NFL: a duel between Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson

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Four NFL games are shown on RDS, RDS2 and today. After the 28-25 victory signed by the Minnesota Vikings at the expense of the New Orleans Saints in the morning in London, we propose to you at 1 p.m. a duel of star quarterbacks.

Bills c. Ravens

RDS, | 13 h


Lamar Jackson c. Josh Allen. Two of the NFL’s biggest stars, each off to a great start to the season, go head-to-head.

Each of the two quarterbacks was drafted in 2018 and will probably never escape the comparison game.

However, the challenge seems more difficult for Jackson this afternoon, when he will face the best defense in the league, while that of the Ravens is in last place. Baltimore also has the worst passing performance in the NFL, as the Bills’ air offense dominates that of 31 other clubs.

Allen and Jackson are the only two NFL players to have at least 80 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns since 2018.

The Bills (2-1), seen at the start of the season as the favorites to win the Super Bowl, will try to return to winning ways after losing to the Miami Dolphins last week.

The Ravens (2-1) will be looking for a second straight win after beating the New England Patriots in Week 3.

Patriots c. Packers

RDS, | 16 h


Aaron Rodgers is set to face a team coached by Bill Belichick for just the third time in 15 seasons as the Green Bay Packers’ starting quarterback.

Although the two men have not faced each other often, they have a mutual respect for each other. They meet again on Sunday when the Packers host Belichick and the New England Patriots.

“He’s the best coach in the history of the sport, I think,” Rodgers said.

The Packers (2-1) and Patriots (1-2) shared honors for the previous two games Rodgers started. Rodgers threw for 368 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-21 home win over the Patriots in 2014. His 259 passing yards and two touchdowns weren’t enough in a 31-17 New York loss. -England in 2018.

Rodgers was also called in to relieve injured Brett Favre and completed just 4 of 12 pass attempts for 34 yards in a 35-0 home loss to the Patriots in 2006, two years before become the starting quarterback for the Packers.

Rodgers has come a long way since then, throwing 453 career touchdown passes to just 95 interceptions.

“He doesn’t make a lot of mistakes,” Belichick conceded. “He never did. He’s a resourceful quarterback. He makes the games that are there. Then he makes a few games that aren’t really there. And he rarely makes a mistake by playing badly. There are very, very few. I think that’s one of the things that makes him a great quarterback. »

Belichick’s team is approaching this game with less certainty at quarterback.

Mac Jones, the team’s No. 1, is unavailable for the game after suffering an ankle injury in the Patriots’ 37-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. Veteran Brian Hoyer will make his first start since 2020.

Chiefs c. Buccaneers

RDS, | 20 h


Three touchdowns in three games is far from an offensive performance.

Tom Brady knows he and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to be better, starting tonight in a highly anticipated Sunday night game against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, who are having no trouble scoring points.

It’s the first meeting between the two Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks since the Bucs beat the Chiefs in the NFL title game two seasons ago.

The intrigue is all the greater as the match is being played in Tampa, the day after Hurricane Ian, which swept through Florida in a destructive manner earlier this week.

“I’ve always felt that sport brought people together. […] I’ve always had the impression that sport brings people together… Observing the different disasters, whether it’s 9/11 or [l’ouragan] Katrina, sport has an amazing way of healing wounds, bringing people and communities together,” Brady said.

“I think anytime you can be part of something like that, it’s a great feeling. It means a lot to us to have the opportunity to play for our fans,” added Brady. “But after what so many people have been through in the state, it’s great to play and give them a reason to celebrate. »

The Bucs (2-1) traveled to South Florida to avoid direct contact with the storm, using the Miami Dolphins training facility to prepare to face the Chiefs (2-1).

They are having a good start to the season, despite their difficulties on the offensive level. Injuries have played a part in those misses, but Brady isn’t using that as an excuse for the team having more turnovers (four) than offensive touchdowns (three) so far.

“We’re down to three games. I think we realize there are things we haven’t done very well that we need to fix,” Brady conceded.

“No matter who’s in the game, we have to do a better job of scoring points,” the seven-time Super Bowl champion admitted. “It comes down to a lot of things – penalties, turnovers, making the right play, executing the play. If we do that, I believe we will score points. »

Like the Bucs, the Chiefs are coming off their first loss of the season. Tampa Bay limited Kansas City to three field goals the last time the two teams met, and head coach Todd Bowles’ defense has only gotten better since then.

“They’ve got one of the best defenses, if not the best,” said Mahomes, who is looking to rebound from a 20-17 road loss to the Indianapolis Colts.



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