Sports to Watch: Sept. 21st – Sept. 26th

What a week in sports! Tons of upsets, great plays and shocking moments! But a new week is upon us and we must keep rolling on as we are officially in the fall season. But what do you watch this week? Well fret no more, as I have four big sports to watch for this week!

1.A pair of undefeated teams lock horns on Thursday night as the Houston Texans battle the New England Patriots in Foxboro8997027-j-j-watt-rob-gronkowski-nfl-new-england-patriots-houston-texans

Time: Thursday, September 22nd at 8:30p.m.

Channel: CBS or NFL Twittercast

Analysis: This game is definitely an interesting game to start the first quarter of the season. No one in their right mind thought that both the Houston Texans with Brock Osweiler would be 2-0, and no one thought that the New England Patriots without Tom Brady or Rob Gronkowski would be leading the AFC East. But this game just got even more interesting as Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo is now out for the game and maybe even more, leading to third stringer Jacoby Brissett starting in a huge game that could have playoff implications. This game now comes down to this: Can the system of Bill Belichick really to prove to be otherworldly or will the Texans high-powered offense and defense be too much for the Pats?

2. Wisconsin looks to put a dent in Michigan State’s conference record4edb265928405-image

Time: Saturday, September 24th at Noon

Channel: Big Ten Network

Analysis: This game, and our third thing to watch, in my opinion will be the top games of this week. Both of these teams come off of big wins, as MSU went into Notre Dame’s house and came away with a close win and Wisconsin is coming off beating a college football powerhouse in LSU . This game will come down to whose defense gets more shots at the QB, as neither of these teams have the most powerful offensive games. But it will be a game to watch none the less.

 

3. Michigan looks to prove that the Big Ten championship runs through Ann Arbor against divisional rival Penn State

Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Time: Saturday, September 24th at 3:30p.m.

Channel: ABC or the WatchESPN app

Analysis: If last week’s battle against Colorado was considered a trap game for Michigan, then this game is a bear trap. Michigan will play its fourth of five straight game at home, and they could essentially begin the statement that we are one of the teams that will decide who will be the Big Ten champion. Penn State comes in a huge underdog, as they have allowed 79 points in their 2-1 record and going against this Michigan offense will prove their metal as they have proven they can score in all three phases of football.

 

4. How many touchdowns will Lamar Jackson put up this week against Marshall?lamar-jackson-louisville-free-kodak-black

Time: September 24th at 8:00p.m.

Channel: CBS Sports Network

Analysis: Watch this. No seriously watch it. This kid is legit and he has 18 touchdowns (10 rushing, 8 passing) and after his and the Louisville Cardinals absolute dismantling of the Florida State Seminoles, he has his team in the top four CFP rankings. This team is rolling towards a championship and more than likely won’t be challenged until next week when they travel to Death Valley and take on ACC Champion Clemson. But this week isn’t a week they can afford to lose momentum, they need to smash Marshall. The only question to ask now is, how many TD’s Jackson get this week?

 

Well those are my things to watch this week, stay tuned this Thursday to see my Picks for this week, highlighting the third NFL week.

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