Week 3 of the NFL season is here, and it starts with a bitter divisional rivalry that has produced plenty of drama over the years. We get Browns vs. Steelers to kick off what should be a fun weekend of football, plus a rivalry renewed to start the college football slate.
Also worth watching: Aaron Judge’s push for 62 homers. Here’s what I’m watching today.
A quick note: Due to COVID-19, sports schedules are fluid and subject to change.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
This isn’t the quarterback matchup that Mahomes vs. Herbert or Stafford vs. Allen was in the first two weeks of Thursday Night Football, but it is a critical divisional showdown for both teams’ playoff aspirations. The Browns had a 2–0 start in hand before blowing a two-touchdown lead with under two minutes to play against the Jets on Sunday, so rebounding with a win in a short week would be huge. Meanwhile, the Steelers’ offensive woes prompted some boos in a Week 2 loss to the Patriots, and the Browns defense won’t be much easier to crack.
8:15 p.m. ET, Amazon Prime Video
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• Presidents Cup: Foursomes | The U.S. enters as the heavy favorite versus the international squad. Today’s session features five groups of alternate-shot match play. They get started at 1:05 p.m. ET with Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele going up against veterans Adam Scott and HIdeki Matsuyama. Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas will face Sungjae Im and Corey Conners, followed by Cameron Young and Collin Morikawa taking on Tom Kim and K.H. Lee. The final two matches will pit Sam Burns and Scottie Scheffler against Si Woo Kim and Cam Davis, and Tony Finau and Max Homa against Taylor Pendrith and Mito Pereira. 12:30 p.m. ET, Golf Channel, watch on fuboTV
• Wales at Belgium | Final World Cup prep is upon us with the tournament just under two months away. Wales is in the same group as the U.S. and will face the USMNT in its first World Cup match in 64 years come November. It will feature LAFC star forward Gareth Bale. Meanwhile, Belgium finished third at the 2018 World Cup and has aspirations for more in 2022. 2:45 p.m. ET, FS1, watch on fuboTV
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies | The Mets and Braves are tied in the loss column in the NL East. Does Atlanta have one more run in it to take control of the division? Max Fried takes the ball tonight against the third-place Phillies as next week’s three games with the Mets start looming larger and larger. 7:15 p.m. ET, Fox, watch on fuboTV
• College football: West Virginia at Virginia Tech | This former Big East rivalry from teams from bordering states is renewed tonight in Blacksburg. Both teams could really use a win for their bowl-eligibility hopes, and WVU coach Neal Brown needs a few victories to cool his rapidly warming seat after a 1–2 start. 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, watch on fuboTV
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
Aaron Judge is chasing two pieces of history right now: the AL’s single-season home run record and the triple crown. He didn’t hit homer No. 61 last night against Pittsburgh, but did tally two more hits to keep pushing towards the batting title. His main competition is Red Sox shortstop Xander Boegarts, who is making a late charge by hitting nearly .400 in his last 15 games. Judge would be the first player to hit for the triple crown since Miguel Cabrera in 2012. Will Judge hit his historic homer tonight? Every at bat is worth watching.
7:15 p.m. ET, Fox, watch on fuboTV
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