Carolina's defense forced three Los Angeles turnovers, Joey Slye kicked five field goals and the Panthers beat the Chargers 21-16 on Sunday, giving coach Matt Rhule his first NFL victory. The Panthers had not recorded a sack and allowed 65 points in their first two games but looked like a different unit. Teddy Bridgewater was 22 of 28 for 235 yards and a touchdown in his first win with Carolina (1-2).
Detroit's Kenny Golladay and Tampa Bay's Chris Godwin are a couple of noteworthy receivers returning to action in Sunday's late games.
Here are the 0-2 ATS teams this season*: New York Jets (+12 at Indianapolis) Cleveland Browns (-7 vs. Washington) Houston Texans (+4 at Pittsburgh) Dallas Cowboys (+5 at Seattle) Philadelphia Eagles (-4 vs. Cincinnati) Detroit Lions (+6 at Arizona) Carolina Panthers (+6.5 at Los Angeles Chargers) *Two 0-2 ATS teams also meet (Tennessee -3 at Minnesota). But of course, there's a wide variety of value in those matchups. So with that information in hand, here’s how I'm handicapping Week 3.