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Maxwell Football Club Pro Momentum Week 3

September 25th, 2021 by FootballWiz | No Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports

Maxwell Club Momentum

By Joseph Santoliquito
Maxwell Football Club Weekly Pro Football Preview – Week 3
 
Highlights of notable NFL performances for the week ending Sept. 20.
 
Special players want the ball when games are on the line in the fourth quarter. And if it seems as though games have been on the line more often this season, that’s because they have been.
 
Through two weeks, the 2021 season has produced 10 games decided by a field goal or less. That’s tied for the fourth-most such contests in NFL history through Week 2. Seven of the league’s 16 games last week were thrillers in that category.
 
Each of the Dallas Cowboys’ two games have been decided by three points or fewer, including their walk-off road win over the Chargers last week. The Cowboys (1-1), who host the Philadelphia Eagles (0-2) on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN), have kept games close by leading the NFL in both takeaways (six) and turnover margin (plus-four).
 
Dallas’ opponent last week, the Los Angeles Chargers (1-1), travels to face the Kansas City Chiefs (1-1) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS). Each of the AFC West rivals has played two games this season decided by four points or less. Close games are the culture in the NFL, so as the league enters Week 3, get ready for special players to seize the day.
 
A Rush Of Rookies Under Center
 
Six rookie quarterbacks – Chicago’s Justin Fields, New England’s Mac Jones, San Francisco’s Trey Lance, Jacksonville’s Trevor Lawrence, Houston’s Davis Mills and the New York Jets’ Zach Wilson – have attempted a pass this season, tied with 1971 (six) for the most rookie quarterbacks to attempt a pass in the first two weeks of a season since the league merger in 1970. Five of those rookies could start this week, which would make Week 3 of the 2021 season the second time in the Super Bowl era, excluding the strike-shortened 1987 season, in which five rookie quarterbacks started in the same week within the first three weeks of a season. It also happened in 2012.
 

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