One-eighth of the 2013 season is in the books and as we look ahead to week three. The Chicago Bears improved to 2-0 and scored a big divisional win against the Minnesota Vikings, who are now 0-2. The odds of a team making the postseason after an 0-2 start are well-documented and quite low. The Cleveland Browns visit Minnesota this week so on paper, it seems like a good opportunity for the Vikings to get one in the win column. The Bears will travel to Pittsburgh to take on the ailing Steelers, who will be coming off of a short week after their Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Detroit Lions lost late in Arizona to the Cardinals. The Lions will travel to Washington this week to take on the Redskins, who fell to the Green Bay Packers. Both Detroit and Green Bay are 1-1 on the season. The Packers face another tough road game as they travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. The Bengals will have one fewer day to prepare for the Packers as they will be coming off of the Monday night game against the Steelers.
Let’s take a quick look at each matchup and what is in store for this week’s slate.