You’re sitting down for your Monday night football game and you want to know what the best of this weekend’s slate is.
That’s why we’re putting together a list of the best, most interesting games that have occurred in the NFL this weekend.
Here’s a look at some of the highlights, and a few games that you might not have heard of:Saturday, Sept. 1: The Washington Huskies host the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium.
This will be the first of four times the Huskies will play at home, so this will be their first chance to open the season against a top-ranked team since 2014.
The Huskies have a record of 9-1, including a 4-0 mark in their past five games.
Washington is currently ranked No. 4 in the AP poll and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Miami has not lost to the Huskers since the 2014 season, but they have lost their past two games to the Dolphins.
The Dolphins have won four straight and six of their past seven games.
The last time the Husks faced Miami, they lost 21-0.
Washington is coming off a 23-16 win over Penn State in Week 1.
This will be a chance for the Husky defense to get some much-needed production out of its starters, who have recorded 5.0 sacks and 10 tackles for loss.
The team also scored its first touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter on a third-down conversion by Josh Sitton.
Washington leads the conference in scoring defense (17.5 ppg).
The Huskies are coming off their bye, but Miami is still in the mix for a top spot in the Coastal Division.
The Hurricanes have won six of the past seven meetings with Washington, including four straight.
The teams have met just once since 2009, but Washington has won the past five meetings overall.
The matchup could determine which team finishes first in the ACC Coastal Division, and which team is in the hunt for a berth in the Super Bowl.
Saturday, September 7: The Carolina Panthers host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
After a three-week absence, the Bucs return home to face the Panthers, who won the NFC South title in Week 6.
The Panthers are coming into the season on the heels of a four-game winning streak, but have been plagued by injuries.
Cam Newton (calf), Jonathan Stewart (knee) and Luke Kuechly (groin) all missed time last week.
The Bucs have lost two of their last three games against the Huskins.
Carolina is currently tied with Miami for the fourth-most points scored (5.3 per game).
The Bucs are coming in to the season with the third-best record in the league, but are missing some key pieces from their offense, including quarterback Jameis Winston (kicker), wide receiver Mike Evans (tight end) and cornerback Byron Maxwell (safety).
Carolina is coming into a game against Miami as one of the favorites to finish with a winning record.
Miami and Washington are both in the AFC South, which is the division that the Bucs are currently tied for first in.
This game will likely be decided by who scores more points, but we’ll start with Washington at 5-1.
The only other time the two teams met in the division was in Week 2, when the Bucs won 21-7.
Miami will try to win its fourth straight and fourth straight game at home.
The Miami Hurricanes have not lost a game since a 17-0 win over Syracuse in Week 8.
Washington has scored at least 10 points in six of its last seven games, including victories over Clemson and Virginia Tech.
The Cougars are currently fourth in the nation in total defense (109.2 ppg), which ranks third in the conference.
Miami’s defense has struggled against the run all season, and has allowed 5.7 yards per carry, tied for second-worst in the country.
Miami has struggled to get to the line against the running game this season, allowing 6.3 yards per attempt.
The Seminoles rank eighth nationally in yards per rush.
Washington and Miami have met three times this season.
Both games ended in overtime, with the Huskits winning the overtime game 19-20.
The next game between the two squads will be scheduled for Friday, Sept