Sports To Watch: Sept. 22 – Sept. 28

So you want to watch some sports this week but don’t know what you should keep your eye on? Well here is the Sports To Watch Series!

This week is a great weekend of fights and football, so get ready to buckle down with these five big things happening this weekend!

1. Week Three of the NFL Season kicks off with a NFC East rivalry as Washington takes on New York

Rob Carry/Getty Images
Rob Carry/Getty Images

Time: Sept. 24 at 8:30p.m.

Channel: CBS and NFL Network

Would you believe that both these teams are in position to win the NFC East title? I know the Giants are 0-2, but look at the rest of the division: Philly is winless and can’t run the ball and Dallas is hurt at big positions on both sides of the ball. This game could define who wins the division as Washington will look to move to 2-1, while Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants will be looking for their first win, not only for the season but in the division. This game will be exciting and shall show who will have a leg up on the other in the dramatic NFC East.

2. Week 4 of College Football highlights four huge Pac-12 match-ups 

Photo Courtesy of Associated Press
Photo Courtesy of Associated Press

Time: Friday, September 25 at 10:00p.m. ; Saturday, September  26 from 12:00p.m. – 10:00p.m. (Main Games at 8:00p.m. and 10:30p.m.

Channel: Fox, Fox Sports 1, ESPN, CBS, ABC and NBC (Main games on Fox , ESPN and ABC)

What a time to love football! Last weekend had not one, but two upsets as USC lost at home to Stanford, and Ole Miss pulled off the biggest upset of the year by beating Alabama from pillar to post in Tuscaloosa. This weekend will be just as good, if not better. We start off with Stanford continuing their conference play by going to Oregon State and playing a tough Beavers team. Then on Saturday, we have a bevy of great games. To start off the day, Michigan and the Big House welcomes Tanner Mangum at the BYU Cougars in what should be a knockdown fight as the Maize N’ Blue can get into the top 25 by beating this team. Later in the day, TCU takes on Texas Tech in a high-flying match-up in the Big 12 as both try to fire the first salvo at the Big 12 title.

But our biggest matches take over primetime. First #9 UCLA takes on #16 Arizona in a match-up of not only conference rivals, but unbeaten teams trying to make it to the College Playoff. We also get #13 Oregon taking on #18 Utah, as Oregon wants to make a statement and make a push back into the top 10, while Utah looks to climb higher in the Pac 12. Finally we have a great rematch of last year’s thrilling match-up as #19 USC looks to rebound from last week’s loss and beat Arizona State, who beat them last year with a unlikely hail mary catch. This should be a great weekend of college football, and come back this Monday to see the review of the first four weeks of the college football season!

3. The UFC comes from the land of the rising sun for UFC Fight Night: Japan

Tim Heitman- USA Today Sports
Tim Heitman- USA Today Sports

Time: Saturday, September 26 with Prelims at 8p.m. and Main Card at 10p.m.

Channel: Prelims on Fox Sports 2 and Main Card on Fox Sports 1

Get ready for a knockdown, drag out fight as the UFC lands in Japan. The preliminary card has a couple of good fights as Diego Brandao will take on Katsunori Kikuno in a featherweight bout, and Takeya Mizugaki taking on George Roop in a lightning quick bantamweight fight.

The main card is going to be a gem for anyone who loves fights and doesn’t mind getting them for free. First middleweight sensation Uriah Hall takes on Gerard Mousasi as both men look to move up towards a championship opportunity. The main event will be a heavyweight war as #11 Roy Nelson brings his knockout power against fellow knockout artist in #8 Josh Barnett. Both of these men look at this fight as way to crack further into the top 10 of the difficult heavywieght division, so it shall be good to see who falls first as they both prepare to deliver hurting bombs all night long.

4. Week Three of the NFL features a multitude of winless teams looking to salvage their season with a Sunday Night Football first.andregoodmandetroitlionsvdenverbroncospko7kb9gujfl1

Time: Sunday, September 27 from 1p.m. to 8p.m.( Primetime game at 8p.m.)

Channel: Fox, CBS, and NBC( Sunday Night Game)

Uh-oh. If you are fans of Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Houston and Detroit, this is not how you wanted to start your season. This weekend will decide who wants to salvage their season with a win in the third week.

First, Tennessee welcomes Indianapolis as the Colts look for their first win against their AFC South rival. Marcus Mariota also gets his first shot at Andrew Luck, making it his third straight game against a Heisman winner or finalist. Baltimore, also winless, comes home to face the undefeated AFC North rival in Cincinnati Bengals, looking for a chance to strike up a win in their division. The New York Jets, a team no one saw as a powerhouse in the AFC East, will take on the Philadelphia Eagles who look to rebound from two miserable weeks. We also get our first game of two winless teams as Chicago goes to Seattle, as both teams played each other divisional rivals and look to get a win.

Finally, for the first time in 10 years, Sunday Night Football comes to Detroit as they take on AFC West leader, the Denver Broncos. Detroit comes home after losing their first two games, while Denver is undefeated. Detroit looks to use their high powered offense and its raucous home crowd to gain their first win and send a statement to the NFL with a win against a Super Bowl contender in the Motor City.

5. The second of two AFC West v. NFC North prime time match-ups  culminates in Green Bay taking on Kansas City on Monday Night Football

Photo Courtesy of Jamie Squire/ Getty Images
Photo Courtesy of Jamie Squire/ Getty Images

Time: Monday, September 28 at 8:30p.m.

Channel: ESPN

This game is important not just because of the fact that Green Bay wants to stay undefeated and Kansas City wants to rebound after a horrible loss last Thursday Night. This game is big because of Sunday night’s game result. If Detroit or Denver wins, it amplifies this matchup as Green Bay will look to build its lead in the NFC North and Kansas City will look to close the gap with Denver. This game is important beyond what people think and it could be a deciding factor in the bigger picture of the NFL.

Well those are the top 5 of this week, enjoy the sports and remember to come back next Tuesday to see what you should be checking out for next week!

 

 

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