It’s always a great time of year when fans can enjoy MLB and NFL action in the same week. Several great matchups are scheduled for both this weekend as baseball season winds down. Here’s a glance at some of the best matchups coming up this weekend.
Phillies Meet Braves for Three-Game Series
On Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves continue their battle for the NL East title at Truist Park. Philadelphia is eight games behind the Braves, who are second to the New York Mets by one game in the standings. They’ve also won seven of their last nine games and recently took two of three from the Marlins, while the Braves have lost four of their previous five.
The season series is tied 6-6 as the teams will face each other seven more times before the end of September. The Phillies’ Ranger Suarez (9-5, 3.62 ERA) will go up against Atlanta ace Max Fried (13-6, 2.50 ERA) in the series-opening game.
The Braves win to take game one at home.
Yankees Take On Brewers In Interleague Clash
The New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers meet for the only time this season for three games at American Family Field. New York has gotten back on track recently and is going for their fifth straight win and ninth victory in the last 12 games. Their lead in the AL East is 6.5 games over the Toronto Blue Jays.
After leading the NL Central for most of the first half of the season, Milwaukee is 7.5 games out of first place and 1.5 games behind the second NL wild card spot. Frankie Montas (5-12, 3.89 ERA) will take the mound for New York against Adrian Houser (6-9, 4.61 ERA) for the Brewers tonight.
New York keeps rolling for their fifth straight win.
Bucs Face Saints For First Place In NFC South
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints clash in an important division matchup on Sunday. Tampa hopes to get back to the Super Bowl after losing to the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round last season. The Bucs were shut out by the Saints 9-0 at home in their previous matchup.
The last time Saints QB Jameis Winston faced the Bucs was when he suffered a season-ending knee injury, causing him to miss the last nine games of the season. However, Winston’s Saints are 4-0 in the regular season against Tampa since they dumped him in 2020 to sign Tom Brady.
The Saints win at home to take the early division lead.
Bengals Hope To Get Back On Track In Dallas
The Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys seek their first season win as they face off on Sunday afternoon in Arlington. Bengals QB Joe Burrow must forget about his five turnovers in last week’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. Instead, they have a chance to redeem themselves against a Cowboys team that will be shorthanded.
Dallas is without its starting quarterback Dak Prescott, who recently had surgery to repair the thumb on his throwing hand, which was injured in last week’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Backup QB Cooper Rush will get his second career start on Sunday. He led the Cowboys to a victory against the Minnesota Vikings last season, throwing a game-winning touchdown pass in the final minute to lead Dallas to victory.
The Bengals win a close game for their first season victory.