NFL Picks Week 3: 5 Defenses That Will Stifle Their Opponents

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NFL Picks Week 3: 5 Defenses That Will Stifle Their Opponents
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After holding Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions offense in check, the 49ers will have a much easier time shutting down the Minnesota Vikings.

Fans of hard-hitting, lockdown defense have a lot to look forward to in Week 3 of the NFL season. Prolific offenses have been on full display early on, but this is the week that suffocating defense takes center stage.

Through two weeks, NFL games has seen enough points scored to put a pinball machine on tilt. Only two of the first 32 games featured a team that failed to reach double digits, while 18 teams have surpassed the 30-point mark already. 

Week 3 will put some of the league’s most feared defenses on center stage, proving, yet again, that defense still wins championships (or at least saves seasons). 

Here are five NFL games in Week 3 that will showcase stifling defensive performances and possibly deliver the season’s first shutout.

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