performance and the wide outs just didn't show up - wanna give fans all that reason for optimism, silver-and-black?
Current Line: Raiders (- 3) and 42.5 points
LOS ANGELES (2-0) at DENVER (1-1) - 9 p.m. ET
The Hard Knocks crew - a/k/a the LA Rams - are more than just a little worried about rookie QB Jared Goff (see two fumbles in last week's 21-20 win against Kansas City) and we might see extended playing time for the Cal kid here just to get some kinks out.
Current Line: Broncos (- 5) and 42 points