Seattle Seahawks (3-0) at Miami Dolphins (1-2), 1:00 pm
Seahawks: Pete Carroll’s team is off to its best starts since 2013, when they wound up winning 13 games and Super Bowl XLVIII. But that club featured a top-notch defense that allowed the fewest points in the league. No club in the NFL is giving up more total yards and passing yards than the Seahawks, who have surrendered 86 points.
Dolphins: Miami’s running game finally woke up (138 yards) in the Thursday night win at Jacksonville. And don’t be surprised if Brian Flores’ team challenges a Seattle defense that ranks second in the league against the run but may not be as good as the number indicates. Rookie Myles Gaskins leads the team with 152 yards on the ground.
Los Angeles Chargers (1-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1), 1:00 pm
Chargers: It has already been a season of nail-biters for Anthony Lynn’s team, which fell at home last week for the second straight Sunday. All three of the Chargers’ games have been decided by five points or less. And despite a solid ground game that ranks sixth in league, the Bolts have as many offensive touchdowns (5) as turnovers.
Buccaneers: Tampa Bay’s run defense was tops in the league a year ago, allowing just 73.8 yards per contest. And Todd Bowles’ unit is once again among the NFL leaders in this area, ranking third in giving up just 70.3 yards per game on the ground.