‘Monday Night Football’: How To Watch The Lions In The Packers
I’m still in awe of what Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes did in their duel last night. What an incredible way to end a great weekend in the sports world. Either way, I find it hard to believe tonight’s NFC North game will be able to top it, but hopefully we have an exciting game to close the second week of the season. .
Also on the schedule for today, two key European football and baseball games are expected to impact the two wild-card races with 14 days remaining in the regular season.
Here is what I am looking at.
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Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Week 2 of the NFL season ends tonight with a 0-1 team showdown. After the most unbalanced loss of his career as a starter to the Saints, Aaron Rodgers should have an easier time against a Lions defense that was slashed for 442 total yards in Week 1 against the 49ers. That said, Rodgers just looked cranky on his debut in the season, throwing two interceptions and never feeling comfortable doing anything in the pocket. Meanwhile, the Lions were listless for most of that Week 1 loss to San Francisco before coming back strong and leveling the late game thanks to big throws from Jared Goff.
I could see tonight’s game turn into another shootout if Rodgers finds his rhythm early and the Lions have to play from behind. The real question: Do Goff and the Lions have enough firepower to keep up?
8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN, watch on fuboTV
- Granada at FC Barcelona | Barcelona showed how far from truly top-flight they are in Europe in an embarrassing 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich last week. But manager Ronald Koeman and his team have a chance to bounce back in the domestic game against modest Granada today. 3 p.m. ET, ESPN +
- Naples to Udinese | Both clubs are off to a good start in the Serie A campaign, with Napoli scoring 9 perfect points in three games and Udinese with 7. This one should be fun. 2:45 p.m. ET, Paramount +
- Saint-Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers | The Cardinals took full control of the race for the NL’s second wild card this week by sweeping the Padres. Can they maintain a three-game lead over the Reds with 14 games to go? 7:40 p.m. ET, Bally Sports Wisconsin / Bally Sports Midwest, watch on fuboTV
- Ted lasso | The show was talked about on my Twitter thread last night after winning four Emmy Awards. Tonight is a good night to catch up with Friday’s new episode if American football has kept you busy all weekend. Apple TV +
Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays
The Blue Jays held serve this weekend against the Twins as the Yankees faltered, allowing Toronto to take a 1.5-game lead for the AL’s second wildcard before the penultimate week. of the season. And as a three-game streak with the Yankees next week looms on the horizon, the Jays’ toughest test begins tonight with three games at Tampa Bay. While the Rays are a rather pedestrian 8-10 in September, they still comfortably hold the American League’s best record. The Jays will send left-handed ace Robby Ray to the mound for tonight’s critical game, while 22-year-old best prospect Shane Baz makes his Big League debut on the hill tonight for Tampa Bay.
7:10 p.m. ET, Bally Sports Sun / Sportsnet-1, watch on fuboTV
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