Which NFL games can you watch on Foxtel this week? Take a look.
The NFL season continues with Week 2 and some very interesting matchups. But which games can you watch on Foxtel in Australia?
Take a look at our previews below.
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Detroit Lions @ Arizona CardinalsWhen and where: Monday September 16, University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona Coverage: LIVE on Foxtel via Fox Sports 1 6:00 a.m. AEST Detroit (1-0) will be looking to continue their hot start to the year after an impressive 34-24 victory over the Vikings last week. The Lions looked vastly improved from last years 4-12 team with the offence looking particularly explosive. New running back Reggie Bush racked up over 190 all purpose yards and added the receiving threat out of the back field Detroit had been searching for. Despite all the positives to come out of the game, most of the headlines coming out of Lions camp this week have been regarding the NFL record $100,000 fine handed down to Ndamukong Suh for his late hit on Vikings center John Sullivan. The fine adds to what has become a sizable rap sheet for Suh and the team overall. Coach Jim Schwartz needs to reign in the seemingly growing disciplinary problems of his squad before this type of distraction derails what is shaping to be a promising campaign. The Lions face a tough task this week coming up against an Arizona (0-1) team that appeared revitalised under the guidance of new quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer had a strong debut and looks to have finally given the Cardinals a viable option under centre after years of struggles at the quarterback position. Larry Fitzgerald looked like the Larry Fitzgerald of old last week grabbing two touchdowns and posing a constant threat to the Rams defence. He and the other Arizona receivers will need to be at their best in order to keep up with the high scoring Detroit attack. Watch out for: I’m expecting Calvin Johnson to bounce back in a big way after last week’s disappointing performance. With Reggie Bush no doubt garnering a lot more attention this week, Johnson should have a lot more room to move and he should have a massive night. Final word and prediction: I expect the Lions to be too explosive for the Cardinals and they will come away with the win here 27-14.
San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks
When and where: Monday September 16 at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington.
Coverage: LIVE on Foxtel ESPN at 10:15 a.m. AEST.Here we have a ripper of a showdown, with two of the league’s best teams going head to head in what will be a tight NFC West contest. The San Francisco 49ers (1-0) got their offence rolling in Week 1, but will have their work cut out for them versus a stingy Seattle Seahawks’ (1-0) defence in Week 2. San Francisco narrowly managed to come out with a win against the Green Bay Packers last week, with an offensive shootout in which QB Colin Kaepernick threw for a personal best 412 yards. Against a patchy Packers defence, Kaepernick’s performance didn’t come as too much of a surprise, however it is unlikely he will enjoy the same success again this week against a very tight Seahawks defence. As for their own Defence, San Francisco will want to get back to the unit that allowed just 273 points (17 .1 PPG) in 2012. The Seahawks had a bumpy game in Week 1, almost going down to a middle of the road Carolina Panthers team before QB Russell Wilson wove a little of his magic and put up a fourth quarter touchdown for the game’s winning score. Defensively, Seattle are looking great, however while Wilson managed good numbers (25/33, 320 yards),12 points is not enough, and their offence will need to turn in a much stronger performance if they want any chance of knocking of the reigning NFC champions this week. Watch out for: San Francisco’s defence will want to atone for giving up 28 points in Week 1, and after notching 1.5 sacks against the Packers, LB Aldon Smith will be on the warpath once again. Look for him to harass Russell Wilson all day, and potentially notch a couple more sacks on the way. Final word and prediction: This will be a very tightly closely contested game, however I think the 49ers are still the stronger team, and will manage to hold the Seahawks off. San Francisco win 21-17. - Enjoy the games!