Week 2 of the 2012 NFL season is over with some huge upsets as teams look ahead to Week 3. The Cardinals pulled off the upset of the weekend knocking off the Patriots, Seahawks pick apart Cowboys in win, Panthers knock off Saints for first win and Eagles beat Ravens in battle of the birds. The top matchup in Week 3 is New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens. Let’s preview the Patriots vs Ravens and check the NFL Point Spreads for Week 3. We recommend you check out the latest NFL Point Spreads heading into the third week of the 2012 NFL season.
The Patriots (1-1) lost to Arizona 18-20 in the final seconds due to an errand field goal attempt by Stephen Gostkowski. They also lost tight end Aaron Hernandez to an ankle injury in the first quarter.
One thing to watch for when the Patriots have the ball is how the interior of the offensive line handles Haloti Ngata. Center Ryan Wendell along with guards Logan Mankins and Dan Connolly have looked shaky, and this will be their biggest test yet in 2012.
The Ravens (1-1) lost 23-24 on Sunday to Philadelphia. Rookie kicker Justin Tucker made field goals of 56, 51 and 48 yards for the Ravens, but Joe Flacco couldn’t get Baltimore in range in the final minute.
The rematch of the AFC Championship isn’t going to happen under quite the circumstances as both teams were envisioning at the start of the season. The Ravens were putrid on offense the entire second half of the game against the Eagles. They chose to venture away from Ray Rice, which was a huge mistake by offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Way too often it seemed he wanted to put the “new-look” Ravens offense out there instead of feeding his All-Pro running back.
Thursday, September 20, 2012@8:20 PM ET
N.Y. Giants (-1) at Carolina Panthers (o/u-52)
Sunday, September 23, 2012@1:00 PM ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys (-7) (o/u-45.5)
St. Louis Rams at Chicago Bears (-9) (o/u-44.5)
San Francisco 49ers (-7) at Minnesota Vikings (o/u-43.5)
Detroit Lions (-3) at Tennessee Titans (o/u-47)
Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins (-4) (o/u-47.5)
Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints (-9) (o/u-53)
N.Y. Jets (-3) at Miami Dolphins (o/u-40)
Buffalo Bills (-3) at Cleveland Browns (o/u-43.5)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
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Sunday, September 23, 2012@4:05 PM ET
Philadelphia Eagles (-4) at Arizona Cardinals (o/u-44)
Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers
Sunday, September 23, 2012@4:25 PM ET
Houston Texans at Denver Broncos
Pittsburgh Steelers (-4.5) at Oakland Raiders (o/u-44)
Sunday, September 23, 2012@8:20 PM ET
New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens (-3) (o/u-48.5)
Monday, September 24, 2012@8:30 PM ET
Green Bay Packers (-3.5) at Seattle Seahawks (o/u-47.5)